Everything You Need to Know

Whether you've never attended an HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, or you're looking for a specific answer on a very specific topic, we've got the answers. If you don't see your question listed below, please send it to info@hfsa.org and someone will be in touch with you.



Q: Who is eligible to register for the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting?

A: Physicians (MD, DO), nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, trainees, health professionals, dieticians, EMS, nutritionists, OTs, PAs, PTs, policy analysts, physiotherapists, technicians/research, FDA/NIH representatives, and members of the press with a special interest in heart failure are eligible to attend the meeting. Register here.

Q: Is this year's meeting available in a virtual format as it was the past two years?

A: This year we are having a fully in-person meeting with no virtual attendance option. We can't wait to see you in Cleveland!

Q: Are there any cost-saving opportunities for trainees or early career professionals?

A: Trainees are now able to join HFSA for free and get the member rate for this year's ASM. For professionals who are in their first year after training, HFSA offers an introductory rate of 50% off membership dues. Anyone with questions can contact membership@hfsa.org.

Q: Does HFSA offer grants to assist with attending this meeting?

A: Unfortunately, HFSA will not have any travel/meeting grants available for this year’s meeting. To get the most amount of savings, it is recommended to become a member of HFSA so you can take advantage of membership registration rates. You will also benefit from the other perks membership has to offer, including a complimentary subscription to HFSA’s official scientific publication the Journal of Cardiac Failure, discounted education opportunities in our HFSA Learning Center, and much more. To see all registration rates, click here. To learn more about HFSA Membership, click here.

Q: Can I get a discounted rate if I plan to attend with my whole care team?

A: HFSA is pleased to offer a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more individual registrations to attend this year's ASM. See the Group Registration Discount dropdown on the registration page here for more information.

Continuing Education

Q: Has the meeting been CE-accredited?

A: Yes. In support of improving patient care, The Heart Failure Society of America is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Learners can claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Q: How many CE credits are being offered at this meeting?

A: CE credits have not yet been finalized. The full list of sessions offering CE will be available in the Continuing Education Book at a later date. Once available, it will be available on the Continuing Education page here.

Please Note: Credit Hours have a direct correlation to conference sessions. Thus, they are subject to change, possibly without notice, based on modifications to the schedule.


Q: Why Cleveland? What is there to do in the surrounding area?

A: Home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, West Side Market, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and much more, there are plenty of things to see and do while you attend this year’s meeting. For a full list, check the What to Do page here.

Q: Does HFSA have a discounted hotel room rate for attendees? If so, which hotels?

A: Attendees will receive a discounted room rate for single/double accommodations at one of four Downtown Cleveland hotels. For a full list of hotels as well as taxes, fees, and amenities offered at each, check the Where to Stay page here.

Q: Will presentations be available post-meeting?

A: ASM 2023 attendees will have access to programs 24 hours after the original presentation. This will be available for 30 days. You can upgrade your registration to GOLD to extend access for one full year.

Non-attendees will be able to purchase the ASM 2023 OnDemand product starting November 13, 2023 in the HFSA Learning Center.

Q: Where can I find information on HFSA's safety protocols?

A: For up-to-date information on HFSA safety measures, check the Health & Safety page here. HFSA will be informing registered attendees of any major changes as we approach the event via email.