In its capacity as member of the ECDA and having been elected by the Board of the Alliance, EKHA takes over as of January 2017 the Secretariat of the ECDA – a rotating Presidency – from the European Society of Cardiology for the coming two years. During this time, Professor Vanholder will represent the ECDA, as Acting Chairman.
ECDA is a coalition of 11 European health organisations sharing the same interests in combating preventable chronic diseases through European policies that impact health. ECDA represents millions of chronic disease patients and over 200 000 health professionals. ECDA’s mission is to reverse the alarming rise in chronic diseases by providing leadership and policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence.
More information on ECDA and its activities is available here.