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Annual HFA Summit

27/10/2018 08:00 27/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris Annual HFA Summit Heart Failure Association of the ESC DD/MM/YYYY


Over 40 representatives from heart failure societies and working groups all over Europe gather annually to take part in this highly interactive meeting aimed at addressing the needs of the National HF Societies and laying down the basis for cooperation amongst our societies.

Jelena summit.JPGProfessor Jelena Celutciene invites national HF working group presidents to the HFA Summit which took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday 27 October.



Dr Gellen, from France, describes why getting together to discuss patient care, education and awareness is so important for heart failure working groups.

HFA Summit 2018 - Vilnius, Lithuania

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HFA Summit 2018 room

Discussion at HFA summit

Prof Celutkiene (Lithuania) holds signed declaration



Prof Chopra, from the Indian Heart Failure working group, describes how useful meeting other working groups is while his working group is still in its formative years.

A glimpse of the HFA Summit, held in Krakow, Poland on 4 November 2017

Discussions focussed on how heart failure is treated in different countries, how to cooperate to improve management of patients and how to implement the ESC Atlas project. Full programme below.


Programme 2017


Prof. Abdel Hamid, President of the Egypt working group on heart failure, came to the HFA Summit for the first time in 2017. In this video, he tells us why he thinks attendance of all countries is important.



Prof. Andrzej Gackowski, President of the Polish working group, provides an insight in this video into why hosting an HFA Summit is beneficial for both participants and the country involved

Polish Declaration

Below, photos of the launch of the Polish National Programme of Prevention and Treatment of Heart Failure. The basis of this programme should be the change in the healthcare system by integration and improvement of hospital and out-patient care on different levels of their reference in order to reduce the morbidity and improve the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

Text of Declaration Video of declaration


Past Summits

2016 Summit

In 2016, the Summit was held in Cyprus.

2015 Summit

In 2015, the Summit was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014 Summit

In 2014, the Summit was held in Rome, Italy