Cardiologist elected to post with the European Society of Cardiology
Press release issued: 15 September 2015
A Bristol cardiology consultant lecturer has been elected to a prestigious post with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, who works at the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol, is now the vice-chair for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a two-year position that will lead to her taking the chair in 2016-18.
Dr Bucciarelli-Ducci, Consultant Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical Sciences and Co-Director of CRICBristol, said: “I’m delighted to have been elected to the vice-chair position for cardiac MRI. Cardiology is a large field, and the ESC is organised into six associations covering acute cardiovascular care, prevention and rehabilitation, interventional cardiology, heart failure, heart rhythm, and imaging. This role provides a fantastic opportunity to represent the cardiac MRI agenda within the ESC for the next four years, from education, training and accreditation to advocacy.”
The European Society of Cardiology represents more than 85,000 cardiology professionals from Europe and the Mediterranean basin and is the largest professional body of cardiologists worldwide. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe. The ESC provides organises education courses and conferences, conducts surveys on specific disease areas, produces clinical practice guidelines and publishes 12 of the world’s leading journals on cardiology.