Programming (Scientific Sessions)

Updated:Nov 4,2015
Scientific Sessions 2016


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Registration Information

Registration will open in June 2016.

You will see new offerings, enhanced favorites, and even more of the cutting-edge science you expect from AHA/ASA at Scientific Sessions 2015.

Program Highlights

Experience Big Lectures: Meet with a roster of more than 1,500 invited faculty, including Francis Collins, Keith A. Fox, Eugene Braunwald and more. See our Special Lectures and Program Highlights.

Customize your experience with tracks: This year’s programming is divided into five main categories: Basic, Clinical, Population, Special Focus and Frontiers in Science. Each features areas of interest allowing you to focus your education in your specialty or expand your knowledge in other areas. Browse the 30 programming tracks.

One fee. Full access: Scientific Sessions registration now includes access to more programming including the Arrhythmia Research Summit, Resuscitation Science Symposium and Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium.

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials: Come face-to-face with leading experts in the cardiovascular field as they unveil the latest breakthroughs in clinical science. See the complete list of trials.

Early career programming: Activities promote networking and mentorship between early career members and senior investigators for scientific outreach and career building. View complete schedule.

International Joint Sessions: See which sister associations are joining AHA for joint sessions, providing a global approach to the latest science.

Hands-on learning in the Simulation Zone: Test your cardiac knowledge, skills and critical thinking in AHA’s new Simulation Zone. Body Interact is an immersive training platform that virtualizes acute and chronic medical conditions. And Mechanical Circulatory Support Simulation provides a hands-on opportunity to model critical scenarios and observe hemodynamic consequences.

Abstract Oral and Poster Sessions: Got questions? Get answers during Abstract Oral Sessions, which allow you to interact with the presenter and generate meaningful discussion. Also don’t miss the Poster Sessions from Nov. 8-10.

New Genomics Boot Camp: Those who have an interest in clinical genomics, especially non-scientists and clinical practitioners are welcome to attend this flipped classroom boot camp. All boot camp participants must complete the Basic Concepts in Genetics and Genomics CME/CE activity on prior to the event. A certificate of completion must be presented for entry.

Case Theaters: Learning at the Movies: Attend 45-Minute Live Presentations of recorded cases by international experts in challenging and controversial situations in structural heart disorders, cardiac surgery, vascular intervention and advanced heart failure. Get the schedule.

Maintenance of Certification: We are pleased to offer Maintenance of Certification learning sessions (of the ABIM and ABP) to attendees at no additional cost. Pre-registration is required. Learn More

Abstract Submitter Reception: All abstract submitters are invited to attend. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10–11 a.m. Science & Technology Hall, HeartQuarters.

Celebrate Basic Science Reception: This reception recognizes the best of basic science abstracts, as well as late-breaking basic science abstracts. It will be held in the Poster Hall from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9.

2015 Guidelines Instructor Conference: Don’t miss your opportunity to receive your required Guidelines Instructor update from the AHA on Friday, Nov. 6, prior to Sessions 2015. Learn more.