Prof William Wijns (Belgium)

William Wijns, MD, PhD, FESC, is SFI Professor in Interventional Cardiology at NUI Galway since September 2016. Research efforts are targeting the development and validation of innovative techniques in interventional medicine including invasive and non-invasive physiological measurements and imaging, drug-eluting stents, and applications of multi-detector coronary CT angiography.

In addition, ongoing research aims to prevent high-risk subjects from suffering cardiac disability by modification of vulnerable plaques and modulation of trigger mechanisms that precipitate acute events.

Professor Wijns is committed to the development and evaluation of novel device-based therapies of cardiovascular diseases.

Wijns served the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in various positions, including Vice-President, Chairman of EU Affairs, Scientific Program Chair and President of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention (EAPCI) of the ESC. Presently, he chairs PCR with focus on adult learning, knowledge transfer techniques and education science via Courses and other educational activities (publishing, web-based learning, seminars, and workshops).

Professor Wijns is Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal, covering acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery disease, and interventional cardiology.