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HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research

Add to calendar24/01/20180:00 27/01/20180:00 Europe/Paris HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research
"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not-so-young) generation of scientists and clinician scientists with a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest (unpublished) discoveries, participate to lively scholarly discussions, and network with the best scientists in the field.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 
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Summary

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generation of scientists and clinician scientists with a fantastic opportunity to learn about the latest (unpublished) discoveries, participate to lively scholarly discussions, and network with the best scientists in the field.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

 

Preview of 2018 programme

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.

Download the programme 

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.

News for Abstract Submitters

Grading has now started.

You will recevie notification at the beginning of November.

Those who have been accepted will be asked to confirm the presenter's name and submit an Agreement Form. Once thsi is received by the ESC, you will then receive information on the congress. Please also see below (Help for abstract presenters)

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 prize: 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.

Help for Abstract Presenters

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.

Winter Meeting through the years

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 1983initiated 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. 

Young Investigator Awards 2017

Winner

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".

Runners up

  • Ellen Dirkx for "High throughput small molecules screen identifies the neuroactive alkaloid harmine as an inducer of cardiomyocyte proliferation"
  • Maxance Ribeiro for "New role of EPAC in the Anthracyclines-induced cardiotoxicity"

Guido Tarone Award 2017

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".