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Aims & Activities

ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy and Pathology

Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)


  • To promote and organise research and education in the fields of cardiovascular development, anatomy and pathology, with underlying molecular and genetic developmental mechanisms with a translational approach
  • To gather and exchange information regarding research and related activities within the Working Group and with other Working groups or individuals inside the ESC community
  • To promote the clinic-pathologic correlation method, which is becoming even more important in the era of advanced clinical imaging and interventional procedures.
  • To design and coordinate scientific research in the aforementioned fields of its own interest


  • To contribute to the organization and preparation of the Annual ESC Congress, and to participate and support other scientific meetings and symposia
  • To contribute to the educational activities of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science, including the Basic science summer schools and the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology meeting
  • To establish appropriate recommendations for the ESC regarding the aforementioned fields of its own interest
  • To organize Teaching Workshops on suitable topics
  • To support the Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology Live Sessions at the annual congress of the ESC, in collaboration with the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP)
  • To arrange Task Forces to discuss issues of contemporary importance to the Working Group and publish appropriate guidelines and recommendations
  • To hold regular meetings of the Working Group