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Chilean Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Chilean Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology.

Chile, CL

Structure 2014


Dr Ivonne Aramburú M.

Vice President

Dr Alejandro Martinez Sepúlveda

Past President

Dr José Luis Vukasovic


Dr Pamela Rojo Sánchez


Dr Lida Toro Rosas

Board members 2014-2015:

Dr Flor Fernández Sanhueza
Dr Christian Karmelic Serrano
Dr Pablo Sepúlveda Varela
Dr Lida Toro Rosas
Dr Pamela Rojo Sánchez

Number of Members: 5736
Year of Foundation: 1948
Year of ESC affiliation: 2009


The Chilean Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (SOCHICAR) has 4 regional branches and 5 committees in the areas of accreditation, ethics, scientific, continuous education and finances. There are also 10 departements, in the main areas of cardiology, developping research, courses and scientific courses throughout the year and during the annual meeting.

The Health and Heart Foundation, aiming to develop public activities on prevention, is also part of the SOCHICAR.  Activities include celebrationa of World Heart Day, the Women in Red campaign (WHF) and other activities for the general public during the annual meetings.

2 research grants and several research awards are given yearly.

Meetings and Courses

XXV Annual Congress of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

4 - 7 December 2015
Sheraton Santiago
Santiago de Chile, Chile

The annual meeting takes place every year early December in different cities and welcomes more than 800 participants.
In addition, several coursed are proposed both in Santiago and in the regional branches ever year.


The Revista Chilena de Cardiologia has been published since 1988, when it replaced the Boletin de Cardiologia (published since 1982). There are 4 issues a year and a print run of 1000 copies - an electronic version is available on the SOCHICAR website for members and registered users. The language is Spanish but with abstracts in English.

Dr Lanas and Prof. FerrariDuring the ESC Congress 2009 in Barcelona, SOCHICAR President (2009), Dr. Fernando Lanas Zanetti - FESC signed the Memorandum of Understanding with ESC President 2009, Prof. Roberto Ferrari - FESC and thus confirmed the affiliation of the SOCHICAR to the ESC.