AHA 2010: Information about the AHA 2010 Scientific Sessions

Scheduling, event, exhibit hall, CME, and other information for attendees of the AHA 2010 Scientific Sessions.

WHAT: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010

WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHEN: November 13-17, 2010

The AHA 2010 Scientific Sessions are structured around “seven cardiovascular cores that reflect the evolution of scientific investigation and practice; include and integrate basic, clinical, population and translational science.”

This year’s meeting is intended to:

  • Present recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke for physicians, scientists (basic, clinical population and translational), nurses and healthcare professionals.
  • Present new clinical research advances through the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials sessions.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of new research by scientists/investigators working in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Provide an opportunity, in various forums including small groups, for attendees to interact with experts in question-and-answer sessions related to daily practice and public health issues.
  • Provide, through the Cardiovascular Seminars, How-To Sessions, Daytime Seminars and Sunday Morning Programs, a review of current patterns in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Provide attendees, through the Plenary Sessions, an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art cardiovascular research and how it applies to clinical practice.

for more information about the learning objectives for the AHA 2010 Scientific Sessions.

Schedule and Program

Several options for viewing the final online 2010 AHA Scientific Sessions program are available here. The virtual program features easy-to-navigate page-turning technology. Click here to download the program to your iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iPhone, Droid, and/or BlackBerry.

The Mobile Meeting Guide app allows you to easily navigate the sessions to plan your schedule. Attendees can also download a PDF Schedule-at-a-Glance and PDF schedules of the sessions and events that make up the seven core content areas of the meeting:

Core One: Cardiovascular Imaging

Core Two: Epidemiology and Prevention of CV Disease: Physiology, Pharmacology and Lifestyle

Core Three: Genetics, Genomics and Congenital CV Disorders

Core Four: Heart Rhythm Disorders and Resuscitation Science

Core Five: Myocardium: Function and Failure

Core Six: Catheter-Based and Surgical interventions

Core Seven: Vascular Disease: Biology and Clinical Science

A PDF with more information about the core content areas is available here.

Abstracts, Late-breaking Trials, and Special Reports

There are 16 late-breaking clinical trial presentations scheduled for this meeting.

There are also 13 Clinical Science: Special Reports sessions scheduled for the 2010 AHA Scientific Sessions, each designed to highlight emerging clinical science, update trials previously presented, and data registries.

Click here to view a collection of “top scoring abstracts” from this year’s meeting.

Social Media and the AHA

Follow @AHAMeetings during Scientific Sessions 2010 and use the hashtag #AHA10. You can also follow the 2010 AHA Scientific Sessions on Facebook.

Scientific Symposia

New to the meeting this year, "AHA Cardiovascular Evening Symposium: Translating Research into Practice" is a collection of six symposia: “Atrial Fibrillation: Integrating New Invasive and Pharmacologic Options,” “Common Decisions in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease,” “Revascularization in Ischemic Heart Disease,” “Stroke Therapy: Moving into the Interventional Age,” “Device Decisions in Heart Failure Management,” and “Managing Lipid Disorders.”

CE/CME Credit

The American Heart Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 42.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation has designated this CE activity for a maximum of 42.25 contact hours. More information here.

To earn CE/CME credit for attending the 2010 AHA Scientific Sessions:

Register and attend the conference.

Visit the AHA online CME/CE “Professional Education Center" website.

Sign in using your AHA username and password.

Complete the activity evaluation survey and print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.

There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.

Exhibit Hall

Visit Scientific Sessions 365 for exhibitor information, unofficial satellite event listings, and to build your personal schedule for Scientific Sessions 2010.

Science and Technology Hall Hours:

Sunday, November 14: 11:00am — 5:00pm

Monday, November 15: 9:00am- 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 16: 9:00am - 2:30pm