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20 years of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC

Celebrating 20 years of achievements with our community



HFA key dates



20 Years of Positive Impact!


20 years challenge at Heart Failure 2024

Win a free registration for Heart Failure 2025 in Belgrade!


Congratulations to the winners:

Andrii Solomonchuk, Ukraine
Anil Sahin, Türkiye
Jozine Ter Maaten, The Netherland
Mary Karisma Joy, Ireland
Mateusz Sokolski, Poland


icon-step.png 1 Complete the 20 years HFA challenges!
You can start today: post your challenges on X: you need to complete 3 challenges to enter the competition.

icon-step.png 2 Enter the 20 years competition!
Once your challenges are complete, enter the prize draw by showing us proof of your completed challenges:
- In Lisbon: visit the ESC Staff at the HFA Corner
- Online: email us at
Once your challenges are validated by ESC Staff, you will be entered into the prize draw. Each individual can enter the prize draw only once.

icon-step.png 3 Selection of 5 winners!
Five lucky winners will be selected randomly amongst all individuals who have entered the prize draw. Each winner will receive a free registration to #HeartFailure2025 in Belgrade, and a free copy of the ESC Textbook in Heart Failure*. Winners will be announced on 14 May on X on #20yearsHFA and will be informed by email.
*Conditions apply

Complete at least 3 challenges

Challenges need to be completed and posted on X using #20yearsHFA and #HeartFailure2024.
These challenges can be completed before and during the congress: start now!

Post a photo from the first HFA Congress you attended!
Take a selfie with one of the HFA's prestigious  Lifetime Achievement Awardees
Find our #HFAYoung committee members and take a picture with them!
Show your support for our #YoungInvestigators: attend the sessions in Agora 2 on Saturday and Sunday at 13:45
Read the free chapter of the #ESC Textbook in #HeartFailure and answer this question: In case of failure of the system RV, beta blockers are useful for...
Post a picture with the President of your national HF working group or society
The HFA Young will release a new educational product in 2024 and we’ve hidden a clue in the congress centre… will you find out what it is ?
Pick-up your gift at the HFA Corner and wear it proudly
Share your congress experience on the HFA Young Facebook group (and join it!)
Take a photo with one of the ESC staff (hint: we are wearing red shirts!) or post a photo from previous events!
Enrol in ICARe-HF: find out more at the HFA Corner and meet with our ESC staff
Share your pictures from the HFA Young Networking Reception (Monday evening, on registration only)
Take a selfie with a member of the current or previous #HFA_ESC Boards (older photos are encouraged!)
Round up your colleagues and take a group photo at the #HFA_ESC Corner
Show support to #WomenInESC and #diversity in #HeartFailure: attend the #HFAStage session on Sunday 23 May from 12:45-13:30
Share your testimonial: what is your earliest memory of HFA?
Get interviewed by one of the HFA Social Media Ambassadors
Where will the HF Congress be in 2025? Share the news!
Meet with the new Editors-in-Chief of the EJHF and ESC-HF on the HFA Stage on Saturday 11 May from 10h15 – 10h35
Visit the HFA Corner and complete the HFA survey on career progression in heart failure
In January 2024, the HFA reached a new record number of members: what is this record?
Are you a Fellow of the HFA? Find your name in the FHFA sign in front of the FHFA Room and show us
Share your pictures from the HFA Inaugural Session and networking event taking place on Saturday, 11 May
The iconic HFA Winter Meeting in Translational Science is moving to a new destination in January 2025: where will it be held?

HFA community: testimonials

"I am proud to be part of the HFA community. It gives me the possibility to stay updated and allows for a cultural exchange with the experts in the field of heart failure."
Associate Prof. Alberto Palazzuoli
"It has been an absolute honor and a privilege to be associated with ESC HFA - clearly the most premiere heart failure professional society in the world. ESC HFA - THANK YOU for all you do."
Dr. Javed Butler, HFA Ambassador
"As part of the HFA community, together with experts from all over the world, we have the opportunity to create a better treatment and prognosis for our patients."
Associate Prof. Duska Glavas
"Being part of the HFA community means being surrounded by a supportive network of professionals dedicated to advancing heart failure care. This affiliation has contributed significantly to my professional growth, providing invaluable opportunities to learn and network that have helped shape my career."
Dr. Novi Yanti Sari, HFA Young member
"It is a great privilege to be a member of the HFA Young Committee as it allows me to actively contribute to new ideas and initiatives for the benefit of the young members."
Dr. Cornelia Margineau, HFA Young committee member
"HFA is a very dynamic community, open to educational and research activities from all ESC Countries. Great experience and amazing international networking."
Dr. Seif El Hadid
"For me, the HFA means the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with the best scientists in the field. Being part of the HFA is a privilege to be exposed to excellent science and to have the opportunity to shape the future of basic research in heart failure."
Associate Prof. Alessandra Ghigo
"Through the HFA, I have attended numerous educational courses, each of which has contributed significantly to my expertise in the ever-evolving field of heart failure. This continuous learning has been instrumental in shaping my career path."
Dr. Massimo Mapelli
"Being a member of the Heart Failure Association community is a unique opportunity to connect with experts and peers dedicated to the advancement of heart failure care and research, enriching my understanding and ability to make a meaningful impact in this vital field."
Dr. Han Naung Tun, HFA Young committee member

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