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Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science Nucleus and Board

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.

Board Members 2022 - 2024

  Name Country Position

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Johann Wojta




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Paul Evans

United Kingdom



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Christian Weber Germany Past-Chairperson
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Carol Ann Remme


Netherlands Treasurer
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Non-voting members 2022-2024

Name Country Position Organisation
Aline Vestraeten Belgium Member Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Marie-Luce Piallat Switzerland Member Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology
Ana-Maria Gomez France Member WG Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
Dobromir Dobrev Germany Member Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Giulio Pompilio Italy Member Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative and Reparative Medicine
Sean Davidson United Kingdom Member Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
Teresa Padro Spain Member Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation
Antonio Baldini Italy Member Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology
Matthijs Cluitmans Netherlands Member Working Group on E-Cardiology
Wolfgang Linke Germany Member Working Group on Myocardial Function

Andrea Lopez Sainz

Spain Member Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
Christina Christersson Sweden Member Working Group on Thrombosis
Christina Basso  Italy Member Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP)
Christoph J Binder Austria Member European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS)
Carmina Savoia Spain Member European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR)
Henning Morawietz German Member European Society for Microcirculation (ESM)
Judith Sluimer Netherlands Member European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO)
Giacca Mauro United Kingdom Member ISHR, European Section
Sophie Van Linhout Germany Member ESC Heart Failure Association (HFA)
Thomasz Guzik  United Kingdom Ex-Officio Member : Editor in Chief of Cardiovascular Research  Cardiovascular Research
Gemma Chiva-Blanch Spain
Ex-officio SoT Representative
Scientists Of Tomorrow (SoT)


Strategy Group 2022-2024

Name Position
Lina Badimon Chairperson 2014-2016
Jeremy Pearson Chairperson 2016-2018
Johannes Waltenberger Chairperson 2018-2020
Christian Weber Past-Chairperson 2022-2024
Johann Wojta Chairperson 2022-2024
Rosalinda Madonna Secretary 2022-2024
Paul Evans Chairperson-Elect 2022-2024
Carol Ann Remme Treasurer 2022-2024
Peter Ferdinandy Board Member 2014-2020
Akos Koeller Board Member 2015-2020