Posts Tagged ‘AHA Scientific Sessions’

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November 16th, 2011

POWER to the People

Several Cardiology Fellows who are attending AHA.11 this week are blogging together on CardioExchange.  The Fellows include Revathi Balakrishnan, Eiman Jahangir, John Ryan (moderator), and Amit Shah. Read the previous post here. Check back often to learn about the biggest buzz in Orlando. Tuesday, I heard the presentation of the Practice-Based Opportunities for Weight Reduction (POWER) trial, […]


November 15th, 2011

MI FREE: A Free Lunch for Patients and Insurers Alike?

Removing copays increased adherence, decreased events, and saved the sponsoring insurance company a tidy sum. So are the issues with insurance-sponsored studies different from those with pharmaceutical-sponsored ones?


November 15th, 2011

Go Red: Highlights from the Women and Heart Disease Session

Fascinating data on clinical and psychosocial aspects of heart disease in women


November 15th, 2011

My First Oral Presentation: Life on the Other Side of the Podium

Not having to drag around a poster container was refreshing, but instead I found myself dragging around my dread about my oral presentation.


November 14th, 2011

At AHA, the Title Says It All

. . . or almost. Here are some abstract and session titles that have caught my eye so far: Nightmares in the Cath Lab. A session where fellows presented cases gone wrong. I missed this one and sorry I did. Wonder if TCT had anything similar. My Most Challenging Cases: Shock and Awe in the Interventional Suite. […]


November 13th, 2011

What Will Keep Me Coming Back to AHA?

A special seminar dedicated to emerging concepts of the right ventricle is exemplary of the kind of content that makes AHA worth the journey.


November 13th, 2011

Not Just Pomp and Circumstance

The AHA Opening Session is something I usually avoid, maybe because I feel a bit uncomfortable in large, dark rooms with flashing lights and very loud music (a setup that seems to favor the visually gifted but audiologically impaired). Admittedly, when the recipients of the Distinguished Scientist awards were paraded across the stage to a […]


November 13th, 2011

AHA’s Best-Kept Secrets

Late breakers and plenaries aside, a few perennial AHA conference sessions are, I think, often overlooked: Early Career Sessions. Not just for early career folk, these sessions allow any attendee to hear scientific luminaries talk about why and how they do what they do. Where else might you catch Joe Loscalzo describing how the early research […]


November 10th, 2011

The AHA in Orlando: A Preview

The AHA 2011 Scientific Sessions start this weekend in Orlando. CardioExchange received a preview of some of the many expected highlights of the meeting from Program Chair Elliott Antman. (Click here to view AHA videos of Antman’s meeting previews.) Antman stressed the sheer size and magnitude of the meeting: 742 individual sessions, 4238 abstracts selected out of […]