Portugal ChapterThe Portuguese Society of Cardiology (PSC) is dedicated to the promotion of Cardiology health care for the Portuguese population.

The PSC was founded in 1949, being one of the ESC founding fathers one year later. Today, the PSC with 1200 members, mainly cardiologists (adult and pediatric care) and cardiac surgeons, is organized in two specialized associations (APIC and APAPE, dedicated respectively to Cardiovascular Intervention and Arrhythmology) and 13 Working Groups. Nurses, cardiopulmonary technicians and nutritionists are aggregated in specific nuclei.

PSC has its headquarter in Lisbon and two delegations, located in Coimbra and in Porto.

Contact Information

President (2017-2019):


Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia

Affiliated Society:

Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Campo Grande 28, 13º 1700-093 Lisboa, Portugal
(+351) 21 797 06 85
Visit at www.spc.pt, with an English version

Portuguese Journal of Cardiology:
Published every month, with an English edition
Visit at www.rpc.pt

Portuguese ACC Chapter
Portuguese ACC Chapter was launched by Professor Mary Walsh, ACC president, in April 2017, by the occasion of the 2017 Portuguese national Cardiology congress.

Annual Conference Information

28 to 30th April 2018, in Algarve Congress Center – Vilamoura (Loulé/Faro)

Key Initiatives/Issues

The goal of the Society is to promote developmental cardiovascular healthcare in Portugal by:

  • Stimulating research into the different fields of cardiovascular disease, namely through national and international registries, coordinated by the PSC-National Cardiovascular Data Center.
  • Promoting continuous medical education on cardiovascular medicine and surgery through the activities of the Cardiovascular Academy, the annual National Congress of Cardiology and several other specific meetings.
  • Sponsoring the participation of Portuguese cardiologists in courses and fellowship programs in Portugal and abroad.
  • Publishing the Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia and other scientific documents.
  • Fostering scientific ties between Portuguese doctors working in Cardiovascular Medicine, like Internal Medicine, General Practitioners, Vascular Surgeons, Nephrology, Pneumology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Acute Care specialists, among others.
  • Working in conjunction with Portuguese authorities and other associations with similar goals, promoting cardiovascular prevention and the introduction of the most up-to-date treatments and technology in the country.
  • Representing Portuguese Cardiology in several international forums like the European Society of Cardiology, the World Heart Federation and Federation of the Cardiology Societies of the Portuguese Speaking Countries.
  • Improving cardiovascular prevention at the population level and the knowledge of cardiovascular health by general public.