Dear Members of the HFSA,
As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for your efforts to reduce the burden of heart failure and enhance the impact of the HFSA. Our multidisciplinary community and patients bring unique talents to make this a very special organization.
2019 has truly been an exciting year in heart failure. We have more treatment options to prevent and treat heart failure, more awareness on different phenotypes and etiology specific treatment strategies in heart failure than ever before. The importance of heart failure is being brought to light at the clinical practice, research and innovation, systems of care, health network, payer, legislative, performance, patient and caregiver level. We have more work to do and are invigorated with the collaborative success of the HFSA community.
I hope that you will take time to look back at your personal, professional and team achievements and take pride in all that you have achieved this year for improving heart failure care. We thank you for your commitment and contributions, and for moving the field and our society forward.
My best wishes for a healthy, peaceful, prosperous and joyous new year to you, your team and your family. We wish you and your family a spectacular holiday season and success in 2020.
Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA