Heart Failure Online 2022 On-demand

Published: 09 May 2022

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Heart Failure Online (HFO) is a new innovative virtual event, that brings together a leading international faculty to create a rich, interactive experience to best inform the global heart failure community of the latest developments and advances in clinical practice.

With patient management and outcomes at its core, Course Director Prof Andrew Coats (President of the Heart Failure Association and Professor of Cardiology, University of Warwick, UK) leads an interactive programme of discussion, opinion and case studies focusing on the patient journey.


Note, the live version of this session was CME accredited; this on-demand version is not.

Heart Failure Online 2022 was supported by the following educational partners:

Key Learning Objectives

Following the activities, participants will be able to:

  • Select foundational and advanced management strategies in complex patients
  • Discuss the validity of using ejection fraction to determine optimal treatment strategies
  • Assess the likely impact of health technology on future practice
  • Identify the underlying causes of heart failure
  • Select appropriate interventional and device-based treatments for treating underlying causes of heart failure
  • Assess the impact of the multidisciplinary team on heart failure outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of using quality of life and patient self-assessed measures relative to hard clinical end points

Target Audience

  • Heart Failure Specialists
  • General Cardiologists
  • General Practitioners (GPs)
  • Nurses, Pharmacists, and other Allied Healthcare Professionals

Series overview

Faculty Biographies

Andrew JS Coats

Andrew JS Coats

Director of the Monash Warwick Alliance and Academic Vice-President

Personal History6

Professor Andrew Justin Stewart Coats was born in Melbourne, Australia on 1 February 1958. His father was a Professor of Resuscitation who first described essential fatty acids.

He is an Australian-British academic cardiologist as well as a successful fundraiser, university administrator and inventor. 


Academic History

Professor Coats attended Melbourne Grammar School and studied at Oxford and Cambridge.9 He has higher doctorates from Oxford (DM) and Imperial (DSc.) and an MBA from London Business School.1 

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1979, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1981, a Master of Arts in 1982, a PhD in Management in 1989, became a Doctor of Sciences in 1999 and completed a further Masters in Business Administration in 2001.

He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the

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Shelley Zieroth

Shelley Zieroth

University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr Shelley Zieroth is currently at SBH Heart Failure and Transplant Clinics and serves as Head of the Medical Heart Failure Program, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program, and as Associate Professor of the Section of Cardiology at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr Shelley Zieroth is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.

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Carolyn Lam

Carolyn Lam

Professor and Senior Consultant

Personal History

Dr Carolyn Su Ping Lam was born in 1974 in Singapore. Her mother is a paediatrician and her father is a professor of biological science.5  “Medicine was imprinted in my heart from day one. I couldn’t think of anything else more meaningful to do with my life.”9

She names Professor Margaret Redfield as a mentor. “There were no women in senior cardiology positions in the history of the National University of Singapore, and I was in desperate need of a female role model. Maggie was even more remarkable in being able to combine her role as a mother with her position as a respected scientist.”9


Academic History

Dr Lam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore where she completed her advanced speciality training in Cardiology in Singapore and pursued a research fellowship at the…

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Ewa Jankowska

Ewa Jankowska

Dr Ewa Jankowska is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.

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Ileana L Piña

Ileana L Piña

Ileana L Pina, MD, MPH, is Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health - Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, US.

Dr Piña has a particular research and clinical interest in rehabilitation of heart disease in patients with heart failure. She completed a NHLBI HF ACTION trial and is in the process of examining recovery after exercise which could be translated to an additional parameter that may better predict prognosis of outcomes. In addition, there was a R21 to NHLBI to examine Vitamin D levels as another predictor from the HF ACTION database.

Dr Piña was appointed Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation at University Hospitals of Cleveland, a position she held from 1999 to 2006. She further completed a Quality Scholar Fellowship at the Cleveland Louis Stokes Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. In July 2011, she joined the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart…

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