Value of Councils Science Subcommittees

Updated:Mar 7,2013
Council science subcommittees develop scientific statements and advisories for the organization that inform healthcare professionals and patients of the latest developments in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular medicine.

Science subcommittees provide sound science, advice, and guidance related to the mission of the American Heart Association. They lend expertise to the organization by writing scientific statements and science advisories as well as assisting in the peer review of manuscripts.
These subcommittees participate in many professional education activities including developing content for Scientific Sessions and other AHA sponsored scientific conferences.
Subcommittees are responsible for developing professional and patient education materials based on critical subjects that need to be addressed by the AHA. Committee members also identify research needs and review grants for the organization.
Subcommittees collaborate with other AHA committees as well as various professional and government organizations to build key relationships for the association.
For these reasons, science subcommittees are a vital part of the mission of the American Heart Association.
Science and Medicine Advisors, or SMAs, serve as the main contact for science subcommittee related issues or questions.

Statements and Guidelines


The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association issues scientific statements and clinical guidelines on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. 

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