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Dear Colleague,

It is my great pleasure, as the President of the World Heart Failure Society (WHFS), to welcome you to World Heart Failure 2012, the third international congress of the WHFS, to be held at Istanbul, Turkey, 29 November – 02 December 2012.

Heart failure should no longer be considered a specific problem of developed countries, but, rather, a global disease requiring a global response. In nearly all regions of the world heart failure is on the rise. It is important to establish the prevalence and specific causes of heart failure in different regions of the world, and identify regional preventive measures and therapeutic regimens. Its aims are to fulfil the goals set out above by creating an organisation of doctors, nurses, epidemio-logists, health care authorities and others with an interest in and knowledge of heart failure and its regional implications.

I am excited that, the World Heart Failure Society will have the opportunity to organise its third international congress, World Heart Failure 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey, and am looking forward to meeting you there.

Willem J.Remme, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
President World Heart Failure Society

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that 3rd World Heart Failure Congress in association with Turkish Society of Cardiology-Working Group on Heart Failure will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, 29 November – 02 December 2012.

The scientific programme covers the outstanding topics and provides a comprehensive update about all aspects of heart failure. This meeting is expected to bring together leading experts, clinicians and scientists from all over the world to discuss, present, learn and exchange new ideas and the most recent developments in the fields of heart failure. Scientific committee also invites you to submit abstracts in order to present and discuss your research with the experts and colleagues. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit exhibition area and discover the recent advances in drug and device therapies.

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul, which is one of the most beautiful, exciting and historical city on the world.


Prof Dr Yuksel Cavusoglu
On behalf of the Working Group on Heart Failure
of Turkish Society of Cardiology

Scientific Secreteriat:

Prof. Mehdi Zoghi

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