Continuing Education

Scientific Sessions 2017

Scientific Sessions: November 11–15

Resuscitation Science Symposium: November 11–13

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 13–14

Anaheim, California

Learning Objectives

Basic Science
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in heart failure, atherosclerosis, stroke, cardiovascular genetics, molecular biology and arrhythmias.
  • Discuss basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry with cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Recognize the promises and pitfalls of cell and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.
Clinical Science
  • Translate emerging clinical science to clinical practice in patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Evaluate and implement new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating cardiovascular disorders and stroke
Population Science
  • Recognize emerging trends in the distribution of cardiovascular disease and stroke and their impact on public health.
  • Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health costs and outcomes.
Translational Science
  • Discuss the adaptation and testing of fundamental scientific discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease in patients.

CME/CE Disclosure
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

There is no fee for continuing education credits for this activity.

You have two ways to complete your conference evaluation and claim your CME/CE credits for Scientific Sessions 2016:

  1. Stop by one of the Communication Centers.
  2. Visit from any computer with internet connection.

For both options:

  • Sign in with your Professional Education Center user name and password at If you do not have an account, please create one.
  • Find the courses that you attended under the “Course Catalog” tab and select to enroll.
  • Authorization codes to enroll will be listed on a ticket given to you when you receive your name badge.
  • Complete the evaluation and claim your credit.
You are strongly encouraged to claim your CME/CE credit within 30 days of the conference. For customer support please contact our National Engagement Center at 1-888-242-2453 (between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Central Standard Time) or email

Joint Accreditation Statements

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 43.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 43.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 43.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim after May 16, 2017.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 43.25 contact hours.

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim after May 16, 2017.