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The Council on Stroke Board

The Nucleus

The Council is led by a Nucleus. The first ESC Council on Stroke Nucleus for the initial two-year term 2016-18 is nominated by ESC leadership.

The Nucleus for the next period (2018-20) will be elected in agreement with ESC statutes and by-laws and the Council constitution. These elections will take place early 2018 and will be open to the ESC Council on Stroke members.

Nucleus Members:

Petr Widimsky FESC (Czech Republic)


Hans-Christoph Diener(Germany)

Liaison Officer

Wolfram Doehner FESC(Germany)


Isabelle van Gelder FESC(Netherlands)


Alison Halliday(United Kingdom)


Mikael Mazighi(France)

Communications Officer

Ex-officio Board Members

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

The ex-officio Board Members 2016-2018

Name Country Organisation
Marta Rubiera del Fueyo 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 Switzerland European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
Natan Bornstein Israel European Academy of Neurology (EAN)
Paul Evans United Kingdom ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular biology
Sven Wassmann Germany ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Martin Czerny Germany ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery
Markus Schwerzmann Switzerland ESC Working Group on Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease
Victor Aboyans France ESC Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Robert F Storey United Kingdom ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
Jan Kovac United Kingdom ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease
Gonzalo Baron Esquivias Spain ESC Council for Cardiology Practice
Eleni Kletsiou Greece ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions
Jeremy Pearson United Kingdom ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
Bryan Williams United Kingdom ESC Council on Hypertension
Kurt Huber Austria Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
Andrew Coats United Kingdom Heart Failure Association
Genevieve Derumeaux France 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
Niels Voigt Germany Scientists of Tomorrow
Afzal Sohaib United Kingdom Cardiologists of Tomorrow