European Society of Cardiology

European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 80,000 cardiology professionals across 57 European member countries. It is a scientific reference for cardiology in Europe.

The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of clinical practice guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and pan-European surveys on specific disease areas. It also organises the ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. The ESC also edits and publishes 9 of the world's leading journals on cardiology.

For CATCH ME, the ESC will mobilise its member’s community of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the ESC, which regroups Europe's leading experts in atrial fibrillation, with the mission "To improve the quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of cardiac arrhythmias and reduce sudden cardiac death".

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Elisabetta Zanon

Elisabetta has over 20 years of professional experience in European affairs. This has included working for EU associations and representing different public sector organisations to the EU institutions. She has a successful track record in influencing EU policy and legislation and in designing and running EU communication campaigns. Elisabetta established the NHS European Office in Brussels at the end of 2007 and was Director of that Office for ten years. In February 2018 Elisabetta joined the European Society of Cardiology as Advocacy Director taking responsibility for the Society’s activities in Advocacy, Regulatory Affairs and EU-Funded Projects, as well as the ESC  Patient Forum and the ESC Cardiovascular Round Table.

Christina DimopoulouChristina Dimopoulou

Christina holds a Bsc degree in Political Sciences and has been actively engaged in the European Affairs field since 2011 as an EU policy assistant for the Greek Representation of the Regional and Local Authorities in the European Union and is a project manager for the European Society of Cardiology, based in Brussels.


Veronica DeanVeronica Dean

For the last 14 years, Veronica has been the Head of the Practice Guidelines Department of the European Society of Cardiology. Her role is to coordinate teams of super experts who develop guidelines in the cardiovascular field. She is the secretary to the Committee for Practice Guidelines and has helped to develop many derivative products from guidelines such as the pocket guidelines, their interactive App, the educational slide-sets, essential messages, summary cards and more. These practice guidelines and their associated tools are an invaluable source for cardiology professionals all over the globe. Veronica holds an Msc from the University of Denver, Colorado USA.