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Call for Clinical Cases

Heart Failure Congress

You have a great case that you want to share?

Submit it to get a chance to present it in Barcelona

Submissions will open on 5 November 2019


Key dates

Tuesday 5 November 2019 - Opening clinical cases submissions

Tuesday 14 January 2020 -  Clinical cases submission deadline

End of February 2020 - Clinical cases results announcement online. An email will also be sent to each submitter

20 March 2020 - Early registration deadline: all case presenters must register for the Congress

Preparing your submission

Your clinical case must be clear, educational, practical and real.

The purpose of a clinical case presentation is to communicate diagnostic reasoning in the light of the current ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines providing a clear description of the patient’s condition and further management options based on these guidelines.

Your case needs to be educational and not necessarily rare or unusual.

Please consult: 

Turn your experience into recognition

  • Get feedback from international leaders in the field
  • Make useful connections for future projects
  • Improve your practice and advance your career


Coordinated by the Heart failure specialists Of Tomorrow (HOT), the sessions will open the discussion on clinical case management.

Clinical Case Awards

The best four cases are presented in this session. In 15 minutes, the finalists are asked to summarise their case and explain how they managed the patient.

Finalists of the Clinical Case Awards session will benefit from:

  • Free registration for Heart Failure 2020
  • A 400€ travel grant to come to Heart Failure 2020
  • Prizes: First Prize Winner (€ 1000) and two Runners-Up (€ 250)


Your case must be accepted at Heart Failure 2020 in the Clinical Case Awards session
You must be the presenter of your case
Cases will be selected and assigned by the Scientific Programme Committee. Cases not selected for this session will be automatically considered for other oral presentation in the other Clinical Case sessions or poster presentation in the Clinical Case Corner

Clinical Case sessions

Two sessions showcase the most challenging cases submitted on the same topic. 

Clinical Case Corner

Selected presenters will display their cases in this dedicated zone of the Poster Area and defend their case in front of their moderator and the audience during the coffee breaks.

Accepted cases will be published in the abstract supplement of the European Journal of Heart Failure 

Get inspired: cases from the past Heart Failure Congresses

Dr Ewa Jankowksa, coordinator of the programme was interviewed for Heart Failure 2016 Congress News: “These Clinical Cases are special”, she explains. “They are unique; often it concerns difficult cases which usually expand beyond the guidelines. Unexpected events and no standard treatment guarantee that this is exciting and very educational material.” 

Slides and videos are accessible to HFA Silver & Gold Members and Fellows of the HFA.
More information about congress resources

Looking for more content from Heart Failure 2019?

Watch ESC TV: video highlights from heart failure congresses