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HFSA Board Review Course
Marriott Renaissance Dallas Hotel
September 26-28, 2014
Dallas, TX

2014 is the last year to sit for the examination without completing formal training in an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship.

Early ABIM Exam Registration: Ends May 15
Late ABIM Exam Registration: Ends June 1
Examination date: November 3, 2014.


Begins: Noon, Friday, September 26

Concludes: 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 28

On-Site Exhibitor & Advertising Opportunities

There are tables available to exhibit to course attendees. Exhibiting companies will be listed as a sponsor in the meeting materials, including table top and on the web site.

How to Exhibit: Contact Lauren Harley at lharley@hfsa.org.

Table hours are:
  • Friday evening for the reception, Sept. 26
  • Saturday all day
  • Sunday partial day
Cost: $2500 per table.

Program Outline & Faculty List

ABIM Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Certification Download the program outline and faculty list. (PDF 310 KB)

Course Content

Course content is based on the ABIM content blueprint for the certification examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. The following areas are addressed:
  • Epidemiology and Causes of Heart Failure
  • Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
  • Evaluation of Heart Failure
  • Management of Hospitalized Patients
  • Management of Heart Failure
  • Comorbidities or Coexisting Conditions
  • Cardiac Surgery in Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Concise presentations by national experts will be augmented by board-review-type questions using an audience-response system.

Learning Objectives

Following this meeting, participants will be able to:
  • For the Certification Examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology:
    1. Identify gaps in knowledge about advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology
    2. Focus study efforts on filling identified knowledge gaps
    3. Practice for the certification examination with ABIM-style multiple-choice test questions
  • For clinical practice:
    1. Describe the epidemiology of heart failure, including environmental factors, and implement strategies for the prevention of heart failure
    2. Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure, including normal physiology and compensatory and maladaptive mechanisms at the structural, neurohormonal, and cellular levels
    3. Assess and follow the patient with advanced heart failure, using non-invasive and invasive tests and biomarkers.
    4. Implement guideline-based therapy for patients with advanced heart failure, including pharmacologic agents; non-pharmacologic options, such as diet and exercise; and devices
    5. Manage comorbidities in patients with advanced heart failure, including hypertension, diabetes, and cognitive issues.
    6. Implement strategies for effective disease management of the patient with advanced heart failure, including end-of-life issues.
    7. Provide peri-operative management of heart failure patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, or implantation of a mechanical circulatory device
CME Credit Information

The Heart Failure Society of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Heart Failure Society of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All-in-One Gold Package (Course, Webinars, OnDemand Access)

A special All-in-One Gold Package been designed for those who would like to begin the study process earlier. All-in-One Gold Package registration includes the course and reading list with links to articles, plus:
  • Access to three pre-course webinars beginning in June and focusing on selected topics from the examination blueprint
  • Access to two post-course webinars in October reviewing additional board-review-type questions
  • OnDemand access to all 2014 Board Review sessions with synchronized voice and slides
The OnDemand product and access to the pre- and post-course webinars may be purchased separately from course registration.

Course Registration & Rates

There are two ways to register for the course or Total Learning Package:
  1. Credit Card Online:

    • Online HFSA Member Registration: When you begin the registration process, please verify that you are a current member in good standing by clicking on "search" after you have entered your first name and last name. This will assure that you are charged the membership rate. Failure to search will result in your being referred to the nonmember rates. If you have not renewed your membership for 2014, please call the HFSA at 301-718-4800 prior to registering for the meeting or you will not receive the discounted rate.

    • Online Non-members Registration: After logging in, simply follow the instructions for registering.

  2. Check by Mail:

      Download a board review course registration form and follow instructions for payment by check or money order. (PDF 114 KB) If paying by check/money order, remember:
    • Registration Forms will not be processed without payment
    • Purchase orders are not accepted
    • Wire/bank transfers are not accepted
    • All requested information must be provided in order for registration forms to be processed.

Registration Fees (Click to Purchase)

Click on "HFSA Member" or "Non-Member" to begin registration for any of the following options.

Course only: (Through/After July 1)
HFSA Member: $999/$1199
Non-Member: $1299/$1499

All-in-One Gold Package: (Through/After July 1)
HFSA Member: $1599/$1799
Non-Member: $2099/$2299

2014 Board Review OnDemand Only (Available after meeting)
List Price $1499

Discounts Valid through September 28:

Non-Meeting Attendee:
$799 HFSA Member/$899 Non-Member

Meeting Attendee:
$499 HFSA Member/$599 Non-Member

Webinars Only:
$299 HFSA Members/$399 Non-Members

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

If notice of cancellation is received in writing prior to July 15, 2014, registration fee will be refunded less a $150 administrative charge. Registration cannot be transferred. No refunds will be issued after July 15, 2014.

Can't Make the HFSA Board Review Course?

Learn about the On-Demand review course materials available now for those unable to attend in person.

Hotel Reservations: Renaissance Dallas Hotel

The 2014 Board Review Course will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The hotel is located near the West End Entertainment District and close to the Dallas Museum of Art and Dealey Plaza, which chronicles the assassination and legacy of John F. Kennedy. The Renaissance is a luxury hotel with renovated rooms, upscale amenities, and a stunning view of downtown Dallas.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at a special meeting rate of $149 single occupancy per night. The cutoff date for this rate is September 4, 2014. You are encouraged to make reservations early.

Two ways to reserve your room:
  1. Book On-line
  2. By Telephone: 1-214-631-2222 - Identify yourself as "HFSA Board Review Dallas".

ABIM Certification

To be eligible for ABIM Certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, physician must be ABIM certified in CV Diseases and meet the standards set by the ABIM for specialists in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

To learn more about this Certification visit: www.abim.org.

ABIM Certifying Exam Date: November 3, 2014

To sit for the exam, those eligible must register at www.abim.org.

Register for Email Updates on the HFSA Board Review Course

If you are interested in the 2014 Review Course and All-in-One Gold Package, please register your e-mail address below, and we will notify you with updates as soon as specific plans are made.

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