Carlos Aguiar is a Cardiology Consultant at Hospital Santa Cruz in Carnaxide, Portugal, where he chairs the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Unit. He has been involved in several ESC activities. These include: councillor of the Board (2014-2016), chairperson of the e-Communications Committee (2014-2016 and 2016-2018), member of the Media Committee (2016-2018), member of the Congress Programme Committee (2016-2018), member of the Global Affairs Committee (2014-2022), and chairperson of the Communications Committee (2020-2022). Carlos Aguiar is also an Assistant of the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, an advisor to the Portuguese General Directorate of Health, and a member of the Portuguese Health Technology Assessment Committee. His main research interests are heart failure and cardiovascular prevention.