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About the congress

Heart Failure and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure are annual congresses of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC.

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Welcome to Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Paris

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC is delighted to invite you to Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. From the 29 April to 2 May, join the Global Heart Failure community in Paris for four days of scientific excellence.

Heart Failure is an essential platform for scientific exchange and networking. With the invaluable contributions of experts from around the world, the scientific programme will bring you the latest updates from the field in a variety of Symposia, Debates, Meet the Experts, How-To sessions, Clinical Interactive sessions and outstanding Late-Breaking sessions. Enhance your knowledge with clear take-home messages for direct implementation into your daily practice.

Original scientific research is placed at the core of the congress with over 30 abstract sessions in an ever-growing programme. We invite you to submit your abstract for a chance to be published in the European Journal of Heart Failure and the opportunity to present your work in front of your peers and the international leaders, and compete for scientific excellence in the Award sessions.

We will warmly welcome all young professionals attracted by heart failure (clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals, basic scientists).

You are HFA’s future! Come to Paris and join the Heart failure specialists of tomorrow (HoT) initiative and activities designed particularly for you and interact with your peers from all over the world!

Take your “rendez-vous with the future” of Heart Failure for an outstanding congress in the first time in Paris, the “City of Light”.

Alexandre Mebazaa
Heart Failure 2017 Scientific Chairperson

Frank Ruschitzka
HFA President (2016-2018)