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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

  • Thursday 16 - Friday 17 February 2017 (2 Days)

    Innsbruck - Austria

    EFAS School: Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) disorders are common and more and more recognised as important subspecialty of neurology and cardiology. Detailed knowledge on this important field is rather sparse, especially among junior specialists. The European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS) initiated the EFAS School to provide both theoretical as well as “hands-on” training in ANS field. International leading experts teach and discuss clinical autonomic function disorders on a problem-oriented basis.
    EFAS Meeting: The EFAS meeting presents clinically relevant topics in autonomic nervous system research. Leading experts of their field present cutting-edge research advances in cardiovascular autonomic failure, sleep and epilepsy, Syncope and Postural orthostatic tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), genetic autonomic disorders, as well as botulinum toxin treatment in autonomic disorders.


  • 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


  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Sunday 18 - Wednesday 21 June 2017 (4 Days)

    Vienna - Austria


  • 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 in conjunction with EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM Congress on 18-19 June 2017, Vienna, Austria.


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    Munich - Germany