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Heart Failure Association of the ESC



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.


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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

It is with great regret that I inform you that Heart Failure 2020 & the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, scheduled for 23–26 May in Barcelona, is officially cancelled. 

The leadership of the ESC and the Heart Failure Association (HFA) have been closely following the current health crisis. The spread of COVID-19 around the world and the necessity for healthcare professionals to deal with the epidemic in their hospitals has impacted the availability of both faculty and delegates. Indeed, many have already cancelled their plans to attend – and that number will only grow. In addition, the Spanish authorities have declared a state of emergency while the Catalan government has imposed a total lockdown and severe travel bans.

As a result of these factors and our responsibility to protect the health of our faculty, delegates and staff, the HFA leadership has decided that cancelling Heart Failure 2020 is the only responsible course of action.

Should you have any queries, please refer to the FAQ.

On behalf of the HFA board, we convey our heartfelt wishes to you, your families and your patients in these difficult times.  

Petar Seferović

ESC Heart Failure Association

President 2018–2020



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Upcoming events

  • April 2020
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Thursday 16 April

      Join Dr. Paul Kalra, Prof. Ewa Jankowska and Prof. Adriaan Voors.

      Free for everyone.

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  • May 2020
    • Heart Failure 2020
      Saturday 23 May
      ESC event
      Barcelona - Spain

      CANCELLED - Access the FAQ

      Heart Failure is the world's leading congress for experts in cardiology to discuss strategies for a universal approach towards prevention and the treatment of heart failure.

      23/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris Heart Failure 2020 Barcelona - Spain Heart Failure Association of the ESC true DD/MM/YYYY
    • Heart Failure Association of the ESC
      Tuesday 26 May
      City to be confirmed - Korea (Republic of)

      The registration period is closed.


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