Council and Member Activities - Scientific Sessions

AHA Councils are the heart of our scientific mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Join your colleagues and make new friends with these activities and social events planned with you in mind.
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Membership

Activities for All Members

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are open to non-members as well … come see what membership is all about!

Council Challenges

  • Council Challenge: Saturday, November 11 from 3:15 - 4:30pm
    Location: Heart Theater | Science & Technology Hall
  • Early Career Edition: Sunday, November 12th, from 3:30 - 4:45pm
    Location: TBD! Watch this space for updates.

All Member Reception
Saturday, November 11 from 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Hall C entrance| Heart Hub | Science & Technology Hall
Tickets Required. Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Membership Lounge
Members-only access provides a retreat to relax, play (or catch) a game, enjoy refreshments, and participate in career enhancing programming.
Location: Membership Lounge | Heart Hub | Science & Technology Hall

FAHA Lounge
FAHA-only access provides a place to refresh, network, and pick up your new FAHA pin.
Location: FAHA Lounge | Heart Hub | Science & Technology Hall

Special gift to members
Members may redeem the postcard they receive with their registration materials for an exclusive Professional Membership tote.
Location: Redeem at the Membership Booth in HeartQuarters, good while supplies last and must present postcard.

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration to all)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner

ATVB

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner 

ATVB Early Career Reception (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
This two-hour informal reception will be social in nature but designed to promote networking between ATVB early career members and senior ATVB investigators for scientific outreach and career building. The top four scored members will have a rapid-fire presentation during the event, and the ATVB ECC will announce the number one top scored abstract from the conference.

ATVB Women’s Leadership Committee Networking Event  (Tickets required)*
Sunday, November 12 | 6:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
This event is sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee and is a chance for members to network and re-connect with their fellow colleagues of the ATVB Council. In this networking event, attendees will have the opportunity to unlock "the secrets" to evolving from accomplished trainees to empowered leaders - a journey replete with challenges yet abounding in rich rewards. Specifically, this event will be guided by experienced mentors sharing invaluable insights and actionable strategies for women's career development. Our open discussion will not just elucidate the path ahead but also intent to clarify key topics and bring confidence toward a fulfilling and autonomous career in academia and beyond.

ATVB Annual Business Meeting & Luncheon  (Tickets required)*
Monday, November 13 | 12:15pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Awards - We will recognize newly elected FAHA and the ATVB awardees & lecturers from the conference including:

  • 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2023 Special Recognition Award in Arteriosclerosis
  • 2023 Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis
  • 2023 Special Recognition Award in Vascular Biology
  • Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award
  • ATVB Travel Grants for Early Career Investigators
  • George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture
  • Russell Ross Memorial Lectureship in Vascular Biology
  • Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture 

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 12 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

BCVS

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner

Success Through Failure: Lessons from Famous Scientists
Friday, November 10 | 9:45 – 11:00am

BCVS Council Dinner (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Presidential Session and Conner Lecture
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FAHA; President, American Heart Association
Sunday, November 12 | 1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Main Event 1
Basic Research Award: Yibin Wang, PhD, FAHA

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 6 Cardiac Development, Structure, and Function sessions
  • 4 Cellular Biology sessions

See additional BCVS events (PDF)

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

3CPR

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

Resuscitation Science Symposium 2023 (Requires separate registration from Scientific Sessions)
November 11–12, 2023
Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown 
ReSS Online Program Planner

3CPR Council Reception  (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

During this event we will recognize the newly elected FAHA members, and award and lecture winners, including:

  • Best Abstract Award in Cardiopulmonary/Critical Care
  • Max Harry Weil Award for Resuscitation Science
  • Cournand & Comroe Early Career Investigator Award Finalists
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Grant Recipients
  • Junior Investigator Travel Grant Recipients
  • Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture
  • NEW 3CPR Mid-Career Award & Lecture

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 13 Pulmonary Hypertension and Critical Care sessions
  • 5 Critical Care Cardiology Simulations

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

CVRI

Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Cardiovascular Imaging
9:45am-11:00am | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 103B

Rapid-Fire Case Based Cardiovascular Multi-Modality Imaging Boot Camp
11:30am-12:45pm | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 104AB

CVRI Council Reception (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 9 Imaging and Nuclear Medicine sessions
  • 12 Interventional Treatments sessions
  • 12 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology sessions
  • 6 Cardio-Oncology sessions
  • 14 Health Tech sessions
  • 5 Structural Heart and Coronary Interventional Simulations

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

CLCD

Council on Clinical Cardiology

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

Special Topics in Fellow to Faculty Transition in Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology
Friday, November 10  |  9:45 – 11:00am
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

CLCD Women in Cardiology Networking Luncheon (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown; Liberty Ballroom BC
Attendees will be able to join peers in further engagement and recognition of advancements of Women in Cardiology. The 2023 Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award recipient will be officially recognized.

CLCD Council Dinner (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown; Liberty Ballroom BC
We will recognize award winners, honors, and special recognitions, including the James B Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology which pays homage to a great clinician. This year's lecture will be Patrick O'Gara, MD, FAHA from Harvard Medical School. 

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 6 Cardio-Oncology sessions
  • 14 Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias sessions
  • 9 Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

CVSN

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

CVSN Awards Dinner & Celebration (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 6:45pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 9 Nursing Research and Clinical sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

CVSA

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

What Can AHA Do for You? Opportunities for Early Career Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons and Anesthesia
9:45 – 11:00am | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 121B

How to Become a Physician-Scientist
11:30am – 12:45pm Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 121B

Vivien Thomas Early Career Investigator Award Competition
Saturday November 11| 1:30 - 2:45pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 109AB

CVSA Early Career Investigator Abstract Award
Saturday November 11| 3:15 - 4:30pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 109AB

CVSA Council Reception (Tickets Required) *
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location:  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown; Independence Ballroom II

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

William W.L. Glenn Lecture
Sunday, November 12 | 3:30 - 4:45pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 109AB

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 9 Surgery & Anesthesia sessions
  • 5 Structural Heart and Coronary Interventional Simulations

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

EPI

Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner 

Special Topics in Fellow to Faculty Transition in Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology
9:45am-11:00am | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 118AB

EPI & Lifestyle Joint Council Dinner Awards Banquet  (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 8 Epidemiology, Big Data and Precision Medicine sessions
  • 6 Genetics and Genomics sessions
  • 8 Prevention, Health, and Wellness sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

GPM

Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

GPM Council Reception (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
We will recognize the winners of the GPM Mentoring Award and the GPM Medal of Honor Award

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Genomic and Epidemiology Mid-Career Research Award and Lecture
Monday, November 13  I  8:15 – 9:00am
Location: Check Online Program Planner

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 6 Genetics and Genomics sessions
  • 8 Epidemiology, Big Data and Precision Medicine sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

Lifestyle

Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

From Tool Development to Trial Implementation: Leveraging Digital Strategies to Optimize Lifestyle Medicine
9:45 - 11am | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 113A

EPI & Lifestyle Joint Council Dinner Awards Banquet (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now. 
 
Community-focused programming includes:

  • 8 Prevention, Health, and Wellness sessions
  • 4 Cardiometabolic Health and Diabetes sessions
  • 6 Lifestyle and Behavioral Medicine sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

PVD

Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

PVD Council Dinner  (Tickets required)*
Saturday, November 11  |  6:45pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
We will recognize the newly elected FAHA’s for the year, and present awards including:

  • Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award Finalists
  • PVD FIT Travel Grant Recipients

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 10 Vascular Disease and Thrombosis sessions
  • 5 Peripheral Vascular Interventional Simulations

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

Young Hearts

Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

AHA-CHOP Welcome Dinner and Symposium
Friday, November 10 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Millennium Hall at The Loews Hotel on Market St
Take this opportunity to connect, network and socialize with fellow members of our clinical and research community. Register here for your free ticket to this welcome dinner.

Young Hearts Council Early Career Luncheon (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room: Salon AB
This event is designed to promote networking between Young Hearts early career members and council leaders for scientific outreach and career building. 

Young Hearts Reception (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room: Liberty Ballroom A
Attendees will hear about the state of the council and where we will recognize award winners, honors, and special recognitions. Included during the meeting will be the presentation of the William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture featuring a guest speaker.

  • Young Hearts Meritorious Achievement Awardee: Meryl S. Cohen, MD, FAHA
  • FAHA Recognition
  • Outstanding Research Award in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Early Career Investigator Award
  • Young Hearts Abstract Travel Grant Awardees

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Alexander S Nadas Lecture and Outstanding Research Awards in Pediatric Cardiology
Sunday, November 12 | 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room: 108A
Alexander S. Nadad Lecture presented by Angela Sharkey, MD, FAAP, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

 

Stroke

Stroke Council

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

Stroke Council Award and Lecture
Monday, November 13 | 1:30 – 2:45pm
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room: 112AB
This session is dedicated to the latest research in cerebrovascular health. The prestigious Stroke Council Award Lecture will be followed by the top scientific abstracts to explore the intersection of cardiovascular risk and brain wellness, with a focus on the detection of atrial fibrillation, plasma proteomics in stroke risk, and the link between left ventricular hypertrophy and cognitive impairment. This session promises to be a valuable opportunity for those interested in the forefront of cardiovascular and neurological health research.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 8 Stroke and Neuroscience sessions
  • 9 Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.

QCOR

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day (Members receive complimentary registration)
Friday, November 10
Location: Check Online Program Planner  

How to Get the First Federal Grant in Cardiovascular Medicine
9:45 – 11:00am | Pennsylvania Convention Center | Room 104AB

QCOR at Scientific Sessions
Friday, November 10
(Plan to arrive November 9th to catch all sessions)

  • QCOR Debate Session
  • Interactive Session: Artificial Intelligence - Utopia vs Dystopia
  • Early Career Investigator Award Finalists Abstract Session
  • Networking Career Development Lunch (ticket required)
  • Rapid Fire Abstract Oral Session
  • QCOR Health Equity Session
  • Circ: CQO/QCOR Evening Social Event

Speakers expected to present include (subject to change):
Nasrien Ibrahim, MD | Partho Sengupta, MD | Jelani Grant, MD
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD | Aubrey Grant, MD |Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, MS, BSN
Jason Wasfy, MD, MPhil | Ty Gluckman, MD | Benjamin Scirica, MD | Steven Bradley, MD

QCOR Council Reception (Tickets Required)*
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Franklin I

*Make sure you purchase your ticket while registering or update your registration and purchase one now.

Community-focused programming includes:

  • 14 Health Tech sessions
  • 13 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research sessions

For all programming sessions please refer to our Online Program Planner for the most up-to-date information.