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2018-2020 Elections

EAPC Board and Section elections will take place this year

General Timelines

for Executive Officers and Section Nuclei members elections:

(subject to changes)

Month Election action
March - May Call for Candidates (Executive Officers) - Deadline 8 June (closed)
April - May Call for Candidates (Section Nuclei members) - Deadline 8 June (closed)
June Review of Candidates
July E-voting
August Announcement of results and start of mandate (at ESC Congress)

Voting rights

  • Only EAPC members of the ESC Member Countries can have voting rights at the EAPC General Assembly or within the Association
  • Only EAPC Ivory, Silver or Gold members from ESC member countries who have paid their full annual membership dues are eligible to vote
  • A member is considered eligible for voting after 2 months of membership
  • The members voting in any election must have been EAPC members for at least 2 months before the candidates selection is made public by the EAPC Nominating Committee Chair

Executive Officers elections

Eligibility criteria

  • Members may only stand for one position in any one election.
  • Only EAPC members holding voting rights may stand for Board positions.
  • Representatives from industry companies are not eligible to be part of the EAPC Board.
  • Members considered eligible: 2018 Ivory, Silver and Gold members from ESC Member Countries, after 2 months of membership.

Roles and Responsibilities

Please consult the roles and responsibilities of the President Elect, the Secretary and the Treasurer in the EAPC constitution.

Applications Requirements

The following information and documents will be required for the application:

  • Title, Name
  • Country
  • Email
  • Curriculum vitae (using ESC Elections CV template) - see below
  • Vision statement
  • Supporting letters, proposer & seconder member of the Association
  • DOI (using ESC DOI template) - see below
  • Signed Code of conduct (using ESC Code of conduct template) - see below

Downloadable templates

Executive Officers application form

The application process is closed. E-voting opens beginning of July.

Section Nuclei Members elections

Apply for a Nucleus member position in one the EAPC Sections:

  • Population science and public health (4 open positions)
    Candidates should have experience in one of the following fields : public health, psychosocial factors, clinical orientation on risk factors.
  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation (3 open positions)
    Candidates should have clinical / research experience in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention, and be motivated to implement cardiac rehabilitation programmes in Europe.
  • Sports cardiology and exercise (3 open positions)
    Candidates should have experience in sports cardiology, exercise prescription and exercise physiology. Experience in paediatric cardiology would be a plus.

Positions for the Primary care and risk factor management section will be opened in September 2018.

Eligibility criteria

Please consult the EAPC constitution  for the eligibility criteria. 

Nucleus members are expected to attend the section meetings and videoconferences (at least two/year) and commit to delivering assigned tasks within deadlines set by the chair.

Applications Requirements

The following information and documents will be required for the application:

  • Title, Name
  • Country
  • Email
  • Curriculum vitae (1 page):
    • Present Position
    • Training and Education
    • Post Graduate Degrees
    • EAPC/European Society of Cardiology Activities
    • Fellowships / Honours
    • Major Publications
    • Major Research Interest
  • Vision statement (1200 characters maximum)

Section Nuclei Members application form

The application process is closed. E-voting opens beginning of July.


Read the EAPC constitution for more information on the election regulations.

Interview with the President Elect: Paul Dendale

Paul Dendale: EAPC President Elect 2016 -2018

Why did you decide to apply for this position?

I have been member of EAPC since more than 20 years, of which I have been member of the nucleus of cardiac rehabilitation for 6 years and then secretary of EAPC for 4 more years. The constructive and friendly atmosphere in which we were able to promote preventive cardiology in Europe by organising courses, symposia, writing position papers, etc was the main reason for me to be a candidate for the presidency of this important organisation within ESC. The work within EAPC brings you in contact with international experts in the field, which has had a direct influence on the way I treat my patients in cardiac rehabilitation in my hospital in Hasselt.

Did you ever doubt you could handle this work?

Certainly. As we are all hardworking health professionals, the extra time I had to invest was sometimes difficult to find. But by growing into the organisation progressively from the level of a nucleus member over secretary to president elect gave me time to reshuffle or delegate some of my responsibilities. Now I divide my time between hospital practice, research and teaching, and the EAPC vice-presidency. We have an amazing support from the EAPC and ESC staff, which is the real « motor » behind the effectiveness of our organisation. I am looking forward to the extra challenge of the presidency!

What would be your advice for someone hesitating to apply?

Do not hesitate! A role within EAPC brings work but also huge rewards. And start at the lowest level, by playing a role in one of our nuclei, so that you can grow into the job. You should know that in the Association you will always be part of a team, with strong support from the organisation in the Heart House.  If you hesitate to be a candidate for an official position, start with getting acquainted with the work of the section of your interest by attending the open nucleus meetings we organise at EuroPrevent and ESC.

What are your biggest challenges and successes in this position?

I have seen the growth of the EAPC over the last 20 years : step by step, we have become the leading organisation in preventive cardiology in the world, with more than 6000 members, a top congress and several international courses, a leading participation in the Guidelines, etc. To know that I have contributed even only a small part in this success story is enough reward for the effort invested over the last ten years. The main challenge for me as an incoming president will be to keep the EAPC on this successful track. But I know I can count on the enthousiastic support of dozens of motivated clinicians and scientists. And maybe on you…


Learn more about the current EAPC Board.