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National Heart Failure Societies & Working Groups



 

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  • President
  • President email
  • Dates of term
  • Useful information
  • Heart Failure meeting
  • Dedicated website/webpage

Every year, the Heart Failure Association invites all Presidents to the HFA Summit for a whole day to discuss the issues relating to heart failure management in their countries and Europe.

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Held annually, over 25 countries raise awareness of heart failure through TV programmes, newspaper articles, open house clinics, debates in parliament, bicycle rides and walks and children's art competitions.

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Armenia

  • President: Liana Tumasyan
  • President email
  • Dates of term:  May 2017 - May 2021
  • Useful information: Hot group has been formed. Patient group for cardiology patients is available.
  • Heart Failure meeting: January 2017

Belarus

  • Heart Failure Association of Belarus 
  • President: Alena Kurlianskaya
  • President email
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website

website

Belgium

  • Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure
  • President: Walter Droogne
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 31 January 2016 - 31 January 2018
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations
  • Heart Failure meeting: Fellows of Heart Failure, Brussels, Autumn 2017

website

Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Working group for HF: Association of cardiologists of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 

website

Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Working Group of Heart Failure
  • President: Plamen Gatzov
  • President email
  • Heart Failure meeting: 6 January 2017

website 

Cyprus 

  • Heart Failure Working Group of the Cyprus Society of Cardiology
  • President: Vassilis Barberis
  • President email
  • Useful information: Cardiac patient organization and cardiovascular nursing organization (not specifically for heart failure)

website

Czech Republic

  • Czech heart failure association
  • President: Jindrich Spinar
  • President email
  • Dates of term: October 2015 - October 2019
  • Heart Failure meeting dates: Autumn every year. next: 16 October2019

website

Denmark

  • Heart Failure Working Group - Danish Society of Cardiology
  • President: Mikael Kjær Poulsen
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 1 May 2017 - 1 May 2019
  • Heart Failure meeting: 3 times each year

website

Egypt

  • Working group of Heart Failure, The Egyptian Society of Cardiology Society
  • President: Magdy Abdelhamid
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 2019 - 2021
  • Heart failure meeting: October, every year

website

Finland

  • Heart faliure working group
  • President: Heli Tolppanen
  • President email
  • Dates of term: Nov 2017 - Nov 2019
  • Useful information: HoT group formed

France

  • Groupe Insuffisance Cardiaque et Cardiomyopathies
  • President: Thibaut Damy
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations 
  • Heart Failure meeting: More information on the website

website

Georgia

  • Georgia Heart Failure Association
  • President: Zviad Kipiani
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 2015 - 2019
  • Heart Failure meeting: to be announced

Germany

  • German Working Group on Heart Failure
  • President: Ulrich Laufs
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 15 April 2016 - 15 April 2018
  • Heart failure meetings:
    • Part of the Annual Meeting of the German Cardiac Society in April
    • Part of the D-A-CH Meeting (annual meeting of the German speaking countries: Switzerland – Austria – Germany) in September

Greece 

  • Working Group on Heart Failure - Hellenic Cardiology Society
  • President: Dimitrios Karatzas
  • President email
  • Dates of term: Feb 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Heart Failure meeting: During the Annual Seminars of Working Groups of Hellenic Cardiology Society, in February 

website

Hungary

  • Working Group on Heart Failure - Hungarian Society of Cardiology
  • President: Tamas Habon
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 20 February 2017 - 20 February 2020
  • Useful information: Patient organisation mainly for Heart Transplant patients. Heart failure nurse training 
  • Heart Failure meeting: Annually during the 3rd or 4th week of January. More information on the website

website

Israel

  • The Israeli Working Group on Heart Failure
  • President: Israel Gotsman
  • President email
  • Dates of term: April 2017 
  • Heart Failure meeting: As part of annual national cardiology conference in May. More information on the website

website

Italy

  • ANMCO: Massimo Iacoviello - email
  • SIC: Savina Nodari - email
  • ITAHFA: Gianfranco Gensini - email

Latvia

  • Heart Failure Working group of Latvian Society of Cardiology
  • President: Ginta Kamzola
  • President email
  • Dates of term: March 2017 - March 2021
  • HoT group has been formed. Patient group available (chair: Inese maurina
  • Heart Failure meeting: 6 April in 2019. More information on the website

website

Lebanon

  • Heart Failure Working Group - Lebanese Society of Cardiology 
  • President: Hadi Skouri
  • President email
  • Dates of term: Aug 2017 - Aug 2019
  • Useful information: HoT group formed. Limited HF nurses.
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website

website

Malta

  • Maltese Cardiac Society
  • President: Robert Xuereb
  • President email

website

Netherlands

  • Heart Failure Working Group
  • President: Olivier Man in ‘t Veld
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 2019 - 2021
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations
  • Heart Failure meeting: March, November and a day in September more information on the website 

website 

Norway

  •  Working Group on Heart Failure, Norwegian Cardiac Society
  • President: Thomas von Lueder
  • President email
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations
  • Heart Failure meeting website

website

Poland

  • Heart Failure Working Group of Polish Cardiac Society

website 

Russian Federation

  • All-Russian public organisation Russian Heart Failure Society (APO RHFS)
  • President: Viacheslav Mareev
  • President email (cc: Julia Begrambekova)
  • Dates of term: Dec 2017 - Dec 2019
  • Useful information: RHFS publishes 2 journals. Russian Heart Failure Journal and Russian Heart Journal
  • Heart Failure meeting: twice a year in May and December  

website 

Serbia

  • Heart failure working group of the Cardiology Society of Serbia
  • President: Milica Dekleva Manojlovic
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 2017-2019
  • Heart Failure meeting: XVII International Congress of Clinical Cardiology and Heart Failure, 4-6 April 2019, Belgrade

website

Slovakia

  • Heart failure working group of Slovak Society of Cardiology
  • Current President name: Eva Goncalvesova
  • President email
  • Dates of term: October 2018 - October 2021
  • HoT group is under process of creation. National heart failure registries: SLOVASeZ I, SLOVASeZ II. Information on patients group (especially after heart transplant) go to http://darzivota.sk
  • Your Heart Failure meeting dates: part of the Annual Meeting of the Slovak Society of Cardiology

Website

Slovenia

  • Heart failure working group
  • President: Mitja Lainscak
  • President email
  • Useful information: HF WG is formed by one representative from each hospital and other relevant communities (e.g. General practice). HoT group is established. We have yearly education for nurses. Patient group is not organised yet.
  • Heart Failure meeting dates: First meeting planned for 15 June 2019

Spain

  • Sección de Insuficiencia Cardiaca de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología
  • President: Javier Segovia
  • President email
  • Dates of term: 1 October 2016 - 1 October 2018
  • Useful information: HF nurse organisation
  • Heart Failure meeting: June, yearly. More information on the website 

website

Syria

  • Heart failure working group
  • President name: Amr Abdin
  • President email
  • Date of term: Sep 2018- Sep 2020
  • Useful information: This new group aims to improve the health care system in Syria by introducing important changes, including developing the heart failure diagnosis and management procedures. Our goals include being involved in international registries and sharing our knowledge and experience in this field. We are also planning to have a HOT group
  •  Heart Failure meeting dates: First meeting was held on Dec 2018 in Damascus

Turkey

  • Heart Failure Working Group of Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • President: Hakan Altay
  • President email
  • Dates of term:  May 2018 - May 2020
  • Heart Failure meeting: Meeting in March combining several working groups including Heart Failure Working Group. More information on the website

website

Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Heart Failure Society
  • President: Leonid Voronkov
  • President email
  • Dates of term: Sept 2016 - Sept 2020
  • Useful information: Ukrainian Journal of Heart Failure, 3 issues per year. HoT group has been formed.
  • Heart Failure meeting: April, every year. More information on the website

website

United Kingdom

  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • President: Paul Kalra
  • President email
  • Dates of term: Nov 2017 - Nov 2019
  • Useful information:
  • Heart Failure meetings information:
    • 11th BSH Heart Failure Day for Revalidation and Training: 26 March 2019, Glasgow
    • 9th BSH Heart Failure Nurse and Healthcare Professional Study Day: 27 March 2019, Glasgow
    • 22nd BSH Annual Autumn Meeting 2019: 28–29 November 2019, London

Website