About us

ECC is the acronym for Endovascular Cardiac Complications and stands for educational events organised by the ECC Association.

The ECC Association is a non-profit organisation that provides medical education for medical and non-medical communities in the particular field of complications related to percutaneous cardiovascular interventions. We have over two decades of expertise in the field of Heart Interventions Complications. The ECC Association adheres to the rules in force set up by organizations such as Eucomed and Medtech.

Our Mission

Steer medical education for the community in an indepenent manner in the particular field of Cardiovascular complications prevention and management.

The ECC Board

Prof. Amir Lerman

Prof. Amir Lerman
President

Prof. Eric Eeckhout

Prof. Eric Eeckhout
Vice-President

Prof. Michael Haude

Prof. Michael Haude
Board Member

Prof. Olivier Muller

Prof. Olivier Muller
Treasurer

President
Amir Lerman

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, USA

Amir Lerman is a professor of medicine and a consultant in the department of cardiovascular disease at the Mayo graduate school of medicine. Dr. Lerman serves as an associate chair of the department of Cardiology, the Director of the cardiovascular research center at Mayo Clinic and the medical director of the Mayo-Israeli start up companies initiative. Dr. Lerman graduated from the Technician school of Medicine in Haifa, Israel and completed his training in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and invasive cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lerman interest is coronary physiology and imaging, regenerative medicine and digital health.
Dr. Lerman published more than 560 manuscripts, book chapters and reviews; the NIH, AHA and several foundations support his research.

Vice-President
Eric Eeckhout

CHUV
Lausanne, Switzerland

Eric Eeckhout, MD. is a professor of faculty Medicine and Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Eeckhout is the director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at the University Centre Hospital Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Eeckhout has been involved in the organisation of the Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology and remains implicated at the Euro- and Asia PCR meetings. Dr. Eeckhout is a member of the international editorial board of several Cardiology journals as European Heart; EuroIntervention; Cardiovascular Medicine; Interventional Cardiology; Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, Journal of the Interventional Cardiology; Cardiology Research and Practice. Dr. Eeckhout is the founder of the International Congress on Complications during Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions; prevention and management in Lausanne 1998 and the ECC Asia 2017.

Board Member
Michael Haude

Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH
Neuss, Germany

Michael Haude, MD. is the Director of Medical Clinic I, Stadtische Kliniken Neuss, Lukaskrankenhaus GmbH, Germany. Dr. Haude is also President of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and Board Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Dr. Haude has been an interventional Cardiologist for 30 years and his fields of scientific and clinical interests include drug eluting stents, bioresorbable scaffolds, complex PCI, structural heart disease intervention (TAVI, percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve repair/replacement) and complication management strategies. Dr. Haude is the author and co-author of nearly 300 PubMed listed publications.

Treasurer
Olivier Muller

CHUV
Lausanne, Switzerland

Olivier Muller, MD/PhD is Professor of the Faculty Medicine and Biology, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Muller is the Head of the Cardiology Department at University Centre Hospital Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Muller graduated from Lausanne University and completed his training in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and invasive cardiology at Lausanne University Hospital and at the Cardiovascular Center OLV-Aalst in Belgium. Prof. Muller’s main interest is coronary physiology, structural heart disease and complication management strategies.

Management and structure

The Board is the steering and executive body which advises the General Assembly on new activities and formulates proposals to be ratified by the General Assembly. The Board meets at least once a year. The General Assembly is the legislative body of the ECC ASSOCIATION. Policies, proposals, and strategies are discussed and approved by the General Assembly.

The General Assembly delegates specific functions to the Board or appointed persons.