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Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure

Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure - Certificate of Advanced Studies

The first Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure (PCHF) successfully started in January 2014 in collaboration with the Zürich Heart House, the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich. The course leads to a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Heart Failure delivered by the University of Zurich and is endorsed by the European Heart Academy of the ESC.

Based on the extremely positive and encouraging feedback of the 1st PCHF course, we are proud to announce the 2nd edition (2016-2017) starting next January. The application period is closed.

To be eligible for enrollment, applicants must be either board-certified cardiologists or have completed at least two years of successful clinical training in cardiology with a primary interest in modern heart failure management and be HFA members. Complete applications, together with a short curriculum vitae, a copy of the university degree (translated into English) and a letter of recommendation from a certified supervising cardiologist or the head of the department should be submitted in English and online on

Group photograph of 2014 cohort of students and teachers of the Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure.Hands-on echo session with a group of participants led by Prof. Felix C. Tanner from the University Heart Center Zurich (left).Hands-on echo session with a group of participants ledby Dr Christian Matter from the University Heart Centre Zurich (right).

The European Heart Academy expects several other courses to be launched soon.

Please, watch this space for further information. For any information or updates on The European Heart Academy, please contact us.

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