6th Iranian Joint Cardiovascular Congress

6<sup>th</sup> Iranian  Joint Cardiovascular Congress
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Born June 10, 1950, Italy

Married, one child



Current position

Professor of Cardiology, University of Ferrara

Director of Cardiology at S. Anna University Hospital of Cona, Ferrara

Department of Morphology and Embryology and LTTA Centre, University of Ferrara, Italy

Director of Medical Science Department, University of Ferrara


Email Address for Correspondence

Department of Cardiology, University of Ferrara, Via Aldo Moro 8, 44124, Cona, Ferrara

E-mail address: fri@unife.it


Training and/or education

Bologna School of Medicine (with distinction)                          1969-1974

Post Graduate School of Cardiology, University of Parma         1974-1976

Post Graduate School of Radiology, University of Bologna        1977-1980

PhD in cardiac metabolism at the University of London           1980-1982


Special area of interest and expertise

Characterisation of the molecular mechanisms of the ischaemic and failing myocardium.  Clinical treatment of myocardial ischemia and heart failure.   Particular emphasis on translational, interdisciplinary and collaborative studies.


Positions held in cardiological organisations

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

President (Elect, Present, Past) 2006-2012

Member of the Guidelines Committee 2012-2016

Chairman of the EurObservational Research Programme 2010-2018

Member of the Past Presidents Advisory Committee 2012-

Vice President and Chairman of the Associations, Councils and Working Groups 2004-2006

Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Education Committee 2002-2004

Chairman of the Working Group on Cellular Biology 1994-1996


European Heart for Children (EHC)

Founder and President 2010 -2018

World Heart Federation (WHF)
Board Member 2010-2012

International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)

President of the World Section 2004-2007

Treasurer 1994-2002

Italian Society of Cardiology (SIC)

Councillor of the Board 1996-2000

Member of the Scientific Committee 1996-2002

Member of the Institutional Committee for Relations with the Italian Federation of Cardiology 2011-

Italian Federation of Cardiology (FIC)

Councillor of the Board 1996-2000

International Cardioncology Society (ICOS)
Honorary member 2010-

National Institute for Cardiovascular Research (INRC)

Board Member 2011-2014


Kobe City Harward 1992

Gold medal of ISHR world section 1999

Gold medal ESC 2010

Swiss Society Andrea Grüntzig medal 2013


Editorial Boards

Editor of

SIC et Simpliciter 1992-2000

European Heart Journal Supplement 1996-2004

Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine 1996-

European Heart Journal Supplement: the Heart of the Matter 2014-


Member of the Editorial Board of

European Heart Journal

Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia

Experimental and Clinical Cardiology

Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia Pratica

Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy

Sindrome Metabolica e Malattie Cardiovascolari

Cardiovascular Research

International Circulation in China

Argentine Journal of Cardiology

Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology

Heart and Vessels

Hellenic Journal of Cardiology

Asia-Pacific Journal of General Practice

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine

Journal of Clinical Research in Cardiology

Russian Journal of Cardiology



23 books, over 900 pier reviewed papers (IF of more than 2000 and an H-index of 62) on several aspects including basic research, pathophysiology and clinical investigation in the area of ischaemic heart disease and heart failure. 


Steering Committees

Chairman of the following trials:


Executive Committee Member of the following trials: