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2015 HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award: Closed

Nomination Deadline: August 02, 2014 (receipt date)

Notification to Award Winner: November 2014

2014 Award Presentation: September 15, 2014 (Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV)

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The purpose of this award is to recognize major achievement by an individual who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field of heart failure in terms of its scientific understanding, epidemiology, clinical care, exemplary leadership or inspirational role model that resulted in an important impact on the field.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred annually during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America.

In establishing this award, the HFSA pays tribute to a great clinician/researcher and to those who have emulated himself/herself in advancing the field of heart failure.

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Any living individual whose career has focused on heart failure may be nominated. This award will be made on the basis of the recipient's contribution as follows:

  • Advancement of scientific knowledge, either basic or clinical research directly related to heart failure
  • Improvement in the practice of treating patients with heart failure
  • Demonstrated service to the mission of the HFSA.

Evaluation of nominees and selection of the recipient will be chosen by a majority vote of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee and submitted to the HFSA Executive Council for approval.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award in Heart Failure Recipients

2013 - Arthur M. Feldman, M.D.
2012 - Bertram Pitt, M.D.
2011 - Kathleen A. Dracup, RN, DNSc
2010 - Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
2009 - Kanu Chatterjee, MBBS, FRCP
2008 - Michael R. Bristow, M.D., Ph.D.
2007 - Arnold M. Katz, M.D.
2006 - Jay N. Cohn, M.D.

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