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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

  • Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 September 2017 (3 Days)

    Working Group on Development, Anatomy & Pathology
    Padua - Italy

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


  • Thursday 05 - Saturday 07 October 2017 (3 Days)

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Riva del Garda TN - Italy

    Special offer: 3 free registrations! (Read details below)

    The aim of the course is to involve Cardiologists, Radiologists and Internal Medicine medical doctors already involved in cardiac MR but willing to go deeper in the single technical or clinical topic of the discipline together with well known experts in the field.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 07 December 2017

    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Rome - Italy

    This workshop aims to have an in depth discussion between experts and industry about implementing guidelines concerning the management and monitoring on the common co-morbidities seen in complex Heart Failure.

  • Friday 08 - Saturday 09 December 2017 (2 Days)

    Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
    Wien - Austria

    The ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is proud to be delivering an engaging and interactive 2 day course to improve the professional knowledge and skills required to plan and deliver successful cardiovascular pharmacotherapy clinical trials. 

  • Saturday 03 - Monday 05 March 2018 (3 Days)

    Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
  • Wednesday 21 - Thursday 22 March 2018 (2 Days)

    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Pisa - Italy

    This 2-day training offers 6 Interactive sessions. The approach is practical, including plenary discussion rounds, workshopsand live demonstrations of exercise testing and training.


  • Sunday 13 - Monday 14 May 2018 (2 Days)

    Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
    Tel Aviv - Israel

    The Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy is delighted to announce the 2018 edition of its annual meeting that will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 13-14 May and aims to highlight key issues in drug therapy.


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

    European Society of Cardiology
    München - Germany