Key note speaker – Scientific Conference of the I Medical Faculty of the Medical University of Warsaw (Poland, 2018)

Special Lecturer, Japanese Circulation Society, Osaka (Japan, 2018)

C3 Luminaire Award (Orlando, USA, June 2017)

Gold Medal of Heart Failure Society of Serbia for 2017 (Serbia, 2017)

International Honorary Member of the Japanese Circulation Society (Kanazawa, Japan, 2017)

Honoray Award for Excellence in Science 2016, University of Messina and Fondazione Internazionale Menarini (Taormina, Italy, 2016)

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cardiology, Maltese Cardiac Society (Malta, 2016)

Gold Medal, European Society of Cardiology (2016)

Member of the “Ordem do Coração”, Indian Heart Journal (2016)

Corresponding Member of the Peruvian Society of Cardiology (2016).

Special Lecturer, Japanese Circulation Society, Sendai (Japan, 2016).

Honorific title, Slovak Society of Cardiology and Slovak Medical Association – Societas Medicorum Slovacorum, Societas Pro Cardiologia (Slovakia, 2015).

Honorary Diploma, Russian Society of Cardiology (Moscow, 2015).

Doctor Honoris Causa of Semmelweis University, Budapest (Hungary, 2015).

Lettura Magistrale at the ANMCO Congress: “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”, Milan (Italy, 2015).

Medal of Honor of the Bulgarian Society of Cardiology (2014).

Hong Kong Heart Foundation Lecture: “The role of cardiovascular imaging in the heart failure patient” (2014).

Medal of Honor of the Cuban Society of Cardiology (2014).

Inaugural Magistral Lecture of the VIII Congress of the Cuban Society of Cardiology: “Imagenología en la enfermedad coronaria”, Havana (Cuba, 2014).

Libensky Gold Medal, Czech Society of Cardiology, Lecture State of the art lecture on Modern Cardiac Imaging, “The role of scientific societies in the promotion of science and good clinical practice”, 2014.

Hong Kong Heart Foundation Lecturer (2014).

Cardiochus 2013, Honorary lecture: “Role of multimodality cardiovascular imaging in ischemic heart disease”, Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2013).

Gold Medal, Hungarian Society of Cardiology (2013).

Honorary Member, Hungarian Society of Cardiology (2013).

Gold Medal, A.N. Bakulev Scientific Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow (2013).

Leonardo Virga Award, Univeristy of Messina (2012).

Gold Medal M. Strazhesko – Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences Award (2012).

International Teaching Award Brasilian Society of Cardiology (2012).

Opening lecture at the Congress of Italian Society of Cardiology: “The role of scientific societies in promoting scientific developments”, Rome (Italy, 2011).

Visiting Professorship at Wakayama University: “Cardiac Imaging: Perspectives into the future” (Japan, 2008).

Award “Nunes Correa Verdades de Faria – 2006”, under the theme “Progress in the treatment of heart disease” (2007).

Edler Lecture 2007: “Echo Odyssey: A journey into the secrets of the heart”. EuroEcho 2007, Lisbon (2007).

Silver Medal of ESC (2006).

Upjohn Award for Outstanding Research in Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford, CA (USA, 1993).

American College of Cardiology, Bristol Travel Award, Anaheim, CA (USA, 1993).

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Stanford University, CA (USA, 1991).

Full Member (Chair XXXV) of Portuguese Medical Academy (Academia de Medicina Portuguesa-Cadeira XXXV).

Honorary Member of several Societies: Societé Française de Cardiologie, Romanian Society of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Societá Italiana de Ecografia Cardiovascular, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and Hungarian Society of Cardiology.

Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE).

Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Angiology (FASA).