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)
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.
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
Dr Felix Mahfoud studied medicine at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. He completed his residency at the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany. He is currently associate professor and senior physician of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Saarland University Hospital and Affiliate/Visiting Professor of the Harvard-MIT, Biomedical Engineering, Boston, MA. Dr Mahfoud has board certifications in internal medicine, cardiology, intensive care medicine, and hypertension. He is a recipient of multiple national and international awards. His special scientific interest includes pathophysiology, conservative and novel interventional therapies of hypertension and heart failure. He is member of several editorial boards and serves as board member of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Hypertension‚ Vice-Chair of the Working Group Interventional Hypertension Treatment of the European Society of Hypertension, EuroPCR Board of Directors, Co-Chairmen of the Resistant Hypertension Course, and program committee member of the ESC congress 2017 & 2018. Dr Mahfoud is involved as steering committee member in the design and execution of several pharmaceutical and interventional studies in hypertension treatment.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Horst Olschewski is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Pulmonology at the Medical University of Graz, LKH University Hospital Graz in Austria.
Royal Brompton Hospital & Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Susanna Price trained in both cardiology and intensive care, and is a consultant cardiologist and intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital where she is lead for peri-procedural echocardiography and Severe Acute Cardiac Failure/Cardiogenic shock. She is Professor of cardiology and intensive care medicine (National Heart & Lung Institute) Imperial College London.
Susanna is a Board member, Councillor and Chair of the Education Committee of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and immediate Past-President of the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ESC ACVC), and sits on numerous additional ESC Committees well as the ALS subcommittee of the RCUK and SCCM US guideline committee. She is a Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal, and an invited reviewer for a number of other journals. She has been a member of numerous Task Forces relating to international guidelines & position papers on the management of cardiovascular diseases including valvular disease, endocarditis, non-cardiac surgery, pulmonary hypertension, pericardial disease, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and grown-up congenital heart disease, as well as ECMO, and echocardiography in the intensive care setting. She has authored numerous papers and book chapters on cardiology, echocardiography and intensive care, and lectures regularly globally.
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
Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig, Germany
Holger Thiele is the Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology at the Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig which is one of the largest heart centers in Europe. He is full professor of cardiology at the University of Leipzig.
His main research interests are acute myocardial infarction, acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory support, acute cardiovascular care, interventional cardiology and structural heart disease. He is the current guideline chair of the ESC NSTE-ACS guidelines 2020.
Professor Thiele has published over 650 articles in international scientific journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, JACC, and the European Heart Journal with a cumulative impact factor of >5300. He has received multiple awards from the German Society of Cardiology and other organisations.
David A. Wood
National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland
Professor David A. Wood is a cardiologist with a special interest in prevention of cardiovascular disease. He has contributed to international policy and guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention through the World Health Organisation, World Heart Federation and the European Society of Cardiology. He was a founder and President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, a Board member and Secretary/Treasurer of the European Society of Cardiology and President of the World Heart Federation.
He is jointly appointed between Imperial College as Emeritus Professor of Cardiology and Adjunct Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the National Institute of Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), National University of Ireland-Galway, Republic of Ireland.