Hypertension 2020 Scientific Sessions

September 10–13, 2020
Hilton New Orleans Riverside | New Orleans, Louisiana

Sponsored by: Council on Hypertension
Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease

This is a three-day scientific program for clinical and basic researchers focusing on recent advances in hypertension research.
Registration Information
Registration opens April 15, 2020


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Abstract Submission
Abstract submission is open from February 19–May 13, 2020

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Abstract Guidelines

2020 Special Circumstances for COVID-19*

Due to COVID-19, the American Heart Association is revising its abstract policy to accommodate participants.

  • Abstract presenters affected by COVID-19 can continue to participate in the physical poster presentation, ePosters (can include audio/video options for presentation) and publication if they are unable to travel to the meeting.
  • Abstract refunds will be considered for the following reasons if the individuals does not intend on participating in virtual, ePoster or publication. Must be received via email prior to the published withdraw date.
    • For individuals who are unable to travel due to government travel bans. For example, countries banned from entering the US or banned by their country from traveling abroad.
    • Full refunds for individuals affected by a natural disaster.
    • Full refunds for individuals that have a death in their immediate family, medical diagnosis resulting in the inability to travel, or visa not issued.

*In effect through June 30, 2020.

New for 2020

IMPORTANT: The AHA has moved to a single sign-on process for submitting abstracts and disclosures through our website, Professional Heart Daily.

  • Abstract submitters must have a username and password on professional.heart.org to complete their abstract submission when submitting to any AHA scientific meeting.
  • If you do not remember your Professional Heart Daily login information or need to update your personal profile, do not create a new account. Please reach out to AHA Customer Service for assistance:

    AHA Customer Service
    (888) 242-2453 (Inside U.S.)
    (214) 570-5935 (Outside U.S.)
    Email: professional.help@heart.org
    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) CT  
  • The AHA is now required to collect financial disclosures from all abstract submitting authors and co-authors.

    • As the submitting author, please be prepared to provide all co-author emails.
    • Co-authors without a complete disclosure will receive separate correspondence to submit this information.

Why You Should Attend #Hypertension20

Considered one of the most important medical meetings on this subject in the world, the conference includes oral and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by clinical and basic researchers, followed by discussions led by leading authorities. With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world.

This meeting also includes several interactive sessions specifically designed to benefit trainees and early career investigators, including a trainee poster session to highlight innovative research and how-to sessions that provide in-depth information about a range of topics related to the study of hypertension as well as The Clinical Practice Clinical Science Track focuses on applying clinical science to the clinician’s practice and the Primary Care Track is a "Meeting within a Meeting" dedicated to practical advice for the Primary Care Provider (PCP) interested in clinical hypertension.

2020 Key Dates

2020 Key Dates
Feb. 19, 2020Abstract & Awards Submission Open
April 15, 2020Registration opens
May 13, 2020Abstract submission closes
May 20, 2020Late-Breaking Abstracts Submitter Open
June 17, 2020Late-Breaking Abstracts Submission Deadline
July 7, 2020Early Bird Registration Deadline
July 8, 2020Advance Registration Begins
July 28, 2020Advance Registration Deadline
July 29, 2020Standard Registration begins
Sept. 10-13, 2020Hypertension Scientific Sessions


Watch this space closer to the conference for available CME/CE activities.

Disclosure Policy
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided 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.


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