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Board of the ESC Council on Stroke

The Nucleus (2020-2022)

The Council is led by a Nucleus that is elected in agreement with ESC statutes and by-laws and the Council constitution.

Nucleus Members:

Jan_Kovac_2020.jpgJan Kovac FESC (United Kingdom)



Alison Halliday (United Kingdom)



Doehner Wolfram  2018.jpg

Wolfram Doehner FESC (Germany)




Gregory Lip FESC (United Kingdom)




Milos Taborsky FESC (Czechia)



2019-Renate-Schnabel.jpgRenate Schnabel (Germany)

National Contacts Coordinator


hatala-robert-2012.jpgRobert Hatala FESC (Slovakia)

Education and Scientific Programme Coordinator


2020_Sandor_Nardai.jpgSandor Nardai FESC (Hungary)

Communications and Young Community Coordinator


2020_Christophe_Cognard.jpgChristophe Cognard (France)

Liaison Officer


Ex-officio Board Members

The Board is completed with ex-officio representatives from ESC Associations, Working Groups and Councils as well as from external stroke and neurological societies.

The ex-officio Board Members 2020-2022

Name Country Organisation
Theodore Karapanayiotides Greece European Stroke Organisation (ESO)
Richard Bulbulia UK European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
Jeroen Boogaarts Netherlands European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
Wim H. van Zwam Netherlands European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
Matthias Endres Germany European Academy of Neurology (EAN)
Thomas Kahan Sweden Council on Hypertension
Ruxandra Christodorescu Romania Council for Cardiology Practice
Cristiaan Vrints Belgium Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
Maurizio Volterrani Italy Heart Failure Association
Mauro Pepi Italy European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Andreas Baumbach United Kingdom European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Isabelle van Gelder Netherlands European Heart Rhythm Association
Heinz Voeller Germany European Association of Preventive Cardiology
Allan Bohm Slovakia Young Cardiovascular Professionals
Petr Widimsky Czech Republic Ex-officio member
Mikhail Lukianov Russian Federation Ex-officio member