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HFA Young


YoungHFA-RVB.jpgThe Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow (HoT) is now the HFA Young, a more inclusive community for Heart Failure Association Members who are under 40 years old.

Who we are

HFA Members under 40 years of age are automatically part of the HFA Young community.
As a member of this dynamic community, you will find out about initiatives of interest to young heart failure specialists, and get access to educational and career development opportunities.


Why join us

In the early stages of your career, connecting with others is especially important.

Expand your network

Join the HFA and become part of the HFA Young community to get connected to a wide network that includes:

You will also be invited to the special HFA Young event that takes place every year at Heart Failure congress. Plus, you will get advice from renowned heart failure experts in the mentoring and grants programmes.

Make your mark

HFA Membership is a gateway to HFA committees, where you can make an impact on heart failure today and in the future.

Get content specifically tailored for you
  • Access the HFA Young-dedicated activities at Heart Failure congress, such as Young track sessions, mentoring and networking event. 
  • Listen to the HFA Cardio Talk podcasts, discussions between experts on a specific topic of interest to the heart failure community and members of the HFA Young committee. .
Get a helping hand

HFA Young community members get opportunities to apply for travel grants to attend the annual Heart Failure congress.

How to join

Joining the HFA is quick and easy.

If you are under 40, you qualify for reduced HFA Silver and Gold Membership fees (up to 50% discount*).

 * Applies to HFA Silver Membership level. 33% discount for HFA Gold Membership

Become an HFA Member

Meet the committee

The HFA Young Committee represents the interests of the HFA Young community within the ESC.  
HFA Young initiatives are driven by the HFA Young Committee and supported by HFA Young Ambassadors in National Heart Failure Societies and Working Groups.

Meet the HFA Young Committee

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Dr. Antonio Cannata, Chairperson

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Dr. Henrike Arfsten, Committee Member

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Dr. Emmanuele Bobbio, Committee Member
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Dr. Alberto Esteban Fernandez Alberto, MD, Ph.D, Committee Member
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Dr. Chris Kapelios, Committee Member
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Dr. Sotiria Liori, Committee Member
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Dr. Cornelia Margineaunu, MD, Committee Member
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Dr. Francesca Musella, Committee Member
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Dr. Mateusz Sokolski, MD, PhD, Committee Member
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Dr. Shirley Sze, Committee Member
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Dr. Jozine Ter Maaten, MD, PhD, Committee Member
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Dr. Daniela Tomasoni, Committee Member
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Dr. Han Naung Tun, Affiliate Member

HFA Young National Ambassadors

GDJ-World-Flags-Globe.svg.pngRecruitment of national ambassadors is currently in progress. The 2023–2024  ambassadors will be announced by March 2023.

Interested in representing young heart failure specialists from your country?

Find out more

Stay connected

Contact us by email and share your ideas and initiatives with the community on social media 

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