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HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

22/01/2020 17:00 25/01/2020 13:00 Europe/Paris HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

Annual Winter Research Meeting

Held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, on 25-28 January 2017, this meeting covers aspects of Translational and Basic Science in heart failure

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The premier meeting for basic and translational heart failure science in Europe.

"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not-so-young) generation of scientists and clinician scientists with a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest (unpublished) discoveries, participate to lively scholarly discussions, and network with the best scientists in the field.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
ESC President 


 2020 HFA Winter Meeting

Wednesday 22 January to Saturday 25 January 2020

Programme is online

 View the sessions and faculty members who will be attending.


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.


Abstract submission is now closed

Grading will  start soon. Abstract presenters will be advised of the results in November. 

About the Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting takes place in the charming town of Les Diablerets in Switzerland. 

 The HFA provides free transport to and from Geneva airport, as well as hotel accommodation, meals and conference facilities for all selected abstract presenters.

Abstract presenters will be advised of their acceptance in early November 2019.


A Young Investigator Award poster competition is held on site with prizes for first place, plus two runners-up. 

The Guido Tarone Award is awarded to the highest scoring abstract and the winner is invited to speak during one of the sessions.

Why should you attend?

"The HFA Winter Meeting is a great opportunity for young researchers to meet the experts in the field of basic and translational heart failure science. Although the meeting is European, it also integrates US faculty so the opinions are not exclusive. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes the experts more approachable, thus paving the way for an exchange of ideas and many collaborations. The programme is excellent and incorporates an interesting outlook into clinical science."

Dr. Marie-Teresa Piccoli

Associate Editor, Nature Communications

Hear what Dr. Robin Verjans has to say 


  Visit previous Winter Meetings    See winners of Winter Meeting Awards

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Dr. Christine Seidman presented at the Winter Meeting 2019 in January and received her Gold Medal from the ESC in September.


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