Scientific Sessions 2017

Scientific Sessions: November 11–15

Resuscitation Science Symposium: November 11–13

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 13–14

Anaheim, California

Registration Information
Registration and housing for 2017 opens in June.




See registration rates and housing details.
Abstract Submission
General abstract submissions open until June 12.


You will need your AHA login to submit abstracts. Questions? Get answers.

Why Attend Scientific Sessions?

Scientific Sessions attracts nearly 18,000 professional attendees, with a global presence from more than 100 countries. In addition, 2 million medical professionals participate virtually in lectures and discussions about basic, translational, clinical and population science.

Exciting changes have been made to the Scientific Sessions’ structure, and new topics have been added to increase the educational offerings available to attendees. Educational sessions this year are organized in 26 programming tracks which are designed to help you find your community within the event. New programming tracks include Workplace Health, Health Tech, and Clinical Trialists.

Scientific Sessions will also feature the Simulation Zone, hands-on simulation activities, in addition to our very well-received Case Theaters, which offer 45-minute live presentations of recorded cases, accompanied by panel discussion. Other highlights include joint sessions with professional societies from around the world, MOC sessions, Professor Rounds of posters, and much more!

Join the American Heart Association in New Orleans, LA on November 12-16 and experience more than 5,000 sessions, with 1,000 invited faculty, and 4,000 abstract presentations; all from the world’s leaders in cardiovascular disease.

Key Dates

Key Dates - Scientific Sessions 2017
DATE EVENT
April 19 Abstract Submission for Sessions and ReSS OPENS
June 5 Late-breaking Clinical Trial Submission OPENS
June 7 Registration & Housing opens for FAHAs and VIPs
June 12 Abstract Submission for Sessions & ReSS CLOSES
June 14 Registration & Housing opens for AHA Professional Members
June 22 Registration & Housing opens for Non-members
June 28 Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Submissions CLOSE
July 24 Late-Breaking Basic Science & Late-Breaking Resuscitation Submission OPENS
August 16 Late-Breaking Basic Science & Late-Breaking Resuscitation Submission CLOSES
September 6 Deadline for Early Registration Rate
October 10 Deadline for Advance Registration Rate
October 11 Standard Registration Rate applies
November 11-15 Scientific Sessions 2017: Anaheim, Calif.