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Call for science

Heart Failure & the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure is a unique opportunity for you to present your abstract, your case or late breaking science in front of an international audience of specialists in the fields of heart failure.

Key dates

Call for abstracts: 03 November 2016 - 13 January 2017

Call for clinical cases: 23 January - 06 February 2017

Call for Late Breaking Science: 15 February - 08 March 2017

why submit?

Boost your career

  • Present in front of the Key Opinion Leaders in the field!
  • Increase your knowledge in your area of study
  • Gain experience
  • Be acknowledged as an active contributor in your community

Be published & visible

All accepted abstracts are published on:

  • The online supplement of the European Heart Journal – European Journal of Heart Failure
  • The Scientific Programme & Planner: 12 950+ views
  • The Heart Failure congress Mobile App: 2800+ downloads

Receive feedback & network with peers

  • Reach a greater audience: 3 900+ healthcare professionals
  • Meet fellow researchers & potential co-investigators
  • Find mentors to guide you in your research
  • Be exposed to constructive critique

Special benefits

Free admission to the congress for:

  • All finalists of the Young Investigator Award and Nursing Investigator Award competitions
  • All local abstract presenters below 35 years of age

All submitters of accepted abstracts with residency in France will receive instructions on how to benefit from a free registration after abstract results are announced (End February).

Reduced registration fee (120€) for:

  • Abstract presenters in Basic Science (only apply to Abstracts submitted under the Basci Science Category)
  • Abstract presenters in Nursing

This category will become available as soon as abstract results are announced (End February) - all submitters of accepted abstracts under these categories will receive instructions on how to benefit from this special fee.

Grants & Prizes for the YIA & NIA finalists:

  • All finalists of the YIA & NIA competitions will receive a 400€ travel grant to help them come to Heart Failure 2017
  • First prize winners will receive a 1000€ prize
  • Runner-up positions (2nd & 3rd) will receive a 250€ prize


“A win-win situation”

Dr. Justo Sandino, Spain: “Presenting an abstract at the Heart Failure congress is a win-win situation. It represents an opportunity to put out there some fresh and innovative ideas to increase our knowledge in our area of study. Likewise, it’s a marvelous channel for us young investigators to get experience and also represents a great honor to present our findings and ideas at this prestigious congress.”

“Expect critical appraisal”

Mr Alwin Zweerink, Netherlands: “For me, a relative greenhorn PhD student, the Heart Failure congress means an opportunity to present my very first results. I am accepted for moderated poster presentation with a window of 5 minutes of presentation. Considering the magnitude of the congress I hope to reach a great audience and expect a critical appraisal of my work. Furthermore I hope the presentation will attract other investigators of my research topic (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) to exchange thoughts with. From there new ideas and collaborations can arise.”

“Raise awareness [...] to improve treatment of patients”

Dr Anura Malaweera, UK: “I am a clinical research fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital in cardiology; exploring barriers to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in cardiovascular disease. SDB or sleep apnoea is an important disorder, with up to 30-40% of heart failure patients suffering from it (this corresponds to ~320,000 patients in the UK!). A recent British Lung Foundation report suggested that 80% of these patients could be undiagnosed. Therefore, I believe the biggest benefit in presenting my work at the Heart Failure congress, is raising the profile of SDB in cardiovascular disease. Potentially, raising awareness may improve the diagnosis and treatment of these patients; so far we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg!”

"Get the input of experts, exchange ideas"

Miss Ariana Eloisa Foinquinos Marin, Germany: "The biggest benefit of presenting my abstract at the Heart Failure congress is getting exposed to constructive discussions with an international and interdisciplinary panel. It is the perfect opportunity to get the input of experts, to exchange ideas with other young investigators and to network with possible cooperation partners that can contribute to the outcome of my project."

"Be a part of the scientific world"

Dr Irina Vishnevskaya, Ukraine: "The biggest benefit of presenting an abstract at the Heart Failure congress is to be a part of the scientific world, to gain experience by communicating with colleagues from different countries and to improve my potential as a young doctor and scientist. There are opportunities to learn the latest trends in the management of patients with heart failure, and then to successfully implement it in my routine practice. Presentation of my research results at this significant congress gives me confidence and helps me to understand that I'm heading in the right direction."



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