Honorary Members

At the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), we recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular health. The appointment of Honorary Members is a distinguished recognition bestowed upon those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and achievement in the field.

Any Ordinary Member of the EAS has the privilege to propose a candidate for Honorary Membership. This proposal requires the support of at least four other Ordinary members of the society. Proposals are submitted to the Executive Committee three months prior to the annual General Assembly.

Upon acceptance by the Executive Committee, the election of the Honorary member is decided during the General Assembly by a majority vote among the Members. This process ensures transparency and fairness in the selection of Honorary Members, allowing us to celebrate and honor those who have significantly contributed to advancing our mission and goals.

During the Annual General Meeting of 2023, the following individuals were appointed as Honorary Members:

Professor M John Chapman, France

Member of EAS EC (2003-2005)
EAS President (2009-2012)
EAS Past President (2013-2016)
ELCOM (2018-2020)
Consensus Panel co-chair (2010-2020)

Professor Petri Kovanen, Finland

EAS Secretary (2009-2016)
SPC Chair for Congress (2011-2013)
Chair of EAS Award Committee (2017-2020)

Professor Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Finland

Member of EAS EC (2003-2005)
EAS President (2006-2008)
EAS Past President (2009-2012)
Congress Chair 2007
Chair of EAS Congress Committee (2013-2020)
Co-chair of EAS2021 Helsinki

Professor Olov Wiklund, Sweden

EAS Vice President (2013-2016)
Congress Chair 2011
Chair of EAS Education Committee (2021)
EAS Education Committee (2017-2020)
EAS Award Committee (2017-2020)

Designated Honorary Members

Professor Anders Olsson

Prof Olsson has played an instrumental role in shaping the trajectory of the EAS since its inception. His unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions have significantly influenced the growth and development of our Society.