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Committees and Study Groups of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC

Committees and Study Groups are the heart of the Association.



Volunteers from the HFA work together towards the various goals - producing papers, workshops, educational and networking events - and support the HFA Board in accomplishing the HFA mission. 

See HFA Position Papers

Meetings take place at least twice a year (at HF congresses and ESC congresses) with occasional stand-alone meetings when the workload and committee events dictate.

HFA Committees and Study Groups 2018-2020

Committee on Acute Heart Failure

Position Name Location
Coordinator Ovidiu CHIONCEL
Bucarest, RO
Co-coordinator John PARISSIS
Athens, GR
 Member Christopher ADLBRECHT Vienna, AT
 HoT member Abdallah ALMAGHRABY Alexandria, EG
 Member Maria Antonietta CICOIRA Verona, IT
 Member Kevin DAMMAN Gronigen, NL
 Member Oscar MIRO  Barcelona, ES
 Member Andrea MORTARA Monza, IT
 Member Christian MUELLER Basel, CH
 Member Alain RUDIGER Zurich, CH
Affiliated Member John TEERLINK San Francisco, US
 Member Jean Marc WEINSTEIN Beer Sheva, IL
 Member Mehmet YILMAZ Lojmanlari, TK

  

Committee on Advanced Heart Failure

Coordinator: Davor MILIČIĆ, Zagreb, HR

Co-coordinator: Tuvia BEN GAL, Tel Aviv, IL

Study group on Ventricular assist devices
Position Name Location
Coordinator Tuvia BEN GAL Tel Aviv, IL
 HoT member Elena-Laura ANTOHI Bucharest, RO
 Member Nicolaas DE JONGE Utrecht, NL
 Member Maria FRIGERIO Milan, IT
 Member Righab HAMDAN Beirut, LB
 Member Tal HASIN Jerusalem, IL
 Member Arsen RISTIC Belgrade, RS
 Member Arjang RUHPARWAR Heidelberg, DE
Study Group on Heart transplantation
Position Name Location
Coordinator Davor MILICIC Zagreb, HR
 Member Stamatis ADAMOPOULOS Athens, GR
 Member Finn GUSTAFSSON Copenhagen, DK
 Member Martin HULSMANN Vienna, AT
 Member Sanem NALBANTGIL Ankara, TK
 Member Luciano POTENA Bologna, IT
 Member Ewa STRABURZYNSKA MIGAJ Poznan, PL
 HoT member Heli TOLPPANEN Helsinki, FI
 Member Steven TSUI Cambridge, UK
 HoT member Giuseppe VERGARO Pisa, IT

Committee on Cardiac Devices

Position Name Location
Coordinator Frank RUSCHITZKA Zurich, CH
Co-Coordinator Wilfried MULLENS Genk, BE
Affiliated Member William T. ABRAHAM Columbus, US
Member Stefan ANKER Berlin, DE
Member Kenneth DICKSTEIN Stavanger, NO
Member Gerasimos FILIPPATOS Athens, GR
Member Alan FRASER Cardiff, UK
Member Mark GALLAGHER London, UK
Member Cecilia LINDE Stockholm, SE
Member Ali OTO Ankara, TK
Member Piotr PONIKOWSKI Wroclaw, PL
 HoT member Felix SCHÖNRATH Berlin, DE

Committee on Cardiomypathies and Structural Heart Disease

Coordinator: Petar M. SEFEROVIC, Belgrade, RS

Co-coordinators:

  • Johann BAUERSACHS, Hannover, DE
  • Gerasimos FILIPPATOS, Athens, GR
  • Alexander LYON, London, UK
  • Davor MILIČIĆ, Zagreb, HR
Study group on Cardiomyopathies
Position Name Location
Coordinator Petar M. SEFEROVIC Belgrade, RS
 Member Michael ARAD Ramat Gan, IL
 Member Eloisa ARBUSTINI Pavia, IT
Affiliated Member Samer ELLAHHAM Cleveland, US
 Member Ilias GIALAFOS Athens, GR
 Member Stephane HEYMANS Maastricht, NL
 HoT member Ivan MILINKOVIC Belgrade, RS
 Member Michel NOUTSIAS Halle, DE
 Member Nesan SHANMUGHAM London, UK
 Member Carsten TSCHOPE Berlin, DE
Study group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathies
Position Name Location
Coordinator Johann BAUERSACHS Hannover, DE
 Member Alexandra FROGOUDAKI Athens, GR
 HoT member Righab HAMDAN Beirut, LB
 Member Bassem IBRAHIM Carlisle, UK
 Member Alice JACKSON Glasgow, UK
Affiliated Member Amam MBAKWEM Lagos, NG
 Member Mark PETRIE Glasgow, UK
Affiliated Member Karen SLIWA-HAHNLE Cape Town, ZA
 Member Peter VAN DER MEER Groningen, NL
Study group on TakoTsubo Syndrome
Position Name Location
Coordinator Alexander LYON London, UK
 Member Johannes BACKS Heidelberg, DE
 Member Eduardo BOSSONE Salerno, IT
 Member Rodolfo CITRO Salerno, IT
 Member Dana DAWSON Aberdeen, UK
 Member Jelena Rima GHADRI TEMPLIN Zurich, CH
 HoT member Kalliopi KERAMIDA Athens, GR
 Member Elmir OMEROVIC Gothenburg, SE
 Member Guido PARODI Sassari, IT
 Member Birke SCHNEIDER Lubeck, DE
 Member Linda VAN LAAKE Utrecht, NL
Study group on Myocarditis
Position Name Location
Coordinator Gerasimos FILIPPATOS Athens, GR
 Member Cristina BASSO Padua, IT
Affiliated Member Leslie COOPER Jacksonville, US
 HoT Giuseppe GALATI Milan, IT
 Member Stefan NEUBAUER Oxford, UK
 Member Sabine PANKUWEIT Marburg, DE
Study group on Pericardial disease
Position Name Location
Coordinator Davor MILIČIĆ Zagreb, HR
Co-coordinator Arsen RISTIC Belgrade, RS
 Member Yehuda ADLER Tel Hashomer, IL
 Member Cristina BASSO Padua, IT
 Member Antonio BRUCATO Bergamo, IT
 Member Massimo IMAZIO Turin, IT
 Member George LAZAROS Athens, GR
Affiliated Member Mpiko NTSEKHE Cape Town, ZA
 Member Sabine PANKUWEIT Marburg, DE
Affiliated Member Jae K. OH Rochester, US
 Member Petar M. SEFEROVIĆ Belgrade, RS
 HoT member Ivana VELJIĆ Belgrade, RS

Committee on Comorbidities

Coordinator: Andrew J.S. COATS, Coventry, UK

Co-coordinators:

  • Stefan D. ANKER, Berlin, DE
  • Wolfram DOEHNER, Berlin, DE
  • Ewa JANKOWSKA, Wroclaw, PL
  • Mitja LAINSCAK, Murska Sobota, SI
  • Alexander LYON, London, UK
  • Wilfried MULLENS, Genk, BE
  • Giuseppe ROSANO, London, UK
Study Group on Cardio-Oncology
Position Name Location
Coordinator Alexander LYON London, UK
Member Rudolf De Boer Groningen, NL
 HoT member Markus ANKER Berlin, DE
 Member Yury BELENKOV St.Petersburg, RU
 Member Jutta BERGLER-KLEIN Vienna, AT
Member Alan Cohen Solal Paris, FR
 Member Dimitrios FARMAKIS Athens, GR
 Member Zaza IAKOBISHVILI Tel Aviv, IL
 Member Christoph MAACK Wurzburg, DE
 Member Radek PUDIL Brno, CZ
 Member Hadi SKOURI Beirut, LB
 Member Carlo TOCCHETTI Naples, IT
 Member Stephan VON HAEHLING Gottingen, DE
Study Group on Diabetes & Hypertension
Position Name Location
Coordinator Giuseppe ROSANO London, UK
 Member Giuseppe AMBROSIO Perugia, IT
 Member Yuksel CAVUSOGLU Eskisehir, TK
 Member Pardeep JHUND Glasgow, UK
 Member Gabriele FRAGASSO Milan, IT
 Member Davit MAISURADZE Tbilisi, GE
 Member Mark PETRIE Glasgow, UK
 Member Massimo PIEPOLI Piacenza, IT
 HoT member Elena REZNIK Moscow, RU
Study Group on Cardiorenal Dysfunction
Position Name Location
Coordinator Wilfried MULLENS Genk, BE
 Member Andrew J.S. COATS Coventry, UK
 Member Kevin DAMMAN Groningen, NL
 Member Jennifer FRANKE Ingelheim, DE
 Member Massimo IACOVIELLO Bari, IT
 Member Alexandre MEBAZAA Paris, FR
 Member Marco METRA Brescia, IT
 HoT member Francesco ORSO Florence, IT
 Member Patrick ROSSIGNOL Nancy, FR
 Member Hadi SKOURI Beirut, LB
Affiliated Member Jeffrey TESTANI Connecticut, US
 Member Dilek URAL Istanbul, TK
 Member Frederik Hendrik VERBRUGGE Limburg, BE
Study Group on Heart & Brain
Position Name Location
Coordinator Andrew J.S. COATS Coventry, UK
Co-Coordinator Wolfram DOEHNER Berlin, DE
 Member Christiane ANGERMANN Würzburg, DE
 Member Yuksel CAVUSOGLU Eskisehir, TK
 Member Ewa JANKOWSKA Wroclaw, PL
 Member Cristiana VITALE London, UK
Study group on Cachexia, Sacropenia and Frailty
Position Name Location
Coordinator Ewa JANKOWSKA
Wroclaw, PL
Co-Coordinator Stefan D. ANKER Berlin, DE
 HoT member Markus ANKER Berlin, DE
 Member Andrew J.S. COATS Coventry, UK
 Member Wolfram DOEHNER Berlin, DE
 HoT member Marcin DROZD Wroclaw, PL
Affiliated Member Mitja LAINSCAK Murska Sobota, SI
 Member Massimo PIEPOLI Piacenza, IT
Affiliated Member Piotr PONIKOWSKI Wroclaw, PL
 Member Giuseppe ROSANO London, UK
 Member Izabella UCHMANOWICZ Szczecin, PL
 Member Cristiana VITALE London, UK
 Member Stephan VON HAEHLING Gottingen, DE
Study group on Lung disease and sleep disorders
Position Name Location
Coordinator Mitja LAINSCAK Murska Sobota, SI
Co-Coordinator Wilfried MULLENS Genk, BE
 Member Marco CANEPA Genoa, IT
 Member Andrew JS. COATS Coventry, UK
 Member Frits FRANSSEN Maastricht, NL
 HoT member Bermet KURMANBEKOVA Bishkek, KG
 Member Olaf OLDENBURG Munster, DE
Affiliated Member Piotr PONIKOWSKI Wroclaw, PL

Committee on Diagnosis

Coordinators:

  • Brenda MOURA, Porto, PT
  • Christian MUELLER, Basel, CH

Co-coordinator:

Jelena CELUTKIENE, Vilnius, LT

Study Group on Biomarkers
Position Name Country
Coordinator Christian MUELLER Basel, CH
 Member Johann BAUERSACHS Hannover, DE
 Member Antoni BAYES GENIS Barcelona, ES
 HoT member Huseyin Altug CAKMAK Bursa, TK
 Member John CLELAND London, UK
 Affiliated Member James JANUZZI Boston, US
 Affiliated Member Alan MAISEL San Diego, US
 Member Kenneth McDONALD Dublin, IR
 Member Alexandre MEBAZAA Paris, FR
 Member Wouter MEIJERS Groningen, NL
Affiliated Member Mark RICHARDS Christchurch, NZ
Study Group on Imaging
Position Name Country
Coordinator Brenda MOURA Porto, PT
Co-Coordinator Jelena CELUTKIENE Vilnius, LT
 Member Abdallah AL-MOHAMMAD Sheffield, UK
 Member Vassilis BARBERIS Nicosia, CY
 Member Michele EMDIN Pisa, IT
 Member Andreas FLAMMER Zurich, CH
 Member Ricardo FONTES-CARVALHO Lisbon, PT
 HoT member Julia GRAPSA London, UK
 HoT member Tomas LAPINSKA Kaunas, LT
 HoT member Simon MATSKEPLISHVILI Moscow, RU
 Member Daniel MESSROGHLI Berlin, DE
Affiliated Member Petros NIHOYANNOPOULOS London, UK
 Member Arco TESKE Utrecht, NL

Committee on Education and Digital-Health

Position Name Country
Coordinator Giuseppe ROSANO London, UK
Co-Coordinator Ewa JANKOWSKA Wroclaw, PL
 Member Offer AMIR Tel Aviv, IL
 Member Martin COWIE London, UK
 Member Domenico D’AMARIO Rome, IT
 Member Rudolf De BOER Groningen, NL
 HoT member Seif EL HADIDI Cork, IE
 Member Roberto FERRARI Ferrara, IT
 Member Julia GRAPSA London, UK
 Member Ekaterini LAMBRINOU Limassol, CY
 Member Ivo PLANINC Zagreb, HR
 Member Robin RAY London, UK
 Member Ola VEDIN Uppsala, SE

Committee on Exercise Physiology and Training

Position Name Country
Coordinator Maurizio VOLTERRANI Rome, IT
Co-Coordinator Massimo PIEPOLI Piacenza, IT
 Member Alain COHEN SOLAL Paris, FR
 Member Justien CORNELIS Wilrijk, BE
 Member Barnabas GELLEN Poitiers, FR
 Member Elena MARQUES-SULE Valencia, ES
 Member David NIEDERSEER Zurich, CH
 HoT member Francesco ORSO Florence, IT
 Member Maria SIMONENKO St. Petersburg, RU
 Member Emeline VAN CRAENENBROECK Antwerp, BE
 Member Klaus WITTE Leeds, UK
 Member Anna WOZNIAK Doncaster, UK

Committee on Heart Failure National Societies

Position Name Country
Coordinator Yuri LOPATIN Volgograd, RU
Co-Coordinator Mitja LAINSCAK Murska Sobota, SI
 Member Hakan ALTAY Baskent, TK
 Member Vassilis BARBERIS Nicosia CY
 Member Barnabas GELLEN Paris, FR
 Member Tamas HABON Pecs, HU
 HoT member Yury MAREEV Moscow, RU
 Member Brenda MOURA Porto, PT
 Member Hadi SKOURI Beirut, LB
 Member Stefan STOERK Wuerzburg, DE
 Member Tiina UUETOA Tallinn, EE
 Member Klaus WITTE Leeds, UK

Committee on Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow 

Position Name Country
Coordinator Ewa JANKOWSKA Wroclaw, PL
 Member Markus ANKER Berlin, DE
 Member Claire BOULETI Paris, FR
 Member Angela DURANTE Limbiate, IT
 Member Edit GARA Oxford, UK
 Member Kalliopi KERAMIDA Athens, GR
 Affiliated Member Angela MASSOUH Beirut, LB
 Member Ivan MILINKOVIC Belgrade, RS
 Member Alexander NOSSIKOFF Sofia, BG
 Member Tamás RADOVITS Veszprem, HU
 Member Heli TOLPPANEN Helsinki, FI
 Member Giuseppe VERGARO Pisa, IT
Affiliated Member Markus WALLNER Graz, AT

 

Committee on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Position Name Country
Coordinator Rudolf DE BOER
Groningen, NL
Co-Coordinator Carsten TSCHÖPE
Berlin, DE
 Affiliated Member Barry BORLAUG Rochester, US
 Member Stephane HEYMANS Maastricht, NL
 Member Jean Sebastien HULOT Paris, FR
 Affiliated Member Carolyn LAM Singapore, SG
 Member Malgorzata LELONEK Lodz, PL
 Member Lars LUND Stockholm, SE
 Member Anne-Catherine POULEUR Louven, BE
 Member Michele SENNI Bergamo, IT
Affiliated Member Sanjiv SHAH Chicago, US
 Member Filippos TRIPOSKIADIS Larissa, GR
 HoT member Markus WALLNER Graz, AT

 

Committee on Patient Care: Delivery and Management

Position Name Country
Coordinator Tiny JAARSMA Linkoping, SE
Co-Coordinator Loreena HILL Belfast, UK
 Member Antoni BAYES-GENIS Badalona, ES
 Member Hans Peter BRUNNER DE LA ROCCA Maastricht, NL
 Member Teresa CASTIELLO London, UK
 Member Jelena CELUTKIENE Vilnius, LT
 Member Elena MARQUES-SULE Valencia, ES
 Member Susan PIPER London, UK
 HoT member Carla PLYMEN London, UK
 Member Frans H. RUTTEN Utrecht, NL
 Member Anna STROMBERG Linkoping, SE
Study group on Palliative Care
Position Name Country
Coordinator Loreena HILL Belfast, IE
Co-Coordinator Tiny Jaarsma Linkoping, SE
 HoT member Resham BARUAH London, UK
 Member James BEATTIE Birmingham, UK
 Member Josiane BOYNE Maastricht, NL
 HoT member Giuseppe DI STOLFO San Giovanni, IT
 Member Ekaterini LAMBRINOU Limassol, CY
 Member Piotr SOBANSKI Brunnen, CH
 Member Anna STROMBERG Linkoping, SE
 Member Izabella UCHMANOWICZ Wroclaw, PL

Committee on Regulatory Affairs

Position Name Country
Coordinator Gerasimos FILIPPATOS Athens, GR
 Member Stefan ANKER Berlin, DE
 Member Andrew J.S. COATS Coventry, UK
 Member Frank RUSCHITZKA Zurich, CH
 Member Petar SEFEROVIC Belgrade, RS

Committee on Surveys, Registries and Epidemiology

Position Name Country
Coordinator Lars LUND Stockholm, SE
Co-Coordinator Maurizio VOLTERRANI Rome, IT
 Member Marco CANEPA Genoa, IT
 Member Andrew J.S. COATS Coventry, UK
 Member Israel GOTSMAN Jerusalem, IL
 Member Mahmoud HASSANIN Alexandria, EG
 HoT member Pardeep JHUND Glasgow, UK
 Member Marija POLOVINA Belgrade, RS
 Member Gianluigi SAVARESE Stockholm, SE
 Member Mehmet Birhan YILMAZ Sivas, TK

Committee on Translational Research

Position Name Country
Coordinator Johannes BACKS Heidelberg, DE
Co-Coordinator Rudolf DE BOER
Groningen, NL
 Member Antoni BAYES-GENIS Badalona, ES
 Member Ildiko BOCK-MARQUETTE Pecs, HU
 Member Jean-Sebastien HULOT Paris, FR
 Member Christoph MAACK Wurzburg, DE
 Member Oliver MÜLLER Kiel, DE
 Member Inês PIRES Porto, PT
 Member Peter RAINER Graz, AT
 Member Giuseppe ROSANO London, UK
 Member Patrick ROSSIGNOL Nancy, FR
 HoT member Gabriele SCHIATTARELLA Naples, IT
 Member Peter VAN DER MEER Groningen, NL