Scientific Sessions 2020

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Keynote Speakers

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Covid-19: Public Health and Scientific Challenges
Tuesday, Nov. 17
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Peter M. Rothwell, PhD

Paul Dudley White Lecture: Blood Pressure and the Brain: The Neurology of Hypertension
Monday, Nov. 16
12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
David R. Williams, MD, PhD, MPH

Understanding the Science of Racism and Cardiovascular Health
Saturday, Nov. 14
9:00 a.m. - 9:12 a.m.
Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FAHA

Distinguished Scientist Lecture: The Inflection Point: Ideas for Accelerating Breakthroughs and Improving Cardiovascular Health
Tuesday, Nov. 17
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

Elazer R. Edelman, MD, PhD, FAHA

Science Catalyst Keynote
Tuesday, Nov. 17
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA

Conner Lecture
Saturday, Nov. 14
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Eugene Braunwald, MD, FAHA

Opening Session
Friday, Nov. 13
9:24 a.m. - 9:44 a.m.
Nanette K. Wenger, MD, FAHA

Opening Session
Friday, Nov. 13
9:24 a.m. - 9:44 a.m.

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Featured Sessions

What are this year's Hot Topics and Can't Miss Presentations? Click on a day below to see!

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Friday

All Times Central (UTC -5)
Activity
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
OPS.01 - Opening Session GR.ME.377 - How To Use Behavioral Interventions To Advance Equity in Cardiovascular Health CV19.EC.1495 - Launching and Advancing Careers In the Age of the Pandemic AT.CVS.156 - Microbiome in Cardiovascular Disease
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.01 - Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation: Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrients, and More PR.CVS.396 - Update in Clinical Lipidology: Emerging and Experimental Lipid Lowering Therapies- Looking Towards the Future of Prevention WPD.03 - Women and Leadership: Going from Good to Great AT.CVS.160 - Single Cell Technologies to Define Cell Heterogeneity in Atherosclerosis
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.02 - Bending the Curve for CV Disease - Precision or PolyPill? FS.01 - Cardiac Procedural Innovation for Special Patient Groups FIT.01 - Racism in Medicine: What Medical Centers & Training Programs Can Do to To Be Antiracist AT.CVS.38 - Vascular Aging - Can We Slow It Down?
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
FS.02 - SGLT2i for non-Diabetic Indications: Updates from Mega-Trials and Mechanistic Insights (3:30pm – 4:30pm) Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Daily Recap and CV19.ME.1453 - AHA COVID-19 Rapid Response Research      

Saturday

All Times Central (UTC -5)
Activity
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
CS.ME.101 - Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis (an American Heart Association and Association of Black Cardiologists session) EA.ME.578 - Atrial Fibrillation: Time for a Paradigm Shift in Management ReSS.01 - Survivorship IM.CVS.385 - Ischemia After ISCHEMIA: CT vs. Stress Testing
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
PS.01 - Presidential Session EA.CVS.650 - Novel Technologies for Arrhythmia Detection: The Data Tsunami is Around the Corner IN.ME.573 - The Changing Landscape in the Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease HF.CVS.708 - Failure is Not an Option: New Targets, New Opportunities
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.03 - Current Challenges in Coronary and Valve Disease EA.CVS.281 - Cardiac Physiologic Pacing - When, How, and Where? AC.CVS.136 - Anti-Inflammatory Therapies in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Where Are We in 2020? IM.CVS.658 - Acute Chest Pain: Imaging Controversies
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
FS.03 - Cardiovascular Toolbox: Clots and Claudication (3:30pm – 4:30pm) Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Networking Activities Networking Activities Networking Activities Networking Activities
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Daily Recap and CO.ME.382 - Novel and Practical Concepts in Cardio-Oncology      

Sunday

All Times Central (UTC -5)
Activity
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.04 - Fish Oil, Fancy Drugs, and Frustrations in Lipid Management HF.CVS.646 - Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Critical Issues For The Clinician ReSS.02 - Revisiting Basic Life Support IN.CVS.586 - Best Interventional Cardiology Trials of 2020
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
CM.ME.730 - Sweet on You: A Primer on Diabetes for the CV Community HF.CVS.635 - Controversies in the Management of Cardiac Decompensation: A Mini Debate Series HY.CVS.151 - Salt-Sensitive Hypertension: What is New? IN.CVS.695 - Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral Valve Disease: Where are We and Where are We Headed?
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
HF.ME.703 - The Very Hottest Topics in Heart Failure for All Cardiologists CS.CVS.813 - Circulation and European Heart Journal Session HY.CVS.632 - Improving Treatment Adherence in Hypertension IN.CVS.690 - Dilemmas and Controversies in TAVR
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
FS.04 - High Profile Clinical Science in CVD (3:30pm – 4:15pm) Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Daily Recap and LBS.05 - Stents, Valves and Clots      

Monday

All Times Central (UTC -5)
Activity
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.06 - To Screen or Not to Screen, and then What? Studies of Detection and Treatment of AF VA.ME.583 - Disruptive Science in PAD: Data, Drugs and Devices ReSS.03 - Pushing the Boundaries of Resuscitation AT.FIS.653 - Frontiers in Thrombosis: New Neighbors - Novel Cellular Crosstalk in Thrombosis
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
IM.ME.713 - Hype or Hope? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Imaging QU.CVS.582 - 2020 Update on Cardiovascular Clinical Guidelines CS.CVS.1488 - 2020 AHA Guidelines on ECC and CPR CA.CVS.712- New Frontiers in Myocardial Regeneration
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
PR.ME.731 - From Trials to Bedside: Filling the Gaps in Implementing Evidence-based Care CS.CVS.842 - Paul Dudley White International Lecture and Session EA.CVS.697 - Electrophysiology Guidelines and Expert Consensus Statements: Top 5 New Releases and Updates CE.CVS.548 - Cardio-Oncology, Meet Your New Neighbor: Immunology
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Daily Recap and LBS.07 - Randomized Trials – Brain, Kidney, and Heart      

Tuesday

All Times Central (UTC -5)
Activity
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.08 - AHA Goes Viral: COVID-19, Influenza Vaccines, and Cardiovascular Disease CS.ME.1461 - Distinguished Scientist Lecture PR.CVS.689 - Rapid Fire Great Debates in Preventive Cardiology CE.CVS.571 - The Elusive Role of Cardiac Fibroblasts in Fibrosis- Friends or Foes?
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
CV19.ME.1454 - Latest Insights on COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease CS.ME.827 - Science Catalyst EP.CVS.606 - Beyond Biomarkers: Inflammation and CVD Across the Translational Spectrum MP.CVS.207 - Heart Failure, Please Curb Your Enthusiasm
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
LBS.09 - High Tech or High Touch: Creative Strategies to Optimize Patient Care CV19.ME.1478 - Clinical and Public Health Impact of COVID-19 (International Focus) LF.CVS.561 - Cardiovascular Consequences of Vaping and E-Cigs MP.CVS.543 - NOBEL WORTHY? The Next Frontier in Mitochondrial Biology
1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events Industry Events
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities Networking activities
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LIVE Simulive Simulive Simulive
CS.ME.2020 - Closing Session: Trending Topics at AHA 2020      

About Scientific Sessions 2020

  • Live and OnDemand sessions across 27 programming communities
  • Programming Highlights
    • NEW! CPR Guidelines
    • Impactful Late-Breaking Science
    • Cardio Oncology
    • Cardiovascular Consequences of Vaping and E-cigs
    • Clinical and Public Health impact of COVID-19
    • Structural Racism
    • Featured sessions on Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, Interventional Treatment and other key clinical topics
  • 500 educational sessions in OnDemand through Jan. 4, 2021
  • NEW! Including 3-day Resuscitation Science Symposium (Nov. 14–16)
  • CME and MOC credits available
  • Countless networking opportunities, such as live chat and group meetings

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