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The ESC is governed by an elected board comprising 32 volunteer cardiovascular experts. Our activities are overseen by 22 committees whose activities are delivered by over 2,000 expert cardiology 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.
Healthcare professionals and scientific organisations: our ethical integrity and how we maintain it.
Download the ESC statutes and our annual reports.
The ESC counts 57 National Cardiac Societies which pay a fee and have a vote on 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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