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National Coordinators

National CVD Prevention Coordinators (NCPC) appointed by the Presidents of National Cardiac Societies

61 NCPCs appointed by the Presidents of National Cardiac Societies in ESC member countries: 

To facilitate the endorsement, adaptation, translation and publication of the European Guidelines on CVD Prevention

To coordinate the development of CVD Prevention tools at national level

To liaise with the country’s Ministry of Health representatives

To build national multi-disciplinary professional alliances and a close collaboration with relevant national societies in the field of CVD prevention

To act as a direct and privileged contact for the EAPC


NCPC Workshop Reports

NCPC workshop at 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.

Read the report

NCPC workshop at EuroPrevent in Lisbon (May 2015):


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

Read the report

Country of the Month

View the prevention in your country section to access full reports on the 'country of the month' initiative.  The overall objective of this initiative is to facilitate implementation of CVD prevention by providing web-based information on prevention among the ESC member states and to inspire both national coordinators and others in the field of preventive cardiology. 

Prevention Implementation Committee Representatives

Two National CVD Prevention Coordinators have been elected to represent the NCPC community within the EAPC Prevention Implementation Committee (PIC):

Professor Helmut Gohlke, NCPC Germany                          

View the CV

Professor Yaakov Henkin, NCPC Israel

View the CV

The engagement of two NCPC members in the committee is seen as an important strategic step to enhance the cooperation with all national coordinators around Europe and thus strengthen the effectiveness of the committee.
Learn more about the Prevention Implementation Committee (PIC).

List of all National CVD Prevention Coordinators

Note: The renewal of the National CVD Prevention Coordinators has been launched and the Presidents of the National Cardiac Societies have been invited to either appoint a new coordinator or to renew the mandate of the existent one. An updated list will be available in autumn.

  • Professor Artan Goda, FESC (Albania)
  • To be confirmed (Algeria)
  • Dr Parounak A. Zelveian (Armenia)
  • Professor Otto Traindl (Austria)
  • Dr Ulviya Zakiyeva (Azerbaijan)
  • Dr Volha Paulava (Belarus)
  • Professor Johan H A J  De Sutter, FESC (Belgium)
  • Professor Mirza Dilic FESC Assoc. Professor Dusko Vulic, FESC (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Doctor Evgeni Goshev (Bulgaria)
  • Professor Davor Milicic, FESC (Croatia)
  • Dr Pambis Nicolaides, FESC (Cyprus)
  • Dr Renata Cifkova, FESC (Czech Republic)
  • Dr Albert Joensen (Denmark)
  • Professor Mohamed Sobhy, FESC Professor Ihab Attia (Egypt)
  • Professor Margus Viigimaa, FESC (Estonia)
  • Professor Seppo Lehto (Finland)
  • Dr Marie-Christine Iliou (France)
  • Dr Zurab Klimiashvili (Georgia)
  • Professor Helmut Gohlke, FESC, Professor Ulrich Keil, FESC (Germany)
  • Assistant Professor Konstantinos Tsioufis, FESC (Greece)
  • Professor Istvan Czuriga, FESC (Hungary)
  • Professor Karl Andersen, FESC (Iceland)
  • Dr Siobhan Jennings, Dr Angie Brown (Ireland)
  • Professor Yaakov Henkin (Israel)
  • Dr Pompilio Faggiano Professor Salvatore Novo, FESC (Italy)
  • Assoc. Professor Kairat Davletov (Kazakhstan)
  • Assoc. Professor Saamai Abilova (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Dr Vilnis Dzerve, FESC (Latvia)
  • Dr Georges Saade, FESC (Lebanon)
  • Dr Omar Msalam, FESC (Libya)
  • Professor Rimvydas Slapikas, FESC (Lithuania)
  • Dr Charles Delagardelle (Luxembourg)
  • Assist. Prof. Nela Kostova (Macedonia, FYR of)
  • Dr Myra Tilney (Malta)
  • Professor Ljilja Music (Montenegro)
  • Professor Mhamed Arharbi (Morocco)
  • To be confirmed (Moldova, Republic of)
  • Professor Jaap Willem Deckers, FESC Doctor Roderik A. Kraaijenhagen (Netherlands)
  • Professor Henrik Schirmer (Norway)
  • Associate Professor Piotr Jankowski (Poland)
  • Assistant Professor Evangelista Casimiro Rocha (Portugal)
  • Dr Iulia Daniela Kulcsar, FESC Professor Dan Gaita, FESC (Romania)
  • Professor Sergey Boytsov (Russian Federation)
  • Dr Liano Marinelli FESC (San Marino, Republic of)
  • Dr Vojislav Giga Professor Miodrag Ostojic,  FESC (Serbia)
  • Associate Professor  Gabriel Kamensky, FESC (Slovak Republic)
  • Dr Zlatko Fras, FESC (Slovenia)
  • Dr Regina Dalmau Gonzàlez-Gallarza (Spain)
  • Dr Anna Kiessling (Sweden)
  • Professor François Mach (Switzerland)
  • Professor Abdallah Mahdhaoui (Tunisia)
  • Professor Dilek Ural Professor Meral Kayikcioglu (Turkey)
  • Professor Elena Nesukay (Ukraine)
  • Dr Bernard Prendergast (United Kingdom)

Documents and resources 

NCPC's roles and responsibilities

European Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice (2016)


National Guidelines Coordinators