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EAPC Committees

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



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: Nicolle Kraenkel

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Andreas Gevaert (deputy: Maria Simonenko)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Christi Deaton (deputy: Maria Antonopoulou)
  • Population science and public health: Monica Tiberi (deputy: Maja-Lisa Lochen)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Sabiha Gati (deputy: Thijs Eijsvogels)
  • EJPC Social Media Editor: Silvia Castelletti and Paolo Emilio Adami
  • EAPC Young Community: Savvas Hadjiphilippou (deputy: Martijn Scherrenberg)

Education Committee

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

Chair: Matthias Wilhelm

Members

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Dominique Hansen (deputy: Ines Frederix)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Alessandro Biffi (deputy: Jennifer Jones)
  • Population science and public health: Vass Vassiliou (deputy: Konstantinos Koskinas)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Elena Cavarretta (deputy: Aneil Malhotra)
  • Live events endorsement Task Force: Delphine de Smedt
  • EAPC Young Community: Marwa Hemmat Gaber 

Event endorsement

Congress Programme Committee (2020 and 2021 congresses)

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

Chair: Ana Abreu

Co-Chair: Nicolle Kraenkel

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Veronique Cornelissen (deputy: Ines Frederix)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Rita Salvador Pinto (deputy: Donata Kurpas)
  • Population science and public health: Ilonca Vaartjes (deputy: Maryam Kavousi)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Josef Niebauer (deputy: Flavio D'Ascenzi)
  • EAPC Young Community: Elena Marques Sule 

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: Silvia Castelletti

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Maria Simonenko (deputy: TBA)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Anne Grete Semb (deputy: Monika Hollander)
  • Population science and public health: Pedro Marques-Vidal (deputy: Ilonca Vaartjes)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Silvia Castelletti (deputy: Stefano Caselli)
  • EAPC Young Community: Najat Mouine
  • ESC Membership Committee: Paul Dendale

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: Trine Moholdt

Advisor: Joep Perk

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Veronique Cornelissen (deputy: TBA)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Irene Gibson (deputy: Zaneta Petrulioniene)
  • Population science and public health: Demosthenes Panagiotakos (deputy: Guiseppe Biondi-Zoccai)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Andre La Gerche (deputy: Guido Claessen)
  • National CVD Prevention Coordinators: Iulia Kulcsar and Piotr Jankowski
  • EAPC Young Community: Martijn Scherrenberg
  • EHN advisor: Birgit Beger

Research Committee

The Research Committee initiates, oversees, approves and monitors all current and new scientific projects and position statements of the Association. The EAPC Research Committee is represented on the ESC Guidelines Committee, therefore our Association is able to inform the development of all ESC guidelines.

Chair: Emeline Van Craenenbroeck 

Members 

Representatives of:

  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation: Roberto Pedretti  (deputy: TBA)
  • Primary care and risk factor management: Henner Hanssen (deputy: Manuel Frias Vargas)
  • Population science and public health: Delphine de Smedt (deputy: Maryam Kavousi)
  • Sports cardiology and exercise: Maria Sanz (deputy: Viviana Maestrini)
  • EAPC Young Community: Martin Bahls
  • ESC Research and Grants Committee: Nicolle Kränkel
  • EJPC Editor in Chief: Massimo Piepoli

Nominating Committee

The mission of the EAPC Nominating Committee is to prepare and supervise the elections of the Executive Officers (president-elect, secretary and treasurer).

Committee composition for Executive Officers elections 2022 will be announced soon. 

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