Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Germany
since 2007 – Director, Division of Adult Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Germany
since 2007 – Full Professor (Cardiology/Adult Congenital Heart Disease), University of Muenster, Germany
1993 – 2007 Staff cardiologist, Dept. of Cardiology, Medical University – Vienna General Hospital
1993 – 2007 Professor of Medicine / Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna
1993 – 2007 Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Acquired Valvular Heart Disease Program, Medical University of Vienna
1993 – 2007 Director, Research Program on Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Acquired Valvular Heart Disease, Medical University of Vienna
1993 – 2007 Director, In-Vitro Echocardiography Research Laboratory
1993 – 2001 Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Dept. of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna
1992 – 1993 Staff cardiologist and Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine / Cardiology, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern, Linz, Austria
1981 – 1983 Internship, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern , Linz and St. Pölten General Hospital, Austria
1994 – 1989 Residency/Fellowship, Internal Medicine; 1st and 2nd Dept. of Internal Medicine, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern, Linz, Austria
1989 – 1990 Research Fellowship, Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
1990 – 1991 Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology; 2nd Dept. of Internal Medicine / Cardiology, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern, Linz, Austria
Clinical and basic research in the area of valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease
Clinical and experimental research in echocardiography
Catheter intervention in congenital and acquired valvular heart disease Myocardial viability
More than 250 publications, of these more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals
Medical Societies / Fellowships / Journals (selected)
Austrian Society of Cardiology: Chairman of the working group on adult congenital heart disease; President of the Society 2005-2007
European Society of Cardiology: Board member 2006-2008; Nucleus member of the working group on grown-up congenital heart disease, co-chairman 2004-2006, chairman 2006–2008, past-chairman 2008-2010, Chairman, TF Practice guidelines on the management of grown-up congenital heart disease, Task forces and committees (Practice guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease, Education committee, Accreditation committee), Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee (2010-2014),Congress Programme Committee (2010-2014)
University Saarland, Homburg/Saar, Germany
1977 – 1984 Medical School; Medical School of Hannover
1984 – 1986 Pharmacology; University of Hamburg
1986 – 1993 Internal Medicine and Cardiology; University of Munich
1993 – 2000 Professor of Cardiology; University of Cologne
2000 Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology; University of the Saarland, Homburg/Saar
1980 – 1983 Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine Thoraxklinik Heidelberg
1980 – 1983 Training in pharmacology in the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Hannover
1984 Doctoral thesis in the Medical Faculty at the Medical University of Hannover (Dept. Biochemical Pharmacol)
1984 – 1986 Resident of the Division of General Pharmacology at the University Hospital of Eppendorf of the University of Hamburg
1986 – 1993 Resident at the Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum Großhadern, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1992 Certification of Internal Medicine
1993 Assistant Professor of Cardiology at the Klinik III für Innere Medizin, University of Cologne
1993 Certification of Cardiology
1994 Heisenberg-Programm of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
1995 – 2000 C3-Professorship for Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Innere Medizin III, University of the Cologne
2000 C4-Professorship and Director for Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Angiology and Intensiv Care Medicine, University of the Saarland, Homburg/Saar
2007 President Elect of the German Cardiac Society
2009 President of the German Cardiac Society
2010 Board member and Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
2012 Honorary member and medal of merit of the Hungaria Society of Cardiology
2012 Order and Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Chief Editor: Clinical Research in Cardiology
Consulting Editor: Basic Research in Cardiology
Editorial Board: Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, European Heart Journal
Reviewer: Circulation, Circulation Research, Hypertension, Lancet, European Journal of Heart Failure, European Heart Journal and others
National Coordinator: COMET, CORONA, ONTARGET, TRANSCEND, SENIORS, ESSENTIAL
Executive Board: SHIFTDSMBRECORD
Steering Committee: CORONA, ONTARGET, TRANSCEND, SENIORS, ESSENTIAL, ASTRONAUT
Principal Investigator: OPTILINK, EDIfY
A. John Camm
St. George’s University of London, UK
John Camm is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK, and Imperial College, London.
Professor Camm’s interests include cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, anticoagulation, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, and risk stratification in post-myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients.
Professor Camm graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London and pursued a career in cardiology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, before moving to St George’s in 1986. He was elected Chair of Medicine in October 1990. Professor Camm is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow), The Academy of Medical Sciences, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society, the European Society of Cardiology, the European Heart Rhythm Association. He is President of the Arrhythmia Alliance, Founder and Trustee of the Atrial Fibrillation Society, Trustee of the Drug Safety Research Unit, President of the European Heart Rhythm Society, Editor-in-Chief of European Heart Journal – Case Reports and Clinical Cardiology, Editor of the European Heart Journal, editorial board member of a further 15 journals, and Editor of the European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine and ESC CardioMed.
Professor Camm has been involved in the production of numerous guidelines, including the ESC guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation and the NICE guidelines for the treatment of unstable angina and non-ST elevation ACS. He has authored or co-authored over 1300 papers.
Professor Camm is a recipient of several honours including Queen’s Honorary Physician for his work in setting up and contributing to the medical protection of the Queen and the Royal Family over a period of 25 years, and Commander of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem for his contribution to teaching and service in the St. John Ambulance Brigade.
Professor Camm is the recipient of the European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal and the British Cardiovascular Society Mackenzie Medal.
University College London (UCL) and National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR), London, UK
John Deanfield CBE is Professor of Cardiology at University College London (UCL) and Director of National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) which incorporates the national databases for cardiovascular outcomes.
Prof. Deanfield undertook his training at Churchill College, Cambridge, the Middlesex, Hammersmith and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, London. His principal interests are vascular medicine, opportunities for lifetime management of cardiovascular risk and large scale cardiovascular outcomes research. He has been at the forefront in describing the impact of obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors on health in later life, through coordination of multiple large longitudinal cardiovascular studies in population throughout lifetime.
He Chaired the Joint British Societies (JBS3) National Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2014) and led the development of the public facing Heart Age Tool (2015). He was awarded the British Cardiac Society McKenzie Award, the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Decades of Service Award in 2017 and was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2021. He Chaired the UK’s National Health Check Programme Review (2021) and is Chief Medical Advisor to the new national Our Future Health programme (2020). He is currently Chairing the development of the new JBS4 Consensus Guidelines.
Professor Deanfield serves on many international advisory boards and is a member of the editorial boards of several major CV journals. He has published numerous articles in leading medical and scientific journals.
The National Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Bratislava, Slovakia
Róbert Hatala is Professor of Cardiology and Angiology at the Faculty of Medicine, the National Institue for Cardiovascular Diseases, Bratislava, Slovakia
Since 1995 Róbert has been working as Director of the Arrhythmia and Pacing Centre and since 2008 as head of the Division of Cardiology at the National Cardiovascular Institute and Slovak Medical University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He obtained his MD degree (summa cum laude) in 1980 at the Comenius University School of Medicine in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he was inaugurated in 2001 as full professor of internal medicine – cardiology. During his postgraduate practice he also gained extensive clinical experience of over 5 – years duration at university clinics in Canada (Montreal), Germany (Hamburg), France (Paris) and Austria (Vienna). His main areas of clinical and scientific interest are cardiac arrhythmias with special focus on catheter ablation, all aspects of atrial fibrillation, sudden death and its prevention and arrhythmogenesis in CAD, hypertension and heart failure. In 1995 he founded the first specialized arrhythmia centre in Slovakia, which admits annually over 1,500 patients who undergo more than 2,000 interventions (device implantations and catheter ablations) in adults and children. Róbert authored or co-authored over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 200 presentations on major cardiologic meetings. In the years 1997 – 2003 and 2016-18 he was elected for 2 terms President of the Slovak Society of Cardiology.
In 2008 he founded the Slovak Heart Rhythm Association which he chaired until 2014.
During the period 2011 – 2013 he served as member of the Board of the EHRA responsible for National Societies.
Heart Failure and Heart Muscle Disease Center, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Andre Keren is Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Cardiology) at Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine Professional Activities
1982-1984 Post Doctoral Fellow, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, California, USA.
1993-1994 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, California, USA. 1997-2001 Chairman of the Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases of the Israeli Society of Cardiology
1999 – 2006 Director, Department of Cardiology, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, affiliated with the Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
1999-2006 Chairman of the Jerusalem Heart Chapter of the Israel Heart Society
2001- 2004 Chairman of the National Board of Examinations in Cardiology 2006 Visiting Professor, University College of London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
2006 – 2008 Member of the Task Force of the European Society of Cardiologyfor Guidelines of “Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2008”.
2006- 2008 Chairman of the Working Group of Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases, of the European Society of Cardiology
2006 – 2015 Director, Heart Failure and Heart Muscle Disease Center, Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
2014- Coordinator of National Society Meetings in the Congress Program Committee of the European Society of Cardiology
2013- Member, National Committee of Medical Accreditation of the Health Ministry 2013 – Official representative of the Israel Heart Society in the Israeli Ministry of Health Committee for revision of the regulations of athletes’ screening
2015 – Member of the National Cardiology Advisory Board of the Ministry of Health 2015- Senior Cardiologist, Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital, Dept of Cardiology
2015 – Director of Heart Failure Services, Clalit HMO, Jerusalem District
2015 – Director of Heart Institute, Assuta Hashalom Tel Aviv, Assuta Hospitals
Fellowships: Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Sciences, Israel Heart Society, International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Honorary Member of the Romanian Society of Cardiology
Publications Over 170 published papers in peer-reviewed journals
Irene Marthe Lang
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Professor Irene Lang is Head of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Head of the Pulmonary Hypertension Outpatient Clinic at the Medical University of Vienna and Deputy Director of the Clinical Department of Cardiology.
Professor Lang’s basic and clinical research include Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease and ACS. Her main therapeutic areas are Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Hypertension, Thrombosis, Vascular Biology, and Heart Failure.
La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Teresa López-Fernández is a clinical investigator and senior consultant cardiologist at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Dr. López-Fernández specializes in cardiac imaging (she is board certified in advanced and transesophageal echocardiography by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)) and cardio-oncology.
Dr. López-Fernández founded and continues to coordinate the cardio-oncology team at La Paz University Hospital. She is also the founder and chair of the Spanish Cardio-Oncology Working Group at the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC). She serves as Vice President for the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS) and she is the ESC council of cardio-oncology secretary. Dr. López-Fernández is also regularly invited to speak about cardio-oncology at both national and international conferences.
Her current research interests focus on cardiotoxicity diagnosis and preventive strategies. Dr. López-Fernández has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
Felix Mahfoud is professor of medicine and deputy director of the Department for Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Saarland University Hospital and Visiting Professor at Harvard-MIT, Biomedical Engineering, Boston, MA. Professor Mahfoud holds board certifications in internal medicine, cardiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, and hypertension. He is member of several editorial boards and serves as Vice-Chair of the Working Group Interventional Hypertension Treatment of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), Liaison Officer of the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)‚ EuroPCR Board of Directors, TCT Associate Director, and program committee member (topic coordinator hypertension) of the ESC congress 2019 & 2020. He has authored more than 380 articles in peer reviewed journals and was writing committee member of the 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes and the 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension.
Département Anesthésie, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France
2000-now: Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Lariboisière School of Medicine, Paris, France
2008-2009: Visiting Professor Universität Spital Basel, Switzerland
2005-2013: Chairman of Educational Board, Paris VII University, School of Medicine, France
2009-now: Co-Director of the Biomarker in cardiac failure team at U 942 Inserm, Paris, France
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Christian Mueller is the Co-founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute and a Professor of Cardiology at the University Hospital in Basel Switzerland, a position he has held since 2011. After qualifying from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Munich, Germany, he completed clinical training in internal medicine, intensive care medicine, and cardiology in Germany and Switzerland. He pursued initially postdoctoral research in Intravascular Ultrasound with Professor John Hodgson (Case Western University, Cleveland, USA), and interventional cardiology. Supported by research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Heart Foundation he was then able to establish his own research group with a focus on the early detection and management of acute heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.
Professor Mueller has been ranked among the Top 1% most cited researchers in clinical medicine worldwide, and among the Top 3 in Switzerland, in the Clarivate Web of Science 2019. He has authored over 1000 publications written in peer-reviewed journals, including 518 peer review original publications, of which 286 as first or last author. Professor Mueller serves on several expert committees of the European Society of Cardiology. He is a co-founder and the current president of the GREAT research network. He is associate editor of the European Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care, and the Swiss Medical Weekly. He is also a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, the EHJ, JAMA Cardiol, and Nature, as well as several granting bodies.
Professor Mueller has been the recipient of several awards for his research. He particularly enjoys mentoring and supporting young physician scientists. Under his leadership already more than 60 young physician scientists have achieved first authorships on manuscripts published in high-impact journals and thereby substantially advanced their academic careers, four of them have meanwhile been appointed as professors in cardiology/medicine themselves.
Clinical Associate, Cardiologicum, Stuttgart, Germany
Present Position and Address:
-Clinical Associate, Cardiologicum, Rosenbergstr. 19, 70176 Stuttgart
-Project Coordinator for Research, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Robert‐Bosch‐Krankenhaus Stuttgart
-Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, University of Tübingen
Training and Education:
1969‐1975: Electrical engineering studies at TU Hannover, Diploma
1975, academic title “DiplomIngenieur”
1975‐1979: Medical studies, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
1980‐1981: Medical studies, University of Köln
10/81: State graduation examination in Medicine
Post Graduate Degrees:
1983: Academic title “Dr. med.” with a thesis entitled “Long term results after gastrectomy”. This work was done at the Department of Abdominal‐ and Transplant‐Surgery (Director: Prof. Dr. Pichlmaier), Med. Hochschule Hannover.
12/88: Board examination in Internal Medicine
10/89: Habilitation for Internal Medicine. Thesis: “Evaluation of cardiac function using magnetic resonance imaging”, academic title “Privatdozent”
6/90: Board examination in Cardiology
European Society of Cardiology Activities:
1994‐2000: Member and later Chairman of the Executive Scientific Committee of the ESC
2000‐2004: Member of the Board and the Management Group of the ESC
2006‐2012: Member of the Committee for Practice Guidelines of the ESC
Since 2008: Editorial Board Member European Heart Journal and Associate Editor
2016‐2018: Member of the Media Committee of the ESC
2018‐2020: Member Executive Scientific Committee of the ESC
Since 2018: Member of the DOI Task Force of the ESC
Other International Scientific Committee Participation:
Since 1986: American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Clinical Cardiology
Since 1988: Member of the German Cardiac Society
Since 1989: Working Group “Nuclear Cardiology”, German Cardiac Society, Chairman 1993‐1995
Since 1993: Member Working Group “Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults”, German Cardiac Society
1995‐1998: Founding chairman of the Working Group “Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Cardiovascular Disease” of the German Cardiac Society
2005‐2007: President, Association of Chiefs of Cardiology Departments in German Hospitals (ALKK)
2005‐2007: Associate Member, Board German Cardiac Society
2007‐2009: Member Commission Clinical Cardiology, German Cardiac Society
2009‐2011: Chairman, Commission Clinical Cardiology German Cardiac Society
2009‐2011: Member, Board German Cardiac Society
2009‐2012: Vice Chairman, German Foundation for Heart Research
2012‐2022: Chairman, German Foundation for Heart Research
European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Clinical Research Cardiology
European Heart Journal (Associate Editor)
European Heart Journal ‐ Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
International Journal of Cardiology
European Heart Journal ‐ Acute Cardiovascular Care