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

Volunteers from the HFA work together towards ambitious goals - producing papers, delivering the educational programme, and supporting the HFA Board in accomplishing the HFA mission. They are the heart of the HFA.

See HFA position papers

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



We are pleased to announce the composition of the HFA Committees and Study Groups 2022-2024

Board Committees

Advocacy Regulatory Affairs

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Gerasimos Filippatos Greece, GR
Co-Chairperson Brenda Moura Portugal, PT
Committee Member Marianna Adamo Italy, IT
Committee Member Ekaterini Lambrinou Cyprus, CY
Committee Member Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT

Communication

Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Amina Rakisheva Kazakhstan, KZ
Committee Member Antonio Cannata United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Marta Izabela Kaluzna-Oleksy Poland, PL
Committee Member Nathan Mewton France, FR
Committee Member Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE

Congress

Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Marco Metra Italy, IT
Committee Member Gerasimos Filippatos Greece, GR
Committee Member Wilfried Mullens Belgium, BE
Committee Member Arsen Ristic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Giuseppe M C Rosano United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB

Membership

Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT
Committee Member Offer Amir Israel, IL
Committee Member Loreena Hill United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Hadi Skouri Lebanon, LB

National Heart Failure Societies

Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Brenda Moura Portugal, PT
Committee Member Antonio Bayes Genis Spain, ES
Committee Member Ovidiu Chioncel Romania, RO
Committee Member Nicolas Girerd France, FR
Committee Member Amina Rakisheva Kazakhstan, KZ

Nominating Committee

TBC

Young

Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Antonio Cannata United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Henrike Arfsten Austria, AT
Committee Member Emanuele Bobbio Italy, IT
Committee Member Alberto Esteban Fernandez Spain, ES
Committee Member Chris Kapelios Greece, GR
Committee Member Sotiria Liori Greece, GR
Committee Member Cornelia Margineanu Romania, RO
Committee Member Francesca Musella Italy, IT
Committee Member Mateusz Sokolski Poland, PL
Committee Member Shirley Sze United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Jozine Ter Maaten Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Daniela Tomasoni Italy, IT
Affiliate Han Naung Tun United States of America, US

Structural Committees

Digital Health & Patient Care

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Loreena Hill United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Co-Chairperson Ekaterini Lambrinou Cyprus, CY
Committee Member Fabrice Bauer France, FR
Committee Member Teresa Castiello United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Nicolas Girerd France, FR
Committee Member Camilla Hage Sweden, SE
Committee Member Beattie James United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Friedrich Koehler Germany, DE
Committee Member Maggie Simpson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT
Committee Member Rhys Williams United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB

Education

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Magdy Abdelhamid Egypt, EG
Co-Chairperson Michael Boehm Germany, DE
Committee Member Emmanuelle Berthelot France, FR
Committee Member Gerasimos Filippatos Greece, GR
Committee Member Fadi Jouhra United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Wilfried Mullens Belgium, BE
Committee Member Arsen Ristic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE
Committee Member Petar Seferovic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Maggie Simpson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Hadi Skouri Lebanon, LB
Committee Member Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT

HeartFailureMatters

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Kenneth Dickstein Norway, NO
Co-Chairperson Ewa Anita Jankowska Poland, PL
Committee Member Loreena Hill United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Marta Izabela Kaluzna-Oleksy Poland, PL
Committee Member Ekaterini Lambrinou Cyprus, CY
Committee Member Alejandro Recio Mayoral Spain, ES
Committee Member Frans Hendrik Rutten Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Maggie Simpson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Stefan Stoerk Germany, DE
Committee Member Anna Stromberg Sweden, SE
Committee Member Luka Vugrac Croatia, HR

Quality of Care Centers

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Petar Seferovic Serbia, RS
Co-Chairperson Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT
Committee Member Offer Amir Israel, IL
Committee Member Barnabas Gellen France, FR
Committee Member Mark Petrie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Massimo Francesco Piepoli Italy, IT
Committee Member Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE
Committee Member Stefan Stoerk Germany, DE

Registries & Atlas

Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Lars Lund Sweden, SE
Co-Chairperson Petar Seferovic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Giuseppe Ambrosio Italy, IT
Committee Member Jasper Brugts Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Ovidiu Chioncel Romania, RO
Committee Member Stolfo Davide Italy, IT
Committee Member Nicolas Girerd France, FR
Committee Member Mark Petrie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Amina Rakisheva Kazakhstan, KZ
Committee Member Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE
Committee Member Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz Turkiye, TR

Scientific Committees

Cluster 1 - Diagnosis & Comobidities

Committee on Atrial Disorders
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Dipak Kotecha United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Marianna Adamo Italy, IT
Committee Member Alberto Aimo Italy, IT
Committee Member Elena Arbelo Spain, ES
Committee Member Antonio Bayes Genis Spain, ES
Committee Member Felipe Bisbal Spain, ES
Committee Member Jelena Celutkiene Lithuania, LT
Committee Member Dobromir Dobrev Germany, DE
Committee Member Dimitrios T Farmakis Greece, GR
Committee Member Frank Ruschitzka Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Otilia Tica Romania, RO
Committee Member Jerremy Weerts Netherlands (The), NL
Committee on Comorbidities

Chairperson: Andrew Coats, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB

  • Study Group on Cardio-Oncology
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Dimitrios T Farmakis Greece, GR
Co-Chairperson Amina Rakisheva Kazakhstan, KZ
Committee Member Pietro Ameri Italy, IT
Committee Member Jelena Celutkiene Lithuania, LT
Committee Member Alain Cohen-Solal France, FR
Committee Member Fadi Jouhra United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Kalliopi Keramida Greece, GR
Committee Member Yvonne Koop Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Yusuf Ziya Sener Turkiye, TR
Committee Member Aaron Sverdlov Australia, AU
Committee Member Thomas Thum Germany, DE
Committee Member Sophie Van Linthout Germany, DE
Affiliate Gerasimos Filippatos Greece, GR
Affiliate Massimo Francesco Piepoli Italy, IT
  • Study Group on Cardio-Renal Metabolic Diseases
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Gerasimos Filippatos Greece, GR
Committee Member Magdy Abdelhamid Egypt, EG
Committee Member Debasish Banerjee United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Kevin Damman Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Wolfram Doehner Germany, DE
Committee Member Andreas Flammer Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Chris Kapelios Greece, GR
Committee Member Christoph Maack Germany, DE
Committee Member Wilfried Mullens Belgium, BE
Committee Member Francesco Papalia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Patrick Rossignol France, FR
Committee Member Michele Senni Italy, IT
Affiliate Vijay Chopra India, IN
  • Study Group on Exercise Physiology & Training
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Maurizio Volterrani Italy, IT
Committee Member Stamatis Adamopoulos Greece, GR
Committee Member Abraham Samuel Babu India, IN
Committee Member Barnabas Gellen France, FR
Committee Member Martha Kyriakou Cyprus, CY
Committee Member Massimo Mapelli Italy, IT
Committee Member Najat Mouine Morocco, MA
Committee Member Ewa Piotrowicz Poland, PL
Committee Member Elisabetta Salvioni Italy, IT
Committee Member Ewa Straburzynska-Migaj Poland, PL
Committee Member Anna Stromberg Sweden, SE
Committee Member Jean Marc Weinstein Israel, IL
  • Study Group on Frailty
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Markus Anker Germany, DE
Co-Chairperson Andrew Coats United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Emmanuelle Berthelot France, FR
Committee Member Vasiliki Bistola Greece, GR
Committee Member Wolfram Doehner Germany, DE
Committee Member Loreena Hill United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Elena Marques-Sule Spain, ES
Committee Member Oscar Miro Spain, ES
Committee Member Anna Stromberg Sweden, SE
Committee Member Shirley Sze United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Michal Tkaczyszyn Poland, PL
Committee Member Cristiana Vitale United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Affiliate Ewa Anita Jankowska Poland, PL
  • Study Group on Heart & Brain
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz Turkiye, TR
Committee Member Abdallah Almaghraby Egypt, EG
Committee Member Rodolfo Citro Italy, IT
Committee Member Attila Frigy Romania, RO
Committee Member Duska Glavas Croatia, HR
Committee Member Tarik Kivrak Turkiye, TR
Committee Member John T Parissis Greece, GR
Committee Member Katrin Streckfuss-Boemeke Germany, DE
Committee Member Dilek Ural Turkiye, TR
Committee Member Kateryna Viligorska Ukraine, UA
  • Study Group on Lung, Sleep & Pulmonary Hypertension
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Andrew Coats United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Co-Chairperson Mitja Lainscak Slovenia, SI
Co-Chairperson Arsen Ristic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Fabrice Bauer France, FR
Committee Member Daniela Bursacovschi Moldova (Republic of), MD
Committee Member Ahmet Celik Turkiye, TR
Committee Member Emilia D'Elia Italy, IT
Committee Member Mohammad El Tahlawi Egypt, EG
Committee Member Marat Fudim United States of America, US
Committee Member Elias Gialafos Greece, GR
Committee Member Alberto Maria Marra Italy, DE
Committee Member Valentina Mercurio Italy, IT
Committee Member Karl-Philipp Rommel Germany, DE
Committee on HFmrEF and HFpEF
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Marc Petrie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Larisa Dizdarevic-Hudic Bosnia and Herzegovina, BA
Committee Member Camilla Hage Sweden, SE
Committee Member Jean-Sebastien Hulot France, FR
Committee Member Carolyn SP Lam Singapore, SG
Committee Member Malgorzata Lelonek Poland, PL
Committee Member Christopher Miller United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Brenda Moura Portugal, PT
Committee Member Frans Hendrik Rutten Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella Italy, IT
Committee Member Gal Tsaban Israel, IL
Affiliate Stephane Heymans Netherlands (The), NL
Affiliate Michele Senni Italy, IT
Committee on Imaging & Diagnosis
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Chiara Bucciarelli Ducci United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Marianna Adamo Italy, IT
Committee Member Alberto Aimo Italy, IT
Committee Member Antonio Bayes Genis Spain, ES
Committee Member Rudolf De Boer Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Arantxa Gonzalez Miqueo Spain, ES
Committee Member Julia Grapsa United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Silvana Jovanova North Macedonia, MK
Committee Member Carolyn SP Lam Singapore, SG
Committee Member Brenda Moura Portugal, PT
Committee Member Alberto Palazzuoli Italy, IT
Committee Member Pawel Rubis Poland, PL
Committee on Structural Heart Disease
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Marianna Adamo Italy, IT
Committee Member Magdy Abdelhamid Egypt, EG
Committee Member Elena-Laura Antohi Romania, RO
Committee Member Antonio Bayes Genis Spain, ES
Committee Member Ovidiu Chioncel Romania, RO
Committee Member Julia Grapsa United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Nicole Karam France, FR
Committee Member Francesco Maisano Italy, CH
Committee Member Fabien Praz Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Anna Sannino Italy, IT
Committee Member Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE
Committee Member Vanessa van Empel Netherlands (The), NL

Cluster 2 - Acute and Advanced Heart Failure & Devices

Committee on Acute Heart Failure
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Ovidiu Chioncel Romania, RO
Committee Member Antonio Cannata United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Andreas Flammer Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Nicolas Girerd France, FR
Committee Member Duska Glavas Croatia, HR
Committee Member John T Parissis Greece, GR
Committee Member Effie Polyzogopoulou Greece, GR
Committee Member Francois Roubille France, FR
Committee Member Hadi Skouri Lebanon, LB
Committee Member Otilia Tica Romania, RO
Affiliate Biykem Bozkurt United States of America, US
Affiliate Javed Burtler United States of America, US
Affiliate Sean Collins United States of America, US
Committee on Advanced Heart Failure
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Stamatis Adamopoulos Greece, GR
Co-Chairperson Finn Gustafsson Denmark, DK
Committee Member Maja Cikes Croatia, HR
Committee Member Maria Generosa Crespo-Leiro Spain, ES
Committee Member Stephan Ensminger Germany, DE
Committee Member Tiny Jaarsma Sweden, SE
Committee Member Emer Joyce Ireland, IE
Committee Member Hoong Sern Lim United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Marco Masetti Italy, IT
Committee Member Davor Milicic Croatia, HR
Committee Member Sanem Nalbantgil Turkiye, TR
Committee Member Laurens Tops Netherlands (The), NL
Affiliate Kevin Damman Netherlands (The), NL
Affiliate Frank Ruschitzka Switzerland, CH
Committee on Cardiac Devices
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Offer Amir Israel, IL
Committee Member Josip Andjelo Borovac Croatia, HR
Committee Member Anastasia Egorova Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Erwan Mathieu Flecher France, FR
Committee Member Marat Fudim United States of America, US
Committee Member Nathan Mewton France, FR
Committee Member Frank Ruschitzka Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Helder Santos Portugal, PT
Committee Member Benedikt Schrage Germany, DE
Committee Member Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam Australia, AU

Cluster 3 - Cardiomyopathies

Committee on Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis & Pericardial Disease

Chairperson: Carsten Tschöpe, Germany, DE

  • Study Group on HF in Amyloidosis
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Pablo Garcia-Pavia Spain, ES
Committee Member Thibaud Damy France, FR
Committee Member Marianna Fontana United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Julian Gillmore United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Ewa Anita Jankowska Poland, PL
Committee Member Sebastian Kelle Germany, DE
Committee Member Karin Klingel Germany, DE
Committee Member Arnt Kristen Germany, DE
Committee Member Marco Merlo Italy, IT
Committee Member Hadi Skouri Lebanon, LB
Committee Member Peter Van Der Meer Netherlands (The), NL
  • Study Group on HF in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Iacopo Olivotto  Italy, IT
Committee Member Rudolf De Boer Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Ales Linhart Czechia, CZ
Committee Member Monica Patten Germany, DE
Committee Member Arsen Ristic Serbia, RS
Committee Member Thomas Thum Germany, DE
Committee Member Jolanda van der Velden Netherlands (The), NL
  • Study Group on HF in Inflammatory Cardiomyopathies
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Karin Klingel Germany, DE
Committee Member Enrico Ammirati Italy, IT
Committee Member Christina Basso Italy, IT
Committee Member Alida Caforio Italy, IT
Committee Member Giuseppe Di Stolfo Italy, IT
Committee Member Fernando Dominguez Spain, ES
Committee Member Andreas Flammer Switzerland, CH
Committee Member Jukka Lehtonen Finland, FI
Committee Member Christoph Maack Germany, DE
Committee Member Federica Marelli-Berg  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Sophie Van Linthout Germany, DE
Affiliate Leslie Cooper United States of America, US
  • Study Group on HF in Inherited Dilated Cardiomyopathies
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Stephane Heymans Netherlands (The), NL
Co-Chairperson Antonis Pantazis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Folkert Asselbergs Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Elijah Behr United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Philippe Charron France, FR
Committee Member Dana Dawson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Pablo Garcia-Pavia Spain, ES
Committee Member Andrea Mazzanti Italy, IT
Committee Member Lorenzo Monserrat Spain, ES
Committee Member Sanjay Prasad United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Gianfranco Sinagra Italy, IT
Committee Member Maria Teresa  Tome Esteban  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee on Peripartum Cardiomyopathies
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Johann Bauersachs Germany, DE
Co-Chairperson Amina Rakisheva Kazakhstan, KZ
Co-Chairperson Karen Sliwa South Africa, ZA
Committee Member Hasan Al Farhan Iraq, IQ
Committee Member Silvana Jovanova North Macedonia, MK
Committee Member Amam Chinyere Mbakwem Nigeria, NG
Committee Member Maggie Simpson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Gianfranco Sinagra Italy, IT
Committee Member Emeline Van Craenenbroeck Belgium, BE
Committee Member Peter Van Der Meer Netherlands (The), NL
Affiliate Alice M Jackson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Affiliate Marc Petrie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB

Cluster 4 - Basic and Translational

Committee on Basic & Translational Research
Member Role Name Location
Chairperson Sophie Van Linthout Germany, DE
Committee Member Edoardo Bertero Germany, DE
Committee Member Alessandra Ghigo Italy, IT
Committee Member Arantxa Gonzalez Miqueo Spain, ES
Committee Member Stephane Heymans Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Piero Pollesello Finland, FI
Committee Member Konstantinos Stellos Germany, GB
Committee Member Katrin Streckfuss-Boemeke Germany, DE
Committee Member Thomas Thum Germany, DE
Committee Member Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti Italy, IT
Committee Member Peter Van Der Meer Netherlands (The), NL
Committee Member Eva Van Rooij Netherlands (The), NL
Committee on Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy
Member Role Name Location
Co-Chairperson Basil S Lewis Israel, IL
Co-Chairperson Gianluigi Savarese Sweden, SE
Committee Member Giuseppe Ambrosio Italy, IT
Committee Member Mariantonietta Cicoira Italy, IT
Committee Member Massimo Iacoviello Italy, IT
Committee Member Ewa Anita Jankowska Poland, PL
Committee Member Pardeep Jhund United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB
Committee Member Stefania Paolillo Italy, IT
Committee Member Davide Stolfo Italy, IT
Committee Member Sven Wassmann Germany, DE
  • Task Force on Metabolic Interventions
Committee Member Seif El Hadidi Egypt, EG
Committee Member Gabriele  Fragasso Italy, IT
Committee Member Davor Milicic Croatia, HR
  • Task Force on Basic & Translational Pharmacology
Committee Member Jean-Sebastien Hulot France, FR
Committee Member Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella Italy, IT