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September 14, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will host a day of education and support for heart failure patients and caregivers.  The program will give patients and caregivers the opportunity to participate in  interactive educational sessions with the leading experts in the field.

Time will be designated for both patients and caregivers to ask questions of the experts and learn from others through peer-to-peer activities.

The objectives of the Heart Failure Patient and Caregiver Day are to:

  • Provide easy-to-understand and engaging patient education on all aspects of heart failure treatment and management
  • Help patients and caregivers understand heart failure and empower them to discuss the management and treatment options with their healthcare provider
  • Encourage patients to utilize resources available to them in their community that offer support and encouragement in the management of heart failure
Program Agenda
Time and Location Activity
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Level 100 Lobby Area

for Pre-registrants


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting Plenary Session:

Patient Engagement and Innovation

Speaker: Dr. Montgomery

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
12:15 PM Opening and Welcome

Speaker: Randall C. Starling, MD, MPH
President, HFSA

12:30 PM Patient Panel: Heart Failure with Preserved EF and Heart Failure with Reduced EF. What do these diagnoses mean to me?

Speaker Patient Panel

1:15 PM Patient Panel Advanced Heart Failure and therapies: What steps do I need to take?

Patient Panel

2:00 PM Patient Panel: The Future of Heart Failure: What does it means for patients to be part of the research?

Patient Panel: Cynthia Chauhan
Physician Moderator: Mona Fiuzat, PharmD.

2:45 PM Closing Remarks
3:30 PM
HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting: FDA Session: Patient Engagement and the FDA
Key Topics to be Discussed Include
  • What is Heart Failure
  • Key Heart Failure Therapies
  • When to Seek Help for Advanced Therapies
  • Exercise and Diet
  • Amyloidosis
  • Heart Failure and Comorbid Conditions (diabetes, kidney disease)
  • Clinical Trials – A Patient Tutorial
  • Caregiver Only Session

Heart Failure Patient and Caregiver Day is complimentary.

Online registration will be available soon.

Support Opportunities

Support opportunities exist for HFSA Patient & Caregiver Day. See the 2019 Support Opportunities Guidelines for the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting for details.

More Information

For more information about Patient and Caregiver Day, please contact Meredith Hurt at mhurt@hfsa.org.


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