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Austrian Society of Cardiology

Austrian Society of Cardiology

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

Austria, AT


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

Board 2015-2017

President: Dr Franz Xaver Roithinger
Past President: Prof. Franz Weidinger, FESC
President-Elect: Assoc. Prof. Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer
Prof. Bernhard Metzler, FESC
Treasurer: Dr Senta Graf

Key information

Number of Members: 806
Year of Foundation: 1968
ESC Member since: 1969/1970

Austrian Society of Cardiology Guidelines:

All guidelines are available from the Austrian Society of Cardiology website at the following address:


Since 2013 the ASC has a new official journal, the "Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - The Central European Journal of Medicine". The Editor in Chief is Prof. Otmar Pachinger.


You can register online via the 'Newsletter Abo' section here.

Working Groups

he activities of the society are driven by 18 Working Groups:

  • Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Chairman: J. Wojta, Co-chairman: A. Niessner
  • Congenital Heart Disease - R. Maier, J. Mair
  • Echocardiography - G. Blazek, Th. Binder
  • Experimental Cardiology - B. Metzler, B. Podesser
  • Cardiac Surgery - O. Pachinger, M. Grimm
  • Heart Failure - G. Poelzl, F. Fruhwald
  • Interventional Cardiology - G. Gaul, E. Maurer
  • Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac CT - S. Globits, G. Friedrich
  • Psychosomatic Topics in Cardiac Disease - G. Titscher, O. Ambros
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention - Ch. Marko, M. Wonisch
  • Cardiac Nurses and Technicians - S. Jaksch, M. Hangel
  • Pulmonary Working Group - R. Sterinter-Mascherbauer, M. Kneussl
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Medicine - J. Reisinger, G. Delle-Karth
  • Noninvasive Electrophysiology - P. Smetana
  • Cardiologists in Clinical Practice - D. Keroe, A. Wagner
  • Nuclearcardiology - S. Graf, Ch. Pirich
  • Prevention and Atherosklerosis - F. Hoppichler, O. Traindl
  • Rhythmology - F. Roithinger, B. Strohmer

  Scholarships and Research grant: The Society actively supports research and young investigators with a yearly budget of approx. 60.000,00 Euro. The application form can be downloaded from the home page.

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Thursday 09 - Saturday 11 March 2017 (3 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    The content combined theoretical lectures, troubleshooting case presentations and mock exams.


  • Sunday 07 - Tuesday 09 May 2017 (3 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    The ICNC meeting is the international conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT. It has been a key international scientific event for nuclear cardiology for more than 20 years. This international conference provides the opportunity for clinicians and scientists from all over the world to gather to learn about new advances and to exchange scientific ideas and experiences in a distinctive environment.


  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Sunday 18 - Wednesday 21 June 2017 (4 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    This is your opportunity to highlight your work in front of key opinion leaders and more than 5.800 healthcare professionals. Submit your abstract before 20 January 2017.


  • Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology

    Sunday 18 - Monday 19 June 2017 (2 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    EWGCCE Annual Meeting is the combination of the best lectures given by renowned international experts and an incredible friendly and stimulating spirit.

    The 41th edition will take place during EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2017.

    We look forward to seeing you for exciting sessions that will take place over the one-and-a-half day programme, giving you the very best science from leading faculty in your field of interest.


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain

    Spotlight 2017: 40 Years of PCI


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    Munich - Germany