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Swiss Society of Cardiology

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

Switzerland, CH


As a member of the Swiss Society of Cardiology, you are automatically a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the ESC Community.


Board 2022-2024

President: Dr. Richard Kobza, FESC

President-Elect: Dr. Beatrice Veragut Davies

Past-president: Prof. Felix C. Tanner

President of Congress: Prof. Gabriela Kuster

Treasurer: Dr. med. Philipp Weiss


  • Prof. Michael Billinger
  • Prof. Gabriela Kuster Pfister
  • Prof. Lorenz Räber
  • Prof. Jürg Schwitter, FESC
  • Dr. David Carballo
  • Dr. Tomoe Stampfli Andres
  • Prof. Mario Togni
  • Dr. Beatrice Veragut Davies
  • Dr. Christophe Wyss

Representative of Pediatric Cardiology: Dr. med. Cécile Tissot

Representative SSCC: Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich S. Eckstein

Representative SCOT: Dr. med. Nicolas Schärli

Director: Dr. med. Marjam Rüdiger-Stürchler

Permanent staff: Karin Guldenfels

Key information

Number of Members: 748

Year of Foundation: 1948

ESC Member since: 1950


Kardiovaskuläre Medizin / Médicine Cardiovasculaire / Cardiovascular Medicine is an international clinical practice journal launched in 1998. This open access journal publishes reviews from recognized experts in the field, covering current topics and news pertaining to cardiology, angiology, hypertension, cardiovascular surgery, as well as other related disciplines, and selected reports on original research. These articles are rounded off with in-depth guidelines, the latest developments in the scientific community, as well as clinical case reports. There are also special editions that focus on hot topics, as well as summary reports of national conferences, such as the annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Cardiology.

The journal moved to a continuous publication model in January 2018. Once articles have been accepted for publication and have been corrected by our language editors, the authors receive proofs for their approval to print. As soon as we have received feedback from the authors, the articles are published online. The journal is published in English, French and German. 

Editors in Chief: Andreas Flammer (German) / François Mach (French)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Monday 17 - Thursday 20 October 2022 (4 Days)
    17/10/2022 08:00 20/10/2022 17:15 Europe/Paris EAPC Course on Preventive Cardiology European Association of Preventive Cardiology DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Preventive Cardiology
    Bern - Switzerland

    This practical course, co-organised with the Inselspital Bern (CH), focuses on the EAPC Core Curriculum for Preventive Cardiology. The programme covers the most important aspects of preventive cardiology with state-of-the-art and translational science lectures, plenary discussions, case-based sessions, live demonstrations, and workshops. Participants will exchange on the most recent ESC Guidelines and EAPC statements with key opinion leaders in the field.

  • Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 March 2023 (4 Days)
    15/03/2023 13:00 18/03/2023 18:00 Europe/Paris HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

    Annual Winter Research Meeting

    Held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, on 25-28 January 2017, this meeting covers aspects of Translational and Basic Science in heart failure

    Bern - Switzerland Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY
    The leading meeting for basic and translational heart failure science in Europe.