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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 2015-2017

President: Dr Franz Xaver Roithinger
Past President: Prof. Franz Weidinger, FESC
President-Elect: Assoc. Prof. Andrea Podczeck-Schweighofer
Prof. Bernhard Metzler, FESC
Treasurer: Dr Senta Graf

Key information

Number of Members: 806
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
  • Noninvasive Electrophysiology - P. Smetana
  • Cardiologists in Clinical Practice - D. Keroe, A. Wagner
  • Nuclearcardiology - S. Graf, Ch. Pirich
  • Prevention and Atherosklerosis - 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

  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

    Friday 08 - Sunday 10 December 2017 (3 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    The European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is proud to be delivering an engaging and interactive 2 day course to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials. 


  • European Heart Rhythm Association

    Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 December 2017 (3 Days)

    Vienna - Austria

    Additional date for 2017 

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

    Registrations will open in September.

    The scientific programme will be soon available.


  • Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science

    Friday 20 - Sunday 22 April 2018 (3 Days)

    Vienna - Austria


  • Heart Failure Association of the ESC

    Saturday 26 - Tuesday 29 May 2018 (4 Days)

    Vienna - Austria


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    München - Germany