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Hellenic Cardiological Society

The Hellenic Cardiological Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

Greece, GR


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


President: Assoc. Prof. Konstantinos Tsioufis, FESC
President Elect: Prof. Ioannis Goudevenos, FESC
Past President: Dr Stefanos Foussas, FESC
General Secretary: Dr Ioannis Kanakakis
Treasurer: Assoc. Prof. Georgios Kochiadakis

Key information

Number of members: 2351

Year of foundation: 1948

ESC member since: 1952


Please consult the National Cardiac Society Meetings page.
More information about all International Meetings.

The Annual National Congress of Cardiology focuses on the exchange of scientific information, encouraging interpersonal contact between Greek cardiologists.
The Annual Seminar of the Working Groups provides a more focused view (including registries and guidelines), since proceedings are organised by the 20 Working Groups. 

Additionally, it operates an Electronic Library, which may be accessed either by visiting the Hellenic Heart House or through the HCS website. 
Other activities fostered by the Hellenic Cardiological Society include yearly grants for research and/or education, and also its Intramural Training Fellowship programme.

Educational Programme

  • Courses for Fellows in Training
  • Annual Educational Programme of the Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology of the Hellenic Cardiological Society

Working Groups

Working Group of Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology

Chairman – G. Bompotis

Vice Chairman – E. Skalidis

Working Group of Aorta and Peripheral Vessels

Chairman – L. Michalis

Vice Chairman – I. Oikonomidis

Working Group of Imaging Techniques

Chairman – Th. Karamitsos

Vice Chairman – G. Roussakis

Working Group of Arterial Hypertension

Chairman – D. Papadopoulos

Vice Chairman – C. Thomopoulos

Working Group of Ηeart Valve Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension 

Chairman – G. Giannakoulas

Vice Chairman – A. Katsaros

Working Group of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairman – S. Lymberi

Vice Chairman – V. Giannakopoulou

Working Group of Electrophysiology and Pacing

Chairman - A. Sideris

Vice Chairman – S. Sideris

Working Group of Echocardiology

Chairman – N. Kouris

Vice Chairman – A. Stefanidis

Working Group of Heart Failure

Chairman – A. Douras

Vice Chairman – D. Karatzas

Working Group of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Chairman – G. Latsios

Vice Chairman – D. Avramidis

Working Group of Cardiac Surgery

Chairman – Ch. Kotoulas

Working Group Cardiomyopathies, Basic Research and Heritable Heart Diseases

Chairman – D. Farmakis

Vice Chairman – A. Anastassakis

Working Group of Nursing in Cardiology

Chairman – L. Stassinos

Vice Chairman – Ch. Panagiotou

Working Group of Consultation on Professional Issues to the Members of the Board

Chairman – F. Patsourakos

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 09 - Sunday 14 May 2017 (6 Days)

    Chalkidiki - Greece

    The purpose of this European Spring School on "The Science and Practice of Venous Thromboembolism" is to provide a comprehensive overview of what is, at present, the state of the art in the rapidly evolving science and practice of venous thromboembolism.

    Participants will have the opportunity to benefit from interactive seminars and workshops moderated by renowned European experts and leaders in the field.

    Last but not least, the Spring School will offer a unique opportunity for networking, and for discussing future areas of research and collaboration projects.

    Scientific programme is endorsed by the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function.


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • Saturday 23 - Wednesday 27 September 2017 (5 Days)

    Athens - Greece

    You will be surprised by the new format of the congress that is trying to transform this event in an opportunity for learning and teaching and knowing different realities, to put together the different professionals of Emergency Medicine: doctors, nurses, trainees - with the aim of increasing the overall knowledge and quality of care for the patients in any kind of emergency and in any environment and of making the annual event of EUSEM a fundamental appointment for the growth of Emergency Medicine in Europe.


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    Munich - Germany