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Belgian Society of Cardiology

Belgian Society of Cardiology

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

Belgium, BE


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

The Belgian Society of Cardiology coordinates the activities of several working groups.
It organises an annual scientific meeting every year at the end of January/beginning of February.

Objectives: To promote research and education in the field of cardiology through the Belgian cardiological community.


President: Prof. A. Pasquet, FESC
President-Elect and Scientific Secretary: 
Prof. M. Claeys, FESC
Past President:
Prof. G. Van Camp, FESC

Key information

Number of Members: 551
Year of foundation: 1935
ESC Member since: 1950


 "Acta Cardiologica" is the official journal of the Belgian national society. Published in English language, 6 issues per year. Print and online versions are available. Published since 1946, the journal is indexed in PubMed, Current Contents, EMBASE, Index Medicus and Medline.

Editorial secretariat contact: Roos Struyven or Annick Van Mechelen


Working Groups

  • Belgian Working Group on Interventional Cardiology (BWGIC)
  • Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA)
  • Belgian Working Group on Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging (BWGNICI)
  • Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure and Cardiac Function (BWGHFCF)
  • Belgian Working Group on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BWGCPR)
  • Belgian Interdisciplinary Working Group on Acute Cardiology (BIWAC)
  • Belgian Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease (BWGACHD)
  • Belgian Council on Hypertension and Vascular Biology (statutes pending)
  • Belgian Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing (BWGCVN)
  • Young Cardiologists Club (YCC)

For full details of these working groups, please consult the 'networking tool' feature and select 'Belgium'

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

  • Thursday 09 - Friday 10 February 2017 (2 Days)

    Brussels - Belgium


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain

    Spotlight 2016: 'The Heart Team' highlights the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in managing patients with cardiovascular disease.