Registration and Housing

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2018 Scientific Sessions

July 30–August 2, 2018
Grand Hyatt San Antonio | San Antonio, Texas

Registration Information
Take advantage of Advance Registration through June 26

See Registration Rates and Housing Rates
Abstract Submission
Late-breaking Abstract Submissions are now closed.


Member Rates

Professional AHA MembersEarly Rate: Mar. 7
to May 29, 2018
Advance Rate: May 30
to June 26, 2018 
Standard Rate after
June 27, 2018
Premium Professional Plus Member$475$575$675
Premium Professional Member$475$575$675
General Professional Member$775$875$975
Emeritus Council Member$200$300$400
Early Career Member$350$450$550
Nurse/Allied Health/Other Premium Professional Plus Member$350$450$550
Nurse/Allied Health/Other Premium Professional Member$350$450$550
Nurse/Allied Health/ Other General Professional Member$370$470$570
Student/Trainee Member**$250$350$450
Professional Associate Member$775$875$975

Nonmember Rates

NonmembersEarly Rate: Mar. 7 to
May 29, 2018
Advance Rate: May 30
to June 26, 2018
Standard Rate: after
June 27, 2018
Nurse/Allied Health/Other Nonmember$670$770$870
Early Career Nonmember$650$750$850
Student/Trainee Nonmember**$550$650$750

Also Available

Women in Science Breakfast
Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
No additional cost to attend, but seating is limited

Early Career Luncheon: Speed Networking/Mentoring Round Table
Tuesday, July 31, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25.00

Early Career Investigator Social Event
Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 p.m.
No additional cost to attend

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Dinner
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.
Member: $65.00
Nonmember: $90.00
Student/Trainee/Early Career Member: $50.00
Student/Trainee/Early Career Nonmember: $85.00

Registration Information

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2018 Scientific Conferences
July 30 - Aug. 2, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

Terms and Conditions

Registration Forms (if not registering online):
Check back soon

Badge Information
Attendees registering in advance will find their badge and conference materials at the American Heart Association registration desk at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Information for International Attendees
This section of our website provides our international audience with important information, including links to consulates and embassies, to help you obtain your visa.  Please begin your visa application process as soon as possible.  Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications.  If you require a personalized visa invitation letter, you must register for this conference first.  A letter will automatically be sent to you afterwards via e-mail.

Media Registrants
Reporters, writers, producers or editors with credentials from a newspaper, magazine, online news service, radio or TV network or station, wire service and syndicate may register to attend the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions.  Media interested in attending should contact the Corporate and Media Communications office at (214) 706-1396 or visit the newsroom website.

Registrants who cancel must request a refund of fees paid in writing. Cancellation requests received at Convention Data Services by July 13, 2018, midnight EST will be processed, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued until 7 – 15 days post-event. No refunds will be made after July 13, 2018. Ticketed events are non-refundable. Refunds will not be granted for no-shows after the conference. No refunds will be issued onsite.

Payment Details
Full payment must be received with your registration form. Make checks payable to the American Heart Association or charge your registration to American Express, Discover, VISA or MasterCard. Registrations without complete payment will not be processed. Wire transfers and purchase orders are not accepted.

Written Confirmation
Registrants will receive written confirmation/receipt of registration via e-mail. 

Please Note: The American Heart Association shall not be liable for cancellation of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions caused by labor strikes, civil disorders, fires, weather conditions, or other acts of God or for any damages or losses resulting from such cancellation.

Membership Discounts

Before a registration is confirmed, member and nonmember Student/Trainee or Technicians must provide proof of status with a current license or certificate, student ID or a letter written on official letterhead and signed by department head, mentor or supervisor.  The full nonmember fee will be charged if verification is not provided by August 16, 2018.

By August 16, 2018, verification must be sent to:

Convention Data Services
BCVS 2018
7 Technology Park Drive
Bourne, MA 02532
Fax: 508-743-9607

AHA Harassment Policy

The AHA requires that all faculty, attendees, exhibitors, presenters, contractors, vendors and volunteers of this AHA meeting comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including those that prohibit harassment and discrimination against individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Housing Information


Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone Reservations: 888-421-1442 – Refer to AHA BCVS Block

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San Antonio, Texas

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Contact: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Phone: (800) 787-8994 or (301) 223-2307
Fax: (301) 223-2355

Contact: Convention Data Services (CDS)
Phone: (866) 639-7214 or (508) 743-8528
Fax: (508) 743-9607