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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. Jean- Yves Le Heuzey, FESC
General Secretary    Dr. Olivier Piot
Vice-President    Prof. Martine Gilard, FESC
Past President    Prof. Yves Juillière, FESC
Treasurer    Dr. Serge Kownator, FESC

Board Members

Dr Ariel Cohen, FESC
Prof. Christophe Leclercq, FESC
Prof. Jean François Obadia

Key information

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

Upcoming events

  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 27 - Wednesday 31 August 2016 (5Days)

    Rome - Italy

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


    Key figures

    • 5 days of scientific sessions
    • 150 cardiovascular topics
    • 500 experts sessions
    • 11 000 abstracts
    • 30 000 healthcare professionals
    • 140+ countries
    • 180 exhibiting companies


    Registration Final programme



  • WORKING GROUP on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function

    Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October 2016 (2Days)

    Sophia Antipolis - France

    Organised by the ESC and the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function:  Overview and discussion of the new ESC-ERS Pulmonary Hypertension guidelines.


  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Wednesday 02 November 2016

    Arnhem - Netherlands

    Registration will open in August.


  • Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 November 2016 (4Days)

    This course provides a thorough overview of Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease and is aimed at Pediatric Cardiologists, Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease Specialists and Echocardiography Technicians working with Congenital Heart Disease patients. 



  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

    Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 November 2016 (3Days)

    Sophia-Antipolis - France

    Organised by EACVI: This short course covers the major items of the EACVI core syllabus for nuclear cardiology and provides a grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of radionuclide imaging techniques in cardiology.



  • Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 January 2017 (4Days)

    Paris - France


  • Thursday 02 - Friday 03 March 2017 (2Days)

    Paris - France

    Get the last updates on arrhythmias & heart failure session, new anticoagulants (NOAC), new devices and ablation of atrial fibrillation conferences. High level conferences on ventricular arrhythmias, ablation of classical arrhythmias and channelopathies will also be organized


  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

    Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 March 2017 (3Days)

    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.


  • European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation

    Thursday 06 - Saturday 08 April 2017 (3Days)

    Malaga - Spain

    EuroPRevent is the annual congress of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR), where leading experts get together in an international forum to present their research and share knowledge, over three days of practical 'hands on' educational courses and scientific symposia, covering the spectrum of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation  for cardiologists, allied health professionals, general practitioners, basic scientists, young researchers and policy makers.


  • Heart Failure Association of the ESC

    Saturday 29April - Tuesday 02 May 2017 (4Days)

    Paris - France

    Heart Failure is the annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, established as the world's leading congress for experts in cardiology to discuss strategies for a universal approach towards prevention and the treatment of heart failure.

    The scientific programme of the Heart Failure 2017 congress will be submitted to the European Board of Accreditation in Cardiology for review. As a reference, please note that Heart Failure 2016 was accredited for 21 hours of CME credits.


    Key figures:

    • 6 148 healthcare professionals from more than 100 countries
    • 272 Faculty
    • 108 scientific programme sessions
    • 21 hours of CME credits in 2015
    • 2 010 abstracts and clinical cases submitted
    • 70 late breaking trials submitted
    • 30 Industry partners, 2000m2 Exhibition, 47 Industry sessions & workshops


  • Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 May 2017 (4Days)

    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 Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5Days)

    Barcelona - Spain

    The world's largest cardiovascular congress with over 500 experts sessions and 11 000 abstracts contributing to global awareness of the latest clinical trials and breakthrough discoveries.

    Abstract submission will be opened online from mid-December to 14 February 2017.

    Meanwhile, consult the scientific resources from ESC Congress 2016.


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.

Activities of your Cardiac Society
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.

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