Chair's Welcome Message

Scientific Sessions 2017

Scientific Sessions: November 11–15

Resuscitation Science Symposium: November 11–13

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: November 13–14

Anaheim, California

Eric Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA Dear Colleagues:

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, CA. The American Heart Association’s annual meeting offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with and learn from the preeminent leaders in cardiovascular and stroke science and clinical practice.

This annual event features many opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world in an exciting environment. The scope and quality of the scientific exchange makes AHA Scientific Sessions the premier cardiovascular research and instructional meeting in the world. This events features five days of the best in cardiovascular clinical practice and scientific content covering all aspects of basic, clinical, population and translational content.

Scientific Sessions is the American Heart Association’s largest meeting of the year and features:

  • Exciting Late Breaking Clinical Trials and Clinical Science Special Report Sessions which will feature the latest breakthroughs in patient care
  • The first presentation of the 2017 AHA/ACC Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
  • A global health symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fogarty International Center
  • Exciting Health Tech sessions featuring leaders in the digital health arena
  • Dedicated programming on precision medicine during the Precision Medicine Summit
  • 26 tracks covering cardiovascular basic, translational, clinical and population science
  • 5,000 sessions including thought-provoking Main Event programming and 4,000 abstracts
  • Interactive learning opportunities through the Simulation Zone, Rapid Fire Abstract Sessions, and the Genomics Boot Camp

Scientific Sessions is at the very forefront of the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and leads the world in innovative learning opportunities for attendees through unprecedented exposure to key thought leaders.

For these reasons and many more, I hope you'll join me in Anaheim this November.

Sincerely yours,


Eric Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA
Chairman, Committee on Scientific Sessions Program