November 16th, 2014

AHA 2014: There’s an App for That

CardioExchange fellow Tariq Ahmad is blogging from AHA.14 in Chicago this week.  For more of our AHA.14 coverage of late-breaking clinical trials, interviews with the authors of the most important research, and member perspectives on the most interesting presentations at the meeting, check out our AHA.14 Headquarters.

Scientific Sessions have started today in Chicago, and many of us have already mapped out our schedule for the next few days. (Almost) gone are the days of the program book and the yellow highlighter.

Now there is an app for it.

It took me some time to find the app for my iPhone: it can be downloaded here from the Apple Store or Google Play under AHA events.

Once it’s on your phone or tablet, you can browse the sessions for each day and add them to your schedule. You can create an online profile for yourself that other users can see, and then add them as friends. This can allow you to communicate with them in cyberspace. You can even see what sessions your friends have added to their schedule.

The app can also connect you to social media websites like Twitter and Facebook.

It includes a nice maps of the conference center and surrounding area.

I’d love to know: what do others think about this app?

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