Scientific Sessions

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When and Where

Nov 7-11, 2015
Orlando, Florida

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Registration Information

Registration opens in June.
Abstract Submission

Submit your abstracts to Scientific Sessions on April 22 through June 10, 2015. Learn more.

Scientific Sessions attracts nearly 18,000 professional attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition to 2 million medical professionals who participated virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.

The 2015 Abstract Submission Period is from April 22 - June 10, 2015. Be a part of the best science. View the Submission Guidelines, Categories, and much more here in preparation for your submission.

 

Key Dates

April 22Abstract submission opens
May 20Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for priority registration
June 1Late Breaking Clinical Trial submissions open
June 3FAHA/VIP registration and housing opens
June 10Abstract submission closes
June 10Member & Media housing and registration opens
June 17Nonmember registration and housing opens
June 22Late Breaking Clinical Trial submissions close
July 1Exhibitor/Group registration opens
July 27Late Breaking Basic Science submissions open
August 19Late Breaking Basic Science submissions close
August 26Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to receive early registration rates
September 9Deadline for early registration rates
September 10Advance registration rates apply
September 23Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to receive advance registration rates
October 7Deadline for advance registration rates
October 8Standard registration rates apply
November 7 – 8Resuscitation Science Symposium
November 7 – 11Scientific Sessions 2015
November 8 – 10Exhibits
November 10 – 11Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium 2015

 

 


Scientific Sessions 2015 - Nov. 7-11 2015, Orlando, Florida; Abstract Submissions April 22-June 10, 2015



Scientific Sessions: Why Attend?

The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions has the best science and is the leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the United States.

Scientific Sessions attracts more than 17,000 attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition to 1.5 million medical professionals who participated virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.

Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in basic, clinical, translational and population health research, spanning the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease from a variety of perspectives, from prevention, through diagnosis and through treatment. Sessions includes five days of comprehensive, unparalleled education through more than 5,000 presentations, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease. It also includes more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest cardiovascular technology and resources.

Lead the way to discovery in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke.





Chicago 2014

Thank you for making Scientific Sessions 2014 an amazing success. You were promised Big Science, Big Networking, Big Technology, and Just Plain Cool interaction in Chicago, and we delivered! We always ask that you expect big things from your AHA scientific events.
 


An important component of those "big things" will be Frank Sellke, MD, FAHA, who we would like to introduce to you as the new Chair of the Committee of Scientific Sessions Program. He is taking over the reins after the committed and steady stewardship of Robert Harrington, MD.


We are confident that Dr. Sellke will continue the tradition of groundbreaking insights, lectures from prestigious speakers and thought-provoking discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science at Sessions.

Here's a look back at some of the ground-breaking developments from Chicago:
 

BIG SCIENCE: Late-Breaking Clinical Trials reveal top-notch research
Topics covered the risks and benefits of dual antiplatelet therapy, anti-lipid therapy and prevention of coronary artery disease, treatment of structural heart disease, and drugs, devices and systems of care for ischemic heart disease. Read more for a recap (link opens in new window).


BIG NETWORKING:
Maximizing the Early Career experience

In its second year, we expanded The Early Career Lounge, setting the stage for more networking opportunities.


BIG TECHNOLOGY:
Health Tech competition showcases startup medical devices

Building off of the momentum from a successful Health Tech Forum in September, Scientific Sessions introduced a technology track to the conference. See who won the close race (link opens in new window).


JUST PLAIN COOL:
Sessions attendees step it up in second annual Walking Challenge

Participating attendees trekked nearly 10.5 million steps while in the Windy City. That's equal to 5,240 miles of walking ... more than the distance of walking from Chicago to Honolulu, Hawaii! We have the individual and council winners (link opens in new window).


The links below have more information on the science presented in 2014 in Chicago.





 
 

2014 Sessions Program at a Glance

2014 Sessions Program at a Glance (PDF opens in new window)

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MD Conference Express

Official peer-reviewed highlights reportFor an authoritative reference of the key findings from the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, we invite you to read the official peer-reviewed highlights report.

The top advances from key clinical trials in this report include summaries from the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48, TOPCAT, CORAL and ERASE trials.

Feature articles provide an overview of updates to the AHA/ACC clinical guidelines for chronic heart failure and the development of personalized management of atrial fibrillation.

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