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ESC Working Groups elections 2022

According to the ESC Working Groups Governance Procedures, mandates of Working Group nucleus members are aligned on a two-year period; several positions will therefore be subject to renewal in 2022.



General information

The governance of the ESC Working Groups is defined by the ESC Board approved procedures available here online.

According to these rules of governance, elections are organised every two years by electronic voting which is put in place with the support of the ESC staff

  • The Chairperson-Elect is elected by the voting nucleus members after a nomination process
  • The ordinary nucleus members are subsequently elected by the Working Group members with voting rights (as defined in Article 6.2)

The elections are supervised by the Nominating Committee, who must ensure that the procedures detailed in the Governance Procedures are respected. You'll find the details of the Nominating Committees below.

The elections of the ESC Working Groups will be organised according to the same rules and timelines, as detailed below.

Nominating Committees

If you wish to receive any information about the 2022 elections, we invite you to contact the chairperson of the relevant Nominating Committee.

Composition

ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Michael Gatzoulis, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Laura Dos Subira, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Aorta & Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Victor Aboyans, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Oliver Schlager, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Christian Heiss, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis & Vascular Biology
  • Magnus Back, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Esther Lutgens, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Konstantinos Stellos, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Carol Ann Remme, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Jordi Heijman, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Elisa Passini, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
  • Heinz Drexel, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Juan Carlos Kaski, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Elisabetta Cerbai, WG Nucleus Member
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative & Reparative Medicine
  • Francisco Fernandez-Aviles, WG Chairperson-Elect and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Giulio Pompilio, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Philippe Menasche, WG Nucleus Member
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Claudio Muneretto, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Nikolaos Bonaros, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Roman Gottardi, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
  • Rosalinda Madonna, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Cinzia Perrino, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Sabine Steffens, WG Nucleus Member
ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation
  • Dirk J Duncker, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Teresa Padro, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, WG Nucleus Member
ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology
  • Jose Maria Perez-Pomares, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Bill Chaudhry, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Monique Jongbloed, WG Nucleus Member
ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology
  • Joost Lumens, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Ruben Casado Arroyo, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Nicolas Duchateau, WG Treasurer
ESC Working Group on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases
  • Yehuda Adler, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Massimo Imazio, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Antonios Pantazis, WG Chairperson
ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function
  • Thomas Thum, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Dana Dawson, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Peter Rainer, WG Communication Coordinator
ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function
  • Stephan Rosenkranz, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • George Giannakoulas, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Maria Pilar Escribano Subias, WG Treasurer
ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
  • Dirk Sibbing, WG Past-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Nominating Committee - email
  • Andrea Rubboli, WG Chairperson-Elect
  • Gregory YH Lip, WG Nucleus Member

Elections of Chairperson-Elect

The Chairperson-Elect is elected for a period of 2 years after which they automatically become Chairperson for 2 years and then Past-Chairperson for 2 years.

Who can apply

The position of Chairperson-Elect is open to the current and immediate-past voting nucleus members only; they will receive the call for candidates prepared by the Nominating Committee.

Candidates must comply with the election rules and eligibility criteria (respectively sections 5.1 and 5.2a of the Governance Procedures).

Candidacies are received and reviewed by the Nominating Committee according to the procedure and requirements detailed in the call for candidates.

Who can vote

The Chairperson-Elect is elected by the voting nucleus members, in the year of the end of the mandate.

Timeline

  • 21 - 30 January 2022: call for candidates
  • 18 - 28 February 2022 : online voting
  • Before end of March 2022: announcement of the election results

Results

ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Margarita Brida, Croatia - email
ESC Working Group on Aorta & Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Jose Fernando Rodriguez Palomares, Spain - email
ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis & Vascular Biology
  • Elena Osto, Switzerland - email
ESC Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Dan Johnson, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - email
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
  • Dobromir Dobrev, Germany - email
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Regenerative & Reparative Medicine
  • Ricardo Sanz Ruiz, Spain - email
ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Roberto Lorusso, The Netherlands - email
ESC Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
  • Maurizio Pesce, Italy - email
ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation
  • Edina Cenko, Italy - email
ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology
  • Antonio Baldini, Italy - email
ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology
  • Magnus Thorsten Jensen, Denmark - email
ESC Working Group on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases
  • Carsten Tschoepe, Germany (email)Wolfgang Linke, Germany - email
ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function
  • Wolfgang Linke, Germany - email
ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function
  • Erik Klok, The Netherlands - email
ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
  • Diana Gorog, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - email

Elections of Ordinary Nucleus Members

Ordinary nucleus members are elected for a period of two years, renewable once, if the elected term will not make them surpass the 12-year limit.

Who can apply

The positions of ordinary nucleus members are open to Working Group members with voting rights (as defined in article 6.2 of the Governance Procedures)*; they will receive the call for candidates prepared by the Nominating Committee.

Candidates must comply with the election rules and eligibility criteria (respectively sections 5.1 and 5.3a of the Governance Procedures)* and apply through the application form received by email.

Who can vote

Working Group nucleus members are elected by members of that same Working Group with voting rights (as defined in Article 6.2 of the Governance Procedures)*.

Timeline

  • 25 April – 9 May 2022: call for candidates
  • 13 - 30 June 2022: online voting
  • Before end of July 2022: announcement of the election results

*The Belorussian Scientific Society of Cardiology and the Russian Society of Cardiology are temporarily suspended from the membership of the ESC. See ESC Statement.