By Frank W. Sellke, MD, FAHA, Committee on Scientific Sessions Program Chair
It’s hard to imagine, but this is the final day of Scientific Sessions 2015. I’m happy to report that some of the best programming has been saved for last.
We start with a plenary session, “Navigating the Complex Landscape of Heart Failure,” which begins at 9 a.m. in the Chapin Theater. We also have a special joint session with the European Society of Cardiology this morning titled “Updated Implementation of Multimodality Imaging Based on Guidelines.” The session begins at 9 a.m. in W315AB.
The final Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Chapin Theater. The session, “Novel Therapies for Common Problems,” will feature results from two heart failure trials, as well as results from a trial examining the prevention of cardiac dysfunction during adjuvant breast cancer therapy. It will also feature a trial examining the reversal of rivaroxaban-induced anticoagulation by a universal antidote for factor Xa inhibitors, a trial examining an inhibitor of PCSK9 with long-lasting effects and a handful of other outstanding late-breaking trials.
A special joint session with the World Health Organization also begins at 10:45 a.m. in W315AB, bringing the meeting to a close. The session is titled “Ten Years to WHO 2025 Goals – Where do We Stand? How Far to Go?”
This year’s Scientific Sessions has featured some outstanding clinical trials, including the SPRINT trial, an outstanding series of plenary and special sessions and other educational programs, and the much-anticipated 2015 resuscitation guidelines. These and other presentations will undoubtedly have long-lasting implications on the treatment of our patients with cardiovascular disease. The clinical, population and basic science presentations clearly helped make this the premier cardiovascular meeting in the world.
I would like to thank the staff of the American Heart Association and the Committee of Scientific Sessions Program for their skill and hard work putting this meeting together.
See you next year for Scientific Sessions 2016, Nov. 12-16, in New Orleans, Louisiana.