Nazzareno Galiè is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the Medical Faculty in the University of Bologna, Italy, and heads the Pulmonary Hypertension Centre at the Institute of Cardiology. He also teaches at the Postgraduate Medical Schools of Pulmonary Diseases, Cardiology, and Rheumatology at the University of Bologna. The author of more than 300 scientific publications on heart failure, heart transplantation and pulmonary hypertension, Professor Galiè is a Scholar of the Italian Society of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Professor Galiè is chairman of the working group on pulmonary circulation for the Italian Society of Cardiology and a member of the Congress Programme Committee and Past-Chairman of the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation for the ESC. A cum laude graduate of the University of Bologna, Professor Galiè specialised in cardiology and sports medicine.