Scientific Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Issues

The Scientific Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Issues (SAG-CVS) is convened at the request of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to provide independent recommendations on scientific or technical matters relating to cardiovascular products under evaluation by the CHMP, or on any other scientific issue relevant to the work of the CHMP that relates to this area.

Mandate, rules of procedure and work programme

More information on the SAG-CVS's responsibilities and composition is available in this document:


The SAG-CVS is composed of independent European experts selected according to their specific expertise. The SAG-CVS comprises both a core group and other individual experts who may be called upon to participate in a given meeting and bring additional expertise in specific domains.


Below (in alphabetical order of surname) are the current members of the SAG-CVS. The members' declarations of interests are available in the European expert list.


  • Manuel Campos Toimil
  • Jelena Celutkiene
  • Javier Espíldora Hernández
  • Franz Xaver Kleber (Chair)
  • Johanna Kuusisto
  • Geert Molenberghs
  • Elmir Omerovic
  • Pieter Postema
  • Silvia Giuliana Priori
  • Jan Staessen (Vice-Chair)
  • Marja-Riitta Taskinen
  • Jorie Versmissen