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Board of the ESC Council on Stroke

The Nucleus (2020-2022)

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

Nucleus Members:

Jan_Kovac_2020.jpgJan Kovac FESC (UK)




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 & Scientific Programme Coordinator


2020_Sandor_Nardai.jpgSandor Nardai FESC (Hungary)

Communications & 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 & Councils as well as from external stroke and neurological societies.

The ex-officio Board Members 2018-2020

Name Country Organisation
Marta Rubiera Spain European Stroke Organisation (ESO)
 Barbara Rantner Austria European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
Peter Vajkoczy Germany European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
Christophe Cognard France European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
Natan Bornstein Israel European Academy of Neurology (EAN)
Magnus Back Sweden ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular biology
Sven Wassmann Germany ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Nikolaos Bonaros Austria ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery
Markus Schwerzmann Switzerland ESC Working Group on Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease
Emmanuel Messas France ESC Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Robert F Storey United Kingdom ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
Luc Pierard Belgium Council on Valvular Heart Disease
Marc Ferrini France ESC Council for Cardiology Practice
Imo Hoefer Netherlands ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
Thomas Kahan Sweden ESC Council on Hypertension
Iris Parrini Italy Council of Cardio-Oncology
Cristiaan Vrints Belgium Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
Maurizio Volterrani Italy Heart Failure Association
Per Anton Sirnes Norway European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Peter Lanzer Germany European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
John Camm United Kingdom European Heart Rhythm Association
Jean-Claude Barthelemy France European Association of Preventive Cardiology
Gianluca Pucciarelli Italy Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions
Niels Voigt Germany Scientists of Tomorrow
Afzal Sohaib United Kingdom Cardiologists of Tomorrow