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Specialty programming enhances on-site education

AHA Scientific Sessions takes place over five days — each packed with exceptional educational sessions and interactive learning. In addition to our regular programming and Late-Breaking Science, your registration fee covers access to a variety of specialty programming focused on arrhythmia, genomics, resuscitation science and more.

Extend your educational experience by taking part in these specialty programs:

Precision Medicine Summit
Nov. 14
This day-long program for clinicians offers a look at disease prevention and individualized care. Sessions will cover big data initiatives; rapid-fire reports from cardiovascular, genomic and precision-medicine leaders; and the use of precision medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiomyopathies. An integrated team of clinical providers also will give a special patient presentation.

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium
Nov. 13-14
Advanced Practice Nurses and staff nurses who care for patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke will discover progressive clinical information in this two-day forum. The symposium will share proven best clinical practices. Topics include: precision medicine and pharmacogenetics as it applies to nursing, the cardiotoxic effects of recreational drugs and the underuse of cardiac rehabilitation.

Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS)
Nov. 11-13
The 2017 ReSS is a three-day international forum where resuscitation clinicians and researchers can participate in lively discussions about recent advances related to treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury.

With an increasing understanding of the shared pathophysiology between cardiac arrest and traumatic injury at multiple levels of biological organization, ReSS can provide a unique opportunity for transdisciplinary interactions that rapidly translate advances in the resuscitation field from fundamental to translational to clinical to population science.

Genomics Boot Camp
Nov. 12
Clinicians and nonscientists will learn the basic principles of genetics and genomics and how those principles are being applied to the practice of medicine.

During this session, experts in genetic counseling will serve as facilitators, circulating the room to guide small groups of participants in discussions. Groups will debate patient scenarios covering single-gene testing, whole-genome sequencing, cardiovascular risk prediction and pharmacogenomics.

Space is limited for the Genomics Boot Camp at AHA Scientific Sessions 2017. If you wish to attend, you must secure spots online via the Registration Resource Center. All Genomics Boot Camp attendees are strongly advised to complete the Basic Concepts in Genetics and Genomics CME/CE activity on learn.heart.org prior to the event.

Frontiers in Science
The one-day Frontiers in Science Summits highlight the latest, cutting-edge research and are designed to maximize informal networking among participants.

The session format consists of presentations followed by rich discussions during which attendees can debate the ideas presented to foster dynamic, scientific exchange. It is these interactions that will help push forward the Frontiers of Science in each field.

Please note that these sessions will not be recorded as pre-publication research will be discussed.

Frontiers in Science: Arrhythmia Research Summit
Nov. 13
Clinicians, basic scientists, biomedical engineers and outcomes experts will explore new research and therapeutic innovations with faculty and others interested in the mechanisms, diagnosis and management of arrhythmia. A networking reception will immediately follow the program.

Frontiers in Science: Stem Cell Summit
Nov. 14
Catch rapid-fire presentations by leading stem cell researchers. The program will cover key questions in the area of stem cell research and will allow you to engage in live discussions.

Frontiers in Science: Thrombosis Summit
Nov. 13
This program provides an exciting platform for clinicians and researchers to delve into the most recent progress in thrombosis research, bridging from basic to clinical science. Lectures will cover arterial and venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, novel mechanistic targets in thrombosis and the latest on emerging therapies and new anticoagulant drugs.

Frontiers in Science: Vascular Disease Summit
Nov. 14
Investigators leading the way in the “frontier science” in PVD will share their findings in this intimate setting that encourages collaboration and open scientific discussion and shares proven methodologies that may apply across specialty areas.

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