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Austrian Society of Cardiology

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

Austria, AT


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

Board 2017-2019

President: Assoc. Prof. Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer, FESC

Past President: Dr Franz Xaver Roithinger, FESC

President-Elect and Treasurer: Prof. Peter Siostrzonek

Secretary: Prof. Bernhard Metzler, FESC

Key information

Number of Members: 800

Year of Foundation: 1968

ESC Member since: 1969/1970

Austrian Society of Cardiology Guidelines:

All guidelines are available from the Austrian Society of Cardiology website at the following address:


Since 2013 the ASC has a new official journal, the "Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - The Central European Journal of Medicine". The Editor in Chief is Prof. Otmar Pachinger.


You can register online via the 'Newsletter Abo' section here.

Working Groups

he activities of the society are driven by 18 Working Groups:

  • Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Chairman: J. Wojta, Co-chairman: A. Niessner
  • Congenital Heart Disease - R. Maier, J. Mair
  • Echocardiography - G. Blazek, Th. Binder
  • Experimental Cardiology - B. Metzler, B. Podesser
  • Cardiac Surgery - O. Pachinger, M. Grimm
  • Heart Failure - G. Poelzl, F. Fruhwald
  • Interventional Cardiology - G. Gaul, E. Maurer
  • Magnetic Resonance and Cardiac CT - S. Globits, G. Friedrich
  • Psychosomatic Topics in Cardiac Disease - G. Titscher, O. Ambros
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention - Ch. Marko, M. Wonisch
  • Cardiac Nurses and Technicians - S. Jaksch, M. Hangel
  • Pulmonary Working Group - R. Sterinter-Mascherbauer, M. Kneussl
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Medicine - J. Reisinger, G. Delle-Karth
  • Non-invasive Electrophysiology - P. Smetana
  • Cardiologists in Clinical Practice - D. Keroe, A. Wagner
  • Nuclear cardiology - S. Graf, Ch. Pirich
  • Prevention and Atherosclerosis - F. Hoppichler, O. Traindl
  • Rhythmology - F. Roithinger, B. Strohmer

Scholarships and Research grant: The Society actively supports research and young investigators with a yearly budget of approx. 60.000,00 Euro. The application form can be downloaded from the home page.

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

  • Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)
    25/08/2018 00:00 29/08/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2018 European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    Munich - Germany
  • Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 October 2018 (3 Days)
    25/10/2018 00:00 27/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris Procedural EHRA training course on Cardiac Pacing, ICD and Cardiac Resynchronisation course (CP)

    The content combined theoretical lectures, troubleshooting case presentations and mock exams.

    Munich - Germany European Heart Rhythm Association true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
    Vienna - Austria

    Combines theoretical lectures, troubleshooting case presentations & mock exams


  • Sunday 12 - Tuesday 14 May 2019 (3 Days)
    12/05/2019 00:00 14/05/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ICNC 2019, Nuclear Cardiology & Cardiac CT Vienna - Austria European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging true DD/MM/YYYY
  • Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 May 2019 (4 Days)
    25/05/2019 00:00 28/05/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2019 Lisbon - Portugal Heart Failure Association of the ESC true DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Athens - Greece
  • Saturday 31 August - Wednesday 04 September 2019 (5 Days)
    31/08/2019 00:00 04/09/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2019 Athens - Greece true DD/MM/YYYY
    Paris - France