Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
The aim of this meeting is to give a broad overview of current concepts in Heart Failure research, present excellent science and produce discussions on Heart Failure pathophysiology and treatment, as well as providing opportunities for all participants to present their own work.
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.
"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not-so-young) generation of scientists and clinician scientists with a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest (unpublished) discoveries, participate to lively scholarly discussions, and network with the best scientists in the field.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
As in previous years, talks will be given by invited speakers with ample time for discussion. Participant numbers are restricted to 110 attendees, thus creating an atmosphere condusive to dialogue and networking.
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Research are requested on the following topics:
All abstracts will be presented as posters which are available for viewing throughout the entire meeting. A lively and highly interactive Poster Session takes place on Thursday evening between faculty and presenters. During this evening, judges discuss the Posters selected for the Young Investigator Poster Award (1st price: 1 000€ - Runner-up: 400€).
Moreover, certain topical abstracts could be integrated into the sessions and discussion over poster viewing plays a large part in the meeting.
All submitters of accepted abstracts will be offered a free registration for Heart Failure Congress 2018 upon resubmission of their abstract.
Submit your abstract
Deadline: 6 October 2017
Read the rules & guidelines
The HFA provides hotel accommodation and all meals, which are taken exclusively in the hotel.
The HFA also provides a bus service which will be provided from Geneva airport on Wednesday 24 January at 15:30 and back to the airport on Saturday 27 January (book flights after 15:30).
The meeting begins with a Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening. Sessions continue right until 13:00 on Saturday.
If your abstract is accepted, you will be required to pay a registration fee of 220€.
Abstract presenters are requested to provide their own flights.
Award winners are required to present in front of several judges during the Poster Session.
This year's winner is: Mahmoud Abdellatif for "The natural autophagy-inducer spermidine protects the aging heart and promotes longevity in mice".
This year's Guido Tarone Award, given to the highest ranking abstract, was presented to Marco Mongillo for "Dynamics of neuro-effector coupling at cardiac sympathetic synapses".
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