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Annual HFA Summit

26/10/2019 08:00 27/10/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris Annual HFA Summit Heart Failure Association of the ESC hfa@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
In-person
event

Summary

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.



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

 

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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.

 HFA Summit 2019 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

40 representatives of national heart failure societies, as well as HFA board members and ESC leadership discussed high level issues in the management of heart failure. HFA Atlas, HF registries and future quality of care centres feature in the programme.

Programme Declaration  Ministerial support

The Croatian Government will hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2020. During its six months at the helm of the EU, it is committed to emphasise the importance of heart failure, including advanced heart failure, at EU ministerial level and to hold a ministerial event on best standards of care for heart failure patients.

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HFA Summit 2018, held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 27 October 2018

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Discussion at HFA summit

Prof Celutkiene (Lithuania) holds signed declaration

Programme  

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.

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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.

 

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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

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Past Summits

2016 Summit

In 2016, the Summit was held in Cyprus.

Programme
2015 Summit

In 2015, the Summit was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Programme
2014 Summit

In 2014, the Summit was held in Rome, Italy

Programme