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A few words from the new EAPC President, Martin Halle

The 5 key strategic focal points

Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology
Risk Factors and Prevention

I am Martin Halle, Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where I lead the department of Prevention and Sports Medicine of the University Hospital ´Klinikum rechts der Isar´. I am a cardiologist and sports medicine specialist by training and am interested in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as sports cardiology.

My vision is to broaden the spectrum of the EAPC by addressing topics relevant to our association, but not yet covered sufficiently at congresses, within the journal or within the community. Moreover, it is my intention to stimulate interaction between EAPC sections, committees, task forces, our Young Community and with experts in respective fields from outside our association to gather cross-sectional expertise within established as well as novel focus areas.

This approach will hopefully foster a comprehensive approach on specific topics (e.g. risk factors, nutrition, child health) covered from a public health perspective as well as the primary and secondary prevention and the sports cardiology aspects.

Key strategic focal points

Five topics have been identified to be the key strategic focal points during the next two years:





We have a busy schedule ahead and will “keep running” to place primary and secondary prevention at the heart of cardiology – where it belongs!

Come and join us!

Professor Martin Halle, EAPC President 2020-2022


Read also this related article:

Martin Halle, et al. Future of preventive cardiology: EAPC vision 2020–22. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, zwaa116, doi:10.1093/eurjpc/zwaa116, published 3 February 2021

Notes to editor

Note: The content of this article reflects the personal opinion of the author/s and is not necessarily the official position of the European Society of Cardiology