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Hellenic Society of Cardiology

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

Greece, GR


As a member of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology 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: 2773

Year of foundation: 1948

ESC member since: 1952


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 Society of Cardiology 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 – Ch. Panagiotou

Vice Chairman – M. Kapella

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

  • Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)
    25/08/2018 00:00 29/08/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2018 European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    Munich - Germany
  • Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 May 2019 (4 Days)
    25/05/2019 00:00 28/05/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2019 Munich - Germany Heart Failure Association of the ESC true DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Athens - Greece
  • Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 May 2019 (4 Days)
    25/05/2019 08:30 28/05/2019 12:30 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2019 Athens - Greece Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Athens - Greece
  • Saturday 31 August - Wednesday 04 September 2019 (5 Days)
    31/08/2019 00:00 04/09/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2019 Athens - Greece true DD/MM/YYYY
    Paris - France