The portuguese society of cardiology (spc), was founded in 1982 with the aim of keeping Portuguese cardiologists informed through the publication of scientific articles on areas such as arrhythmology, cardiac surgery. portuguese society of cardiology promotes and organise activities and/or research in the field of the practice of cardiology. The main function of spc are: a) To gather and exchange information regarding research and related activities within the Council and with interest to members of the Council b) To contribute to the organisation and preparation of the annual spc Congress, and to participate and support other scientific meetings and symposia. c) To establish appropriate recommendations for the spc regarding the field of Cardiology Practice. d) To organise teaching, workshops on suitable topics. e) To recommend the establishment of the Task Forces to the Committee for Practice Guidelines and Policy Conferences, to publish appropriate guidelines and recommendations. f) To design and co-ordinate scientific research in the field of Cardiology Practice. g) To hold regular meetings of the Council. h) To organise surveys or registries and to collect data about the practice of cardiology. The role of spc is to disseminate evidence-based scientific knowledge to cardiovascular professionals so they can better care for their patients. Spc Membership allows you to be part of a unique community at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine. It provides access to the latest science through prestigious journals, leading educational programmes and world-renowned congresses. It facilitates networking with distinguished colleagues and enables you to realise your full potential in cardiology.