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Structure of the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

Christian Weber_2018.PNGChristian Weber, FESC

CBCS Chairperson 2020-2022

The Council is composed of representatives from the ESC Working Groups and from non-ESC sister organisations concerned with basic science.  It is led by a nucleus comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer (see below).
The strategy of the Council is determined by the Strategy Group.


Name Country Position Organisation
Board Members 2020-2022
Christian Weber Germany Chairperson  
Johann Wojta Austria Chairperson-Elect  
Johannes Waltenberger Germany Past-Chairperson  
Imo Hoefer Netherlands Treasurer  
Paul Evans United Kingdom Secretary  
Ex-officio members 2020-2022
Magnus Back Sweden Member Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology
Carol Ann Remme The Netherlands Member Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
Elisabetta Cerbai  Italy Member Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Massimiliano Gnecchi Italy Member WG Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine
Rosalinda Madonna Italy Member Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
Teresa Padro Spain Member Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation
Bill Chaudhry United Kingdom Member Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology
Matthijs Cluitmans Netherlands Member Working Group E-Cardiology
Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti Italy Member Working Group on Myocardial Function
Yehuda Adler Israel Member Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

Gemma Vilahur

Spain Member Working Group on Thrombosis
Cristina Basso Italy Member Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology
Alberico Catapano  Italy Member European Atherosclerosis Society
Marisol Alfonso Spain Member European Council for Cardiovascular Research
Henning Morawietz Germany Member European Society for Microcirculation
Judith Sluimer Netherlands Member European Vascular Biology Organisation
Sean Davidson United Kingdom Member International Society of Heart Research - European Section
Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti Italy Ex-officio: HFA liaison Heart Failure Association
Tomasz Guzik United Kingdom Ex-officio: Editor in Chief of Cardiovascular Research Cardiovascular Research
Joseph Wu  USA Ex-officio: AHA liaison American Heart Association (AHA)
Sveva Bollini Italy Ex-officio: SoT representative Scientists of Tomorrow (SoT)


Strategy Group 2020-2022

Barbara Casadei Chairperson 2012-2014
Lina Badimon Chairperson 2014-2016
Jeremy Pearson Chairperson 2016-2018
Johannes Waltenberger Chairperson 2018-2020
Christian Weber Chairperson 2020-2022
Paul Evans Secretary 2020-2022
Johann Wojta Chair-Elect 2020-2022
Imo Hoefer Treasurer