The next edition of the HFA Winter Meeting will be held in Switzerland from January 23-26, 2019. The call for abstracts will be open by the end of August 2018.
"The HFA Winter Meeting is the premier meeting for basic translational science in Europe, the excellence of which is recognised internationally. The organisers need to be congratulated on maintaining such uncompromising high standards over many years and for providing the young (and not-so-young) generation of scientists and clinician scientists with a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest (unpublished) discoveries, participate to lively scholarly discussions, and network with the best scientists in the field.
There is no doubt in my mind that HFA Winter Meeting is amongst the very best initiatives fostered by the ESC family and a model for future developments."
Prof. Barbara Casadei, President-Elect of the ESC, 2016-2018
Talks were given by invited speakers with dedicated time for discussion. Participant numbers were restricted to 120 attendees, thus creating an atmosphere condusive to dialogue and networking.
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Abstracts and presenters
What makes this meeting unique is a blend of cutting edge basic science with state-of-the-art translational and clinical knowledge, aiming at further improving heart failure treatment.
All submitters of accepted abstracts were offered a free registration for Heart Failure Congress 2018 upon resubmission of their abstract.
Award winners are required to present in front of several judges during the Poster Session.
Daniel Brayson (London, UK) for "Prelamin A toxicity drives 'inflammaging' of the myocardium: a mechanism for multiple cardiomyopathies".
Edoardo Bertero (Wurzburg, DE) for "Downregulation of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter hinders cardiac energy supply-and-demand matching in Barth syndrome".
Stephen Gray (London, UK) for "The mitochondrial unfolded protein response protects the heart during chronic pressure overload"
This year's Guido Tarone Award, given to the highest ranking abstract, was presented to Maarten van den Hoogenhof (Amsterdam, NL) for "RBM20 mutations induce an arrhythmogenic dilated cardiomyopathy related to disturbed calcium handling".
The HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research has a long-standing tradition and has emerged as the best basic and translational heart failure meeting in Europe.
The tradition started in 1983, initiated by Professor Dirk Brutsaert (Founding President of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC, 2004-2008), the first official meeting was chaired by Sir James Whyte Black, who developed the first b-blockers and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1988.
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