Scientific Sessions 2020

November 13–17, 2020

A Virtual Experience

Registration Information
Registration opens mid-August

Council Awards

Below you'll find links to many awards, special recognition and travel grants available for Scientific Sessions 2020. Please check each award for eligibility and deadlines. Applicants must submit their abstract for Scientific Sessions by the abstract submission deadline to be eligible for abstract related awards.

Early Career Investigator Awards: Early Career Investigator Awards recognize promising and outstanding investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their careers  in order to stimulate continued interest in basic, clinical, translational or population research.

Mid-Career Achievement: These awards recognize a mid-career investigator active in basic, clinical, translational or population cardiovascular research for specific career endeavors and achievements who made a significant impact on the field of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The awards also may honor those who have helped further the mission of the Councils and the AHA. Candidates include PhDs and or MDs who are still within 5-20 years after their first faculty appointment as of the award application date.

Travel Grants: These grants help defray travel costs for graduate-level or medical students, trainees and early career investigators to participate in the AHA Scientific Sessions.

Lifetime Achievement: Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize contributions to the fields of cardiovascular disease and stroke over a sustained period. Recipients of these awards exemplify excellence and are notable representatives of the best in their fields.

International Travel Grants

These grants provide up to $2,500 US dollars for early career investigators (including students and trainees) to participate in AHA Scientific Sessions. Applicants must be early career investigators from low to middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) who have an accepted abstract in Scientific Sessions.

Applications for this award are submitted after your abstract has been accepted. Access the application form (PDF).

For questions, please contact Marilyn Allan

Other Awards

Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award (PDF): This award honors individuals whose academic careers have included a long-term record (at least 20-25 years) of successful mentoring of promising young academicians. The mentoring can be in any field of basic, population, clinical or translational research consistent with the mission of the American Heart Association, or in other academic pursuits, such as education. It should be based upon a consistent record of molding the careers of multiple individuals during a continuous academic career.

Chairman's Award (PDF): This award honors honor medical and science volunteers who have made contributions to further the AHA’s strategic goals in non-science areas at both the national and local levels.