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How to become a member of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.

National Associations

Any National Association - member or not of the ESC - representing private-practice cardiologists in Europe or in a Mediterranean country, may join the Council for Cardiology Practice. Applications must be addressed to the European Society of Cardiology*.

Individual Membership

Any board-certified cardiologist:

  • who does not belong to a national association or to a national council for Cardiology Practice affiliated to a National Society, 
  • but who has a specific interest in the field of cardiology

may apply to become a member of the Council for Cardiology Practice on an individual basis by submitting a brief (one-page) curriculum vitae including relevant references, and by filling in the Council application form.

Applications must be addressed to the European Heart House*.

A paid-up member of the Council for Cardiology Practice is a de facto member of the ESC with access to membership advantages.

The Council represents around 5,000 cardiologists working either in private practice or in out-patient clinics. Currently, the following countries are represented in the Council for Cardiology Practice:

National Association Country Since
Professional Association of Belgian Cardiologists Belgium


Collège National des Cardiologues Français France


Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen (BNK) Germany


Collegio Federativo di Cardiologia (CFC)  Italy


Swiss Council for Cardiology Practice  Switzerland


PrivatPraktiserende Kardiologers Forum (PPKF)  Norway


Association of Private Cardiologists of the Czech Republic  Czech Republic


Hellenic Association of Private Cardiologists  Greece


National Societies represented in the Council for Cardiology Practice


Spanish Society of Cardiology   (Seccion de Cardiologia Clinica)


Portuguese Society of Cardiology


Cyprus Society of Cardiology  2014
Romanian Society of Cardiology 2015

Personal Data Privacy

The information collected is subject to a computerised process to record, evaluate and track your grant application. The recipients of the data are:

  • The staff in charge of processing Council grant applications and, where a grant is awarded, the staff in charge of paying the grant monies.
  • Persons to whom the request will be sent for review and evaluation.

In accordance with the law N°78-17 of January 6, 1978, amended in 2004, relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have a right to access and rectify information concerning you, which you can exercise by contacting:
Data Privacy - Customer Services
European Society of Cardiology
2035 Route des Colles
CS 80179 BIOT

You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.