Scientific Sessions 2016

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 12–16 | Exhibits: Nov. 13–15
Resuscitation Science Symposium: Nov. 12-14
Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: Nov. 14-15

New Orleans, Louisiana

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions are now closed for 2016.

The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016 is bringing big science, big technology, and big networking opportunities to New Orleans, Louisiana this November.

This event features five days of the best in science and cardiovascular clinical practice covering all aspects of basic, clinical, population and translational content. The scope and quality of the scientific exchange make Scientific Sessions the premier cardiovascular research and instructional meeting in the world.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Graphic - Schedule at a Glance

Why Attend Scientific Sessions?

Scientific Sessions attracts nearly 18,000 professional attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition, 2 million medical professionals participate virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.

Exciting changes have been made to the Scientific Sessions’ structure, and new topics have been added to increase the educational offerings available to attendees. Educational sessions this year are organized in 26 programming tracks which are designed to help you find your community within the event. New programming tracks include Workplace Health, Health Tech, and Clinical Trialists.

Scientific Sessions will also feature the Simulation Zone, hands-on simulation activities, in addition to our very well-received Case Theaters, which offer 45-minute live presentations of recorded cases, accompanied by panel discussion. Other highlights include joint sessions with professional societies from around the world, MOC sessions, Professor Rounds of posters, and much more!

Join the American Heart Association in New Orleans, LA on November 12-16 and experience more than 5,000 sessions, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease.

Scientific Sessions 2016 Key Dates

April 20 - Abstract Submission Opens

June 6 - Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Submission Opens

June 8 - FAHA/VIP Registration and Housing Opens


June 13 - Abstract submission closes (extended deadline)

June 15 - Member Registration Opens

June 22 - Non-Member Registration Opens

June 29 - Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Submission Closes

July 25 - Late-Breaking Basic Science Submission Opens
                 Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science Submissions Open

August 17 - Late-Breaking Basic Science Submission Closes
                      Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science Submissions Close

September 6 – Deadline for EARLY Registration Rate
Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for the EARLY MEMBER Registration Rate and save $80 - $300 off of your registration

October 11 – Deadline for ADVANCE Registration Rate
Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for the ADVANCE MEMBER Registration Rate and save $80 - $300 off of your registration

November 12-16 - Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA

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