Prof. Jean-Luc Vachiéry
Clinical Professor of Cardiology and Director of the pulmonary Vascular Diseases and Heart Failure Clinic at the Hôpital Erasme . Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles-Belgium
Jean-Luc Vachiéry is Clinical Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases and heart Failure Clinic at the Hôpital Erasme – Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Belgium. He received his board certification in Internal Medicine in 1992 and in Cardiology in 1995. Jean-Luc Vachiery has authored several articles, book chapter and participated in many collaborative research projects. This led to the creation of a clinical unit dedicated to patient management and clinical research in pulmonary hypertension and heart failure in 2008. Jean-
Luc has co-chaired the Pulmonary Hypertension Council at the International Heart and Lung Society (2002 – 2005), the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function at the European Society of Cardiology (2006 – 2008) and the Working Group on Heart Failure at the Belgian Society of Cardiology (2008 – 2008). He was a Task Force member and section editor of the European Guidelines on pulmonary Hypertension (2009 and 2015). He is the current chair of the PH Council at the ISHLT (2018 – 2020).
Jean-Luc has also been involved in the World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension as task force member in 2003, (co-chair of the PH due to heart and lung diseases task force) 2013 and was the co-chair of the Task Force on Pulmonary Hypertension due to left heart diseases for the upcoming World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension in 2018. Jean- Luc acts as expert for several regulatory agencies and scientific organizations for matters related to medicines for pulmonary hypertension.