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Belgian Society of Cardiology

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

Belgium, BE


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

The Belgian Society of Cardiology coordinates the activities of several working groups.
It organises an annual scientific meeting every year at the end of January/beginning of February.


Objectives: To promote research and education in the field of cardiology through the Belgian cardiological community.


President: Prof. Patrizio Lancellotti, FESC

President-Elect and Scientific Secretary: Dr. Michel De Pauw, FESC

Past President: Prof. Marc Claeys, FESC

Treasurer: Dr. Peter Geelen

Key information

Number of Members: 542

Year of foundation: 1935

ESC Member since: 1950


 "Acta Cardiologica" is the official journal of the Belgian national society. Published since 1946 in English, there are six issues per year. Print and online versions are available and the journal is indexed in PubMed, Current Contents, EMBASE, Index Medicus and Medline.

Editorial secretariat contact: Yolanda Thornton

Working Groups

  • Belgian Working Group on Interventional Cardiology (BWGIC)
  • Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA)
  • Belgian Working Group on Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging (BWGNICI)
  • Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure (BWGHF)
  • Belgian Working Group on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BWGCPR)
  • Belgian Interdisciplinary Working Group on Acute Cardiology (BIWAC)
  • Belgian Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease (BWGACHD)
  • Belgian Council on Hypertension and Vascular Biology (statutes pending)
  • Belgian Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing (BWGCVN)
  • Belgian Working Group Basic Research in Cardiology (BWGBRC)
  • Young Cardiologists Club (YCC)

For full details of these working groups, please consult the 'networking tool' feature and select 'Belgium'

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Upcoming events

  • Friday 17 - Saturday 18 April 2020 (2 Days)
    17/04/2020 08:00 18/04/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EuroGUCH 2020

    The European meeting in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, EuroGUCH, provides an independent educational forum for healthcare professionals across Europe.

    It is aimed at cardiologists and allied medical professionals with an interest in congenital heart disease as well as specialists in the field.

    Focus of the meeting is innovative treatments and interventions which can be applied to the adult patient population with congenital heart disease, with a faculty made up of internationally renowned speakers and experts in the field.

    ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease DD/MM/YYYY
    ESC Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    Leuven - Belgium
  • Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 April 2020 (2 Days)
    21/04/2020 00:00 22/04/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EUROVALVE Leuven - Belgium true DD/MM/YYYY
    Liege - Belgium

    Eurovalve congress is a European congress for cardiac surgeon, cardiologists, sonographers and trainees.

  • Saturday 29 August - Wednesday 02 September 2020 (5 Days)
    29/08/2020 00:00 02/09/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2020 Liege - Belgium European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    Amsterdam - Netherlands