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HFA Board


The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC, was officially launched in Munich in August 2004 and was created from the now dissolved ESC Working Group on Heart Failure.


HFA Board 2022–2024

Presidential Trio

  • President: Prof. Giuseppe Rosano (GB)
  • President-Elect: Prof. Marco Metra (IT)
  • Immediate Past-President: Prof. Andrew Coats (GB) 

 Executive Committee

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Section: Dr. Antonio Bayes Genis (ES)
  • Chairperson of the Basic Science Section: Assoc. Prof. Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti (IT)
  • Coordinator for National HF Societies and Working Groups: Dr. Brenda Moura (PT)
  • Secretary: Prof. Maurizio Volterrani (IT)
  • Treasurer: Prof. Ovidiu Chioncel (RO)

Members - Clinical section

  • Dr. Marianna Adamo (IT)
  • Dr. Stamatis Adamopoulos (GR)
  • Prof. Offer Amir (IL)
  • Prof. Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz (TR)
  • Prof. Alain Cohen-Solal (FR)
  • Prof. Finn Gustafsson (DK)
  • Dr. Amina Rakisheva (KZ)
  • Prof. Arsen Ristic (RS)
  • Assoc. Prof. Gianluigi Savarese (SE)
  • Mrs. Maggie Simpson (GB)
  • Dr. Hadi Skouri (LB)
  • Assoc. Prof. Mariya Tokmakova (BG)

Members - Basic Science section

  • Assoc. Prof. Arantxa Gonzalez Miqueo (SP)
  • Prof. Thomas Thum (DE)
  • Prof. Sophie Van Linthout (DE)


  • CEO, European Society of Cardiology: Isabel Bardinet (FR)
  • Chair of ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function: Prof. Dana Dawson (UK)
  • Editor-In-Chief of ESC Heart Failure: Prof. Massimo Piepoli (IT)
  • HF 2023 Chairperson: Prof. Wilfried Mullens (BE)
  • HF 2024 Chairperson: Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (GR)


  • Assoc. Prof. Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci (GB)
  • Prof. Peter Van der Meer (NL)
  • Prof. Mark Petrie (GB)
  • Prof. Nicholas Girerd (FR)
  • Prof. Carsten Tschöpe (DE)

Past Presidents Advisory Council

  • Prof. Andrew Coats (GB)
  • Prof. Petar Seferović (RS)
  • Prof. Frank Ruschitzka (CH)
  • Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (GR)
  • Prof. Stefan Anker (DE)
  • Prof. Piotr Ponikowski (PL)
  • Prof. John McMurray (GB)
  • Prof. Kenneth Dickstein (NO)
  • Prof. Dirk Brutsaert (BE)

HFA Board 2020-2022

Presidential Trio

  • President: Prof. Andrew Coats (GB) 
  • President-Elect: Prof. Giuseppe Rosano (GB)
  • Immediate Past-President: Prof. Petar M. Seferović (RS)

 Executive Committee (5 members)

  • Chairperson of the Clinical Section: Prof. Davor Milicic (HR)
  • Chairperson of the Basic Science Section: Prof. Thomas Thum (DE)
  • Coordinator for National HF Societies and Working Groups: Dr. Ovidiu Chioncel (RO)
  • Secretary: Dr. Loreena Hill (GB)
  • Treasurer: Prof. Ewa Jankowska (PL)

Clinical section (13 members)

  • Prof. Magdy Abdelhamid (EG)
  • Dr. Stamatis Adamopoulos (GR)
  • Prof. Yuri Belenkov (RU)
  • Dr. Tuvia Ben Gal (IL)
  • Prof. Michael Bohm (DE)
  • Prof. Alain Solal Cohen (FR)
  • Prof. Finn Gustafsson (DK)
  • Prof. Tiny Jaarsma (SE)
  • Dr. Brenda Moura (PT)
  • Prof. Wilfried Mullens (BE)
  • Prof. Amina Rakisheva (KZ)
  • Prof. Arsen Ristic (RS)
  • Dr. Maurizio Volterrani (IT)

Basic Science section (2 members)

  • Dr. Antonio Bayes Genis (ES)
  • Dr. Sophie Van Linthout (DE)

Ex-officio (5 members)

Ex-officio board membership positions are reserved for:

  • Editor in Chief, ESC Heart Failure - Prof. Stefan Anker (DE)
  • CEO, European Society of Cardiology - Isabel Bardinet (FR)
  • Editor in Chief, European Journal of Heart Failure - Prof. Marco Metra (IT)
  • Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee for HF – Prof. Massimo Piepoli (IT)
  • Chair of ESC Working Group on Myocardial – Prof. Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti (IT)

Sui-Generi (5 members)

  • Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (GR)
  • Prof. Arantxa Gonzalez (ES)
  • Prof. Yury Lopatin (RU) 
  • Prof. Lars Lund (SE)
  • Prof. Gianluigi Savarese (SE)