Continuing Education

Scientific Sessions 2019

November 16–18

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives

Basic Science
  1. Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in heart failure, atherosclerosis, stroke, cardiovascular genetics, molecular biology and arrhythmias.
  2. Discuss basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry with cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  3. Recognize the promises and pitfalls of cell and gene therapy for cardiovascular disease.
Clinical Science
  1. Translate emerging clinical science to clinical practice in patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  2. Evaluate and implement new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating cardiovascular disorders and stroke.
Population Science
  1. Recognize emerging trends in the distribution of cardiovascular disease and stroke and their impact on public health.
  2. Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health costs and outcomes.
Translational Science
  1. Discuss the adaptation and testing of fundamental scientific discoveries to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease in patients.

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

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

There is no fee for continuing education credits for this activity.

Credit Claim Instructions

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  • Review the Activity Overview, scroll to the bottom and click Continue. 
     
  • View the contents of Activity Materials and click Continue.
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3)  Claim Credit

  • Complete the conference evaluation, which is required to claim credit. Once complete, click Submit, and Continue
     
  • Click the Claim button for the appropriate accreditation.
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Joint Accreditation Statement

Download our Scientific Sessions 2019 Joint Accreditation and Designation Statement for activity accreditation language.