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Structure of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

 Jeremy Pearson
 CBCS Chairperson



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, Past-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (see below).
The strategy of the Council is determined by the Strategy Group.


Ex-Officio Members

  • Rudolf de Boer (Netherlands), position: HFA Liaison organisation: Heart Failure Association
  • Karin R. Sipido (Belgium), position: EU Relations & Editor in Chief of Cardiovascular Research
  • Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann (Germany), position: American Heart Association Liaison (AHA) organisation: Liaison Officer with American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)


Strategy Group 2016-2018
Andrew Newby: Chairperson 2004-2006
Karin Sipido: Chairperson 2006-2008
Raffaele De Caterina: Chairperson 2008-2010
Axel R. Pries: Chairperson 2010-2012
Barbara Casadei: Chairperson 2012-2014
Lina Badimon: Chairperson 2014-2016
Jeremy Pearson: Chairperson 2016-2018
Johannes Waltenberger: Vice-Chairperson 2016-2018
Johann Wojta: Secretary 2016-2018
Christian Weber: Treasurer 2016-2018

Contact the Council by email