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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.



President: Dr. Georg Delle-Karth, FESC

President Elect : Prof. Daniel Scherr, FESC

Secretary: Prof. Noemi Pavo, FESC

Treasurer: Dr. Markus Stuhlinger

Past President: Prof. Bernhard Mezler, FESC

Key information

Number of Members: 933

Year of Foundation: 1968

ESC Member since: 1969/1970


The first issue of the Austrian Journal of Cardiology was published in 1993. The journal is issued 6 times a year,  in German. Editor in chief: is Prof. Kurt Huber.


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

Working Groups

The 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 - M. Hülsmann
  • 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

  • Thursday 22 - Friday 23 February 2024 (2 Days)
    22/02/2024 09:00 23/02/2024 15:00 Europe/Paris HFA Advanced Heart Failure Course 2024 Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    - Austria

    A hands-on course covering identification, initial management, referral criteria and final treatment in advanced HF care centres with heart transplantation and ventricular-assist devices

  • Tuesday 09 - Wednesday 10 July 2024 (2 Days)
    09/07/2024 02:00 10/07/2024 02:00 Europe/Paris CRT Workshop "Strategic outlook review", TBC - Austria DD/MM/YYYY
    Vienna - Austria

    The programme for this meeting is currently under construction. More information will follow in due course.

  • Friday 30 August - Monday 02 September 2024 (4 Days)
    30/08/2024 00:00 02/09/2024 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2024


    Vienna - Austria European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland