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National CVD Prevention Coordinators (NCPC)

Appointed by the Presidents of National Cardiac Societies


 

Introduction 

National CVD Prevention Coordinators (NCPCs) are appointed by the Presidents of National Cardiac Societies, with the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate the endorsement, adaptation, translation and publication of the European Guidelines on CVD Prevention
  • Coordinate the development of CVD prevention tools at national level
  • Liaise with the country’s Ministry of Health representatives
  • Build national multi-disciplinary professional alliances and a close collaboration with relevant national societies in the field of CVD prevention
  • Act as a direct and privileged contact for the EAPC

NCPC Representatives in the Prevention Implementation Committee (PIC):

  • Iulia Kulcsar (Romania)
  • Piotr Jankowski (Poland)

Aim: Enhance cooperation with all national coordinators around Europe and thus strengthen the effectiveness of the committee.

NCPC Activities

NCPC Meeting

ESC Congress in Paris (September 2019)

NCPC-ESC2019-ZOOM-photo.JPG21 National Coordinators and Representatives met at ESC Congress 2019 to: 

  • Get updates about the latest EAPC prevention activities
  • Share prevention activities, implementation strategies and barriers in the different countries

Meeting report

NCPC Workshops

EuroPrevent in Ljubljana (April 2018)

group-photo-ncpc-meeting-europrevent-2018.JPG18 National Coordinators and Representatives from 17 different countries met at EuroPrevent in Ljubljana to discuss: “Big differences in the state of cardiac rehabilitation from country to country: focus on cardiac rehabilitation”.

Meeting report

ESC Congress in Barcelona (August 2017)

27 National Coordinators (“old” and “new”) from 23 different countries shared their experiences, discussed the "Overview of Cardiac Rehabilitation in ESC Member Countries" initiative and presented "Prevention Pictures". 

Workshop report

EuroPrevent in Malaga (April 2017)

National CVD Prevention Coordinators and CCNAP National Representatives from 14 different countries discussed the “ESC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Programme” and other prevention implementation initiatives.

Workshop report

EuroPrevent in Lisbon (May 2015)

NCPC group photo 14 May 2015Small.jpgNational CVD Prevention Coordinators from 11 different countries discussed prevention strategies.

Workshop report

Country of the Month

"Country of the Month" reports on the state of prevention and rehabilitation are prepared by NCPCs with the aim to share best practices and to inspire health professionals in the field of preventive cardiology.

Overview of Preventive Cardiology in Europe

"The Overview of Preventive Cardiology in Europe" is a valuable source of information, based on the "Country of the Month" reports of the NCPCs which allows readers to compare "Cardiac Rehabilitation" and "CVD Prevention" between different European countries. 

National CVD Prevention Coordinators

 

Country Coordinator
Armenia Dr. Tigran R. Astvatsatryan
Azerbaijan Assoc. Prof. Rahima I. Gabulova
Belarus Dr. Olga Paulava
Belgium Prof. Johan De Sutter, FESC
Prof. Patrizio Lancellotti, FESC
Bosnia and Herzegovina Prof. Mirza Dilic, FESC and Prof. Dusko Vulic, FESC
Bulgaria Dr. Evgeni Goshev
Croatia Prof. Davor Milicic
Cyprus Dr. Kypris Lambros
Czechia Prof. Michal Vrablik
Denmark Dr. Ann Bovin
Egypt Prof. Gamela Nasr
Estonia Prof. Margus Viigimaa
Finland Prof. Seppo Lehto
France Dr. Marie-Christine Iliou
Georgia Dr. Zurab Klimiashvili
Germany Prof. Stephan Gielen, FESC
Greece Asst. Prof. Konstantinos Tsioufis, FESC
Hungary Assoc. Prof. Eszter Szabados
Iceland Prof. Karl Andersen, FESC
Ireland Prof. Bill McEvoy and Dr. Angie Brown
Israel Dr. Barak Zafrir
Italy Prof. Salvatore Novo, FESC
Kazakhstan Assoc. Prof. Kairat Davletov
Kosovo Dr. Pranvera Ibrahimi
Kyrgyzstan Dr. Ksenya Neronova
Latvia Dr. Vilnis Dzerve, FESC
Lebanon Dr. Georges Saade, FESC
Libya Dr. Omar Msalam, FESC
Lithuania Prof. Rimvydas Slapikas, FESC
Luxembourg Dr. Jean Beissel
Macedonia, North Asst. Prof. Nela Kostova
Malta Dr. Myra Tilney
Moldova, Republic of Dr. Rudi Victor
Montenegro Prof. Aneta Boskovic
Morocco Prof. Mohamed Alami
Netherlands Dr. Madoka Sunamura and Dr. Roderik A. Kraaijenhagen
Norway Prof. Henrik Schirmer
Poland Assoc. Prof. Piotr Jankowski
Portugal Prof. Ana Abreu
Romania Dr. Iulia Daniela Kulcsar, FESC and Prof. Dan Gaita, FESC
Russian Federation Prof. Sergey Boytsov
San Marino, Republic of Dr. Marina Foscoli
Serbia Dr. Vojislav Giga
Slovakia Professor Stefan Farsky
Slovenia Dr. Zlatko Fras, FESC
Spain Dr. Regina Dalmau Gonzàlez-Gallarza
Sweden Dr. Anna Kiessling
Switzerland Prof. François Mach
Tunisia Prof. Abdallah Mahdhaoui
Turkey Prof. Meral Kayikcioglu and Assoc. Prof. Kartal Emre Aslanger
Ukraine Prof. Elena Nesukay
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Dr. Joseph Mills

Coordinators to be appointed

Country Coordinator
Albania To be appointed
Algeria No Coordinator
Austria To be appointed
Syrian Arab Republic To be appointed

Documents and resources