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My ESC Story

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Christophe Leclercq, from France, ESC Member since 2002 shares with us his memories, his experience and his wishes for the future.

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French Society of Cardiology

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

France, FR


Purpose of the French Society of Cardiology

  • To develop studies and clinical research
  • To ensure a high quality continuous medical and technical training
  • 4 scientific meetings every year : 3 of them in Paris (March, October and December), one in another French city
  • One annual congress in Paris (in January of each year)
  • To establish guidelines based on the evolution of the different fields in Cardiology


Members have free access to the scientific meetings (except for the annual congress), and to the website.

According to their subspecialties, they can apply to one of the 16 working groups of the French Society of Cardiology.

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

Board 2014-16

President    Prof. Jean- Yves Le Heuzey, FESC
General Secretary    Dr. Olivier Piot
Vice-President    Prof. Martine Gilard, FESC
Past President    Prof. Yves Juillière, FESC
Treasurer    Dr. Serge Kownator, FESC

Board Members

Dr. Ariel Cohen, FESC
Prof. Christophe Leclercq, FESC
Prof. Jean François Obadia

Key information

Number of Members: 7119
Year of Foundation: 1937
ESC Member since: 1949

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

  • Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 May 2018 (4 Days)

    Paris - France
  • Saturday 26 - Tuesday 29 May 2018 (4 Days)

    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Vienna - Austria
  • Thursday 05 - Saturday 07 July 2018 (3 Days)

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Sophia Antipolis - France

    The course is designed for trainees and consultants, either cardiologists or radiologists that want to get certified in CMR by the EACVI. The EACVI certification is the only process worldwide and there is today no other preparatory course.

  • Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    European Society of Cardiology
    Munich - Germany
  • Monday 08 - Wednesday 10 October 2018 (3 Days)

    Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology
    Marseille - France

    This official meeting of the ESC Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology.


  • Saturday 31August - Wednesday 04 September 2019 (5 Days)

    Paris - France