In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

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

Committees and Study Groups are the heart of the Association.

The call for application is now open.

HFA Gold or Silver members and Fellows of the HFA are eligible to apply.



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

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.

Call for application 2018-2020

The call for application is now open until 17August.

Before submitting your application, please:

  1. Check your HFA membership status & ESC ID by logging in to your "My ESC Account"
  2. Prepare a motivation letter in word/pdf (maximum 1 page)
  3. Prepare your CV in word/pdf

Send my application

What do Committee members do?

Find out about HFA Position Papers and Workshops.  Bring your ideas to the table!
 
We look forward to hearing from you.

HFA Committees and Study Groups 2016-2018

Committee on Acute Heart Failure

Position Name Country
Coordinator Veli-Pekka Harjola Finland
Co-coordinator John Parissis Greece
  Hans Peter Brunner La Rocca The Netherlands
  Ovidiu Chioncel Romania
  Oscar Miro Spain
  Andrea Mortara Italy
  Christian Mueller Switzerland
  Wilfried Mullens Belgium
  Alain Rudiger Switzerland
  Jean-Marc Weinstein Iceland
Affiliated Members
  • Johann Bauersachs, DE
  • Sean Collins, US
  • John R. Teerlink, US

Committee on Advanced Heart Failure

Coordinator: Marisa CRESPO LEIRO, Spain

Study Group on Mechanical Circulatory Support
Position Name Country
Coordinator Lars Lund Sweden
  Eduardo Barge-Caballero Spain
  Nicolas De Jonge The Netherlands
  Maria Frigerio Italy
  Righab Hamdan Lebanon
  Tal Hasin Iceland
  Pascal Leprince France
  Arsen Ristic Serbia
  Arjang Ruhparwar Germany
Study Group on Transplant
Position Name Country
Coordinator Davor Milicic Croatia
  Frank Enseleit Switzerland
  Aggeliki Gkouziouta Greece
  Finn Gustafsson Denmark
  Martin Huelsmann Austria
  Sanem Nalbantgil Turkey
  Dar Owais United Kingdom
  Luciano Potena Italy
  Ewa Straburzynska-Migaj Poland
  Steven Tsui United Kingdom

Committee on Cardiac Devices

Position Name Country
Coordinator Frank Ruschitzka Switzerland
  Stefan Anker Germany
  Kenneth Dickstein Norway
  Gerasimos Filippatos Greece
  Cecilia Linde Sweden
  Wilfried Mullens Belgium
  Piotr Ponikowski Poland
Affiliated member:
  • William T. ABRAHAM, US

Committee on Comorbidities

Study Group on Cardio-Oncology
Position Name Country
Coordinator Alexander Lyon United Kingdom
  Markus Anker Germany
  Jutta Bergler-Klein Austria
  Yury Belenkov Russian Federation
  Alain Cohen-Solal France
  Rudolf De Boer The Netherlands
  Dimitrios Farmakis Greece
  Maria T. Lopez Fernandez Spain
  Radek Pudil Czech Republic
  Thomas Suter Switzerland
  Carlo Tocchetti Italy
  Stephan Von Haehling Germany
Study Group on Diabetes & Hypertension
Position Name Country
Coordinator Giuseppe Rosano United Kingdom
  Martin Huelsmann Austria
  Pardeep Jhund United Kingdom
  Michel Komajda France
  John McMurray United Kingdom
  Ibrahim Sari Turkey
  Petar Seferovic Serbia
  Bryan Williams United Kingdom
Study Group on Cardiorenal Dysfunction
Position Name Country
Coordinator Wilfried Mullens Belgium
  Marco Metra Italy
  Kevin Damman The Netherlands
  Nuriat Montserrat Spain
  Francesco Orso Italy
  Claudio Ronco Italy
  Patrick Rossignol France
  Claire Rushton United Kingdom

Affiliated members:

  • Jeffrey Testani, US
  • Wai Hong Wilson Tang , US
Study Group on Heart & Brain
Position Name Country
Coordinator Andrew Coats United Kingdom
Co-coordinator Wolfram Doehner Germany
  Christiane Angermann Germany
  Yuksel Cavusoglu Turkey
  Ewa Jankowska Poland
  Christiana Vitale Poland
  Mehmet Yilmaz Turkey

Committee on Diagnosis

Study Group on Biomarkers
Position Name Country
Coordinator Christian Mueller Switzerland
Co-Coordinator Rudolf de Boer The Netherlands
  Antoni Bayes Genis Spain
  John Cleland United Kingdom
  Kenneth McDonald Ireland
  Alexandre Mebazaa France
  Wouter Meijers The Netherlands
  Thomas Mueller Austria

Affiliated members:

  • James Januzzi, US
  • Alan Maisel, US
  • Marc Richards, NZ
Study Group on Imaging
Position Name Country
Coordinator Petros Nihoyannopoulos United Kingdom
Co-Coordinator Jelena Celutkiene Lithuania
  Vassilis Barberis Cyprus
  Jeroen Bax The Netherlands
  Frank Flachskampf Sweden
  Andreas Flammer Switzerland
  Julia Grapsa United Kingdom
  José Zamorano Spain

Committee on Exercise Physiology and Training

Position Name Country
Coordinator Massimo Piepoli Italy
Co-Coordinator Stamatis Adamopoulos Greece
  Alain Cohen-Solal France
  Maurizio Volterrani Italy
  Renata Glowczynska Poland
  Costas Davos Germany
  Justien Cornelis Belgium
  Dimitar Divchev Germany
  Piergiuseppe Agostini Italy

Committee on Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction

Position Name Country
Coordinator Rudolf De Boer The Netherlands
Co-Coordinator Carsten Tschoepe Germany
  Marco Guazzi Italy
  Walter Paulus The Netherlands
  Burkert Pieske Germany
  Frans Rutten The Netherlands
  Filippos Triposkiadis Greece
  Rolf Wachter Germany
Affiliated members
  • Scott Solomon, US
  • Sanjiv Shah, US
  • Carolyn Lam, SG
  • Barry Borlaug, US

Committee Online Education

Position Name Country
Coordinator Giuseppe Rosano Italy
Co-Coordinator Jelena Celutkiene Lithuania
  Rudolf De Boer The Netherlands
  Domenico D’amario Italy
  Julia Grapsa United Kingdom
  Ekaterini Lambrinou Cyprus
  IVO PLaninc Croatia
  Robin Ray United Kingdom
  Ola Vedin Sweden

Committee on Patient Care

Position Name Country
Coordinator Arno Hoes The Netherlands
Co-Coordinator Loreena Hill Ireland
  Josiane Boyne The Netherlands
  Jelena Celutkiene Lithuania
  Roy Gardner United Kingdom
  Yuri Lopatin Russian Federation
  Theresa McDonagh United Kingdom
  Joe Gallagher Ireland

Qualitate Qua

  • Kenneth Dickstein, NO
  • Jillian Riley, UK
Task Force on Palliative Care
Position Name Country
Coordinator Jillian Riley United Kingdom
Co-Coordinator Loreena Hill Ireland
  James Beattie United Kingdom
  Giuseppe Di Stolfo Italy
  Tiny Jaarsma Sweden
  Frans Rutten The Netherlands

Committee on Regulatory Affairs

Position Name Country
Coordinator Gerasimos Filippatos Greece
  Stefan Anker Germany
  Frank Ruschtizka Switzerland
  Petar Seferovic Serbia
  Sergio Bonini (EMA) Italy

Committee on Surveys, Registries and Epidemiology

Position Name Country
Coordinator Lars Lund Sweden
Co-Coordinator Arno Hoes The Netherlands
  Marisa Crespo-Leiro Spain
  Israel Gotsman Israël
  Mahmoud Hassanein Egypt
  Pardeep Jhund United Kingdom
  Mitja Lainscak Slovenia
  Javier Muniz-Garcia Spain
  Massimo Piepoli Italy
  Gianluigi Savarese Sweden
  Maurizio Volterrani Italy
  Mehmet Yilmaz Turkey

National Heart Failure Societies

Position Name Country
Coordinator Mitja Lainscak Slovenia
Co-Coordinator Yuri Lopatin Russia
  Petros Agathangelo Cyprus
  Johann Altenberger Austria
  Yuksel Cavusoglu Turkey
  Ovidiu Chioncel Romania
  Roy Gardner United Kingdom
  Brenda Moura Portugal
  Stefan Stoerk Germany
  Hadi Skouri Lebanon
  Tiina Uuetoa Estonia
  Jean-Marc Weinstein Israël

Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow

Position Name Country
Coordinator Ewa Jankowska Poland
Co-Coordinator Alexandre Mebazaa France
  Markus Anker Germany
  Claire Bouleti France
  Theodoros Christodoulides Cyprus
  Matthias Naegele Switzerland
  Rui Placido Portugal
  Adam Rokita Germany
  Tamas Radovits Hungary
  Markus Wallner Austria
  Sophie Welch United Kingdom
  Giuseppe Vergaro Italy

Committee on Translational Research

Position Name Country
Coordinator Stephane Heymans The Netherlands
Co-Coordinator Johann Bauersachs Germany
  Antoni Bayes Genis Spain
  Ida Lunde Romania
  Jean S Hulot France
  Benjamin Meder Germany
  Patrick Rossignol France
  Guido Iaccaroni Italy
  Dimitris Tousoulis Greece

Committee on Cardiomyopathies & structural heart disease

Cardiomyopathies
Position Name Country
Coordinator Petar Seferovic Serbia
  Michael Arad Israël
  Eloisa Arbustini Italy
  Ilias Gialafos Greece
  Stephane Heymans The Netherlands
  Michel Noutsias Germany
  Carsten Tschoeppe Germany
Peripartum Cardiomyopathies
Position Name Country
Coordinator Johann Bauersachs Germany
  Righab Hamdan Lebanon
  Denise Hilfiker Kleiner Germany
  Mark Petrie United Kingdom
  Peter Van Der Meer The Netherlands

Affiliated members:

  • Karen Sliwa Hahnle, ZA
  • Amam Mbakwem, NG
Takotsubo Syndrome
Position Name Country
Coordinator Alexander Lyon United Kingdom
  Johannes Backs Germany
  Rodolfo Citro Italy
  Jelena Ghadri Templin Switzerland
  Elmir Omerovic Sweden
  Birke Schneider Germany
  Guido Parodi Italy
Myocarditis Task Force
Position Name Country
Coordinator Gerasimos Filippatos Greece
  Cristina Basso Italy
  Urs Eriksson Switzerland
  Andrea Frustaci Italy
  Sabine Pankuweit Germany
  Arsen Ristic Serbia

Affiliated member:

  • Leslie Cooper, US