2017 Highlights

Feb. 9

  • Unveiling the new, improved Scientific SessionsEvidence continues to mount supporting the use of anti-thrombotics. While some antithrombotic therapy carries an increased risk of bleeding, other cardiovascular benefits tend to outweigh any elevated bleeding risk. Read More
  • Exploring Frontiers in ScienceFour Frontiers in Science Summits were held as part of AHA Scientific Sessions 2017. Each one-day event covered the latest, cutting-edge research in four specific fields and provided ample networking opportunities. Read More
  • Steps in the right directionAHA thanks all of the participants in the AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 Walking Challenge. This friendly competition, in its fifth year, invited Sessions attendees to track their steps during the meeting — and that they did. Attendees took a total of 4,380,122 steps, which equals approximately 2,200 miles! Read More
  • Specialty programs offer chance to hone skillsRegistration for AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 included access to four specialty programs. These events provided access to a variety of specialty programming focused on arrhythmia, genomics, resuscitation science and more. Read More
  • Attendees share ideas through networkingAHA Scientific Sessions 2017 drew more than 10,000 cardiovascular specialists to Anaheim, California, for five days of intensive learning and sharing of ideas. With so many industry thought leaders gathering in one place, it’s no surprise the meeting resulted in many networking opportunities. While countless informal exchanges took place in the hallways and lobbies, Scientific Sessions also offered some formalized networking events. Read More
  • Let the learning continueWhether you missed a session, want to share a session with a colleague or if you simply want to listen to a presentation for a second time, Sessions OnDemand™ Premium is for you. This digital video library contains approximately 400 hours of presentations given at AHA Scientific Sessions 2017. Read More
  • Opportunities abound in 2018Learn the latest in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular science. Network with your peers. Explore related products and services. You can do this — and more — when you attend these American Heart Association/American Stroke Association conferences in 2018. Mark your calendar now. We hope to see you there! Read More

Jan. 11

  • Personalized medicine coming to cardiovascular, stroke careSeveral late-breaking clinical science presentations suggest that personalized medicine could bring the kind of improvement to cardiovascular and stroke outcomes that oncologists have been reporting for more than a decade. The combination of improved biomarkers and highly targeted therapeutic agents can help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to show robust response to specific treatments. Read More
  • New blood pressure guidelines releasedThe American Heart Association, along with the American College of Cardiology and nine other associations, released the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines on Monday, Nov. 13, during Scientific Sessions 2017. This marks the first time the guidelines have been updated since 2003 and the first reclassification of blood pressure since 1993. Read More
  • Fogarty celebrates 50 yearsOn July 1, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed an Executive Order that established the John E. Fogarty International Center for the Advanced Study in the Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. Since then, the Fogarty Center has grown to involve 5,000 scientists and impacts more than 100 countries. Read More
  • HealthTech competition showcases innovationsThe popular HealthTech competition returned to AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 on Monday, Nov. 13. Eight medical start-up companies demonstrated their products and services as they competed for the Judge’s Award and the Audience Choice Award. Each company presented to a panel of judges representing distinguished cardiologists, venture capitalists and industry thought leaders, as well as attendees in the Science & Technology Hall. Read More
  • Simulation Zone offers hands-on learningDuring AHA Scientific Sessions 2017, attendees were able to sharpen their skills via four hands-on demonstration areas in the Simulation Zone. Each of the areas focused on a different area of cardiac knowledge, skills and critical thinking. Read More
  • Let the learning continueWhether you missed a session, want to share a session with a colleague or if you simply want to listen to a presentation for a second time, Sessions OnDemand™ Premium is for you. This digital video library contains approximately 400 hours of presentations given at AHA Scientific Sessions 2017. Read More
  • Stethoscope on chart Opportunities abound in 2018Learn the latest in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular science. Network with your peers. Explore related products and services. You can do this — and more — when you attend these American Heart Association/American Stroke Association conferences in 2018. Mark your calendar now. We’ll see you there! Read More
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