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Call for Science

Heart Failure 2020, 23-26 May, Barcelona

Heart Failure 2020 & World Congress on Acute Heart Failure is a unique opportunity for you to present your abstract, your case or a Late-Breaking Science Session in front of an international audience of heart failure specialists.

Boost your career

Boost your career

  • Present in front of 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 and visible

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

  • The online supplement of the European Journal of Heart Failure;
  • The Scientific Programme & Planner with 100,000+ views;
  • The Heart Failure 2020 Mobile App with 3,700+ downloads.
Be published and visible
Receive feedback and network with peers

Receive feedback and network with peers

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

Special Benefits

Award session finalists

  • All finalists of the award sessions will receive a €400 travel grant to help them come to Heart Failure 2020.
  • First-prize winners will each receive €1,000.
  • Runner-up positions (second and third) will each receive €250.

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 Congress is an exciting and wonderful experience for researchers and clinicians aiming to improve their science and quality of care for 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 a great opportunity to record my research results. It helped me feel confident. Being one of the participants in the  Heart Failure Congress helped me realize my hopes of reaching a great audience and exchanging 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 fresh, innovative ideas that increase our knowledge in our area of study. Likewise, it’s a marvellous channel for us young investigators to get experience; it is 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 was accepted to make a five-minute, moderated Poster 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) with whom I can exchange thoughts. 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 cooperative partners who 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 management of patients with heart failure, and then to successfully implement them into my practice routine. Presentation of my research results at this significant congress gives me confidence and helps me understand that I'm heading in the right direction."