European Society of Cardiology

European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents over 80,000 cardiology professionals across 56 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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Stéphan MartinStéphan Martin

Stéphan recently joined the European Society of Cardiology as Director, Clinical & Scientific Initiatives after 25 years with the AH pharmaceutical industry, in positions with increasing regional or global responsibilities, across a range of markets and disciplines. Stéphan studied Veterinary Medicine (ENV Nantes, France -1987) and holds an Executive MBA (HEC Paris-2014).

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.

Nikos ManiadakisNikos Maniadakis

Nikos is Professor and Head of Department at Health Services Management and Associate Dean at the National School of Public Health in Athens, Greece. His research is focused on the economics of disease, evaluation of medical technology and assessment of health service performance. He is Coordinator of the ESC health policy unit and Associate Editor of the Applied Health Economics and Policy journal.

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.

Rachel Wattel 

Rachel is a communications manager at the European Society of Cardiology, based in France. She graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK in 2000, before entering the field of Public Relations and corporate communications. Rachel has worked for a number of leading brands, developing corporate communications strategies and supporting new product launches. She has worked at the European Society of Cardiology since 2012.