Abstracts and Awards

Hypertension 2020 Scientific Sessions

September 10–13, 2020
Now a virtual event!

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

Virtual Livestream
This is where you will link to the live virtual sessions. Watch this space!

 



Abstract Guidelines


IMPORTANT The Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2020 Abstract Submission deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020. This year only, there will be no late-breaking submission period. Please be sure to submit your abstract in any category by June 15, 2020. See below for submission categories and guidelines.

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.

Awards Submissions

Early Career, Mid-Career, and Lifetime Achievement Awards and Lectures

To qualify for Hypertension Scientific Sessions awards you must meet the following deadlines:

  • June 15, 2020, 6 p.m. CDT – Deadline to submit your science to Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2020.
  • June 16, 2020, 12 a.m. CDT – Deadline to apply for this award.


Awards sponsored by the Council on Hypertension:

  • Excellence Award for Hypertension Research
    This award honors excellence in research and discoveries in the field of hypertension as well as a researcher's contributions. The selection committee assesses the candidates' impact on their fields throughout their productive careers as well as any single discovery.
     
  • Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture 
    The Corcoran Lecture is presented annually at the AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions by a distinguished honoree from the field of hypertension.
     
  • Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture 
    The Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture was established in 1988 by the Council for High Blood Pressure Research (now known as the Council on Hypertension) in honor of Dr. Dahl’s pioneering work on the relations between salt, the kidney and hypertension, and for establishing a major genetically based experimental model of hypertension.
     
  • Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award 
    The Page-Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year to an individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of hypertension and has served as a role model through service, research and teaching. In general, the recipient of this award must have had a career spanning at least 25 years.
     
  • Harriet Dustan Award
    The Harriet Dustan Award recognizes female investigators who have made outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension.
     
  • Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence
    This program recognizes a mid-career investigator active in hypertension or cardiovascular research. Candidates include PhDs and/or MDs who are still within 10 years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
     
  • Harry Goldblatt Award for  Early Career Investigators Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension
    This program recognizes a new independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to our understanding of the causes of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
     
  • The Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award
    This award recognizes a qualified Hypertension Clinician for their dedication to the treatment and care of hypertensive patients. It was established to honor the memory of Dr. Marvin Moser, one of the leading figures in the field of hypertension, and the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

Awards Sponsored by the Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Donald Seldin Lecture 
    This lecture was established in 2006 to enhance the awareness of AHA conference attendees concerning the rising epidemic of cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. The lecture allows experts in the field to bring the latest basic, translational or clinical information to the AHA meeting.
     

Awards that require abstract submission:

To qualify for this Hypertension Scientific Sessions award you must meet the following deadlines:

  • May 30, 2020 – Deadline to have an active AHA membership with this Council.
  • June 15, 2020, 6 p.m. CDT – Deadline to submit your science to Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2020 and to apply for this award.


  • Hypertension New Investigator Travel Awards Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension
    This award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue hypertension research and to participate in AHA's annual Scientific Sessions conference in November. The award will be presented to up to 10 qualified new investigators selected to present abstracts at AHA's Hypertension Scientific Sessions.
     
  • Trainee Advocacy Committee New Investigator Travel Award Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension Trainee Advocacy Committee
    This travel grant will help defray travel costs for four deserving trainees (pre-doctoral and post-doctoral) who have been selected to present abstracts at AHA's Hypertension Scientific Sessions.
     
  • Kidney Council New Investigator Travel Award Sponsored by the Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
    The KCVD New Investigator Travel Award will be presented to up to 10 outstanding new investigators who have abstracts selected for presentation at AHA's Hypertension Scientific Sessions. 
     
  • AFHRE Travel Award for Patient-Oriented or Clinical Research in Hypertension Supported by the American Foundation for Hypertension Research and Education
    This award encourages physician scientists and other investigators (PharmD, PhD, DO, etc) to undertake or continue mechanistic patient-oriented or clinical hypertension research and to participate in the conference.
     
  • AFHRE Travel Grants for Support of Underrepresented Minorities Supported by the American Foundation for Hypertension Research and Education, Council on Hypertension and Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
    The American Foundation of Hypertension Research and Education (AFHRE) is sponsoring travel grants to the American Heart Association's Hypertension Scientific Sessions sponsored by the Council on Hypertension and Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease to support minority early career investigators and students to attend these scientific sessions.
     
  • Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension’s Trainee Advocacy Committee and Data Sciences International (DSI)
    This award offers support to transitioning and late-stage postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty. It is named for Dr. Stephanie Watts, a long-timer member of the Council on Hypertension, whose work led to the creation of the Council on Hypertension Trainee Advocacy Committee. 
     
  • New Investigator Awards for Japanese Fellows
    This award will be presented to up to three qualified new investigators from Japan who will present abstracts at the AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions.