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16th Annual Scientific MeetingGeneral Information September 9 – 12, 2012 Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA www.hfsa.org
General InformationAbout HFSA 2012 Scientific Program CommitteeThe Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) represents the first organized Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD (Co-Chair)effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those Steven R. Houser, PhD (Co-Chair)interested in heart failure research and patient care. Barbara J. Riegel, RN, DSNc (Co-Chair) Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhDThe HFSA is dedicated to: Bikyem Bozkurt, MD❚❚ P romoting research related to all aspects of heart failure and to providing a Harleah G. Buck, RN, PhD,CHPN forum for presentation of basic, clinical and population-based research. Akashay M. Desai, MD❚❚ E ducating health care professionals through programs, publications, Daniel E. Forman, MD and other media in the areas of basic science, clinical medicine, patient Jalal K. Ghali, MD management, and social, ethical and economic issues to enable them to Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD diagnose and treat heart failure and concomitant medical conditions more J. Thomas Heywood, MD effectively. Corrine Y. Jurgens, RN, PhD Annarosa Leri, MD❚❚ E ncouraging primary and secondary preventive measures to reduce the Wayne C. Levy, MD incidence of heart failure; serving as a resource for government, private Douglas W. Losordo, MD industry, and health care providers to facilitate the establishment of Leslie W. Miller, MD programs and policies that will better serve the patient. Robert Lee Page, II, PharmD, MSPH❚❚ E nhancing quality and duration of life in those with heart failure. Michael G. Petty, RN, CCNS, PhD❚❚ P romoting and facilitating the formal training of physicians, scientists and Margaret M. Redfield, MD allied health care providers in the field of heart failure. Paul B. Rosenberg, MD Doulas D. Schocken, MD Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhDMembership Information Yibin Wang, PhDMembership in the Society is open to all health care professionals with an interestin cardiovascular medicine. For information about the HFSA and how to become CME Informationa member, visit the HFSA web site: www.hfsa.org. The Heart Failure Society of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education forTypical Attendees Expected physicians.❚❚ C ardiologists, CV Surgeons, Internists and Primary Care Physicians❚❚ Clinical Researchers Scientific Program❚❚ Cardiac Rehabilitation Professionals The Heart Failure Society of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit❚❚ Cardiac Care Nurses commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities.❚❚ Epidemiologists Nurses: Nursing credit will be applied for.❚❚ Health Care Administrators❚❚ Industry Satellite Symposia❚❚ Pharmacists Credits will be provided for physicians and nurses who attend satellite❚❚ Research Scientists symposium programs. Satellite symposia on Sunday each provide 2 hours of credit, Monday and Tuesday morning provide 1 hour credit each.Liability Statement Badges will be automatically scanned when entering a session (including satellite programs). This information will be used to identify attendance for CME creditsDisclaimer: The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) cannot accept, and and will be used exclusively by the HFSA. No information will be sold or sharedhereby specifically disclaims, any liability for death, injury, any loss, cost or with anyone outside the HFSA.expense suffered or incurred by any person if such loss is caused by, arises fromor results from the act, default or omission of any person other than an employeeor agent of HFSA. In particular, neither HFSA nor its agents can accept, and Preliminary Plenary and Symposia Topicshereby specifically disclaims, any liability for losses arising from, caused by, ❚❚ Cardiovascular physiologyor resulting from, the provision or non-provision of services provided by the ❚❚ Pharmacologic therapyhotels, companies, or transport operators. Neither HFSA nor its agents can accept,and hereby specifically disclaims, liability for losses suffered by reason of war ❚❚ Epidemiology, preventionincluding threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disaster, ❚❚ Outcomes, health service researchweather, fire, flood, drought, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within ❚❚ Clinical trialsany premises visited by delegates and/or participants in connection with the ❚❚ Cardiovascular structuremeeting, industrial disputes, government action, regulations or technical problemsthat affect or may affect the services provided in connection with the meeting. ❚❚ Neurohormones, tissue factorsHFSA is not able to warrant and does not warrant that a particular person will ❚❚ Molecular biology geneticsappear as a speaker. As a condition to any participation in or attendance at the ❚❚ Surgery, transplantation devicesAnnual Scientific Meeting or any function associated or affiliated herewith, each ❚❚ Electrophysiology, arrhythmiasattendee and participant accepts the foregoing disclaimer.2
General InformationPoster Sessions New this year: Leading Research SessionPoster sessions provide opportunity for interaction between the presenter and A special general session for complete oral presentations of accepted abstractsthe audience. Posters will be on display Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, representing major evolving concepts in clinical care or physiology in heartSeptember 10, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Presenters will be at their posters between failure has been added to the 2012 scientific program.5:45 PM and 6:45 PM. Returning by popular demandSpecial Needs Rapid-fire Oral Poster Presentations by poster authors. As introduced last year,The HFSA strives to hold meetings that are accessible to all. Please tell us what posters judged most notable for impact or controversy will be selected foryou require to help make your participation more enjoyable and meaningful. presentation with slides and audience comment in the rapid fire oral abstractContact Gudrun Echterhoff, Global Meetings & Incentives at gudrun@global- sessions. If your abstract is chosen as a 3-minute rapid-fire oral presentation,mtgs.com (201-850-7607). the notification and details will be included with the abstract acceptance letter. Abstracts accepted for rapid fire oral presentation will also be featured posters on the same day as part of the poster session.Conference LocationThe 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America willbe held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. Located INVESTIGATOR AWARDSin the heart of Seattle, the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, this high-tech, state-of-the-art facility is just steps away from dozens of the city’s best restaurants, The HFSA offers 3 award competitions at its annual meeting: the Jay N. Cohncultural attractions, and entertainment, including breweries, museums, trails, New Investigator Award – Basic Science; the Jay N. Cohn New Investigatorferries, shopping and more. The Center features a variety of function rooms and Award – Clinical/Integrative Physiology; and the Nursing Investigator Award.exhibit space as well as advanced audiovisual and telecommunications services. These awards are to recognize research excellence in young trainees and investigators. Finalists will present their work in highly-profiled scientific sessions at the annual meeting.Visas / Letters of InvitationIf you have visa requirements it is highly recommended that you begin the Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Awardsprocess soon. Letters of invitation for visa purposes will be provided by theHFSA office upon request. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. It should The HFSA is sponsoring the Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award (JNCNI)be understood that the letter of invitation is meant to help members obtain a visa as part of its 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Societyand is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial of America. A special committee will choose up to five finalists in each ofsupport. The decision to grant a visa belongs solely to the embassy/consulate. two categories (basic science, clinical/integrative physiology research). TheShould your application be denied, HFSA cannot finalists will be invited to present their research results in respective JNCNIchange the decision of the government agency. Award sessions during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Cash prizes will be awarded based on the abstract presentation.Registration Fee Eligibility: Candidate must have completed training no earlier than 2009. Candidate must be first author and presenter of abstract submitted and haveThe registration fee includes admittance to all meeting events, including scientific played a major role in research study being submitted.sessions, opening reception, poster sessions, satellite symposia,and commercial exhibits. Nursing Investigator AwardRegistration Hours The HFSA is sponsoring a Nursing Investigator Award as part of its 16thSaturday September 8 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. The awardSunday September 9 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM is established to recognize outstanding, innovative research in the field of heartMonday September 10 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM failure from a nurse researcher.Tuesday September 11 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eligibility: Candidate must be a nurse investigator or a student in an accreditedWednesday September 12 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM nursing program and first author and presenter of the abstract submitted. Candidate cannot be a member of the HFSA Nursing Award Committee. PreviousExhibit Hours winners of this award are ineligible. Individuals cannot apply for both the Clinical Excellence in Nursing and Nursing Research Awards in the same year.Sunday September 9 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMMonday September 10 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM Finalists for each award will be notified on or about June 1, 2012.Tuesday September 11 9:30 AM – 7:00 PMAn application to exhibit and exhibit prospectus may be obtained by contacting Award Application Submissionthe HFSA at email@example.com or download a copy at hfsa.org Award Application is available on-line and must be completed and submitted with(annual scientific meeting). the abstract in order to be considered for an award. Complimentary registration will be provided to finalists. Other expenses to attend the meeting are the attendee‘s responsibility. 3
General InformationPROGRAM AT A GLANCE Satellite Symposia These special one or two-hour programs are Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday supported by industry. Although these programs are not part of the scientific program as planned 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12 by the 2012 Scientific Program Committee, they 6:00 AM have been reviewed and approved by the Satellite Program SubCommittee. Each satellite program Continental Continental Continental is CME accredited. All guidelines related to Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast accreditation apply. To attend a satellite program, individuals 7:00 AM Clinical Clinical must be registered as an attendee at the Annual Satellite Symposia Fundamentals Fundamentals Scientific Meeting. No additional registration Sesssion Sesssion fee is required. Each attendee’s badge will 8:00 AM Opening Remarks HFSA Business Mtng be automatically scanned upon entering each satellite program. This information will only be used to verify attendance and to receive CME credits. 9:00 AM Opening Plenary Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions Session Excellence in Basic Science This Sunday afternoon scientific symposium will 10:00 AM Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break bring together research scientists with an interest in basic mechanisms of heart failure. This session is part of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HFSA. Check the HFSA web site (www.hfsa. 11:00 AM Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions Scientific Sessions org) for details regarding speakers and topics to be discussed. Clinical Fundamentals 12:00 PM Sesssion Lunch Break Lunch Break Poster Schedule Posters will be displayed on Monday, September 10, Rapid Fire Abstract and Tuesday, September 11, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Rapid Fire Abstract Session Presenters will be at their posters between 5:45 PM 1:00 PM Session and 6:45 PM. How-To Sessions How-To Sessions No smoking policy 1:45 PM Award Announcements Satellite Symposia HFSA strictly prohibits the use of tobacco products 2:00 PM in all areas of the Washington State Convention Hyde Park Session Center under contract by HFSA and all meeting Scientific Sessions rooms in HFSA contracted hotels. Scientific Sessions 3:00 PM For questions, contact: Coffee Break Coffee Break Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Excellence in Basic Court International, Suite 240 South 4:00 PM Science Scientific Debates 2550 University Avenue West Session St. Paul, MN 55114 Scientific Sessions 3:30 - 6:00 Scientific Sessions Phone: (651) 642-1633 5:00 PM Fax: (651) 642-1502 Satellite Symposia 4:00 - 6:00 Web site: www.hfsa.org Poster Session Poster Session 6:00 PM Information on exhibits and other Opening Reception (Refreshments) (Refreshments) (Refreshments and support opportunities Hors D’oeuvres) Contact: Heart Failure Society of America 7:00 PM Phone: (651) 642-1633 Fax: (651) 642-1502Details regarding speakers and presentations will be posted on the HFSA website oncethe program has been finalized.4