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Italian Federation of Cardiology

Italian Federation of Cardiology is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

Italy, IT


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

The Italian Federation of Cardiology (FIC) represents the Italian cardiology community in Europe and worldwide. It was founded in the year 2000, and it groups together the two main national cardiology societies, namely the Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC) and the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO). The FIC Board of Directors includes three members from each cardiology society. The President is appointed for three years and is alternately a representative of one of the two constituent societies.

The primary aims of the FIC are:

  • To represent the Italian cardiology community within the European Society of Cardiology and to interact with the international cardiology community;
  • To plan, develop and implement a common, unified policy for the promotion of:
    • Optimal patient care and cardiovascular disease prevention;
    • Professional continuing education programs;
    • Ptandards and diagnostic/therapeutic guidelines;
    • Relationships with local healthcare authorities and the healthcare national system.

Board 2016-2019

President: Prof. Francesco Fedele
Vice-President: Dr. Michele M. Gulizia, FESC
Secretary: Dr. Domenico Gabrielli
Treasurer: Prof. Francesco Romeo

Councillors: Dr. Andrea Di Lenarda, Prof. Giuseppe Mercuro​

Key information

Number of Members: 7164
Year of Foundation: 1998
ESC Member since: 1998

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Working Group on Myocardial Function

    Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 May 2017 (4 Days)

    Varenna LC - Italy

    The joint meeting of Working Groups on Myocardial Function and Cellular Biology of the Heart has become a traditional meeting presenting the cutting-edge of scientific outcomes in dedicated fields.

    It offers the opportunity to network and allows scientific exchanges in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, between early career researchers and outstanding international speakers.

    This meeting also benefits from the participation of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases.



  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • European Association of Preventive Cardiology

    Wednesday 30 - Thursday 31 August 2017 (2 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain

    The course provides an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of athletes, for physicians and allied health professionals with interest in Sports Cardiology.

    The course will address pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnostic pathway to formulate correct diagnosis of the most common CV diseases in athletes. Appropriate management of the CV diseases according to the current guidelines will be explained by means of illustrative clinical cases.

    Meeting endorsed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a Registered Branch of the ESC.


  • Monday 18 - Friday 22 September 2017 (5 Days)

    An international course in collaboration with EAPCI to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of percutaneous cardiovascular interventions at the site of its inception. This will take place in both Stresa, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland.


  • Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 September 2017 (3 Days)

    Padova PD - Italy

    The success of the educational initiatives in 3D echocardiography promoted by the University of Padua has proven the great need of education in this field.  Accordingly, the 3D Echo 360° website has been reshaped to become an educational platform open to all 3D echocardiographers.

    The aim of the project is to offer a platform to share clinical cases showing the added clinical value of 3D echo, illustrative 3D echo images, tutorial videos (How to …), selected references and educational opportunities (books, courses, meetings etc.) to all professionals interested in 3D echocardiography. 


  • Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology

    Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 September 2017 (3 Days)

    Padua - Italy

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



  • Sunday 15 - Tuesday 17 October 2017 (3 Days)

    Venice - Italy

    The 12th International Congress on Innovations in Coronary Artery Disease (ICCAD 2017) - From Prevention to Intervention.


  • European Association of Preventive Cardiology

    Friday 03 - Saturday 04 November 2017 (2 Days)

    Veruno - Italy

    The course aims to promote knowledge and use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in cardiology, offering participants the opportunity to meet well-known experts in the field, assist in live demonstrations of CPET and discuss clinical cases.


  • Acute Cardiovascular Care Association

    Saturday 03 - Monday 05 March 2018 (3 Days)

    Milan - Italy


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)

    Munich - Germany