Meet the Authors:  2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease

Date: 4 Mars 2021 20h CET / 14h ET



Julie De Backer, MD, PhD, FESC
Department of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Co-chair of the task-force for the development of ESC ACHD guidelines (2020)
Presentation: What is new the 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease?

Dr. De Backer is a genetic cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases (HTAD) at Ghent University Hospital (Belgium). She runs the ACHD cllnic and is involved in several interdisciplinary clinics for patients with ACHD/HTAD and in the development of adequate transition programs. Her research focuses on deep cardiovascular phenotyping in Marfan syndrome and related HTAD and the relation to the genotype. Using genetically engineered animal models she and her team aim to identify new targets for better treatment and management.


Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology, School of Medicine University of Belgrade
Section chair of WIC of the Tele-Cardiology WG

Alexandru Mischie, M.D., PhD, FAHA, FESC
Head of Interventional Cardiology Department Centre Hospitalier Montlucon, France
Chair of the Tele-Cardiology Working Group ISfTeH


March 4, 2021