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EAPC Task Forces

EAPC expert groups, tackling key topics of the Association

Risk Factors


  • To develop and conduct the EAPC risk factors educational programme
  • To identify experts and advise on risk factors across all EAPC activities
  • To interact with ESC working groups and Associations
  • To advise on risk factors for advocacy-related questions

Co-Chairpersons: Roberto Pedretti, Michael Papadakis


  • Victor Aboyans (Cardiometabolic syndrome Diabetes – Obesity)
  • Konstantinos Koskinas (Dyslipidemia)
  • Gherardo Finnochiaro (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)
  • Alexandros Kasiakogias (Hypertension)

Childhood Cardiovascular Health

Task Force composition

  • Monica Tiberi, Task Force Co-Chair
  • Henner Hanssen, Task Force Co-Chair
  • Nicolle Kränkel, Advisor

The Task Force consists of three work packages (WPs):

WP1: Childhood obesity

Objective: To change obesity-related CV risk trajectories in childhood by early lifestyle interventions.


  • Martin Bahls, Co-Lead
  • Alessandro Biffi, Co-Lead
  • Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
  • Dominique Hansen
  • Henner Hanssen
  • Nicolle Kränkel
  • Monica Tiberi

WP2: Childhood Congenital HD/Cardiac Development

Objective: To develop new strategies to bring childhood congenital HD and associated CV risk to the forefront of cardiovascular prevention within EAPC and beyond. 


  • Delphine De Smedt, Co-Lead
  • Eva Goossens, Co-Lead
  • Paul Kantor
  • Aparna Kulkarni

WP3: Perinatal modification of offspring CV risk

Objective: To initiate pregnancy interventions in high-risk women to improve offspring CV health.


  • Trine Moholdt, Lead
  • Martin Bahls
  • Fatima Crispi
  • Aparna Kulkarni
  • Emeline Van Craenenbroeck