DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2018 — Beginning in 2018, the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, the premier global exchange of the latest in cardiovascular science and clinical practice, will be a three-day meeting. Scientific Sessions 2018 will be held November 10-12, 2018 in Chicago. Previously, the meeting was held over five days.
The change, several years in the making, is in response to meeting evaluation data and professional audience feedback.
“Time demands on scientists and clinicians only continue to increase. Healthcare professionals in general are seeking alternatives to multiple days away from their laboratory and practice, be that a shorter meeting or online education,” said Eric Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, volunteer chair of the Association’s Committee on Scientific Sessions Program. “The American Heart Association believes in meeting people where they are, and as always, we want to continue to meet the needs of the healthcare professionals we serve.”
According to Peterson, the new format of Scientific Sessions is better poised to meet the evolving needs of scientists and clinicians. The new, shorter meeting will feature expanded audience engagement in each session and throughout the conference, and through live streamed offerings, as well as popular content such as Sessions on Demand and Professional Heart Daily email and online information.
“We will continue to evaluate Scientific Sessions making additional improvements and additions to the structure and programming, both onsite as well as online,” said Peterson.
As the leading scientific meeting dedicated to groundbreaking cardiovascular science and clinical content, the American Heart Association’s commitment to innovation and excellence will ensure Scientific Sessions meets the needs of scientists and clinicians worldwide now and for decades to come.
About the American Heart Association
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About the American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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