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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: 6432
Year of Foundation: 1937
ESC Member since: 1949

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming events

  • Sunday 24 - Wednesday 27 September 2017 (4 Days)

    Rennes - France

    Computing in Cardiology (formerly Computers in Cardiology) is an international scientific conference endorsed by the ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology. CinC provides an International forum for scientists and professionals from the fields of medicine, physics, engineering and computer science to exchange on current developments and to stimulate multidisciplinary research on Computing in Cardiology.

  • Friday 13 - Saturday 14 October 2017 (2 Days)

    Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function
    Sophia Antipolis - France

    Pulmonary Hypertension is a rapidly evolving clinical area and this Course will be an anticipation of the 2018 World Meeting.

  • Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October 2017 (3 Days)

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Sophia Antipolis - France

    The programme will encompass a mix of lectures, case-based presentations, and hands-on sessions guided by the Faculty.

  • Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 November 2017 (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.

  • Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 November 2017 (3 Days)

    European Heart Rhythm Association
    Sophia Antipolis - France

    Presentation of advanced ablation techniques and technologies.

  • Thursday 23 - Friday 24 November 2017 (2 Days)

    Rouen - France

    Observe live cases of Transfemoral TAVI using the minimalist strategy

    Prevention and management of complications

    Get 10 hours of external CME credits by EBAC

  • Thursday 07 - Friday 08 December 2017 (2 Days)

    Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)
    Sophia Antipolis - France

    The CCNAP Be Guidelines Smart Toolkit was developed to ensure that all nurses and allied professionals across Europe are trained to use the latest ESC Guidelines.

    As part of this toolkit, CCNAP are organising a Train the Trainers Workshop in Sophia Antipolis, France, 7-8 December 2017.

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

    European Society of Cardiology
    München - Germany
  • Saturday 31August - Wednesday 04 September 2019 (5 Days)

    Paris - France