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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.

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Key dates

Call for abstracts and clinical cases: 02 November 2017 - 17 January 2018
Call for Late Breaking Science: 06 March - 30 March 2018

Abstract submission services are now closed.

Why submit?

Boost your career

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

Be published & visible

Your abstract, session slides or electronic poster will be published on:

  • The online supplement of the European Journal of Heart Failure
  • The congress Scientific Programme & Planner: 100 000+ views
  • The Heart Failure congress Mobile App: 3 700+ downloads

Receive feedback from YOUR COMMUNITY

  • Be exposed to constructive critique
  • Reach a greater audience: 6 000+ healthcare professionals
  • Meet fellow researchers & potential co-investigators
  • Find mentors to guide you in your research

Special benefits

Free admission to the congress for

  • All finalists of the Award sessions: Young Investigator Awards, Nursing Investigator Award & Clinical Case Awards
  • All local abstract presenters below 35 years of age

All submitters of accepted abstracts with residency in Austria 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 Basic 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.

N.B: Abstracts submitted in the wrong category at the time of the submission will be reclassified by the scientific programme committee during the reviewing period.

Award sessions finalists

  • All finalists of the Award sessions will receive a 400€ travel grant to help them come to Heart Failure 2018
  • First prize winners will receive a 1000€ prize
  • Runner-up positions (2nd & 3rd) will receive a 250€ prize

Apply for a congress grant

Abstract & clinical case submitters are eligible to a grant to come to Heart Failure 2018. The grant includes a free registration and travel allowance of 300€. 

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Testimonials from fellow presenters

Represent my country

Natalia Maroz-Vadalazhskaya, Belarus: “My primary motivation to send an abstract to Heart Failure congress is to represent my country via my scientific work. The biggest advantage of attending the congress is the opportunity for open communication with top cardiologists.”

Present my work in front of experts

Mohammad El Tahlawi, Egypt: “I submitted an abstract for a chance to present my work in front of experts in this field as well as many young researchers.”

Display the results of my clinical research

Lidija Savic, Serbia: “I submitted my abstract in order to display results of my clinical research. Presenting a poster is a great opportunity to interact with colleagues from all over the world during coffee breaks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.”

Wide perspective on heart failure research, treatment and care

Ercole Vellone, Italy: “Heart Failure is an exciting and wonderful experience for researchers and clinicians aiming to improve their science and quality of care of their patients. My main motivation to submit an abstract was the great opportunity given by this congress to reach a prestigious international audience. Very few congresses give such a wide perspective on heart failure research, treatment and care.”

Record my research results

Narziev Bakhodir, Uzbekistan: “Presenting my abstract at the Heart Failure congress gave me great opportunity to record my research results. It helped to feel confident. I guess that, to be one of the participants in the congress Heart Failure is realizing my hopes to reach a great audience and exchange ideas with experienced young investigators.”

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 marvellous channel for us young investigators to get experience and also represents a great honour 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."