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
Program Outline & Faculty List
Download the program outline and faculty list. (PDF 310 KB)
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
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Concise presentations by national experts will be augmented by board-review-type questions using an audience-response system.
Following this meeting, participants will be able to:
For the Certification Examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology:
Identify gaps in knowledge about advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology
Focus study efforts on filling identified knowledge gaps
Practice for the certification examination with ABIM-style multiple-choice test questions
For clinical practice:
Describe the epidemiology of heart failure, including environmental factors, and implement strategies for the prevention of heart failure
Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure, including normal physiology and compensatory and maladaptive mechanisms at the structural, neurohormonal, and cellular levels
Assess and follow the patient with advanced heart failure, using non-invasive and invasive tests and biomarkers.
Implement guideline-based therapy for patients with advanced heart failure, including pharmacologic agents; non-pharmacologic options, such as diet and exercise; and devices
Manage comorbidities in patients with advanced heart failure, including hypertension, diabetes, and cognitive issues.
Implement strategies for effective disease management of the patient with advanced heart failure, including end-of-life issues.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
By Telephone: 1-214-631-2222 - Identify yourself as "HFSA Board Review Dallas".
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.