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Online Education Committee

Learn about the purpose of this committee and who the members are

The Heart Failure Association believes that it is crucial to provide high-quality educational material to its members and to the international medical community in general.
To this end, the HFA has decided to enrich its educational offer via a series of interactive, online courses to improve the implementation of the latest guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and management of heart failure.


Committee Mission statement

The goal is to improve the implementation of the latest heart failure guidelines regarding diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. The format will be interactive e-learning courses, accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), that will be hosted on the HFA website and accessible for all online and full HFA members.

The learning experience

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These courses feature various multimedia elements to enhance your learning experience, including expert interviews, animations and multiple choice questions. All courses have been developed with an improved outcomes-oriented approach and generate an integrated learner assessment as well as feedback overview. The e-modules can be accessed and taken at your convenience, offering you a useful educational resource at all times.

Overview of available and upcoming modules

Wave 1

Quality of life and symptoms in heart failure     
How to use beta blockers in heart failure          
How to use diuretics in heart failure      
Co-morbidities in HF 2: anaemia & iron deficiency                   
Diagnosis in HF          
How to use ACE inhibitors and ARBs in Heart Failure   
Cormorbidities in HF 1: Secondary prevention
Overview of the 2012 heart failure guidelines    
15 best HF papers since Guidelines     
A basic understanding of heart rate and heart rhythm in HF      
Exercise training in HF  
Advanced Heart Failure M. Metra
How to use mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in HF         
Indications for and use of CRT

Wave 2

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Use of natriuretic peptidesin the management of heart failure
Imaging in heart failure : basic concepts
Acute heart failure
Indications for and use of an ICD
Co-morbidities in HF 3: atrial fibrillation
Co-morbidities in HF 4: angina and acute coronary syndromes
Co-morbidities in HF 5: COPD and asthma
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support in heart failure patients
Travelling with heart failure
Disease Management Programmes in heart failure
Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Cases

Treating heart failure early
Valvular Heart Disease

CME Accreditation

All interactive, e-learning modules will be submitted for accreditation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC).
All learners who successfully complete the course will be eligible to receive 2 CME credits.


The Heart Failure Association of the European Society gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the following companies who have supported the wave one educational modules via an unrestricted grant. Sponsors have in no way contributed to or influenced the scientific content of these educational modules.

Abbott Products Operations AG - Servier - Thoratec Europe Limited – Pfizer Limited - Vifor Pharma - Edwards Lifesciences


G. Filippatos, FESC (Athens, GR) Email


S Anker FESC (Berlin, DE)

P Ponikowski FESC (Wroclaw, PL)

I Ekman   NFESC (Gothenburg, SE)

B Pieske FESC (Graz, AT)

S von Haehling (Berlin, DE)

E Jankowska FESC (Wroclaw, PL)

L Neyses FESC (Luxembourg, LU)

A Coats FESC (Coventry, UK)

O Amir (Haifa, IL)

M Lainscak FESC (Golnik, SI)

Y Colardelle Observer


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