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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.



President : Prof. Bernhard Gerber, FESC

President-Elect : Prof. Rik Willems  

Past President :  Prof. Michel De Pauw, FESC

Treasurer : Dr. Frank Cools  

Key information

Number of Members: 448

Year of foundation: 1935

ESC Member since: 1950

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


 "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)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

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

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

  • Thursday 03 - Friday 04 October 2024 (2 Days)
    03/10/2024 08:00 04/10/2024 12:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Imaging Masterclass London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Brussels - Belgium

    The HCM Imaging Masterclass is an advanced imaging course on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), initiated by the EACVI. It will consist of a one-and-a-half-day intensive programme, exclusively dedicated to multimodality imaging in HCM, led by experts in the field.