Jean-Luc Vachiéry is Associate Professor in Cardiology at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, where he is also the Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases and Heart Failure Clinic. Professor Vachiéry has an extensive publication record in the fields of pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and transplantation. He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, Belgium Society of Cardiology and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Professor Vachiéry is the Chairman of the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function of the European Society of Cardiology. He is also the Vice- Chairman of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the Belgium Society of Cardiology.