Continuing Education

Scientific Sessions 2017

Scientific Sessions: November 11–15

Resuscitation Science Symposium: November 11–13

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 13–14

Anaheim, California

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Go to AHA's Lifelong Learning Center at
  2. Click Activities in Progress at the top.
  3. Enter your Username and Password and click Sign In.
    If you do not remember your username or password, click the Forgot Password link. If you are not a registered user, click Create An Account. 
  4. Select the appropriate Scientific Sessions 2017 activity.
  5. Review the Activity Overview tab, scroll to the bottom and click Continue. 
  6. On the Activity Material tab, scroll to the bottom and click Continue.
    Pharmacists will select the specific sessions they attended.
  7. Click the Lauch button to complete an evaluation on the course. This step is required to claim credit. Once complete, click Continue.
  8. Click the Claim button for the appropriate accreditation credit type.
    You may qualify for more than one credit type based on your user profile. ACCME, ANCC and CAPCE allow claiming of variable credit. You will be given the option to claim all or part of the activity credit if applicable to your user profile.
  9. Click Continue and select the certificate link to view and print.
  10. Click Close. The activity is stored under Completed Activities.

You are strongly encouraged to claim your CME/CE credit within 30 days of the conference. Your ability to claim CME/CE credit expires; you must claim your credit type before the expiration dates below:

CME/CE Credit Expiration Dates
TypeExpiration Date
Physicians claiming ABIM MOC creditDecember 15, 2017
Pharmacists claiming ACPE creditDecember 15, 2017
Physicians claiming ACCME creditMay 15, 2018
Nurses claiming ANCC creditMay 15, 2018
EMS claiming CAPCE creditMay 15, 2018
All others claiming AHA certificateMay 15, 2018

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Joint Accreditation Statement

For details on credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and EMS workers, download our 2017 Joint Accreditation Statement (PDF).