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Scientific Sessions 2018

Scientific Sessions: November 10–12

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 11

Chicago, Illinois
New dates. New Experience. New Scientific Sessions.

Registration Information
Registration and housing for AHA Members opens June 13, 2018
General registration and housing opens June 20, 2018.


Abstract Submission
Submit abstracts between Wed., April 18–Thu., June 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
No extensions offered in 2018.


See 2018's Abstract Categories (PDF)

General Abstract Submission

The general abstract submission period is Wednesday, April 18–Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

NOTE: There will be NO EXTENSIONS offered in 2018.

Abstract Fees and Dates:

Early Bird: April 18 – May 23: Members: $30 | Nonmembers: $90
Advanced: April 24 – June 1: Members: $50 | Nonmembers: $110
Standard: June 2 – June 7: Members: $100 | Nonmembers: $150

Become a member now and save up to 60 percent off abstract submission fees!

Late-Breaking Science Abstract Submissions

Late-Breaking Science & Clinical Science Reports

We are looking for:

  • Late-Breaking Science: innovative research that includes the latest breakthroughs in clinical science that could have a significant impact on clinical practice.
  • Clinical Science Reports: highly-anticipated trial updates, registries, and important clinical science.

Abstract Fees and Dates:

Thursday, July 5 – Friday, August 10

Late-Breaking Basic Science

These innovative abstracts will provide the latest breakthroughs in basic science, presenting cutting-edge, exciting and pivotal research results.

Why Submit to Scientific Sessions?

Opportunity for Publication:

  • Get published the most prestigious cardiovascular journal! Accepted abstracts are published in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation.
    Circulation continues to be top-ranked for total cites, Impact Factor, 5-Year Impact Factor and much more.

Global Visibility:

Scientific Sessions 2017 was the most talked about cardiovascular conference in 2017!
  • 7,450+ stories developed by national, local, and international media
  • 6.46 billion media impressions
  • Over 300 million impressions across social media

Other Perks:

  • More than $160,000 available through AHA|ASA sponsored awards and travel stipends
  • Become a professional member and save up to 60% off abstract submission fees
  • Face-to-face networking opportunities with global thought leaders

Embargo Policy

Abstracts and presentations are embargoed for release at date and time of presentation or time of AHA news event. Written embargoed information cannot be shared with anyone but one-on-one embargoed media interviews can be conducted as long as the reporter agrees to abide by the embargo policy. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation. View the complete AHA/ASA General Embargo Policies.