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FOUNDER AND CONGRESS CHAIRMAN
Asher Kimchi, USA
 
SECTION CHAIRMEN

Jawahar L. Mehta, USA
Pawan K. Singal, Canada
CELLULAR BIOLOGY OF THE HEART

John C. Burnett, USA
Henning Schroeder, Germany
VASCULAR BIOLOGY

Prediman K. Shah, USA
PATHOGENESIS OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Peter C. Block, USA
George W. Vetrovec, USA
CORONARY CIRCULATION

Daniel S. Berman, USA
Vasken Dilsizian, USA   
NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY

Fausto J. Pinto, Portugal
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Herbert J. Geschwind, France
BIOETHICS

Prakash C. Deedwania, USA
Udho Thadani, USA
CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY
AND DRUG THERAPY

Jeffrey S. Borer, USA
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE

Philip R. Liebson, USA
Clive Rosendorff, USA
HYPERTENSION AND THE HEART

Hani N. Sabbah, USA
Nestor J. Angomachalelis, Greece
MYOCARDIAL AND PERICARDIAL DISEASES

Uri Elkayam, USA
Mihai Gheorghiade, USA
HEART FAILURE

David J. Wilber, USA
ARRHYTHMIAS

William T. Abraham, USA
Brian Olshansky, USA
PACING

John A. Elefteriades, USA
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

 
SCIENTIFIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jeffrey S. Borer, USA (Chairman)
Osama Abdel-Aziz, Egypt
William T. Abraham, USA
Jonathan Abrams, USA
Denis Agostini, France
Martin A. Alpert, USA
Ezra A. Amsterdam, USA
Nestor J. Angomachalelis, Greece
Jeroen J. Bax, The Netherlands
Daniel S. Berman, USA
Rafael  Beyar, Israel

Geetha Bhat, USA
Peter C. Block, USA

Harisios Boudoulas, Greece
Robert C. Bourge, USA
John C. Burnett, USA
Michael E. Cain, USA
Yzhar Charuzi, USA
Kanu Chatterjee, USA
James H. Chesebro, USA
Sergio Dalla Volta, Italy

Prakash C. Deedwania, USA
Naranjan S. Dhalla, Canada
Robert DiBianco, USA
Vas
ken Dilsizian, USA
Brian W. Duncan, USA

Neal Eigler, USA
Nabil
E. El-Sherif, USA
John A. Elefteriades, USA
Uri Elkayam, USA
Michael L. Epstein, USA
Gordon A. Ewy, USA
D
aniel  Flammang, France
Gregg C. Fonarow, USA
Guy Fontaine, France
Gregory P. Fontana, USA
James S. Forrester, USA
Peter Ganz, USA
William Ganz, USA
Junbo Ge, PR China
A
nthony H. Gershlick, UK
Herbert J. Geschwind, France
M
ihai  Gheorghiade, USA
Sidney Goldstein, USA
Mervyn S. Gotsman, Israel
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., USA
Joshua M. Hare, USA
Roland Hetzer, Germany
Robert E. Hobbs, USA
David G. Iosseliani, Russia
Maryl R. Johnson, USA
Bodh I. Jugdutt, Canada
Lorrie A. Kirshenbaum, Canada
Werner Klein, Austria
I
tzhak  Kronzon, USA
H
oward S. Kruth, USA
Horst  Kuhn, Germany
Amir Lerman, USA
Philip R. Liebson, USA
William C. Little, USA
Raj R. Makkar, USA
Giuseppe Mancia, Italy
Paolo Marzullo, Italy
Gerald Maurer, Austria
Patrick McGuane McCarthy, USA
Jawahar L. Mehta, USA
Dan M. Meyer, USA
James P. Morgan, USA
Patrick  Nataf, France
Dean  Ornish, USA

C. Thomas Peter, USA
Fausto J. Pinto, Portugal
Gerald  Pohost, USA

Bruno Reichart, Germany
Ariel J. Reyes, Uruguay
Paul M. Ridker, USA
William C. Roberts, USA
Clive Rosendorff, USA
Israel  Rubinstein, USA
Hani N. Sabbah, USA
Saul Schaefer, USA
Henning Schroeder, Germany
Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Germany
Petar M. Seferovic, Yugoslavia
Andrew Selwyn, USA
Prediman K. Shah, USA
Horst Sievert, Germany
Marc A. Silver, USA
Pawan K. Singal, Canada
Michael J. Sole, Canada
Shlomo Stern, Israel
A. Jamil Tajik, USA
Doris  Taylor, USA
Udho Thadani, USA
Jeffrey A. Towbin, USA
Ronald J. A. Trent, Australia
Alfredo  Trento, USA
Barry F. Uretsky, USA
George W. Vetrovec, USA
Ron Waksman, USA
Irving H. Zucker, USA
 
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., USA
Dan Admon, Israel
Kumar
Adrash, India
Masood  Akhtar, USA
Etienne M. Aliot, France

Maurits A. Allessie, Netherlands
Jesus Almendral Garrote, Spain
Joseph S. Alpert, USA
Salomon Amar, USA
Giuseppe Ambrosio, Italy
Ettore Ambrosioni, Italy
H. Vernon Anderson, USA
Charles Antzelevitch, USA
Piero Anversa, USA
Eloisa Arbustini, Italy
Gerd Assmann, Germany
Angelo  Auricchio, Germany
U. Baandrup, Denmark
Steven R. Bailey, USA

C. Noel Bairy Merz, USA
Christie M. Ballantyne, USA
Manel Ballester-Rodes, Spain
Greg Barsness, USA
Ronen Beeri, Israel
Solomon Behar, Israel
Ulrike Beisiegel, Germany

Bernard Belhassen, Israel
Shlomo Ben-Haim, Israel
Lee Benson, Canada

Jutta Bergler-Klein, Austria
Rafael Beyar, Israel
Burns C. Blaxall, USA
Leonard C. Blieden, Israel
Jozsef Borbola, Hungary
Claudio Borghi, Italy
Mohamed Boutjdir, USA
Neil Bowles, USA
Ayrton Pires Brandao, Brazil
Michele Brignole, Italy
W. Virgil Brown, USA
Pedro Brugada, Belgium
Dirk L. Brutsaert, Belgium
Maurice Buchbinder, USA
Andrew Burger, USA
Peter M. Buttrick, USA
Francois Cambien, France
Christopher P. Cannon, USA
John G. Canto, USA

Alessandro Capucci, Italy
David M. Capuzzi, USA
Sergio Castellani, Italy
Roman Cerbak, Czech Republic
Bojan Cercek, USA
Leszek  Ceremuzynski, Poland
Peng-Sheng Chen, USA
W. Randolph Chitwood, USA

Pierre Chouraqui, Israel
Peter F. Cohn, USA
Dennis V. Cokkinos, Greece
Steven Colan, USA
Leslie Cooper, USA
David C. Cumberland, UK
Lawrence S. Czer, USA

Daniel David, Israel
Jeanne M. DeCara, USA

Nabil Dib, USA
Gerald Dorros, USA
Anique Ducharme, Canada
Mercedes, K.C. Dullum, USA
Andrea Eckhart, USA
Elazar R. Edelman, USA
Eric Eeckhout, Switzerland

Leon Eijsman, The Netherlands
Paul R. Eisenberg, USA
Erland Erdmann, Germany
Georg Ertl, Germany
Lameh Fananapazir, USA
Francesco Fedele, Italy
Carlos M. Ferrario, USA
G
erasimos S. Filippatos, Greece
Tim A. Fischell, USA
Gregg C. Fonarow, USA
Elyse Foster, USA
Francesco Furlanello, Italy

Anthony P. Furnary, USA
William H. Gaasch, USA
Julius Gardin, USA
Kirk N. Garratt, USA
Guido  Germano, USA
Borut Gersak, Slovenia
Bernard J. Gersh, USA
Jalal K. Ghali, USA
Linda D. Gillam, USA
Robert P. Giugliano, USA
Robert Goldberg, USA
Nora F. Goldschlager, USA
Steven R. Goldsmith, USA
Steven A. Goldstein, USA
Gunter Gorge, Germany
John S. Gottdiener, USA
Shmuel Gottlieb, Israel
Scott M. Grundy, USA

Peter  Guerra, Canada
Gerard Marcel Guiraudon, Canada
Gabriel B. Habib, USA
David E. Haines, USA

Donald  Hall, Germany
Christian W. Hamm, Germany
Peter Hanrath, Germany
Gerd Hasenfuss, Germany
Michael Haude, Germany
Christian C. Haudenschild, USA

Zuo-Xiang He, China
Charles H. Hennekens, USA
Michel Henry, France

Otto M. Hess, Switzerland
Bernd  Heublein, Germany
Denise M. Heublein, USA
Gerd Heusch, Germany
Richard R. Heuser, USA
Michael B. Higginbotham, USA
Judith S. Hochman, USA
Hans Martin Hoffmeister,
Germany
Vinzenz Hombach, Germany

Masatsugu Hori, Japan
Keith A. Horvath, USA
Donald B. Hunninghake, USA

Joanne Ingwall, USA
Thomas A. Ischinger, Germany
Ami E. Iskandrian, USA
Shirish  Jani, USA
Luis J. Jimenez-Borreguero, Spain
Alan H. Kadish, USA
John J. Kar, USA
Saibal Kar, USA
David Kass, USA
Sanjay Kaul, USA
Ulrich Keil, Germany
Daniel P. Kelly, USA
Matyas Keltai, Hungary
Kenneth M. Kent, USA
Steven S. Khan, USA
Bijoy Khandheria, USA

Yasuki Kihara, Japan
Nodar N. Kipshidze, Rep. Georgia
Yehezkiel Kishon, Israel
John Kjekshus, Norway
Marc Klapholz, USA
Volker Klauss, Germany
Helmut Klein, Germany
Juhani Knuuti, Finland

Stephen L. Kopecky, USA
Litsa Kranias, USA
Henry Krum, Australia
Wolfgang Kubler, Germany
Henri E. Kulbertus, Belgium

Antonio L'Abbate, Italy
Philippe L. L'Allier, Canada
Jean-Marc Lablanche, France

Roger  Laham, USA
Avijit Lahiri, UK

Nasser Lakkis, USA
Roberto M. Lang, USA
Richard A. Lange, USA
Alexandra Lansky, USA
Philippe Lechat, France
Robert J. Lederman, USA
Eran Leitersdorf, Israel

Jonathan Leor, Israel
Norman Lepor, USA
Paul A. Levine, USA
Robert A. Levine, USA
Theodore Barry Levine, USA
Samuel Levy, France
Martin M. LeWinter, USA
Choong-Chin Liew, USA

Shih-Chung Lin, Taiwan
A. Michael Lincoff, USA

Frank Litvack, USA
Peter P. Liu, Canada
Daniel Loisance, France
Chaim Lotan, Israel
Reginald Low, U.S.A
Charles Y. Lui, USA
Thomas F. Luscher, Switzerland
Carlos Macaya, Spain

W. Robb MacLellan, USA
Jamshid Maddahi, USA
Kenneth Maiese, USA
Bernhard Maisch, Germany
Alan S. Maisel, USA

Warren J. Manning, USA
James R. Margolis, USA
Antonio Martinez-Rubio, Spain
Mario Marzilli, Italy

Peter A. McCullough, USA
Bruce M. McManus, Canada

Bruno M. Meiser, Germany
Joao Melo, Portugal
George A. Mensah, USA

Jose L. Merino, Spain
Evangelos Michelakis, Canada
Emile R. Mohler, USA
Gilles Montalescot, France

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf, Germany
Michael Motro, Israel
Harald Mudra, Germany
Thomas Muenzel, Germany
Navin C. Nanda, USA
Tasneem Naqvi, USA
Danilo Neglia, Italy
Thomas Netticadan, Canada
Robert A. O'Rourke, USA
Jae K. Oh, USA
Brian Olshansky, USA
Joseph P. Ornato, USA
Ali Oto, Turkey
Ilya Eli Ovsyshcher, Israel
Douglas L. Packer, USA
Luigi Padeletti, Italy
Igor Palacios, USA
Carlo Palombo, Italy
Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, Greece
Kailash  Pandey, USA
Natesa G. Pandian, USA
J. Gy. Papp, Hungary
Richard C. Pasternak, USA
Kaushik P. Patel, USA
Matthias Pauschinger, Germany
Luc A. Pierard, Belgium
Burkert Pieske, Germany
Christos Pitsavos, Greece
Bertram Pitt, USA
Jorge Plutzky, USA
Brian N.C. Prichard, UK

Silvia G. Priori, Italy
Marlene Rabinovitch, Canada
Babeth Rabinowitz, Israel
Daniel J. Rader, USA
Ninoslav Radovanovic, Yugoslavia

Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, USA
Jai Raman, Australia
Anis Rassi Jr., Brazil
Antonio Raviele, Italy
Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Germany
Joseph G. Reves, USA

Joe L. Rod, U.S.A
Richard J. Rodeheffer, USA
Suzanne Roedler, Austria
Todd K. Rosengart, USA
Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, USA
Robert D. Ross, USA
Marcos A. Rossi, Brazil
Arie Roth, Israel
Martin T. Rothman, UK
Stanley A. Rubin, USA

David J. Sahn, USA
Jukka T. Salonen, Finland

Mitchell Saltzberg, USA
Gianmario Sambuceti, Italy
Timothy A. Sanborn, USA

Massimo Santini, Italy
Hartzell V. Schaff, USA
Heinrich R. Schelbert, USA
Nelson B. Schiller, U.S.A
Tommy Schonfeld, Israel
Helmut Schuhlen, Germany
Ronald G. Schwartz, USA
Ricardo J. Seabra-Gomes, Portugal
Frank W. Sellke, USA
Jochen Senges, Germany
Peter S. Sever, UK
Neil S. Shachter, USA

Leonard M. Shapiro, UK
D. Norman Sharpe, New Zealand
Michael Shechter, Israel
Win-Kuang  Shen, USA
Avraham  Shotan, Israel

Robert J. Siegel, USA
Rudiger W. R. Simon, Germany
Gianfranco Sinagra, Italy
Bramah N. Singh, USA

Mark S. Slaughter, USA
J. Graeme Sloman, Australia
Frank W. Smart, USA
Kirk T. Spencer, USA
Francis G. Spinale, USA
David H. Spodick, USA
Brigitte Stanek, Austria
Randall C. Starling, USA
Christodoulos Stefanadis, Greece
Yehezkiel Stein, Israel

William G. Stevenson, USA
Bodo-Eckehard Strauer, Germany
Allan D. Struthers, Scotland
Valavanur A. Subramanian, USA
Martin G. St. John Sutton, USA
Bernard Swynghedauw, France
Henrich Taegtmeyer, USA
Jean-Francois Tanguay, Canada
Paramjit S. Tappia, Canada
Jean-Claude Tardif, Canada
Luigi Tavazzi, Italy
Gaetano Thiene, Italy
Takanobu Tomaru, Japan
Andrew M. Tonkin, Australia
On Topaz, USA

Paul Touboul, France
Teruhiko Toyo-oka, Japan
Steven Tracy, USA
Gideon Uretzky, Israel
Ernst E. van der Wall, Netherlands
L. Ron van der Wieken, Netherlands

Marc Vanderheyden, Belgium
Paul M. Vanhoutte, France
Joannis Vassiliadis, Greece
Matteo Vatta, USA
Douglas E. Vaughan, USA
Hector O. Ventura, USA
Zvi Vered, Israel
Isidro Vilacosta, Spain

Cees A. Visser, The Netherlands
Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Greece
Wolfram Voelker, Germany
Lynne E. Wagoner, USA

Johannes Waltenberger, Germany
Judah Weinberger, USA
Myron L. Weisfeldt, USA

A. Teddy Weiss, Israel
Nanette Kass Wenger, USA
Rene R. Wenzel, Germany
Harvey D. White, New Zealand
James Whiting, USA
E. Douglas Wigle, Canada
David J. Wilber, USA
Josiah N. Wilcox, USA

Christian  Wolpert, Germany
Scott  Wright, USA
Xiaoming Yang, USA
Yoshio Yazaki, Japan
Doron Zahger, Israel
Alberto Zanchetti, Italy
Piero Zardini, Italy
Wojciech Zareba, USA
Barry L. Zaret, USA

Robert Zelis, USA