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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: 2351

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 – 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

  • Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 April 2018 (3 Days)

    Athens - Greece

    International expert stroke forum for presentation and discussion of new research of stroke mechanisms, prevention and treatment

  • Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 June 2018 (4 Days)

    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Athens - Greece

    Summer School is based on state-of-the-art lectures on novelties in heart failure by key opinion leaders and principal investigators, rapid presentations by some young clinicians, interactive discussions, mentoring, social and summer sport activities.

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

    European Society of Cardiology
    Munich - Germany
  • Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28 May 2019 (4 Days)

    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Athens - Greece