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HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure Course 2022

07/10/2022 11:45 09/10/2022 13:00 Europe/Paris HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure Course 2022

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The Heart Failure Association is pleased to announce the upcoming HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure course taking place in Sorrento, Italy from 7 to 9 October 2022. This face-to-face course, bringing faculty and participants together, will provide a valuable opportunity for exchange.

Registration for this course is now closed. 


The HFA believes that through interaction, novel and promising concepts for the understanding and treatment of heart failure can be developed at the crossroads of experienced experts, trialists, and young enthusiastic clinicians and researchers.

Randomised clinical trials are our major source of evidence for the management of the patients with heart failure and therefore the basis of our clinical research. Understanding their rationale, organisation, analysis and results may improve clinical practice and guide clinical research for the next generation of heart failure specialists. 

Young clinicians and researchers will benefit from the unique atmosphere of this course. They will come away with new ideas, mentoring and motivation to follow an even more enthusiastic career in clinical science in the field of heart failure.

The event is an opportunity for intellectual interaction regarding clinical trials in heart failure between HFA Board Members, key opinion leaders, principal investigators in major clinical trials, and young clinicians or future heart failure specialists. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. 

Important information: Attendees should review COVID-19 restrictions and travel rules prior to traveling. Please visit the Italian government's information page for further information.

Course objectives


  • To provide initial training in clinical investigation to young heart failure specialists and researchers.
  • To combine focused, in-person, interactive learning sessions/lectures with online/blended learning.
  • Focus on skill generation – in particular:
    • How to read and critique literature (trials, observational studies and meta-analyses)
    • Basics of data analysis for randomised trials and meta-analyses
    • Secondary analysis of epidemiological/trial datasets/meta-analyses
    • Clinical trial design
    • Ethical conduct of research

An accreditation application will be submitted to EACCME for this course.

Course programme

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The programme is chaired by both Profs. Gianluigi Savarese and Marco Metra.
The HFA reserves the right to alter the programme.
A selection of the sessions will be recorded for publication on ESC 365, accessible only to HFA Silver and Gold Members, and to Fellows of the HFA. 

Target audience

This course was developed for:

  • Highly motivated clinicians or academics with an interest in a career in clinical investigation
  • Participants with a clinical and/or research interest in heart failure
  • Experience in research as evidenced by prior abstract presentation or/and manuscript publication

Applicants for the course were asked to submit a set of documents online: CV, covering letter, list of publications.

The committee is selecting participants among candidates based on their CV and achievements, while trying to achieve an equal distribution among European nationalities.


Registration for this course is now closed.



HFA Silver/Gold Member or Fellow of the HFA

HFA Regular Member or Non-HFA Member

Registration fees with accommodation (VAT included) *
€980 €1,220
Registration fees without accommodation (VAT included)



Registration fee with accommodation includes:
  • Course participation
  • Two nights' accommodation
  • Three lunches, two dinners and coffee breaks

*There is a limited number of seats with hotel accommodation (Hilton Sorrento Hotel)

Registration fee without accommodation includes:
  • Course participation
  • Three lunches, two dinners and coffee breaks

Please note that cancellation will not be possible once registered. For additional information, please consult the cancellation conditions/policy below.

Grant opportunities

The HFA provided a limited number of grants to facilitate on-site attendance.

All grants were allocated randomly from the participants list.

Cancellation conditions for in-person courses

Up to six weeks before the course and upon receipt of written cancellation, a refund of fees minus a 25% administrative charge will be processed. No refund will be granted if the cancellation is made less than six weeks before the course start date.

The ESC reserves the right to cancel any of its educational programmes up to 1 (one) month before the programme starting date, in the event there are fewer than 25 persons registered for it. In such a case, the full registration fee will be refunded to the registered participant, but the ESC shall not be liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.

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