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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: lianatumasyan@netsys.am
  • Dates of term:  12 January 2016 - 12 January 2018
  • Useful information: Planning on creating a heart failure nurse organisation
  • Heart Failure meeting: January 2017

Belarus

  • Heart Failure Association of Belarus 
  • President: Alena Kurlianskaya
  • President email: akurlianskaya@gmail.com
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website

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Belgium

  • Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure
  • President: Pierre Troisfontaines
  • President email: pierre.troisfontaines@chrcitadelle.be
  • 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

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Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Working Group of Heart Failure
  • President: Plamen Gatzov
  • President email: plamengatzov@yahoo.com
  • Heart Failure meeting: 6 January 2017

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Cyprus 

  • Heart Failure Working Group of the Cyprus Society of Cardiology
  • President: Vassilis Barberis
  • President email: vbarberis@amc.com.cy
  • Dates of term: 1 November 2016 - 1 November 2018
  • Useful information: Cardiac patient organization and cardiovascular nursing organization (not specifically for heart failure)

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Denmark

  • Heart Failure Working Group - Danish Society of Cardiology
  • President: Finn Gustafsson
  • President email: finng@dadlnet.dk
  • Dates of term: 1 May 2016 - 1 May 2017
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website

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Egypt

  • Working group of Heart Failure, The Egyptian Society of Cardiology Society
  • President: Magdy Abdelhamid
  • President email: magdyabdelhamid@hotmail.com
  • Dates of term: 2017 - 2019
  • Heart failure meeting: October, every year

France

  • Groupe Insuffisance Cardiaque et Cardiomyopathies
  • President: Thibaut Damy
  • President email: thibaud.damy@aphp.fr
  • Dates of term: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations 
  • Heart Failure meeting: 14-15 September 2017. More information on the website

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Georgia

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

Germany

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

Greece 

  • Working Group on Heart Failure - Hellenic Cardiology Society
  • President: Alexander Douras
  • President email: alekosdouras@hotmail.com
  • Dates of term: 1 February 2016 - 1 February 2018
  • Heart Failure meeting: During the Annual Seminars of Working Groups of Hellenic Cardiology Society, in February 

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Hungary

  • Working Group on Heart Failure - Hungarian Society of Cardiology
  • President: Tamas Habon
  • President email: habon.tamas@pte.hu
  • 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

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Israel

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

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Latvia

  • Heart Failure Working group of Latvian Society of Cardiology
  • President: Ginta Kamzola
  • President email: kamzola@inbox.lv
  • Dates of term: 1 November 2008 - 1 November 2017
  • Heart Failure meeting: In May. More information on the website

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Lebanon

  • Heart Failure Working Group - Lebanese Society of Cardiology 
  • President: Hadi Skouri
  • President email: hs13@aub.edu.lb
  • Dates of term: 2017 - 2019
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website

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Malta

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Netherlands

  • Heart Failure Working Group
  • President: Rudolf de Boer
  • President email: r.a.de.boer@umcg.nl
  • Dates of term: 1 January 2014 - 1 January 2019
  • Useful information: HF patient and nurse organisations
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website 

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Poland

  • Heart Failure Working Group of Polish Cardiac Society
  • President: Ewa Straburzynska-Migaj 
  • President email: ewa.straburzynska-migaj@skpp.edu.pl
  • Dates of term: 2015 - 2017
  • Useful information: HF patient group
  • Heart Failure meeting: more information on the website 

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Russian Federation

  • All-Russian public organisation Russian Heart Failure Society (APO RHFS)
  • President: Igor Fomin
  • President email: fomin-i@yandex.ru (cc: julia.begrambekova@ossn.ru)
  • Dates of term: 11 December 2015 - 09 December 2017
  • Useful information: RHFS publishes 2 journals. Russian Heart Failure Journal and Russian Heart Journal
  • Heart Failure meeting: twice a year in May and December  

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Spain

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

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Turkey

  • Heart Failure Working Group of Turkish Society of Cardiology
  • President: Yuksel Cavusoglu
  • President email: yukselc@ogu.edu.tr
  • Dates of term:  1 April 2017 - 1 April 2019
  • Heart Failure meeting: Meeting in March combining several working groups including Heart Failure Working Group. More information on the website

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Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Heart Failure Society
  • President: Leonid Voronkov
  • President email: lgvoronkov@gmail.com
  • Dates of term: 2016 - 2020
  • Useful information: Ukrainian Journal of Heart Failure, 3 issues per year
  • Heart Failure meeting: April, every year. More information on the website

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