During this year’s elections of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (EWGCCE), Dr. Jordi Heijman has been elected as incoming chair-elect of the working group. Jordi was elected as nucleus member of EWGCCE in June 2018 and has been the working group’s secretary since October 2018. He is currently also co-chairing a position paper on “Relevance, Opportunities and Limitations of Experimental Models for Cardiac Electrophysiology Research” together with Prof. Katja Odening from Bern. Jordi has started his position as chair-elect and treasurer of the EWGCCE in September of this year, working closely together with the current chairperson, Prof. Ana Maria Gomez from Paris. He will become chairman of the EWGCCE for the 2022-2024 term. As chairman, Jordi aims to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations and education in cardiac cellular electrophysiology, among other things.
Jordi also contributed to a short overview of the EWGCCE’s history and focus that was published in the Cardiopulse supplement of the European Heart Journal earlier this month:
Gómez AM, Heijman J, Remme CA. The ESC Working Group Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology. Eur Heart J. 2020 Oct 10:ehaa646. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa646. Epub ahead of print.