Birgit Beger


Birgit Beger is the CEO of the European Heart Network (EHN), a Brussels-based alliance of foundations and associations dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke and supporting patients throughout Europe. A well-respected senior executive with 18+ years of EU public policy experience, with a focus on leading European Professional Associations (Medical Doctors, Lawyers). Birgit is a qualified lawyer with a proven track record of success in contract law and litigation. Her senior management skills and diplomatic outreach to all political levels, both at the national and European level, coupled with her communication skills, have brought considerable added value to the leadership roles she has held during her tenures as CEO of the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), and as Secretary General of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME).

Ms Beger’s academic background is in law with a specialisation in EU law/International Public Law and Political Science. She holds master’s degrees in both. She is a member of the Berlin Bar since 2000. Further to this, and with a view to continuous professional development, Birgit completed a specialised course “Dirigeant et Developpement”, obtaining certification in May 2018 from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. For many years she represented the Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE) towards the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law. She published a book chapter in “Managing eHealth – from Vision to Reality” with co-author Dr Michael Wilks, edited by Magdalene Rosenmüller, Diane Whitehouse and Petra Wilson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

1 blog from the author

Cardio Digital

Posted on 20.10.2022

The vast possibilities of Artificial Intelligence for our hearts

From triaging patients to the proper treatment to interpreting scans, or optimising treatment pathways, artificial intelligence (AI) can play a pivotal role in supporting the health workforce in their work in cardiovascular disease. However, to fully grasp the potential of AI for patients, we need to start by making high-quality curated health data available. The […]

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