“Nearly 18,000 cardiovascular scientists and clinicians from more than 100 countries will share in the opportunity to network, collaborate and learn about the most current science and best practices in cardiovascular medicine,” said Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, chairman of the Committee on Scientific Sessions Program.
To help attendees plan their time and find sessions of interest, the scientific program is organized into three broad educational tracks — Basic Science, Clinical Care and Population Science — encompassing 26 educational “communities” covering the complete spectrum of cardiac science and clinical care. More than 4,000 abstracts will be presented at Sessions, including 33 late-breaking science abstracts covering the most recent results from some of the world’s most important clinical trials and registries.
“Beginning Sunday afternoon, these late-breaking science sessions will feature pivotal research results and breakthroughs that will significantly impact the future of clinical practice,” Peterson said.
A series of four in-depth Frontiers in Science summits will cover the world’s most pioneering research in arrhythmia, thrombosis, stem cells and vascular disease. Another highlight is Monday’s featured series of presentations covering the latest innovations in digital healthcare solutions and health information technology.
Perhaps the most anticipated event of the meeting is the release of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines. A variety of user-friendly sessions will follow the release of the guidelines Monday afternoon.
“These sessions will feature experts who will discuss the scope of the guidelines and how they should impact current clinical care,” Peterson said.
Recognizing the growing emphasis on individualized care, Monday’s Precision Medicine Summit will feature sessions focusing on big data initiatives, “omics” research and technologies, and improving diagnostic precision in cardiomyopathies and heart failure. Scientific Sessions attendees can also learn about the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine at the Recharge Institute Lounge. Located in Hall D, the lounge features daily demonstrations of AHA’s Precision Medicine Platform and My Research Legacy.
A symposium celebrating the 50th year of the Fogarty International Center will be held Tuesday afternoon. “Fogarty, NHLBI, NIH and the Future of Global Cardiovascular Health Research” will showcase programs that promote the global health agenda into the 21st century.
As always, the main Science and Technology Hall is where all of the latest products, tools and technologies in cardiac care are on display. The Science and Technology Hall will also be home to the Scientific Sessions poster area, which Peterson noted is always “a great place to meet and network with colleagues, and also ask questions and interact with the poster presenters.”
The Science and Technology Hall opens at 11 a.m. Sunday in Hall ABC.
With so many sessions, events and activities to choose from, Peterson encouraged attendees to download the Scientific Sessions Mobile Meeting Guide for the most up-to-date meeting news, session schedules, city information and more. The mobile app is available at scientificsessions.org/mobile.
Also check out page 3 in each issue of the Daily News, where Peterson will highlight some of the day’s top sessions and activities.