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EAPC 2020-2022 Board and Sections Elections

General Timelines

Month Action
March Call for candidates
31 May (23:59 CEST)  Deadline for candidacies
June Review of candidacies
July E-voting
August Announcement of results 
September Start of mandate

Elections of EAPC Executive Officers

The following positions are now open:

  • EAPC President-Elect
  • EAPC Secretary
  • EAPC Treasurer

For more information on the roles and responsibilities for each position, please consult the EAPC Constitution.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Members may only stand for one position in any one election.
  • Only EAPC Members holding voting rights may stand for Board positions: EAPC Ivory, Silver and Gold Members from ESC Member Countries (country of work and/or mailing address), after 2 months of membership.
  • Candidates for EAPC President-Elect must have served in a previous EAPC Board or an elected position in the Association.
  • Representatives from industry companies are not eligible to be part of the EAPC Board.


Applications must be made online, please note that applications received by email will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed by the EAPC Nominating Committee before the announcement of the final slate.

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

  • Personal information: title, name, country and email address
  • Vision statement (1,200 characters maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae (please use this template)
  • Signed Code of Conduct (please use this template)
  • Supporting letters (proposer and seconder, members of the Association)

Candidates will be invited to fill/update their DOI before 31/05/2020.

Apply now

Elections of EAPC Section Nuclei Members

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who commit to work on projects or committees, contribute to collaborative research projects, papers or organisational tasks, and bring in members/topics from their team/university/country/professional network. Nucleus members are expected to attend the section meetings and videoconferences (at least two per year) and commit to delivering assigned tasks within deadlines set by the chair.

Sections members should be able to:

  • Establish collaborative networks within and outside the nucleus to foster research in their field
  • Participate in the setup of the annual congress of the EAPC (ESC Preventive Cardiology) by suggesting topics and speakers
  • Attend and actively participate in the nucleus meetings and videoconferences
  • Participate in the nucleus and the EAPC activities at annual congresses (ESC and/or ESC Preventive Cardiology)
  • Participate in the design and writing of scientific position papers of the nucleus and the EAPC
  • Prepare educational quizzes and "How to" articles

Population science and public health section: 3 open positions

Candidates should be experienced in at least one of the following fields: lifestyle, health behaviours (psychology, sleep, etc.), risk factors, epidemiology, social inequalities, exposome, gender inequalities, omics (epigenetics…), clinical experience relating to risk factor modification and public health.

Primary care and risk factor management section: 4 open positions

We are looking for primary care physicians or other primary care actors (e.g. nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, pharmacists, lifestyle coaches), that have a link to (inter)national primary care networks, and an active role in: scientific research, implementation, education, prevention, risk factor management and/or CVD prevention in primary care, community and workplaces, as well as cardiologists or vascular medicine specialists involved mainly in primary care or risk factor management with a comparable profile.

Experience in nutrition, behavioural interventions, new technologies (AI, telemedicine, etc.) or a special interest in diabetes would be a plus.

Secondary prevention and rehabilitation section: 7 open positions

We are looking for candidates with different backgrounds: cardiology, physiotherapy, movement science, psychology, nutrition, social work, etc. Candidates must be actively involved and experienced in one or more of the following topics in preventive cardiology:

  • Enhancement of healthy lifestyles (by dietary counselling, exercise prescription/training and physical activity, psychosocial and motivational counselling/health, and/or smoking cessation)
  • Risk factor management (e.g. obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and non-conventional risk factors)
  • Implementation of comprehensive, multidisciplinary prevention and exercise-based rehabilitation programs (centre-based and tele-rehabilitation) for persons with acquired or congenital cardiovascular disease or elevated cardiovascular risk (including challenging populations such as organ transplant recipients or persons with chronic renal failure, frailty or cancer)
  • Basic and translational research to study the underlying mechanisms involved in the health-promoting effects of secondary prevention and rehabilitation, which will contribute to optimised treatments for persons with cardiovascular disease

Sports cardiology and exercise section: 6 open positions

Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in sports cardiology, exercise prescription and/or exercise physiology. Experience in the fields of inherited cardiac diseases and genetics or paediatric sports cardiology would be a plus.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who:

  • Are recognised at national or international level for their clinical and/or research contribution in the field sports cardiology, exercise prescription and/or exercise physiology.
  • Can establish collaborative networks within and outside the section to foster research.
  • Have contributed to EAPC activities and are keen to actively continue to advance the EAPC mission.

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

  • Personal information: title, name, country, and email address
  • Curriculum vitae (1 page) with:
    • Present Position
    • Training and Education
    • Post Graduate Degrees
    • EAPC/European Society of Cardiology Activities
    • Fellowships / Honours
    • Major Publications
    • Major Research Interest
  • Vision statement (1,200 characters maximum)

Apply now


Applications will be reviewed by the respective Section Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary, who will make a preselection, before the announcement of the final slate.

All candidates will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Qualifications, awards, prizes
  • Experience in the field of the section
  • Research output
  • Active involvement with EAPC
  • Positions of responsibility including educational positions
  • Invited talks or chairs
  • Vision statement

Voting rights

  • Only EAPC Ivory, Silver or Gold Members from ESC Member Countries (country of work and/or mailing address) 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.
  • Read the EAPC Constitution for more information on the election regulations.