Prof. Dr Uwe Zeymer is Head of Interventional Cardiology at the Heart Center Ludwigshafen, Department of Cardiology, Germany. He is Vice-Director of the Institut für Herzinfarktforschung Ludwigshafen. He has been board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology and intensive care medicine. After his graduation from Medical School at the Universities of Munich and Marburg in 1985, Dr Zeymer gained experience as a resident, fellow and attendee in the Department of Cardiology, Municipal Hospital, Kassel, and as a clinical research fellow in the Department of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA. He is full Professor of Medicine at the University of Göttingen. Dr Zeymer is or has chaired or been a member of the Steering Committee numerous trials in patients with acute coronary syndromes, antithrombotic therapies and anticoagulants. In addition, he has been chair or member of the Steering committee of several international registries in interventional cardiology, treatment of hypertension, anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndromes. Dr Zeymer has authored and co-authored over 450 scientific papers on cardiovascular disease in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, European Heart Journal, Circulation and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr Zeymer has been the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the ESC, the Chair of the Working Group of Thrombosis of the German Cardiac Society and the Chair of the Working for Quality Insurance and Registries of the German Cardiac Society. He was President of the annual Autumn Meeting of the German Cardiac Society 2013. He is currently chairing the ongoing STEMI-Registry of the EORP of the ESC.