Message from the President

Hiroshi Ito, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, FESC, FJCS
President, the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of
the Japanese Heart Failure Society
Professor, Department of Cardiology, Okayama University,
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Message from the President [August 2, 2021] 

Due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to hold the 25th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Heart Failure Society entirely in an online format to ensure the safety of participants. I hope this decision will relieve any concerns you may have about the meeting, whether as chairpersons, speakers, participants in concurrently-held workshops or sponsoring companies.

We recognize that any scientific meeting, whether held in-person or online, should be a creative space where all participants are free to exchange their views. Therefore, we will organize the forthcoming annual meeting in a manner that promotes active discussions in all the events in the program, including oral presentations, poster presentations and case study sessions. By taking full advantage of the online format, we will encourage more people to participate in the annual meeting to ensure greater success.

We would appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation.

Message from the President 

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Heart Failure Society will be held for 3 days from October 1st (Friday) to 3rd (Sunday), 2021 at 4 facilities around Okayama Station centered on the Okayama Convention Center on-site and online. It will be held as a hybrid with delivery.

The theme is " Join forces to fight heart failure ". The number of heart failure patients, especially elderly heart failure patients, is increasing, and this tendency has become more prominent in recent years. As for treatment goals, not only improvement of life prognosis but also maintenance of QOL and prevention of readmission have been emphasized.  In order to treat patients with heart failure of various etiologies, not only cardiologists but also family doctors, medical staff, pharmaceutical / device makers, and the government need to work together.

At this scientific meeting, presentations and discussions will be held on following themes.

(1) Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of heart failure and the current status and future of new drug development,

(2) Current status and future of device development that can contribute to improving patient prognosis and QOL with minimal invasiveness,

(3) How to promote clinical evidence building and guidelines-based treatment,

(4) How to heart failure associated with adult congenital heart disease and cancer treatment,

(5) To establish a system that can continue cardiac rehabilitation from the acute phase to after discharge.

(6) Palliative care for super-elderly patients and patients with end-stage heart failure.
By discussing cutting-edge data on these themes, we aim to take heart failure treatment as much as possible.

Okayama is called "Sunny Country" or "Fruit Kingdom". Okayama in autumn has a mild climate and is blessed with delicious agricultural products, seafood from the Seto Inland Sea, and local gourmet food. I am confident that it will be three days that will satisfy your knowledge, your heart, and your stomach. We look forward to seeing you in Okayama.