AHA Scientific Sessions 2018 Daily News 1

WEAR RED DAY IS SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Remember to wear red on Sunday and Go Red For Women ® . Show your support and connect with colleagues and patients nationwide who share your commitment to preventing heart disease and stroke. November 10-12 | Chicago, Illinois #AHA18 scientificsessions.org SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 10, 2018 TOP PICKS from the Program Chair AND LBCS schedule 2 INSIDE Science & Technology Hall map and exhibitor list 14 COMING SUNDAY 2018 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION 1-3 p.m. Main Event I Make time to attend the Conner Presidential Address by AHA President Ivor J. Benjamin, MD. Following his address, a panel of car- diologists will participate in “Catalysts for Change — The Equity Equation,” an insightful discussion moderated by Tamron Hall, American broadcast journalist and TV host. A lthough cardiovascu- lar disease prevention in lower- and middle- income countries has been a primary focus for nurses, they’re likely to play an even larger role in the future, said Kathy A. Berra, MSN, NP-BC. Berra will set the stage for a day-long symposium on the global burden of heart disease, and nursing’s role in preventing and treating it. Her remarks will touch on efforts in China, England, India and the United States. High- lighting an Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health,” Berra, a cardiovascular nurse practi- tioner for Cardiovascular Medicine and Coronary Interventions in Nurses play global role in preventing, treating cardiovascular disease see NURSES , page 12 Berra Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday Room S102d UPCOMING SESSION PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST RISE ABOVE HEART FAILURE’S HACKATHON T eams of five will compete in a fun- filled Rise Above Heart Failure Hackathon from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Booth 2416. Rise Above Heart Failure is the AHA’s initiative to help people understand the signs and symptoms of the condition. With limited time, teams will generate innovative ideas and solutions to a problem cardiovascular disease experts face every day. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check avail- ability and to reserve your space. FOR MORE INFORMATION , SEE THE AHA CONFERENCES APP. Health Tech Summit highlights and schedule 6 Benjamin Hall John M. Fontaine, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS , President of the Association of Black Cardiologists Niva Lubin- Johnson, MD, FACP , President of the National Medical Association Gary H. Gibbons , Director of the NHLBI Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA , President-elect of the American Medical Association Panelists are: S everal of the American Heart Association’s scientific councils met Friday to review how to advance the AHA’s quality and outcome goals and support its new mission statement: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here are highlights from three of Friday’s scientific council meetings: • Council on Lifestyle and Car- diometabolic Health: Members discussed the AHA’s web-based behavior change platform, which is in development. “We have to rethink the traditional approach to reaching people,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, council chair. The platform will analyze a consumer’s food intake and connect with the person through his or her devices, such as Alexa, wearable devices and the scale. • Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease: Members talked about the need for the AHA to em- brace diversity to strengthen its partnership with 100,000 or- ganizations to increase health across the world, said Walter Koch, PhD, W.W. Smith En- dowed Chair in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. “Looking at the next five years, we can’t do business the same way,” Koch said. “It’s better to be active than reactive. We want to be ahead of the curve.” • Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research: Members focused on integrating QCOR initiatives into other research networks to broaden the AHA’s impact on providers and patients. “We’re now in a whole new space,” said AHA President Ivor J. Benjamin, MD. “We’re listening, and we’re committed to longer, healthier lives, but we’ve got to get to the implementation.” The 16 AHA scientific councils will meet throughout the week- end. Check the Final Program or the AHA Conference app for times and locations. Driving AHA’s new mission SCIENTIFIC COUNCILS Nancy Artinian, PhD, RN Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN, and Misook Lee Chung, PhD, RN Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, and Robert Harrington, MD

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