Terms and Conditions

for Specialty Conference Registration

Registration Fee Policy

Requirements for Discounted Rates

  • Student/Trainee - Still in training as an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral/clinical fellow. Badge reads, “Student/Trainee." Only eligible in this tier for a maximum of four years. Then, membership must be upgraded to the next tier.
  • Technician  - Must be full-time laboratory technician, research technician or cardiovascular technologist. Badge reads, ”Technician/Technologist.”
  • Early Career - Completed training within last four years and MDs or PhDs in the four years after their first faculty appointment. Only eligible in this tier for a maximum of four years. Then, membership must be upgraded to the next tier.


The American Heart Association will not refund registration fees if a person joins at one member level, registers accordingly and then later upgrades to another member level with a lower registration fee. Similarly, no refunds will be given to anyone who registers in one category and then later submits verification to receive a discounted rate.

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The AHA does not allow children between ages 6 months to 18 years in the Exhibit Hall at any time. Infants under 6 months will be allowed in the Exhibit Hall during show days only. For insurance, liability and safety, infants must be held at all times; strollers and infant carriers will not be allowed. Parents are required to sign a liability waiver before taking an infant into the Exhibit Hall, and badges will need to reflect that a waiver has been signed.  Waivers will be available at the family-member registration area.  Because of the professional nature of the program and limited seating, children are not allowed into scientific presentations.

Infant Care Stations

Infant changing stations are located in all restroom facilities.

Lost and Found

If you lose or find an item, please go to the American Heart Association Show Office.

No-Smoking Policy

American Heart Association policy prohibits smoking in all areas of the convention center and all hotel meeting rooms hosting American Heart Association functions.