We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 HFSA Board Review Course on August 19th-21st at the Northwestern University, Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, IL. Please take some time to review the information below to help maximize your conference experience.


The 2016 HFSA Board Review Course will be based on the ABIM content blueprint for the certification in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. Concise presentations by national experts will be augmented by board-review type questions using an audience response system.

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Friday, August 19th, 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM, Central Daylight Time
Saturday, August 20th, 7:55 AM - 5:30 PM, Central Daylight Time
Sunday, August 21st, 7:55 AM - 11:45 AM, Central Daylight Time

CE Credit Information


Physicians: 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 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses: This Program Has Been Approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 18.75 Contact Hours Synergy CERP Category A, File Number 00019769.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants will demonstrate improved competence and ability to:

For the Certificiation Examination in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology:

  1. Identify gaps in knowledge about advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology
  2. Focus study efforts on filling identified knowledge gaps
  3. Practice for the certification examination with ABIM-style multiple-choice test questions

For Clinical Practice:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of heart failure, including environmental factors, and implement strategies for the prevention of heart failure
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure, including normal physiology and compensatory and maladaptive mechanisms
  3. Assess and follow the patient with acute or advanced heart failure, using non-invasive and invasive tests and biomarkers.
  4. Implement guideline-based therapy for patients with chronic heart failure, including pharmacologic agents; non-pharmacologic options, such as diet and exercise; and implantable devices
  5. Implement appropriate care strategies for patients undergoing chemotherapy or with pulmonary hypertension, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, or cardiorenal syndrome.
  6. Manage comorbidities in patients with chronic heart failure, including sleep disordered breathing, anemia, and depression
  7. Implement strategies for effective disease management of the patient with advanced heart failure, including palliative care and transition to outpatient care
  8. Provide peri-operative management of heart failure patients undergoing cardiac transplantation or implantation of a mechanical circulatory device