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Hellenic Cardiological Society

Hellenic Cardiological Society

The Hellenic Cardiological Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

Greece, GR


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

Board 2015-2016

President: Dr Stefanos Foussas, FESC

President Elect: Dr Konstantinos Tsioufis, FESC

Past President: Dr Ioannis Kallikazaros, FESC

Secretary: Dr J. Kanakakis

Treasurer: Dr Georgios Bompotis

Key information

Number of members: 2351

Year of foundation: 1948

ESC member since: 1952


Please consult the National Cardiac Society Meetings page.
More information about all International Meetings.

The Annual National Congress of Cardiology focuses on the exchange of scientific information, encouraging interpersonal contact between Greek cardiologists.
The Annual Seminar of the Working Groups provides a more focused view (including registries and guidelines), since proceedings are organised by the 20 Working Groups. 

Additionally, it operates an Electronic Library, which may be accessed either by visiting the Hellenic Heart House or through the HCS website. 
Other activities fostered by the Hellenic Cardiological Society include yearly grants for research and/or education, and also its Intramural Training Fellowship programme.

Educational Programme

  • Courses for Fellows in Training
  • Annual Educational Programme of the Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology of the Hellenic Cardiological Society

Working Groups

Working Group of Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology

Chairman – G. Bompotis

Vice Chairman – E. Skalidis


Working Group of Aorta and Peripheral Vessels

Chairman – L. Michalis

Vice Chairman – I. Oikonomidis


Working Group of Imaging Techniques

Chairman – Th. Karamitsos

Vice Chairman – G. Roussakis


Working Group of Arterial Hypertension

Chairman – D. Papadopoulos

Vice Chairman – C. Thomopoulos


Working Group of Ηeart Valve Disease, Adult Congenital

Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertention

Chairman – G. Giannakoulas

Vice Chairman – A. Katsaros


Working Group of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairman – S. Lymberi

Vice Chairman – V. Giannakopoulou


Working Group of Electrophysiology and Pacing

Chairman - A. Sideris

Vice Chairman – S. Sideris


Working Group of EchocardiologyΑΤΟ 22 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ 2016 / SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 2016

Chairman – N. Kouris

Vice Chairman – A. Stefanidis


Working Group of Heart Failure

Chairman – A. Douras

Vice Chairman – D. Karatzas


Working Group of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Chairman – G. Latsios

Vice Chairman – D. Avramidis


Working Group of Cardiac Surgery

Chairman – Ch. Kotoulas


Working Group Cardiomyopathies,

Basic Research and Heritable Heart Diseases

Chairman – D. Farmakis

Vice Chairman – A. Anastassakis


Working Group of Nursing in Cardiology

Chairman – L. Stassinos

Vice Chairman – Ch. Panagiotou


Working Group of Consultation on Professional

Issues to the Members of the Board

Chairman – F. Patsourakos

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Friday 04 - Saturday 05 November 2016 (2 Days)

    Thessaloniki - Greece

    This meeting aims at presenting the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and thromboembolic disease. The scientific programme has been endorsed by the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function.


  • Tuesday 09 - Sunday 14 May 2017 (6 Days)

    Chalkidiki - Greece

    The purpose of this European Spring School on "The Science and Practice of Venous Thromboembolism" is to provide a comprehensive overview of what is, at present, the state of the art in the rapidly evolving science and practice of venous thromboembolism.

    Participants will have the opportunity to benefit from interactive seminars and workshops moderated by renowned European experts and leaders in the field.

    Last but not least, the Spring School will offer a unique opportunity for networking, and for discussing future areas of research and collaboration projects.


  • 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.