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National Heart Failure Societies & Working Groups

This section is devoted to useful information on our National Heart Failure Societies and Working Groups.



 

 

 

 

Ukraine

 

Armenia

President Name: Liana Tumasyan

President email: lianatumasyan@netsys.am

Dates of term:  12 January 2016 - 12 January 2018

Heart Failure meeting: January 2017

Useful information:  Planning on creating a HF nurse organisation.

Belarus

President Name: Alena Kurlianskaya

Heart Failure Association of Belarus 

President email: akurlianskaya@gmail.com

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: 15 December 2016. Information on WG webpage

Belgium

President Name: Pierre Troisfontaines

Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure

President email: pierre.troisfontaines@chrcitadelle.be

Dates of term: 31 January 2016 - 31 January 2018

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: Fellows of Heart Failure, Brussels, Autumn 2017

Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations

Bulgaria

President Name: Plamen Gatzov

Bulgarian WG of Heart Failure

President email: plamengatzov@yahoo.com

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: 6 January 2017

Cyprus

President Name: Vassilis Barberis

Heart Failure Working Group of the Cyprus Society of Cardiology

President email: vbarberis@amc.com.cy

Dates of term: 1 November 2016 - 1 November 2018

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: no

Useful information: Cardiac patient organization and cardiovascular nursing organization (not specifically for heart failure).

Denmark

President Name: Finn Gustafsson

Heart Failure Working Group -Danish Society of Cardiology

President email: finng@dadlnet.dk

Dates of term: 1 May 2016 - 1 May 2017

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: Yes. Information on website

France

President Name: Thibaut Damy

Groupe Insuffisance Cardiaque et Cardiomyopathies

President email: thibaud.damy@aphp.fr

Dates of term: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: 14-15 September 2017 - information on website

Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations

Greece 

President Name: Alexander Douras

Working Group on Heart Failure, Hellenic Cardiology Society

President email: alekosdouras@hotmail.com

Dates of term: 1 February 2016 to 1 February 2018

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: During the Annual Seminars of Working Groups of Hellenic Cardiology Society, in February - website

Hungary

President Name: Tamas Habon

Working Group on Heart Failure, Hungarian Society of Cardiology

President email: habon.tamas@pte.hu

Dates of term: 20 February 2017 to 20 February 2020

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: Annually during the 3rd or 4th week of January - website

Useful information: Patient organisation mainly for Heart Transplant patients.  Heart failure nurse training just started  

Israel

President Name: Israel Gottesman

The Israeli Working Group on Heart Failure

President email: igotsman@bezeqint.net

Dates of term: April 2017 -

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: As part of annual national cardiology conference in May. Information on website

Latvia

President Name: Ginta Kamzola

Heart Failure Working group of Latvian Society of Cardiology

President email: kamzola@inbox.lv

Dates of term: 1 November 2008 to 1 November 2017

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: In May

Lebanon

President Name: Georges Saadeh

Lebanese society of cardiology heart failure working group

President email: gasaade@yahoo.com

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: website

Malta

President Name: Robert Xuereb

Maltese Cardiac Society

President email: robert-g.xuereb@gov.mt

Webpage

Netherlands

President Name: Rudolf de Boer

Heart Failure Working Group

President email: r.a.de.boer@umcg.nl

Dates of term: 1 January 2014 to 1 January 2019

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: website

Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations

Poland

President Name: Ewa Straburzynska-Migaj

Heart Failure Working Group of Polish Cardiac Society

President email: ewa.straburzynska-migaj@skpp.edu.pl

Dates of term: 2015 - 2017

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: website

Useful information: HF patient group

Russian Federation

President Name: Igor Fomin

All-Russian public orgaisation Russian Heart Failure Society (APO RHFS)

President email: fomin-i@yandex.ru (cc: julia.begrambekova@ossn.ru)

Dates of term: 11 2015 to 09 December 2017

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: Twice a year in May and December  - website

Useful information: RHFS publishes 2 journals. Russian Heart Failure Journal and Russian Heart Journal. Journals website

Spain

President Name: Javier Segovia

Sección de Insuficiencia Cardiaca de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología

President email: jsecu@telefonica.net

Dates of term: 01 October 2016 to 01 October 2018

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: June, yearly - website

Useful information: HF nurse organisation

Turkey

President Name: Yuksel Cavusoglu

Heart Failure Working Group of Turkish Society of Cardiology

President email: yukselc@ogu.edu.tr

Dates of term: 1 April 2017 - 1 April 2019

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: We organize a spring meeting in March, combining several working groups including Heart Failure Working Group - website  

Ukraine

President Name: Leonid Voronkov

Ukrainian Heart Failure Society

President email: lgvoronkov@gmail.com

Dates of term: 2016 - 2020

Webpage

Heart Failure meeting: April, every year

Useful information: Ukrainian Journal of Heart Failure, 3 issues/year

HFA Summit

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

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Awareness Days

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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