The ESC is governed be an elected Board comprising 32 volunteer cardiovascular experts. Our activities are overseen by 22 committees whose activities are delivered by over 2 000 cardiology expert volunteers.
The ESC employs staff to support its professional volunteers in the development, production and management of these activities. This staff is managed by a Chief Executive Officer who reports to the President and Management Group of the ESC Board.
More about our current Board and Management Group.
Download the ESC statutes and our annual reports.
Healthcare professionals and scientific organisations: our ethical integrity and how we aim to maintain it.
Committees have specially assigned tasks: some directly related to ESC publications or to congress organisation, others to basic scientific and administrative decisions of the Society.
More about ESC Committees - who they are and what they do.
The ESC counts 56 member National Cardiac Societies which pay a fee and have a vote in our activities.
The ESC has two administrative centres: The European Heart House in Biot, France, and the European Heart Agency in Brussels, Belgium.
Harmonising care, maintaining professional standards and informing European policy makers.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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