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ESC Working Group on Aorta & Peripheral Vascular Diseases

Our aim is to promote an integrative understanding of the pathophysiology of "polyvascular disease" with particular focus on prevention, new diagnostic and risk prediction tools, as well as novel therapeutic modalities.

To this goal, we encourage the collaboration with other Working Groups and ESC Associations for research activities and joint meetings.

We welcome all those interested in the field and we are looking forward to their active participation!

Aims and activities

  • Unify and homogenise European Vascular Medicine
  • Join the professionals and scientists involved in managing of Aortic and Vascular disease
  • Create guidelines for diagnostics and treatment of Vascular disease
  • Create and publish standards for Vascular medicine
  • Promote research and knowledge of Vascular medicine


Share our mission

  • Increase awareness about the diseases of the aorta and peripheral vessels
  • Improve and harmonise healthcare for these diseases

Build your professional network

  • Make connections with international peers and leading experts at scientific meetings and courses
  • Find international colleagues willing to join your research projects

Boost your career

  • Present your work at international meetings
  • Take part in scientific Task Forces
  • Be an ambassador in your country
  • Access grants

Keep up to date

  • Access online education, live courses, position papers and scientific articles

Have your say

  • Stand for election to Working Group nucleus
  • Vote for executive leadership positions

Membership is free and lifelong

Take a few minutes to submit your online application form and become a member

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Nucleus 2022-2024


Assoc. Prof. Oliver Schlager
Vienna Medical University 
Divison of Angiology, Dpt Of Medecine
Waehringer Guertel 18-20 
A-1090 Vienna
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Prof. Jose Fernando Rodriguez Palomares
Hosp. Vall d'Hebron
Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron 119-129
08035 Barcelona
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Prof. Lucia Mazzolai
University Hospital, Chuv
Angiology Division, Heart and Vessel Dpt
Chemin De Mont Paisible 18
1011 Lausanne
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Prof. Christian Heiss 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Prof. Christine Espinola-Klein
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Communication Coordinator

Mrs. Aline Verstraeten
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Ordinary Nucleus members

Prof. Alessandra Bura Rivière
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Prof. Julie de Backer
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Dr. Maria Martin Fernandez
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Prof. Tristan Mirault
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Assoc. Prof. Eugenio Stabile
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Dr. Roland van Kimmenade
The Netherlands
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Non-voting nucleus members

Prof. Victor Aboyans
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Prof. Guillaume Jondeau
Working Group Representative in ESC Council on Cardiovascular Genomics Board
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Prof. Dirk Sibbing
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Prof. Sabine Steiner
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