Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
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This certification process is meant for professionals specialising in heart failure. It aims to assess the knowledge base for heart failure which is set out by the Specialist Heart Failure Curriculum.
Last year's newly-launched certification was a success which gives encouraging signs for the future. The last HFA Certification Exam was held on 2 May 2017 during the HFA Congress in Paris, France. Maximum seats have been reached.
Heart Failure is a popular and emerging subspecialty of cardiology. Heart Failure cardiologists require specialist knowledge to help them deliver optimal patient care. The HFA Knowledge Based Certificate shows that the candidate has achieved an advanced level of competence in Heart Failure. Successful candidates will receive a certification of completion of the Knowledge Based Component of the Heart Failure Curriculum.
Participants are required to sign in from 1 hour to 30 minutes before the start of the exam for check-in and are requested to bring and present a photo ID document to confirm their identity.If a candidate leaves the room before the end of the exam, s/he will not be authorised the re-enter the room nor access his/her iPad (except to use the washroom facilities and only if accompanied by an Invigilator).
The exam is marked electronically and the results are verified and checked by the committee.Results are sent by e-mail within two months after the exam date.
Please note that there is no appeal process following the written exam section of the certification process.The results are the final decision of the HFA Board. No additional feedback can be provided.
Registration opens around three months before the exam date and closes around 1 week before the exam.
Please note that only HFA members can register.
Please note that only HFA members can register.
Maximum capicity been reached. Registration is now closed.
*Please note that the resit fee is strictly reserved and applied for candidates who have sat and failed the exam in the past.
**To benefit from Gold / Silver member fees you must be a validated Gold / Silver member before registering for the exam.
For further information please go to the membership page.
If a participant wishes to cancel his/her registration to the Certification exam he/she should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take careful note that the cancellation policy on refunds is as follows:
Please note that a "no show" is not considered as a cancellation.If you do not attend the exam without giving forewarning of your absence and without proof of good reason (unforeseen circumstances - such as a death in the family, serious accident involving the candidate...) no refund will be allowed.
In the unlikely event that the HFA cancels the exam, the full registration fee will be refunded. However, HFA is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.If there are any queries concerning visas problems, please contact us. Please note you are responsible for your visa applications and you must give at least two months preparation time to your respective embassy otherwise it is your concern if the visa is not granted in time.
By registering for the Exam, each candidate waives his/her rights to claim for any compensation from the HFA. The organiser cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Exam proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control.
In no event will the HFA be liable for indirect damages or cost. All candidates are urged to take personal travel insurance. Registration of a candidate entails acceptance of these conditions.
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