Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to 6th World Heart Failure Society Congress 21-24 June 2018 Baku Azerbaijan.

During the last decades, heart failure (HF) has developed a major burden in whole world, increasingly affecting millions. The 3.6 million people are newly diagnosed every year only in Europe and its prevalence is going up to 3.5% (increasing 30-40%) within next 10 years. HF is has recently been classified into three subtypes, namely HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and it is known the prevalence, incidence, mortality and morbidity rates show geographic variations, depending on the different etiologies and clinical characteristics among patients with heart failure. Therefore, we would like also to invite you to take part of our scientific programme by presenting your national epidemiologic data or national strategies on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of HF. Organizing committee will cover presenter's registration fee, but travel expenses and hotel accommodation will not be covered by the congress.

The congress will be organized around the theme “Co-morbidities and Heart Failure”. The scientific programme covers the outstanding topics and provides a comprehensive update about all aspects of heart failure including epidemiology and prognosis, advanced/end-stage heart failure, atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias, treatment and prevention of HF, diabetes, co-morbidities, hypertension and pulmonary hypertension in heart failure etc. Many drugs used in acute and chronic heart failure will also be discussed in detail, especially the new added ones to heart failure guidelines. Device therapies with cardiac resynchronization therapy, ICD, ultrafiltration, intra-aortic balloon pump, left ventricular assist devices will also be part of the scientific programme. This meeting is expected to bring together leading experts, cardiologists, internists, cardiovascular surgeons, and nurses from all over the world.

Scientific Committee also invites clinicians to submit abstracts that will be published in the Azerbaijan Journal of Cardiology.

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful cities in the world is located at the joint of Europe and Asia. We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful city of Azerbaijan in June 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Baku.

 Sincerely yours


Prof. Dr. Mehdi Zoghi
President of World Heart Failure Society


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdovsi İbrahimov
President of Local Organization Committee