Greece and Cyprus ChapterWelcome to the home of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Greece and Cyprus Chapter. Launched in April 2010, this Chapter aims to support the activities of the College, as well as retain a close relationship with the Hellenic Cardiological Society (HCS) and Cyprus Society of Cardiology (CSC).

The Hellenic Cardiological Society (HCS) is a nonprofit organization established in September 1948. The remarkable history of the HCS parallels the history of cardiology in Greece. The Society has approximately 2,500 members and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Hellenic Heart House is located at the center of Athens. The major goals of the society are the continued education of Greek Cardiologists and Cardiology Fellows, promoting awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors/prevention, and advocating activities directly related to clinical practice and supporting competitive cardiovascular research. The Society organizes the Annual Congress, the WG Seminars and seminars for Cardiologists in training. The Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, indexed in PubMed, is the official Journal available online at www.hcs.gr.

Contact Information

Chapter Governor:
Hellenic Society of CardiologyProfessor Costas P. Tsiloufis

Affiliated Society:
Hellenic Society of Cardiology
geohcs@hcs.gr
00302107258003-8
www.hcs.gr

Annual Conference Information

Annual Congress: annually in October (19-21/10/2017, 18-20/10/2018)

Working Group Seminars: annually in February (8-10/2/2018)

Key Initiatives

  • Begin a public campaign on smoking
  • Public awareness program on cardiopulmonary recur citation -
  • Public awareness program on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of CVD
  • Joint venture for consulting both Governments and reinforce programs on prevention
  • Stent for Life initiative (EAPCI, EuroPCR initiative)
  • Strengthening the open primary care structures under the new economic crisis - volunteers
  • Strengthening the health structures for refugees - Sending volunteers and medical supplies
  • Creation of open care unit for the needed (unemployed and unsecured)
  • Free educational programs for young Cardiologists and trainees (continuing education program)
  • Providing 25 scholarships to Young Cardiologists to be educated in Greece and abroad (Europe and USA)
  • Financial support for Research and Development on CVD
  • Joint Congresses between Hellenic and Cyprus Societies and ACC during the International Congress that is taking place in Greece
  • Consulting both Governments on CVD issues
  • Free cardiac access and treatment to all cardiac patients
  • Public awareness to all, regardless the residence (cities, remote areas etc)
  • To increase the access to primary PCI for STEMI patients
  • Steady and active presence in reception centers for refugees

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