Scientific Sessions 2020

November 13–17

A Virtual Experience

Registration Information
Registration opens mid-August

Abstract Submission
Late-Breaking Science submissions end Aug. 10.
Late-Breaking BASIC submissions are July 22–Aug. 14.

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General abstract submission is closed.
Late-Breaking science abstract submission closes on August 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. CDT.
Late-Breaking BASIC science abstract submission opens July 22 and ends on August 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m. CDT.

The incentive to disseminate the latest cardiovascular and stroke science to colleagues around the world has never been greater.

To address this abundant need Scientific Sessions 2020 is reimagining the way science is shared! Now YOU can present from ANYWHERE. Connect... Engage...and Share!

Accepted abstracts:
  • Can be presented virtually
  • Gain a greater overall reach for your science with a larger audience
  • Grow your network and discuss your findings with the audience using live chat
  • Can incorporate video clips, animations, 3D models, audio presentations and more!

We have also added new COVID-19 abstract categories! View all our 2020 abstract categories. Visit our Submit Science page for more details to get started!

Key Dates

Late-Breaking Science Abstract Submission:

Opens: Monday, June 29 at 8:00 a.m. CDT
Closes: Monday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. CDT

Late-Breaking BASIC Science Abstract Submission:

Opens: Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 a.m. CDT
Closes: Friday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. CDT

Now a Virtual Experience. Reimagine! Science presented and shared worldwide. Registration opens mid-August. #AHA20

Reimagine! Science presented and shared worldwide.

The world’s most impactful cardiovascular event of the year, Scientific Sessions 2020 will now be a global virtual experience.

We are excited to offer a complete virtual experience and connect more people from across the world than ever before. This ensures your accessibility to #AHA20 and provides an environment to participate and grow your network with like-minded professionals.

New Virtual Opportunities:

  • Instant access – view all hot-topic sessions from anywhere in the world!
  • Join the discussion – engage using live chat and grow your professional network
  • Participate in live e-Poster presentations – create meaningful dialogue and share your ideas with the authors
  • Connect with your community – easily identify with your peers and prioritize programming based on your specialty
  • Explore all of Scientific Sessions 2020 – more time to navigate the event and discover new areas of interest

Specialty-focused programming areas divided into three science types: Basic, Clinical and Population.

  • Interactive, in-depth educational sessions
  • Innovative experiential learning areas
  • Facilitated by preeminent faculty
  • Live chat for even more engagement and discussion


  • COVID-19 Hot Topic sessions
  • Late Breaking Science
  • Cardio-oncology Seminar
  • Early Career & FIT Programming
  • CME and MOC Credits

For over 90 years the American Heart Association has brought the world together at Scientific Sessions to disseminate scientific findings and to save lives. This year we find ourselves in a position where it is even more important and meaningful that we, as clinicians, scientists, public health officials and patients, come together to discuss these important topics. Join us this November and let’s reimagine the impact and power of sharing science, together.

The AHA is committed to those fighting on the front lines with the latest COVID-19 resources and continued dissemination of critical scientific advancements.

During this unprecedented time it is even more critical that we ensure new scientific advancements and evidence-based clinical practice updates are disseminated virtually to our colleagues around the globe.