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EAPC Elections

2024-2026 EAPC Board, Sections and Nominating Committee

EAPC is looking for active and dedicated volunteers to take on leading roles in the Association for the 2024–2026 mandate, starting in September 2024, under the leadership of Professor Ana Abreu. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront, determining EAPC’s direction and shaping the future of Preventive Cardiology.


EAPC elections are conducted according to the Association Rules of Governance (EAPC Bylaws) under article 3-2 of the ESC Statutes, approved by the ESC Board on 25 August 2023.

Nomination of candidates for the EAPC Board and Nominating Committee is conducted under the responsibility of the EAPC 2022-2024 Nominating Committee.

  • Prof. Paul Dendale, co-chairperson
  • Prof. Martin Halle, co-chairperson
  • Prof. Dominique Hansen
  • Assist. Prof. Monika Hollander
  • Prof. Pedro Marques-Vidal
  • Prof. Josef Niebauer

Election timelines

Dates Action
1 March 2024 Call for candidates opens
31 May 2024 Deadline for candidacies
3-21 June 2024 Review of candidacies
4-26 July 2024 e-Voting
August 2024 Results will be announced at the EAPC General Assembly (ESC Congress 2024, London)  
September Start of 2024-2026 mandate

Positions open for election

A job description is available for each open position and describes the role, associated responsibilities, and requested profile.

EAPC Executive Board

  • President-Elect (1 position)
  • Secretary (1 position)
  • Treasurer (1 position) 

Read the job descriptions and profiling

EAPC Sections

  • Population science and public health section (4 positions)
  • Primary care and risk factor management section (7 positions)
  • Secondary prevention and rehabilitation (3 positions)
  • Sports Cardiology and Exercise (3 positions)

Read the job descriptions and profiling

EAPC Nominating Committee

  • Nominating Committee members (4 positions)

Read the job descriptions and profiling

Who can apply?

General rules

  • Members may only stand for one position in any one election.
  • Only EAPC members originating from an ESC member country (country of work, as specified in your My ESC profile) can be eligible for an elected position within the Association.
  • To stand for elected positions, candidates must also be EAPC Silver Members in good standing, holding voting rights, at the date of application.
  • All candidates for an elected position must sign a code of conduct and submit their Declaration of Interest (DOI) prior to the start of the election process. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the candidate will not be accepted.
  • Representatives from industry companies are not eligible to serve in EAPC Board, Sections and Nominating Committee positions.

Specific criteria also apply for the following positions:

EAPC Board positions

  • Candidates for the position of President Elect must be a Fellow of the ESC (FESC), currently serving or have served in the immediate previous EAPC Board or in the pre-previous Board as voting or appointed members.
  • Appointed Committee Chairs are eligible for future elected EAPC Board positions, provided that they comply with the other requirements of the Association.
  • Ex-officio Board members are eligible for future elected EAPC Board positions under the condition that they held another position (not as ex-officio) in previous mandates and provided that they comply with the other requirements of the Association.
  • There can be no re-election to the same position, except for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, for which the candidate may stand for election for one more term, with a maximum of two terms.
  • Except for those applying for the position of President-Elect, candidates cannot stand for election for more than three consecutive elections.
  • An EAPC Board member may not hold more than three leadership positions at the same time. Sitting on the nucleus of an ESC Working Group or Council or Association is counted as one leadership position. A candidate who already holds three offices may therefore not stand for election or be proposed as a candidate, except if one of its term of office expires before the additional office term starts. 

EAPC Sections

  • Sections nuclei members are elected for a two-year term, renewable twice, for a maximum duration of 6 years. Applications for renewals are subject to the approval of the Chairperson, Chairperson-elect and Secretary.  Section nuclei members are eligible to reapply for election in a different section immediately after a previous mandate.
  • Sections Chairpersons-elect and Secretaries are elected amongst and by the sections’ nuclei.

EAPC Nominating Committee

  • Only EAPC members who have served in a current or preceding EAPC Section are eligible to become a Nominating Committee member.
  • Members of the current Nominating Committee cannot be candidates for the elections performed under that Nominating Committee’s mandate. 

Voting rights

  • Only EAPC members having settled their due 2 months ahead of an election, (i.e. two months before the online voting platform opens) in the present case 4 May 2024 23:59 CEST - and still members on that date – in the present case 4 July 2024 23:59 CEST - have voting rights.
  • Elections will be conducted online from 4 to 26 July 2024.

Join or Renew your membership 

Application process

Candidates for an EAPC elected position are invited to carefully read the above election rules before applying.

You will be required to log in to your My ESC account. Applications received by email will not be accepted.

The following documents will be requested for the online application:

  • Curriculum vitae and vision statement : please download, fill-in and upload the EAPC CV template for elections 
  • Up to two supporting letters, signed by members of the Association (required for the position of President-elect, Treasurer and Secretary only)

Apply now

Procedure for the election

  • Voting for the new Board, Sections and Nominating Committee members will be conducted under the responsibility of the Executive Board.
  • The Executive Board may proceed to conduct said elections up to four (4) months before the general assembly.
  • Said elections may be conducted by electronic voting procedure.
  • The EAPC Nominating Committee shall be responsible for nominating to the general assembly, for its vote, candidates for the position of President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer and Nominating Committee members.
  • Pre-selection of Sections nuclei members is delegated to the Section Chair, Chair elect and Secretary.
  • Only EAPC members having settled their due 2 months ahead of an election (i.e. when the voting platform opens) and still members on that date have voting rights.
  • Voting will be by secret ballot. If only one candidate is proposed for any position, a vote will take place in any case (with three voting options: agree / disagree / abstain). The proposed candidate(s) will be elected by simple majority. Abstentions, null and blank votes are not included in the number of votes cast.
  • If any candidate is not elected by a majority of votes, their candidature will fail. The Nominating Committee must make a new proposal within three months, followed by voting through secret ballot. The Executive Board will supervise said vote.