What Is in Store for You:
- Accepted abstracts will be published in:
- European Journal of Heart Failure, the online supplement; and
- ESC 365, the world's largest online cardiovascular library.
- Accepted clinical cases will be reviewed by the Education Committee, which will select the best clinical cases to be featured in the ESC Clinical Case Gallery – Heart Failure.
Award Session Finalists
Participate in the Young Investigator Award or the Nursing and Allied Professions Investigator Award competitions:
- 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 realise 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 in cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital; 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."