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French Society of Cardiology

French Society of Cardiology

The French Society of Cardiology is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

France, FR

As a member of the French Society of Cardiology you are automatically a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the ESC Community.

Board 2014-16

President    Prof. Yves Juilliere, FESC
General Secretary    Prof. Jean Ferrières, FESC
Vice-President    Prof. Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, FESC
Past President    Prof. Albert Hagege, FESC
Treasurer    Dr Patrick Jourdain, FESC
Board Members    Prof. Hélène Eltchaninoff, General Secretary Assistant
Prof. Ariel Cohen, FESC, Scientific Secretary of ‘European Days’
Prof. Vincent Probst, Scientific Secretary Assistant of ‘Spring of the Cardiology’
Prof. Martine Gilard, FESC, Secretary of Workings Groups and Filials   

Key information

Number of Members: 6225
Year of Foundation: 1937
ESC Member since: 1949

Upcoming events

  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Thursday 11 - Saturday 13 February 2016 (3 Days)

    Lisbon - Portugal

    Presentation of advanced ablation techniques and technologies.


  • Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 February 2016 (3 Days)

    Paris - France

    The 3rd International Conference on Heart & Brain (ICHB 2016) is a meeting that unites cardiologists and neurologists in order to pursue a holistic approach to understanding the connection between the heart and the brain. As an actor in the emerging multidisciplinary field of neurocardiology, ICHB has set the standard in the rapidly growing field of integrated medicine that encourages a broad ​spectrum of knowledge for improved practice and patient care. Being held in Paris, ICH​B 2016 will be a meeting point​ for the important exchange of knowledge and expertise between cardiology and neurology.


  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

    Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 March 2016 (3 Days)

    Sophia-Antipolis - France

    Organised by EACVI: The course is designed for trainees and consultants, either cardiologists or radiologists that want to get certified in CMR by the EACVI. The EACVI certification is the only process worldwide and there is today no other preparatory course.

    More information on certification exam.


  • Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 May 2016 (4 Days)

    Paris - France

    Translate new scientific knowledge into meaningful advances in patient care.

    Step out of your daily work environment, the world is full of physicians similar to you. It is certainly rewarding to take a step back from the day-to-day grind and to share and debate your ideas.


  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Wednesday 08 - Saturday 11 June 2016 (4 Days)

    Nice - France

    As a 2016 EHRA Member, you benefit from special privileges during CARDIOSTIM-EHRA EUROPACE Congress


  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

    Thursday 09 - Saturday 11 June 2016 (3 Days)

    Sophia-Antipolis - France

    EAPCI will hold a course in Sophia-Antipolis, France on 9 to 11 June 2016. The participants will be updated on standards of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), including material selection, indications for PCI, treatment of specific lesion subsets and interventional pharmacology.


Purpose of the French Society of Cardiology

  • To develop studies and clinical research
  • To ensure a high quality continuous medical and technical training
  • 4 scientific meetings every year : 3 of them in Paris (March, October and December), one in another French city
  • One annual congress in Paris (in January of each year)
  • To establish guidelines based on the evolution of the different fields in Cardiology


Members have free access to the scientific meetings (except for the annual congress), and to the website.

According to their subspecialties, they can apply to one of the 16 working groups of the French Society of Cardiology.

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society

Date published



National Cardiac Journals

French Society of Cardiology Guidelines:

All guidelines are available from the French Society of Cardiology website


Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases is the official journal of the French Society of Cardiology (formerly Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux) publishes original peer-reviewed clinical and research articles, epidemiological studies, new methodological clinical approaches, review articles, editorials and Images in cardiovascular medicine. The journal exists in it's current English version since January 2008. The original French version was founded in 1908, first published by J.B Baillière,  
Topics include coronary artery and valve diseases, interventional and pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, arrhythmias and stimulation, cardiovascular imaging, vascular medicine and hypertension, epidemiology and risk factors, and large multicenter studies. 
The journal also publishes abstracts of papers presented at the annual sessions of the Journées Européennes de la Société Française de Cardiologie and the guidelines edited by the French Society of Cardiology.
The journal appears in Pub Med. 

Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux 
- practique is a monthly journal which is more education and information oriented and entirely in French language.


Contact us

French Society of Cardiology

Office Address France

5, rue des Colonnes du Trône Tel: +33 (0)1 43 22 33 33 Fax: +33 (0)1 43 22 63 61

75012 Paris, France

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European Society
of Cardiology

Les Templiers
2035 Route des Colles
CS 80179 BIOT
06903 Sophia Antipolis
Cedex France