Sanjay SharmaChairman, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionCongress Programme Committee Member Europrevent 2006-2014Sanjay Sharma trained at Leeds University. He is Professor of Cardiology and head of the cardiac research centre at St George’s University of London. He is the medical director for Virgin London Marathon and the International Triathlon Union world championship in the UK. He leads the largest cardiac evaluation programme in young athletes in the United Kingdom which is sponsored by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young. Professor Sharma is cardiology advisor for several national sporting organisations including the English Institute of Sport, British Rugby League, British Lawn Tennis association, England cricket as well as several premier league football clubs. His research interests include cardiovascular adaptation in athletes, sudden cardiac death in the young, the cardiomyopathies and ion channel diseases for which he has an international reputation and has published over 160 scientific papers. Professor Sharma is chairman for the sports cardiology nucleus of the European society of sports cardiology. One of the proudest moments of his career was being lead cardiologist for the 2012 Olympics. PubliMed l Institute Link l email
Erik SolbergChair-Elect, EACPR Sports Cardiology Section, EACPR Communication CommitteeSenior consultant, Diakonhjemmet hospital, Oslo, Norway.email
Hanne K. RasmusenSecretary, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionNucleus member since 2010 MD, PhD at Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Speciality: Cardiopulmonary physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, stress echocardiography. Main interest: Evaluation, treatment and guidance of athletes with cardiac disease. Institute Link l email
Domenico CorradoPast-Chair, EACPR Sports Cardiology Section
Paolo Emilio AdamiNucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionSpecialist in Sports Medicine at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy.Vice Chairman of ENGSO Youth, European Non-Govermental Sports Organisation.Main interest: sports cardiology, cardiovascular adaptations in athletes, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, health promotion and public health.
Alessandro Biffi Nucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionMember, EACPR Prevention Implementation CommitteeCardiologist at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science of the Italian Olympic Committee. Medical Director of the Ferrari Formula 1 Team and Corporate Wellness Project "Formula Benessere".
Mats BorjessonNucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionSpecialist in Internal Medicine, Pain and Cardiology; PhD Cardiology 1999; Full Professor 2011, Astrand laboratory, School of Sport and Health Sciences & Department of Cardiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Chairman, section of Sports Cardiology, EACPR, 2008-10; Chairman for the Swedish Society of Sports Medicine, 2013-; Vice chairman of the Swedish Society of Cardiology, 2014-; Chairman of Task Force on Physical activity in WHO/Health Promoting Hospitals network, 2012- ; Vice-chairman the Medical Committee of the Swedish Football Association, 2010-; Member of the scientific committee of the European Federation for Sports Med Assoc (EFSMA), 2014-; Member of the IOC (ad-hoc) working group for Non-communicable diseases, 2013-.Institute Link1 l Institute Link2 l email
Josef NiebauerNucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology Section, EACPR Science Committee, EACPR Prevention Implementation Committee. Medical director and university chair of the Institute of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Research Institute of Molecular Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Institute of Sports Medicine of the State of Salzburg, Sports Medicine of the Olympic Center Salzburg-Rif.PubliMed l Institute Link l email
Michael PapadakisNucleus Member, EACPR Sports Cardiology Section, EACPR EuroPRevent Congress Programme Committee, EACPR Education Committee.Position: Lecturer in Cardiology, St George’s University of London.Institute Link l email
Christian SchmiedNucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionPosition: Head of Outpatients Clinic and Director of Sports Cardiology/Sports Medicine (approved by Swiss Olympic and “FIFA Centre of Medical Excellence”) at the University Heart Center, University of Zurich/Switzerland.Further professional activities: Team physician of the Swiss Women’s Ski National Team, team physician of the Kloten Flyers (pro ice-hockey team), Medical Advisor for Sports Cardiology issues for the FIFA and the International Ice-Hockey Federation (IIHF), Associate Editor “European Heart Journal” Institute Link l email
Luis SerratosaNucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology SectionRehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Dpt. at Hospital Universitario Quirón Madrid.Outpatient Sports Cardiology Unit in the Cardiology Dpt. at Hospital Universitario Quirón Madrid.Speciality: Sports Medicine, sports cardiology.Main interests: exercise counseling in cardiovascular disease, echocardiographic characterstics in athletes, cardiac rehabilitation.
Frank Van Buuren Nucleus member, EACPR Sports Cardiology Section since 2012Dr. med., MBA at Heartcenter Northrhine Westphalia, University of Bochum, GermanySpeciality: invasive cardiology & angiology, intensive care medicine, echocardiography, sportscardiology.
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