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EAPC Committees

The Board Committees lead EAPC flagship projects in collaboration with section representatives.



Accreditation and Certification Committee

Chair: Sabiha Gati

Accreditation Sub-Committee

The Accreditation Sub-Committee oversees the EAPC Centre Accreditation Programme. 

Co-Chair: Harald Jorsdad
Co-Chair: Andreas Gevaert

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Carmen de Pablo y Zarzosa (deputy: Maria Back)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Rita Esmeralda Salvador Pinto (deputy: Frans Rutten)
  • Population science and public health: Sanne Peters (deputy: Gary Tse)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Guido Claessen (deputy: Maria Sanz de la Garza)

Certification Sub-Committee

The Certification Sub-Committee builds on the EAPC Curriculum for Preventive Cardiology to establish an EAPC Preventive Cardiology Certification Programme.

Co-Chair: Sabiha Gati
Co-Chair: Vass Vassiliou

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Maria Back (deputy: Dominique Hansen)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Manuel Frias Vargas (deputy: Eduard Shantsila)
  • Population science and public health: Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai (deputy: Pedro Marques-Vidal)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Thijs Eijsvogels
  • EAPC Young Community: Martijn Scherrenberg

Advisor: Matthias Wilhelm 

Communication Committee

The Communication Committee deals with internal and external communications. It provides professional and scientific information to its members and external partners in close collaboration with the sections and Board Committees.

Chair: Dominique Hansen

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Andreas Gevaert (deputy: Kai Savonen)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Maria Antonopoulou (deputy: Eugenio Greco)
  • Population science and public health: Monica Tiberi (deputy: Maja-Lisa Løchen)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Silvia Castelletti (deputy: Mark Abela)
  • EJPC Social Media Editor: Paolo Emilio Adami
  • EAPC Young Community: Savvas Hadjiphilippou (deputy: Gal Tsaban)

Congress Programme Committee 

The Congress Programme Committee (CPC) drives the scientific and business policies of ESC Preventive Cardiology, the EAPC annual congress. 

CPC ESC Preventive Cardiology 2025 & 2026

  • Chair: Nicolle Kraenkel
  • Deputy Chair: Emeline Van Craenenbroeck

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Annett Salzwedel (deputy: Roberto Pedretti)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Donata Kurpas (deputy: Alessandro Biffi)
  • Population science and public health: Maryam Kavousi (deputy: Monica Tiberi)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Silvia Castelletti (deputy: Flavio D'Ascenzi)
  • EAPC Young Community: Svetlana Liliana Mosteoru (deputy: Gal Tsaban)
  • Local hosts: Silvia Castelletti and Roberto Pedretti

Education Committee

The Education Committee creates educational and training programmes across Europe; provides input on the ESC Core Curriculum; contributes to the Textbook of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and other publications.

Chair: Konstantinos Koskinas

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Daniel Neunhaeuserer (deputy: Matthias Wilhelm)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Alessandro Biffi (deputy: Oleksii Korzh)
  • Population science and public health: Christina Chrysohoou (deputy: Vasiliki Tsampasian)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Elena Cavarretta (deputy: Gherardo Finocchiaro)
  • EAPC Young Community: Stefan Busnatu (deputy: Gal Tsaban)

Event endorsement

Membership Committee

The mission of the Membership Committee is to oversee the development and promotion of the EAPC membership offer for the preventive cardiology community.

Chair: Henner Hanssen

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Stefan Busnatu (deputy: Elena Osto)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Monika Hollander (deputy: Anne Grete Semb)
  • Population science and public health: Ilonca Vaartjes (deputy: Esmée Bakker)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Sabiha Gati (deputy: Aneil Malhotra)
  • EAPC Young Community: Buket Akinci (deputy: Maarten Falter)

Nominating Committee 2024 Elections

The EAPC Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating to the general assembly, for its vote, candidates for the position of:

  • Elected voting members of the next EAPC Board
  • Members of the succeeding EAPC Nominating Committee
  • Sections nuclei members

Pre-selection of Sections nuclei members is delegated to the Section Chair, Chair elect and Secretary.

Co-chairs: Paul Dendale and Martin Halle

Members:

Representatives of: 

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Dominique Hansen
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Monika Hollander
  • Population science and public health: Pedro Marques-Vidal
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Maria Sanz de la Garza

Prevention Implementation Committee

The mission of this committee is to support the implementation of the European Guidelines on CVD Prevention, with the aim to reduce the burden of CVD, and close gaps between science and practice of cardiovascular prevention in hospital, general practice and the population at large.

Chair: Elena Cavarretta

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Annett Salzwedel (deputy: Elena Tessitore)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Zaneta Petrulioniene (deputy: Panteleimon Papakonstantinou)
  • Population science and public health: Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai (deputy: Louisa Gnatiuc Friedrichs)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Viviana Maestrini (deputy: David Niederseer)
  • EAPC Young Community: Martijn Scherrenberg (deputy: Maarten Falter)

Advisors:

  • Martin Halle (lead: Walk10!)
  • Iulia Kulcsar (NCPCs network and NCPC representative)
  • Piotr Jankowski (NCPCs network and NCPC representative)
  • Birgit Beger (EHN)

Research Committee

The Research Committee oversees, approves and monitors all current and new scientific projects and scientific documents written on behalf of the Association, in liaison with the ESC Scientific Documents Committee;  coordinates the EAPC Viviane Conraads Outstanding Achievement Award and facilitates research collaboration through exchange of information on research projects and on fundraising opportunities to the EAPC Community.

Chair: Emeline Van Craenenbroeck 

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Martijn Scherrenberg (deputy: Elena Marques-Sule)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Donata Kurpas (deputy: Trine Moholdt)
  • Population science and public health: Martin Bahls (deputy: Maryam Kavousi)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Maria Sanz de la Garza (deputy: Alessandro Zorzi)
  • EAPC Young Community: Edoardo Conte (deputy: Geza Halasz)
  • Liaison officer: ESC Scientific Documents Committee: Constantinos Davos
  • EJPC Editor in Chief: Victor Aboyans

 

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