AHA 2021 Scientific Sessions Preview with Manesh Patel, MD


Manesh Patel, MD, program committee chair of the AHA 2021 Scientific Sessions, discusses this year's conference, previews the late-breaking sessions, and reflects on his experience as chair.

The American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Scientific Sessions is an event showcasing the latest data in cardiology and, by extension, the mission of the organization, which is emphasized in this year’s theme: One World. Together for Science.

Planned for November 13-15, this year’s conference will be conducted through a unique hybrid format. While the AHA had planned and then pivoted away from an in-person meeting out of caution, some of those involved will take part in live broadcasts throughout the weekend sessions and on Monday. With 300 on-demand sessions, 7 sessions dedicated to late-breaking science, and thousands of individual abstracts, the conference tackles a plethora of topics within cardiovascular medicine, but also in areas not typically under the purview of a cardiologist, including COVID-19.

To learn more about the forthcoming data, the theme, and the experience of putting together AHA 2021, Practical Cardiology reached out to Manesh Patel, MD, chief of cardiology and clinical pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine and AHA 2021 program committee chair, for his perspective.

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