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ESC Working Group on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases


This ESC Working Group has a strong educational commitment, especially to young cardiologists, and tires to expand collaborations with basic scientists as well as non-cardiologist colleagues with a multidisciplinary interest in Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.

We warmly invite new colleagues to join our Working Group, since there is much work to be done to understand, diagnose and treat this complex but fascinating group of cardiovascular diseases.


Aims

  • To promote and organise epidemiological, clinical, genetic and immunological research in the field of:
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathies with exclusive cardiac involvement
    • New, unclassified cardiomyopathies
    • Pericardial inflammatory diseases
    • Tumors of the heart and pericardium
    • Myocardial and pericardial involvement in systemic autoimmune or immune-oriented disorders
    • Myocardial involvement in genetic diseases and in rare cardiovascular diseases
  • To promote ESC educational programs on myocardial and pericardial diseases.
  • To promote the participation of members of the Working group to ESC activities.
  • To promote European research networks and multicenter European translational studies in Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

Activities

  • To organise educational meetings on thematic topics.
  • To contribute to the organization and preparation of the annual ESC congress and to participate and support other scientific meetings and symposia.
  • To hold regular meetings of the Working Group.
  • To arrange Task Forces dealing with relevant issues and publish appropriate guidelines and recommendations of good clinical practice.

Nucleus 2018-2020

Chairperson

Prof. Yehuda Adler
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv - Israel
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Vice-Chairperson

Dr. Antonios Pantazis
The Royal Brompton And Harefield Hospitals
Cardiology Department
Sydney Street
SW3 6NP London - United Kingdom
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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Ales Linhart, FESC
2nd Department of Internal Medicine
General University Hospital
U nemocnice 2
CZ - 128 08 Prague, Czech Republic
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Treasurer

Ass. Prof. Ingrid Kindermann
Germany
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Secretary

Dr. Massimo Imazio FESC
Italy
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Web Editor

Prof. Sabine Pankuweit, FESC
Germany
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Ordinary Nucleus members

Dr. Antonio Brucato
Italy
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Dr. Urs Eriksson, FESC
Switzerland
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Dr. Ivana Burazor, FESC
Serbia
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Dr. Maria Teresa Tome Esteban, FESC
United Kingdom
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Prof. Cristina Basso, FESC
Italy
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Prof. Karin Klingel
Germany
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Ex-Officio members

Dr. Alida L.P. Caforio, FESC
Italy

Prof. Arsen Ristic, FESC
Serbia

Dr. Lorenzo Monserrat, FESC
Spain

 

Affiliated members

Dr Michail Papadakis, FESC