Programming (Scientific Sessions)

Updated:Feb 24,2015
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From big data to big-name guests, there are so many reasons to join us at Scientific Sessions. See the top five must-see programming features at the nation's leading cardiovascular conference.

You Ask. We Listen. We Deliver.

You will see new offerings, enhanced favorites, and even more of the cutting-edge science you expect from AHA/ASA at Scientific Sessions 2014.

Here are just a few of the Big Things you'll see in Chicago, Nov. 15-19:


  • Don’t miss the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials including Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) and IMPROVE-IT
    Rapid fire presentations that promise to be enlightening and entertaining.
  • SS.16. Next Best Thing in Cardiovascular Science (at Lightning Speed)
    Wednesday, November 19, 9:00 am - 10:15 am
  • Arrhythmia Research Summit, Wednesday November 19
    This summit will bring together faculty and participants involved in the areas of arrhythmia mechanisms, diagnosis, and management to participate in topics devoted to cutting edge research and therapeutic innovation. A diverse range of topics will permit clinicians, basic scientists, biomedical engineers and outcomes experts to participate. The one day program will be structured to be highly interactive promoting free exchange of ideas.
  • Science Subcommittees
    • Come join and learn from each of the AHA Council sub-committees regarding updates in the science, as well as network and enjoy light refreshments.


  • We’re proud to introduce the Conference Notes App, which will be piloted in four rooms onsite: Plenary (Hall B1), Special Sessions (S100ab & S106ab), Global Congress (S100c) and Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium (N427abc). Unlock the full potential of the presentations in these rooms:
    • Follow slides and make notes in real time from your iPad
    • Save important slides to revisit later
    • Easily access the information you need, during and after the conference
  • Enhanced mobile app: The AHA Meeting app will assist you to engage with 2014 Scientific Sessions education opportunities, navigate the meeting while onsite, explore the 2014 Science & Technology Hall exhibitors and connect with other attendees. From the enhanced mobile app, you can “dial in” to any room and listen to the audio from that room on your smart device, during the live event, as well as upload photos of your Sessions experience to various social networks.
  • ePosters workstations are now located throughout the convention center, bringing the poster content closer to the meeting rooms.


  • Abstract Submitter Reception: Come Celebrate Science with AHA
    • In honor of all the abstract submissions to Scientific Sessions 2014, we welcome all submitters to attend.
      Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00-10:45 AM
      Science & Technology Hall, South Hall A1

  • Come visit the enhanced poster hall that showcases a new look and feel!
    • eAbstracts are sessions presented in a mini-theater featured in each core poster community, highlighting the must-see science of the day. Moderators will lead lively discussions between the presenter and the audience.
    • Poster Professors will make rounds to meet each author for increased interaction and robust discussion.


  • Art of the Heart: Turn heart care into an art form at the Art of the Heart display, located in Booth 417. Using Microsoft Kinect technology, this unique exhibit allows you to create your own heart artwork — presented on an 11-foot, heart shaped canvas — simply by waving your arms. Share your newly created, one-of-a kind masterpiece with others via an online gallery. You can even take your artwork home to share with your patients and colleagues and to remind yourself that heart care is an art form. Art of the Heart is supported by Novartis.
  • Exhibit Hall Membership Activity: Make your time on the Science and Technology Hall pay off in another big way. Check out AHA's Aisle After Magnificent Aisle membership activity. While visiting 10 exhibitors, have your card punched for a chance to win prizes that are awarded daily.

2014 Programming Highlights

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.

Scientific Sessions 2014 Programming Planner

To search all programming, visit our Online Programming Planner
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2014 Scientific Sessions Program Committee

Robert Harrington, MD, FAHA 
Chair, Scientific Sessions Program Committee
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Frank Sellke, MD, FAHA
Vice Chair, Scientific SessionsProgram Committee

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