ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Sensor-based early detection of age-related diseases from home

Prof. Dr. Hugo Ernst Saner

University of Bern, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation

Postal Address
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Gerontechnology & Rehabilitation
Murtenstrasse 50
3008 Bern

1968 – 1975

School of Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland


Fellowship Cardiology Division, University Hospitals, Inselspital Bern


Research Fellow Microcirculation, University Hospitals, Inselspital Bern


Research Fellow  Hennepin County Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospitals and the University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN/USA


Assistant Professor, University of Bern

1991 - 2004

Board of Directors Swiss Heart Foundation


Titular Professor Cardiology, University of Bern

1997 - 2013

Director Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, University Hospitals, Inselspital, Bern

2003 - 2007

Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

2007 -

Senior Editor European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

2004 - 2008

National Coordinator ESC/SGK for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention


Doctor honoris causa, University of Timisoara / Romania


Honorary member Romanian Society of Cardiology


Peter Beckmann medal for special merits and honorary member Deutsche Gesellschaft für Prävention und Rehabilitation DGPR

2006 - 2008

President European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

2006 - 2014

Co-founder and committee member of the Graduate School for Health Sciences, University of Bern


Associate Professor University of Bern

2008 - 2010

Director Research Methods Training Courses, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation


Honorary Member of the National Russian Society for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

2012 - 2022

Chair of Preventive and Acute Cardiology, I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia

2013 -

Senior Consultant, University Clinic for Cardiology, Inselspital Bern

2013 -

President Swiss Network for CVD Prevention

2013 -

Congress Director European Congress on eCardiology & eHealth

2015 -

International Academy of Astronautics, Study Group 2.15

2015 -

Research Consultant ARTORG Research Center, University of Bern

2018 -

Project Leader EUREKA – Project CH-RU  “from space to earth”

2019 -

Adjunct Professor Institute for Social Preventive Medicine, University of Bern


Honorary President of the European Association for Preventive Cardiology

2020 -

International Partner of the VIPVIZA Research Consortium on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention , UMEA University, Umea, Sweden

2020 -

Consulting Editor: European Heart Journal – Digital Health

2021 -

Editorial Board Member: Connected Health Journal

2022 -

Editorial Board Member: Mayo Clinic Proceedings Digital Health