Membership Benefits and Categories

As the only professional society representing all members of the multidisciplinary heart failure team, HFSA offers a variety of membership types and benefits. Explore all available HFSA membership categories and benefits for members.

Membership Categories and 2023 Pricing

HFSA proudly serves all those in the heart failure profession (clinicians, researchers, scientists, and more) as well as those affected by heart failure (patient and caregivers). Explore all HFSA membership categories and pricing below. 

Professional Membership Categories

All rates in U.S. dollars

Physician – $460

MDs, DOs, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

Nurse – $230

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

Pharmacist – $230

Pharmacists, Pharmacologists, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

Physician Assistant – $230

PAs or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research, located in the U.S.

International – $400

All healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists, researchers, professors, or equivalent located outside the U.S., are engaged in the field of heart failure.

Trainee – Complimentary

Individuals enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate medical, nursing, pharmacy, or PA programs, as well as residents, fellows, and pre-and postdoctoral trainees.

Basic / PhD Scientist  – $230

Scientists, researchers, professors, or equivalent engaged in heart failure practice or research.

Non-Medical/Industry – $230

Non-medical members of the heart failure team, such as technicians, pharmaceutical/industry representatives, administrative and allied personnel, who are engaged in heart failure practice or research.

Other Health Care Professionals – $230

Members of the heart failure team who are engaged in heart failure practice or research.

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation/Exercise Physiologist 
  • Case Manager 
  • Dietician 
  • Mental Health Provider 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Quality Specialist 
  • Safety Specialist 
  • Social Worker 
  • Other ___________

Provider Membership Benefits

Education and Professional Development*

Reduced Registration for In-Person, Virtual and Hybrid Meetings.  The HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, the HFSA Board Certification Review Course: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, the Comprehensive Heart Failure Review and Update Course, and more (view the Events calendar).  HFSA members receive significantly reduced rates to attend this stellar lineup of education sessions.

HFSA Learning Center Discounts and Free Content.  Receive free and discounted educational content in the HFSA Learning Center. The HFSA Learning Center allows online access to HFSA’s most popular in-person meetings and courses, providing CEUs and MOC credit.

Education Delivered by Multidisciplinary Experts. Learn from all members of the heart failure care team with interprofessional leaders sharing case studies, hands-on workshops, research, and best practices.

HFSA Heart Failure Subspecialty Certification.  Heart failure certification recognizing competencies in guideline-directed heart failure management. The long-awaited HF-Cert program is now here!

*Some educational programming, content, certifications, and credits do not apply to patient or caregiver members. Please refer to the Patient Hub for patient-centered activities.


In-Person Connections.  Build relationships, create new connections, and seek collaboration opportunities at in-person networking activities during HFSA meetings and events

Online Connections.  Connect and collaborate with your colleagues, mentors and trainees through HFSA’s online networking platforms – HFSA Connect

Mentorship.  Establish one-on-one mentorship relationships with longstanding leaders of the heart failure community both within and across disciplines

Industry Partners.  Build meaningful relationships with corporate partners in the heart failure field


Journal of Cardiac Failure
Receive a complimentary subscription (online) to HFSA’s official scientific publication the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Includes full access to all past and current online issues, as well as supplements of all abstracts presented at the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting

HFSA Research Network.  Become a member of the Heart Failure Research Network, which connects public and private companies in need of heart failure research with researchers and research sites in the heart failure field

Scientific Statements and Guidelines.  Get access to the most up-to-date and developing scientific statements, from major guidelines to focused consensus statements.  Opportunities to participate in the development of papers that impact the heart failure


Recognition.  Become a member of the only multidisciplinary American organization devoted to advancing the field of heart failure

Volunteer.  Influence policy, research and education in heart failure by becoming a member of a HFSA committee.  Other volunteer opportunities include participation in government panels, becoming a speaker at a HFSA event, and more

Share Your Work.  Abstract submissions, session proposals, articles for HFSA publications… all of these opportunities are available to you as a member of HFSA

Fellowship.  HFSA members are eligible to become fellows of HFSA.  FHFSA designation sets you apart in the field of heart failure

Awards.  HFSA has numerous award opportunities for members, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, JNC New Investigator Award, Nursing Awards, and more


Patient and Caregiver Membership

Heart failure patients and non-professional caregivers who want greater involvement in building awareness and acting as an advocate for the heart failure patient and caregiver community can sign up for complimentary Patient and Caregiver Membership.



For additional questions about membership benefits, please contact Kelly Ventura, MHA at 301-798-9158 or