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AAHFN 15th annual meeting
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 Export to Your Calendar 6/27/2019 to 6/29/2019
When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Where: United States

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Share your knowledge and expertise by submiting your best work to be considered for presentation at the 15th annual meeting.

The Abstract Submission deadline is December 3, 2018

The AAHFN Annual Meeting is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses engaged in heart failure patient care.

The following are provided to assist you in submitting an abstract.

To request assistance with a submission, answer yes to the question within the online abstract form by 11/3/18 and a member of the research committee will contact you directly.

Tips on developing effective abstracts and posters -

Examples of How to Structure a Research Abstract
Qualitative Sample 
Quantitative Sample

Abstract Competition
Submitted and accepted abstracts/posters/presentations will be eligible based on the degree of excellence as determined by the AAHFN Research Committee. If you DO NOT wish to be considered for an award, please indicate so when completing your submission.

Research: abstracts submitted in this category should report completed research studies relevant to Heart Failure treatment and patient care.
Practice Improvement: abstracts submitted in this category should summarize/document a creative and/or novel advance in the care and/or management of patients with heart failure.

Submission notes:

  • Accepted abstracts will be published in Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care
  • AAHFN welcomes abstracts previously submitted to other national or international meetings
  • Authors may submit and unlimited number of abstracts
  • Submitted Abstracts will be peer reviewed
  • Abstracts may be accepted for oral or poster presentation

Abstract Notifications will be sent indicating the status of acceptance in late December


Submit a session proposal to teach a breakout in one of three concurrent tracks (members only)
Deadline to submit 10/31/18

You may submit more than one session proposal but each proposal must be submitted seperately.

Submission Deadline
October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM

To allow active AAHFN members to submit proposals for concurrent sessions to be considered for presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Session proposals should address the needs of nurses and allied health professionals who care for patients with heart failure across the spectrum of care: inpatient settings, outpatient offices, diagnostic services, emergency departments, palliative care and home care. Topics may focus on clinical care; evidence based practice, summaries of research findings or the theoretical applications for the novice or experienced clinician.

Complex Case Studies:

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Tele-monitoring
  • Evaluation Diagnostics
  • Innovative Practice
  • Reducing Readmissions
  • Challenges at the Bedside                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Sample Outline
Sample Proposal

Breakout Tracks

Fundamental sessions address baseline educational concepts in HF practice
Advanced sessions are designed for advanced practice nurses (APN) and clinicians who already possess basic HF expertise and seek a more in depth understanding of advanced HF care

Global sessions cover general HF topics and scientific sessions including nursing research. These sessions are appropriate for anyone caring for heart failure patients

Selection Process
All proposals will be blindly reviewed by the AAHFN Annual Meeting Committee, which will consider the merits of the proposal as well as the balance of topics needed within the meeting program when making decisions to accept or reject a proposal.

Presentation Length
Proposals should be developed based on 50 minutes of presentation with (10) minutes dedicated to questions and answers. Presentations may not utilize more than a single meeting room, and will be scheduled as concurrent breakouts. The meeting will be CNE accredited and therefore American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) essentials for planning the conference must be followed. Faculty may not independently solicit funding for the program from industry, the government, or agencies without prior approval from the AAHFN Board of Directors.

AAHFN welcomes session proposals in a variety of formats including panel discussions, case studies, rapid fire, hands on and/or presentations with up to two speakers.

Please note that the maximum number of presenters per session is two. Both presenters must be AAHFN members.  Please be prepared to provide the following information for both presenter and co-presenter, if applicable, prior to submission.

Phone Number

You will need to submit a 1-2 page outline for the proposed session as part of the submission process.

Notifications will be sent in December. If the session is accepted for presentation one speaker will receive complimentary registration and one night hotel for the meeting.

The Call for Session Proposals is only open to current members* of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.

If you are not currently a member of AAHFN; but have an interest in joining, please visit for membership information.

Accreditation Statement 

This meeting is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of the continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.


Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activit

All presentations will be blinded and peer reviewed. Selection is determined based on the strength of the presentation in addition to the overall needs assessement of the meeting participants. 




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