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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  

Gemma Vilahur

Giuseppina Caligiuri



Summer School Chairpersons

Ex-officio members 2018-2020

Gemma Vilahur

Spain Member Working Group on Thrombosis
Joost Slujiter Netherlands Member Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
Cristina Basso  Italy Member Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology
Thomas Thum Germany Member Working Group on Myocardial Function
Jozef Dulak  Poland Member European Vascular Biology Organisation
Dirk Duncker Netherlands Member Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation
Yehuda Adler   Israel Member Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
Sean Davidson United Kingdom Member International Society of Heart Research - European Section
Robert Kelly  France Member Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology
Christian Torp-Pedersen  Denmark Member Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
 Akos Koller  Hungary Member European Society for Microcirculation
Blanca Rodriguez United Kingdom Member Working Group E-Cardiology
Rhian Touyz United Kingdom Member European Council for Cardiovascular Research
Dobrev Dobromir   Germany Member Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
Lale Tokgozoglu  Turkey Member European Atherosclerosis Society
Paul Evans United Kingdom Member Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology
Steven Chamuleau Netherlands Member WG Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine
Stephane Heymans  Netherlands 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)
Albano Meli France Ex-officio: SoT representative Scientists of Tomorrow (SoT)



Strategy Group 2018-2020

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 Chairperson 2018-2020
Johann Wojta Secretary 2016-2020
Christian Weber Vice-Chairperson 2018-2020
Imo Hoefer Treasurer 2018-2020