Information for Invited Speakers and Moderators

Guidelines and Template

All oral presentations must be in electronic slide form and submitted to the American Heart Association 4 hours in advance of session start time. We encourage the use of the Scientific Sessions Slide Template (PPTX) for your presentation.

Download and read the Moderator and Invited Speaker Guidelines (PDFs below) for Scientific Sessions. Please read in its entirety, as this will provide guidance on how to prepare for your roles.

  • Scientific Sessions Moderator Guidelines (PDF) - (Coming soon for 2020)
  • Scientific Sessions Invited Speaker Guidelines (PDF) - (Coming soon for 2020)

Please review these Speaker Tips (PDF) as you prepare for your presentation recording.

Uploading Your Presentation

All presenters will receive an email by mid-October which contains instructions on how to upload your presentation(s).


Accepting an invitation to speak or moderate does not automatically register you for Scientific Sessions. As an invited speaker, moderator or poster professor, you must register and obtain housing online after completing a series of steps in the online notification system, accessible through the link emailed to you.

Invited speakers, moderators and poster professors will receive complimentary registration. You will receive an email in June with information and a link to register for Scientific Sessions.

Note: Abstract presenters do not receive complimentary registration. Abstract presenters must register and pay the registration fee to attend and present their abstract.