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HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure Course 2021

01/10/2021 12:00 03/10/2021 13:00 Europe/Paris HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure Course 2021

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Heart Failure


The HFA is pleased to announce the upcoming HFA Clinical Trials in Heart Failure course taking place from 1 to 3 October 2021. The course will be an on-site event, bringing the faculty and participants together for valuable face-to-face exchange.

The HFA believes that through this course, 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. Young clinicians will benefit from the unique atmosphere, through 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 the heart failure landscape between key opinion leaders (KOLs), principal investigators in major clinical trials, and young clinicians or future heart failure specialists. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting.

In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, which the HFA is monitoring, the course may need to be adapted accordingly. The HFA will inform participants if the format should change. We are committed to offering continuing medical education during these challenging times.

Course programme

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The HFA reserves the right to alter the programme.

The programme is chaired by Prof. Ewa Jankowska and Prof. Gianluigi Savarese.

Course objectives

  • Provide initial training in clinical investigation to young heart failure specialists.
  • Combine focused, in-person, interactive learning sessions/lectures with online/blended learning.
  • Focus on skills generation – in particular:
    • How to read and critique literature, trials, data
    • Basics of data management/analysis
    • Secondary analysis of epidemiological/trial datasets
    • Basics of clinical trial design
    • Ethical conduct of research
    • How to be an effective site investigator

Target audience and application to the course


This course is developed for:

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

The candidates will be asked to submit a set of documents online: CV, motivation letter, abstract presentation or/and manuscript publication.

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

The selected candidates will be required to pay a registration fee.

Please note that there are limited seats available; a maximum of 50 persons will be invited to partake in the on-site course. 

To apply to the course please complete this form:

Application form

Applications will be accepted until 15 August 2021.


If selected, the candidates will be contacted via email and will need to register and pay the registration fee.

The fee will include the following:

  • Course participation
  • Two nights' accommodation
  • Three lunches, two dinners and coffee breaks


HFA Silver/Gold Member or Fellow of the HFA

HFA Regular Member or Non-HFA Member

Registration fees (VAT included)




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