Gemma Vilahur, Barcelona
Chair, Eurothrombosis 2018
Dr. Gemma Vilahur is a Senior I3P Researcher at the Cardiovascular Science Institute (ICCC) of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona. Her translational research activities focus on ischemic heart disease, from atherothrombosis to cardioprotection. She has published 111 articles in peer reviewed journals in the cardiovascular field including original manuscripts, consensus and position papers, and reviews and has contributed to 27 book chapters (H-index: 26; total citations: 2248). She is part of the Editorial Board of prestigious Scientific Journals in the Cardiovascular Field (Cardiovascular Research, Vascular Phamacology, Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy) and the author of three patents related with cardioprotection. Her previous appointments include: Post-doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness at the Cardiovascular Biology Research Laboratory, Zena and Michael A.Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai School Medicine, New York, USA (2004-2006); Juan de la Cierva Researcher at the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, (2006-2009); Ramon y Cajal Researcher from the Science and Innovation Ministry of Spain (MICINN; 2009-2014).Awards and Honors: she has been awarded by the European Society of Cardiology – ESC [Berlin 2002, Vienna 2003, Vienna 2007, Munich 2008 (young investigation award), London 2015], she has received the First Prize in the National Congress of Cardiology (Madrid 2007; Seville 2012), First and second Prize in the National Congress of Atherosclerosis (Pamplona 2009 and Zaragoza 2013, respectively), the Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Forum and the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Merit Award of the American Heart Association (AHA; Chicago 2006) and has been awarded by L’Oreal-UNESCO foundation - for Women in Science (2012). Positions of trust: she was elected Nucleus member of the Working Group of Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC; 2014-2018) and further became the treasurer of this Working Group (2016-2018). She is the founder of the Scientists of Tomorrow (2013-2016) working closely and under the umbrella of the Council of Basic Cardiovascular Science – European Society Cardiology.
Lina Badimon, Barcelona
Vice-Chair, Eurothrombosis 2018
Prof. Lina Badimon is the Director of the Cardiovascular Science Institute (ICCC) in Barcelona in the Hospital Santa Creu and San Pau, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Chair of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Director of the UNESCO Chair in Biomedical Sciences Training and Research. Her research activities focus on cardio-metabolic diseases, thrombosis, atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. She has published over 495 articles in highly qualified scientific journals with her work highly quoted in the scientific literature (Citations: 29.495; h‐index 70). She has written more of 250 reviews and book chaptersShe is Member of Editorial Boards of various international scientific journals. Previous appointments include: Fellow in Cardiovascular Diseases at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (1981‐1983); Director of the Cardiology Basic Research Laboratory of the Division of Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (1983‐1991); Assistant Professor of Medicine (1983‐1987) and Associate Professor of Medicine (1988‐1991) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY; Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston (1991‐1994); Consultant at the Cardiac Unit, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (1991‐1994) Positions of Trust: Vice-President for Scientific Affairs of European Society of Cardiology (2016-2018), Vice‐President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (2013‐2015); Chairman of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science (2014‐2016) and Chairman of the Working Group on Microcirculation (2012‐2014) of the ESC; Past‐President of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (2000‐2002) and Past‐President of the Spanish Society of Atherosclerosis (1996‐2000). Honorary Appointments: Fellow of the Cardiovascular Science Council and Fellow of the Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association; Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology; Distinguished Fellow of the International Atherosclerosis Society, Honorary Member of Spanish Society of Hypertension, of the Romanian Society of Hypertension, of Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis. She has received the “Narcís Monturiol” (1993) and “Creu de Sant Jordi” (2004) Medals from Generalitat de Catalunya; the “Rey Jaime I” Award – Medical Research (2014) from Generalitat Valenciana and named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania (2015).