PCHF London: Participant Testimonials
Dr. Omar Gómez Monterrosas, Hospital Angeles Puebla, Puebla, Mexico | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
"As a clinical and interventional cardiologist, this course gave me the opportunity to increase my knowledge in one of the most important subspecialties in cardiology, Heart Failure, which does not have a formal postgraduate course, nor heart failure medical associations in Mexico. This program covers in each of its modules all the areas of interest necessary to complete postgraduate studies, with expert professors, opinion leaders, who are also the authors of the high impact factor research articles and Guidelines. During the course, we could network with the opinion leaders and they were accessible to answer questions and share their knowledge. I also had the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world, from different subspecialties, who share the same passion to learn more about heart failure. Finally, this course also allowed me to learn about innovative procedures, imaging studies, and visit a training center and one of the best hospitals in Europe."
Dr. Maria Juliana Rodriguez Gonzalez, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Bogotá, Colombia | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
"I am passionate about the Heart Failure field, and when I heard about the PCHF London from one of my colleagues, I was intrigued. I applied even though I am not from countries in Europe, and it was amazing to be one of the fortunate elected fellows in the course. A high Academic level course with outstanding professors, that makes the perfect combination between the academic field and colleagues building bridges to work together for the same objective: to fight against Heart Failure!!! Everything was perfect. The material we had to work through the course, the lectures from our professors, and the time expended with them solving our questions were so helpful in my career. They told us about mentoring, and I did it; I am publishing papers entering in the investigation field. I was recently elected the president of The Heart Failure Chapter of the Colombian Society of Cardiology. It made me grow. It was amazing to have the opportunity to share in front of global colleagues our own experiences and learn from each other. I am thankful for the PCHF London experience. I plan to keep working together to help people around the world. Thx PCHF London 2021-2022."
Dr. Joanna Osmanska, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
"The PCHF London is a unique programme for clinicians interested in heart failure. As a heart failure trainee, it was a privilege to be selected as one of the participants and learn from world leading experts. It was an absolutely brilliant course which provided a deep insight into management of heart failure, novel treatments, and strengthened the awareness of evidence-based care for patients with heart failure. The course was extremely well organised, with fantastic team working behind the scenes to ensure that all sessions run smoothly. The course offers a unique opportunity for networking with like-minded colleagues who share a common interest and enthusiasm about the management of heart failure.
Dr. Ashish Kumar Mohapatra, Asklepios, Landau, Germany | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
I am falling short of words to describe the beauty of this course of this subspecialty of heart failure.
As an interventional structural cardiologist for years, I get most of the cardiac patients in the emergency department initially with the symptoms of heart failure. For the majority of clinical fellows including cardiologists, the diuretics is the only weapon to deal with a case of heart failure. The global epidemic of heart failure needs a holistic understanding of diagnostic procedures, pharmacotherapy and devices. Fortunately, my application got accepted and I was able to pursue this course under guidance of Prof. Dr Thomas Lüscher and other renowned world leaders in this field. The Director Prof Lüscher is an excellent person, brilliant cardiologist and kind-hearted man, he remained connected with each of the students throughout the course period.
I would like to recommend this course to all cardiologists, who want to better understand the heart failure epidemic to improve their skills and patient care.
Dr. Mabelle Young, Luzerner Kantonsspital and Spital Schwyz, Lucerne, Switzerland | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
"It was a great pleasure to participate in the PCHF Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure London 2021/2022. I personally found this course to be very well organized, thoughtfully structured, extremely informative and enlightening. The lectures, short talks, rapid fire sessions, case presentations, interactive hands-on opportunities, evening events and much more made the course worthwhile. It also provided me with an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with outstanding speakers and colleagues from all over the globe. I look forward to implementing everything I have learned into daily practice. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in heart failure."
Dr. Filippo Angelini, Division of Cardiology, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Torino, Italy | PCHF London - 2nd Edition
"I applied for the PCHF London during my last year of residency, and I was worried I might have bitten off more than I could chew at that time. But since the first moments in London, it was clear it had been a great and fortunate decision. Along the 2-year course, world’s leading experts in heart failure gave amazing lectures and were always extremely open for discussion. The structure of the course gives the trainees the possibility to face a huge amount of scientific evidence, but also to have examples on how that evidence is applied with live case scenarios and cutting-edge technologies. Spending a long time together both during lectures and during evening events, created a terrific international networking among students. A close-knit staff brilliantly led by Professor Lüscher ensures a perfect organization during the whole course, so that you never feel lost in this journey. PCHF London is just something that every cardiologist with an interest in heart failure should not miss."
Dr. Luisa Aguilera, Cardiovascular Institute of Minimal Invasión, Guadalajara City, México | PCHF London - 1st Edition
"I am one of the fortunate participants of the PCHF London Course. The first module was better than I think. The logistics was perfect, the organizing committee is always attentive and smiling, I always felt comfortable and safe, even before the start of classes.
We had professors with a high degree of experience in the area of heart failure. The lectures were focused in a very interesting way, all the speakers worked to find the balance between the scientific basis and the clinical application; personally, I think it is fundamental in a high-level course.
The Professors were very close with us, all our questions were resolved in a wonderful way with an excellent disposition of the experts, always respecting opinions with a cordial atmosphere.
I really enjoyed meeting people from other countries, it is wonderful to share medical experiences with cardiologists from all types of hospitals, to know how they treat cardiovascular diseases and the epidemiological differences between each of them.
In conclusion the course gives you the opportunity to live an experience of high academic, social and cultural level. Absolutely it was worth flying twelve hours to London.
Dr. Sarah Birkhoelzer, Cardiology Registrar Wessex, U.K. | PCHF London - 1st Edition
"This is an outstanding course focused on heart failure specific topics from all subspecialities of cardiology. The venue, materials and facilitation were excellent. Small group discussions in the rapid fire sessions consolidated learning. The evening event provided excellent networking opportunities with the other 60 delegates from 30 countries across the world as well as the leading experts."