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HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

In collaboration with the ESC Working Group of Myocardial Function

15/03/2023 13:00 18/03/2023 18:00 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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Heart Failure


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


Carlo-Gabriele-Tocchetti.jpg"The HFA Winter Meeting has been 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. The format is usually composed of formal lectures from the invited faculty, and poster presentations from selected abstracts, with interactions at lunch, dinners and free time. Being the participation reserved to active presenters only, this is a very interactive meeting with a lot of room for fruitful discussions, scientific boot camps, and opportunities for new stimulating collaborations. The presence of scientists with different scientific backgrounds makes this meeting a huge opportunity for brainstorming and thinking outside the box, with novel visions and concepts and therapeutic targets for HF being discussed with possibilities of translation into the clinical arena. Participants will hear the most novel scientific advancements on the topic of heart failure"

Prof. Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti

HFA Board Member and Course Director, HFA Winter Meeting


  • Preliminary programme available: November 2022
  • 13 October to 14 December 2022 – The call for abstracts is now closed
  • Abstract results announcement: Mid-January 2023
  • HFA Winter Research Meeting: 15–18 March 2023


The meeting will be organised at:

Eurotel Victoria Les Diablerets

Le Vernex 3, 1865 Les Diablerets, Suisse

Telephone : +41 24 492 37 21

Abstract part

Abstract submission is now closed.

Validated abstracts are currently under review by our reviewing committee.

The results will be announced mid-January 2023.

Previous meetings

2022 Abstract Book

Previous HFA Winter Meetings 

Winners of HFA Winter Meeting awards