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Scientific Sessions 2018

Scientific Sessions: November 10–12

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 11

Chicago, Illinois
New dates. New Experience. New Scientific Sessions.

Registration Information
Registration and housing for AHA Members opens June 13, 2018
General registration and housing opens June 20, 2018.


Abstract Submission
Submit abstracts between Wed., April 18–Thu., June 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
No extensions offered in 2018.


See 2018's Abstract Categories (PDF)

General Science Submission

The abstract submission period for general science is Wednesday, April 18–Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. No extension will be offered in 2018.

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Late-Breaking Science

Late-Breaking Science

Late-Breaking Science sessions are innovative, provide the latest breakthroughs in clinical science and potentially will have a significant impact on clinical practice. Clinical Science Report sessions will highlight trial updates, registries and important clinical science.

Late-Breaking Basic Science

These innovative abstracts will provide the latest breakthroughs in basic science, presenting cutting-edge, exciting and pivotal research results.

Why Submit to Scientific Sessions?

Opportunity for Publication:

  • Accepted abstracts are published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. Circulation continues to be top-ranked for total cites, Impact Factor, 5-Year Impact Factor, Article Influence® Score, and Eigenfactor® Score among 124 journals in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems and 63 journals in the Peripheral Vascular Disease subject categories, according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

Member Benefits:

  • Member benefits include more than $160,000.00 in council awards and travel grants available to professional members, early career investigators, trainees and students submitting abstracts to Scientific Sessions. View the Awards & Lectures available for Scientific Sessions. For more membership benefits year-round, visit our Professional Membership.

Global Reach:

  • 2016 abstracts were featured in Circulation, Associated Press, TIME magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News, Fox News, BBC,, Reuters wire service and U.S. News & World Report.
  • In all, there were more than 4.9 billion media impressions for Scientific Sessions 2016, with more than 345 million impressions made from news-related social media events.
  • Discuss your study findings with 17,000 attendees from over 100 countries on-site, and share your findings with more than 2.5 million virtual attendees.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts and presentations are embargoed for release at date and time of presentation or time of AHA news event. Written embargoed information cannot be shared with anyone but one-on-one embargoed media interviews can be conducted as long as the reporter agrees to abide by the embargo policy. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation. View the complete AHA/ASA General Embargo Policies.