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Highlights in the programme

A preview of the science that awaits you in Paris!



New this year

HFA Grand Debates

The most popular controversies in the management of heart failure will be debated by specialists, who will defend their arguments in front of their opponent and a panel of world renowned experts.

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Off the record with experts

In the Agora, these sessions will open the floor to an informal discussion with world-renowned experts on topics relevant to your career.

  • Off the record with L. Warner Stevenson: is the heart failure classification system out of date? Full interview
  • Off the record with M. Metra: if the summary is poor, the article is unlikely to be better! Full interview
  • Off the record with M. Crespo-Leiro: women belong in clinical studies! Full interview
  • Off the record with M. Boehm: heart rate control in my clinical practice

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HFA Championships

Teams from France, Japan and Poland will compete for the Cup! Each team will present a different challenging case and answer questions from the chairpersons. Expert judges will grade their performance and the audience will vote for the winners: which team will you support?

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Ask questions to the chairpersons

During any session, use the Mobile App to send your questions!

Don't miss

Inaugural session

  • Eugene Braunwald lecture by Prof. Michel Komajda: Heart Failure and diabetes: a dangerous liaisonread the interview
  • Philip Poole Wilson lecture by Prof. Faiez Zannad: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. Navigating the landscape, from trials to clinical practice and to reverse translational scienceread the interview

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Guidelines into Practice track

How best to apply the 2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute and chronic heart failure is the focus of a series of sessions at this year’s congress. The five “Guidelines in Daily Practice” sessions will outline how to deal with the most common problems in heart failure according to the guidelines. Alexandre Mebazaa, Heart Failure 2017 Scientific Chairperson, hopes that delegates will ask the experts speaking at the sessions several questions about the guidelines to address any queries that they may have about them. Read the full article

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Late Breaking Trial sessions

Updates in late breaking science will be presented at Heart Failure 2017.

Award sessions

Meet the finalists of the Young Investigator Awards and Nursing Investigator Awards Competitions! Who do you think deserves to win ?

Soon available: read their interviews online

Mobile App Interactive Sessions

Take an active part in the case-based Focus sessions by casting your vote via the Heart Failure 2017 Mobile App! 

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Heart Failure 2017 Highlights

Experts will summarise the highlights of the congress by topic. Don’t miss this session to get an overview of this year’s congress.

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