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AAHFN 16th Annual Meeting

Four Days of Content, 1 Year of On-Demand Access to Watch Anytime,
 Credits/Contact Hours Available*

Virtual AAHFN 16TH ANNUAL MEETING Site Available until MAY 30, 2021.


 Registration Type Registration Fee
 Member $199
Student **$99
Pharmacology Workshop $135
Mechanical Circulatory Support Boot Camp

*Individuals will receive a complimentary membership for the remainder of 2020. Membership will expire 12/31/2020.  This offer is for new members only. 

**Individuals who are enrolled in full-time programs studying to become registered nurses (RN) are eligible for the student registration fees. Students must verify their status by providing a copy of their current enrollment documents or a letter from a faculty adviser.  


For any questions regarding the AAHFN 16th Annual Virtual Meeting, please contact



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 nursing continuing professional development 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 activity.

Learning Outcome/ Purpose Statements for ANCC accredited activities

MCS Bootcamp: This conference is intended to provide the learner with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the care and management of patients undergoing MCS implantation.

Virtual Annual Meeting 2020: The main purpose of the AAHFN Annual Meeting is to keep nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals informed of the new and latest evidence for care management strategies for patients and families living with heart failure.  

Contact Hours
Attendees may earn (up to) *22.25 contact hours by attending the meeting, reviewing posters, and completing the evaluation for the Annual Meeting sessions. An additional *8.25 contact hours may be earned by attending and evaluating the pre-meeting Pharmacology workshop and *6.75 contact hours may be earned by attending and evaluating the pre-meeting Mechanical Circulatory Support Boot Camp.

*This number is an estimate until final approval is provided by the accrediting organization.

How to Get Your Certificate 
Attendees can earn one nursing contact hour for every hour of educational time. Learners must complete an evaluation to receive contact hours. Evaluation forms should be submitted after the conference. 

1) Click here
2) If you registered before 8/1/2020, your login will be your registration Id; if you registered after 8/1/2020, your login will be your email address
3) Your password is aahfn


Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.


Dr. Michael Kiernan MD, MS, MBA, 

Medtronic: Clinical Trial Steering Committee, Scientific Advisory Board, Speaking Honoraria

Dr. Jeffrey Teuteberg MD, 

Medtronic - speaking/ad board

Abbott - consulting

Abiomed - ad board

CareDx - speaking/ad board

Paragonix - speaking

Mrs. Kimberly Urgo BA, BSN, RN

Abbott - Speaker, Subject Matter Expert.

A. Reshad Garan MD, MS

Research support from Abbott



Dr. Samer Najjar MD

Abbott Labs: Consultant fees and Institutional research support

Medtronic: Institutional research support

Dr. Michael Kiernan MD, MS, MBA

Medtronic: Clinical Trial Steering Committee, Scientific Advisory Board, Speaking Honoraria

Dr. Sean McCarney MD

Medtronic - Paid Speaking Honoraria

Dr. Marilyn Prasun PhD, CCNS, CNL, CHFN, FAHA

University of North Carolina: Collaborator on a research study funded by Abbott

scPharma: volunteer advisor

Dr. Jonathan Rich MD

Speaker's Bureau for Boehringer Ingleheim (BI)

Speaker's Bureau for Novartis

Consultant for Abbott and Medtronic

Dr. Michael Rinaldi MD

Abbot Vascular - Provide teaching courses; serve as a consultant, speaker & proctor.

Boston Scientific - Serve as a consultant, speaker, Ad Board and receive research grant.

Edwards - Provide teaching courses; serve as a consultant, speaker & proctor.

Chris Bell BSN, MSN, ACNP

Akcea - honoraria

AstraZeneca - honoraria

NovoNordisk - honoraria

Relypsa - honoraria

Ms. Joette Hughes MSN, CRNP

On the speakers board for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Ms. Julie Shea MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS

Abbott/SJM - paid consultant for CRDM on telemedicine


I am a consultant to Abbott in the Guide-HF Clinical Trial for CardioMems

Dr. Akshay Desai MD, MPH

Abbott - Consulting fees, Research Support (to BWH)

Alnylam - Consulting fees, Research Support (to BWH)

AstraZeenca - Consulting fees, Research Support (to BWH)

Amgen - Consulting fees

Biofourmis - Consulting fees

Boston Scientific - Consulting fees

Boehringer-Ingelheim - Consulting fees

Bayer - Research Support (to BWH)

Cytokinetics - Consulting fees

DalCor Pharma - Consulting fees

Merck - Consulting fees

Novartis - Consulting fees, Research support (to BWH)

Relypsa - Consulting fees

Regeneron - Consulting fees

Dr. Javed Butler MD MPH MBA

Consultant to: Abbott, Adrenomed, Amgen, Applied Therapeutics, Array, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, BerlinCures, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cardior, CVRx, Foundry, G3 Pharma, Imbria, Impulse Dynamics, Innolife, Janssen, LivaNova, Luitpold, Medtronic, Merck, Novartis, NovoNordisk, Relypsa, Roche, Sanofi, Sequana Medical, V-Wave Limited, and Vifor

Dr. Marvin Konstam MD

LivaNova: research support and consulting

SC Pharma: research support and consulting

Amgen: Chair, DSMC

Pfizer: Chair DSMC


Luitpold: DSMC

Boehringer-Ingelheim: DSMC

Cyclerion: research support and consulting

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN received commercial support from the following organizations: 

Abbott, Medtronic, and Relypsa


AAHFN is professionally managed by Association Headquarters Inc., a charter accredited association management company.