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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.
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.
Healthcare professionals and scientific organisations: our ethical integrity and how we aim to maintain it.
Download the ESC statutes and our annual reports.
The ESC counts 57 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.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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