MD, FESC is a Cardiologist. He was a Fellow in cardiology from 1980 – 1985 and trained in Bern (Switzerland) and at the Abbott Northwestern Hospitals and the University Hospital of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA).
In the year 1989, he became Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, in the year 1996 Titular Professor in Cardiology, and in the year 2008 Associate Professor of Cardiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland). From 1991 – 2004, he served at the Board of Directors of the Swiss Heart Foundation and thereafter founded his own local Heart Foundation in Olten (Switzerland). From 1997 – 2013, he was Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, University Hospitals, Inselspital Bern (Switzerland).
In the years 2003 – 2007, he was Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. In the year 2006, he became Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Timisoara, Romania, in the year 2006 he became a Honorary Member of the Romanian Society of Cardiology and of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prävention und Rehabilitation. From 2006 – 2008, he was President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. In the year 2006 he was a cofounder of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Bern, and served as Committee Member until 2014. For several years, he was also Director of the Research Methods Training Courses, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Since 2012, he has a Chair for Preventive and Acute Cardiology at the I.M. Sechenov Fist Moscow State Medical University in Russia and became an Honorary Member of the National Russian Society for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. His actual position is Senior Consultant and Research Associate at the University Clinics for Cardiology and Research Associate at the ARTORG Center, University of Bern (Switzerland). He founded the European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth in the year 2011 and since that year, he is acting as Congress Director of the European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth.
Hugo Saner – Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital, Bern, CH