The Center for Heart Failure Research Annual Symposium on Heart Failure is a two-day international conference gathering leading international experts from basic and clinical research. State-of-the art lectures are mixed with presentations of ongoing projects and clinical trials. The moderated poster sessions organized in collaboration with NORHEART are a major part of the program. PhD students and early career scientists present their work to a panel of international scientists with an opportunity for immediate feedback. The Annual Symposium is also an important opportunity for Norwegian scientists to meet with international scientists at the forefront of their field in an informal atmosphere. NORHEART provides travel grants to students presenting posters, and continue to acknowledge excellence in presentation and scientific quality through poster prices decided by invited international experts within the field.