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  • A New Type Of Scientific Session – Two Genomics Bootcamps At Sessions 2016 In November
    I’ve been attending the AHA Scientific Sessions since I was a medical resident, which means close to 10 years now. While that pales in comparison to our most committed senior colleagues, it’s enough time for me to have developed a sense of what Sessions is “supposed to be.” The science that’s presented at Sessions is some of the best cutting-edge work to ... more...
  • Forming An Early Career Structural Heart Disease Task Force
    Advanced training in structural heart diseases following a year of training in interventional cardiology is gaining a lot of traction amongst the current badges of interventional fellows. Professional associations like the American Heart Association (AHA) have begun to acknowledge this trend. For example, the American College of Cardiology ... more...
  • A Bold New World in Science: Embrace disruption
    “A disruptive technology is any innovation that creates a new market and disrupts an existing one. We live in an exponential era…either disrupt yourself or be disrupted by someone else.” Peter Diamandis, MD , CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, in Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.   more...
  • With Paris and Beirut in Our Hearts: Life Is Why
    In light of the horrific massacres in Paris and Beirut, it is difficult for me, as one of the Early Career Voice bloggers at Scientific Sessions, to complete the task of writing a summary piece on the conference without addressing how these events might motivate us to continue with our global mission to improve cardiometabolic health and ultimately save lives.   more...
  • Celebration Of Science: The Ugly, The Bad, And The Good
    Now that the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions have come to a close, we believe that it may be important to highlight why should we celebrate science! One can argue that there may exist three different viewpoints on this: the ugly, the bad, and the good.   Now that the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions have come to a ... more...
  • Advice to the next generation of clinicians and scientists...and to ourselves
    I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to serve as a mentor for the Council on Clinical Cardiology’s High School Minority Outreach Program. Bigger and better than ever, this program is now in its fourth year, with participation by more than 100 students from eight local schools in the Orlando area. The organizers worked hard to provide a stimulating experience for the students, with the hope of getting them excited about medicine and science—for if these students will not be the ones safeguarding the health of our communities in the future, then who else will? more...
  • A Lesson from Walt Disney
    "You can dream. You can create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it requires people to make the dream a reality." -Walt Disney This quote from Walt Disney, which I found fitting given this year’s Orlando location for Scientific Sessions, captures an important message I’ve heard repeated throughout the day: meeting people through networking is an invaluable component of conference participation. more...
  • A New Type of Scientific Session
    I’ve been attending the AHA Scientific Sessions since I was a medical resident, which means close to 10 years now. While that pales in comparison to our most committed senior colleagues, it’s enough time for me to have developed a sense of what Sessions is “supposed to be.” The science that’s presented at Sessions is some of the best cutting-edge work to be seen anywhere, but much of it tends to be delivered in a fairly standard, well-worn format—a moderated series of lectures by several speakers lasting for a few hours. Each speaker gets up in front of the room and talks without interruption while the audience sits in packed rows of up to hundreds of seats, politely and passively listening to the speaker. The speaker invariably spends the first part of the talk giving an introduction to the subject at hand, and the last few minutes provide the only opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the speaker. This format is by no means exclusive to Sessions but has been shared by just about every conference I’ve ever attended in my career. more...
  • Red Carpet Excitement Jump-Starts Sessions
    I always love attending the Opening Session at the AHA Scientific Sessions. I think of it as the “Red Carpet” of the Sessions complete with the requisite bright lights, large screens and an illustrious list of scientific award winners.  The opening remarks by President Dr. Mark Creager set the tone for the conference with an enthusiastic charge to action to increase awareness and treatment for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), building a culture of health among AHA members and incorporating cutting edge technologies in cardiovascular research. His passionate call arose from his very personal connection to PAD, as his father suffered from complications from this severely underdiagnosed disease. It reminded me of why we as AHA members are so engaged in the organization as we all have loved ones that have been devastated by cardiovascular diseases. more...
  • The Value of the AHA Council Dinner
    I write this after having just attended the Annual Clinical Cardiology Council Dinner and Business Meeting. I’ve been going to this dinner since first becoming an AHA member when I was a medical resident, and it becomes an ever richer experience each year as I’ve come to know more and more people through the AHA. It’s such a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, both mentors and peers, whom I don’t see more than a few times a year and never all in the same place at the same time. more...
  • Early Career Day Programming at the Scientific Sessions for Young Investigators
    Welcome to the largest scientific cardiovascular meeting on planet focused on targeting and improving cardiovascular health! Yes, we are talking about the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions! The festivities (in the life of a cardiology physician), as I like to think of the AHA Scientific Sessions, have just begun. There will be 5 jam-packed days of scientific learning, networking, and an opportunity to create new collaborations. What you do matters, whether you are attending, moderating, presenting or just volunteering, and everything about the Scientific Sessions wants to make you believe that it cannot get any bigger or better than this.   more...
  • What do you wish you had known? Advice for physician-scientist trainees
    The road to becoming a physician can be taxing to even the most capable of individuals.  For the aspiring physician-scientist, the pathway is all the more complex, with additional responsibilities and challenges arising from training in scientific research.  While none among us can predict the future as we progress in our training, we can learn from those who have faced similar challenges before us.   Recently, the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), a student-led organization dedicated to advocacy for physician-scientist trainees, joined with the American Heart Association (AHA) to ask trainees two questions: “What do you wish you had known, and what has been your experience as a physician-scientist trainee?” APSA and the AHA have compiled responses from two such trainees for the Early Career Experiences Blog.  If you are just beginning your journey as a physician-scientist trainee, the experiences of these trainees may help you navigate the exciting challenges ahead. more...
  • AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHERS
    The AHA summer meetings and scientific sessions provide huge opportunities for those of you at the early-career stage, such as training for grant writing, job search and interview skills, establishing independence, networking and building collaborations. Each of these meetings provides several sessions exclusively devoted to early-career ... more...
  • EARLY CAREER AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHING
    Apply Now - applicants for ATVB Council Early Career Investigator Awards and Travel Stipends for the Scientific Sessions 2014 Nov. 15-19, 2014, in Chicago, IL Application Deadline Date : June 16th, 2014 Travel Grants Deadline : August 11th, 2014 ATVB Early Career Investigator Award   The ATVB Early Career Investigator Award ... more...
  • Highlights From Women’s Leadership Committee At ATVB 2014
    This year, the ATVB Women’s Leadership Committee hosted the Mentor of Women Award Luncheon and networking event on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. The committee Chair, Dr. Nancy Webb, announced the awardee of this year’s Mentor of Women awardee, Dr. Coleen A. McNamara , MD, from the University of Virginia. This award is presented annually to a member of the ATVB ... more...
  • Early Career Events You do not Want to Miss at ATVB 2014
    If you are at the early stage of your career, there are certainly some special events for members just like you at the ATVB this year. Thursday 7:00–8:00 am Grand Ballroom East, Lower Concourse Early Career Training: Succeeding at Every Stage: Insights from the Early Career Committee   Thursday Noon - 1:00 pm Birchwood Ballroom, Mezzanine Meet the Professor Luncheon Do not miss this networking luncheon. It will be an invaluable opportunity for you to have some informal interactions with leading experts in your field.   Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 pm Poster Session I: Sheraton Hall, Lower Concourse Finalists for the Women’s Leadership Committee Junior Investigator Award for Women will be presenting their posters at the poster session.   Friday 7:00 - 8:00 am Grand Ballroom East, Lower Concourse Early Career Training Session Corporate Collaborations, SBIR Startups and Other Fates For Your Scientific Discoveries Panelists: Rosanne Crooke, PhD, Executive Director of Cardiovascular Diseases, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, California Edward Fisher, MD, PhD, FAHA, New York, Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY Michael Oda, PhD, FAHA, Associate Scientist at Children’s Hospital of Oakland Institute, and co-founder of Lypro Biosciences, Inc.   Friday 11:45 am–1:15 pm Birchwood Ballroom, Mezzanine The Mentor of Women Award Luncheon Luncheon Presentation: Opportunity or Obstacle – Creating Career Options During Disruptive Change Kay Broschat, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb, St. Louis, MO Looking forward to ATVB2014 at Toronto! more...
  • Circulation Research: Reaching Out to Young Investigators with New Series
    Circulation Research : We're excited to introduce a new series of articles of tips & advice for young (and not-so-young) researchers, "Letters to a Young Investigator": http://ow.ly/uXe3S First up, Maria Kontaridis with advice on how to get a K Award: "It Is Not Just About the Science" http://ow.ly/uXc92 Next, "Blind Dates in Science": Yibin Wang offers tips for dealing with rejection in peer review http://ow.ly/uXcHB Post by Circulation Research . more...
  • "Ask the experts" format: ++++
    What a great meeting! What was your favorite type of session? Personnaly, I really liked the "Ask The Experts" format, and particularly the one from yesterday (Tuesday, November 19), "ATE.702-Are Cholesterol-Loaded Macrophages Proinflammatory?". It was great to hear short, but very innovative and meaningful talks. By ... more...
  • Things to think about as the conference end nears...
    As some of you may be heading out today, remember the following:   Send a ‘Thank You’ email to senior scientists, potential mentors, and even general colleagues whom you have formally (or informally) met and discussed your research or have obtained valuable advice about your career.  The conversation does not have to ... more...
  • Volunteer for a Committee
    As I sat in the Diabetes Committee meeting, I looked around and realized how fortunate I was to be a part of such a dynamic group.   It took me about a year to absorb the multitude of tasks that the committee prepares for the upcoming sessions.  There is so much ‘behind the scenes’ development, the extent of which I would have ... more...

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Excellent comments , Incidentally , if someone is wanting a DA 31 , my assistant edited a blank document here http://goo.gl/sm5zJK
Looking forward to the new materials and implementing them into our classes.
HI Janet!It looks like the ACLS materials will be available in in Spring 2016. This date could change.http://2015eccguidelines.heart.org/ is a great resource for everything about the new guidelines. One of our distributors, Channing Bete, has an information page about the new guidelines and updated materials that I found very helpful: http://aha...
When can I purchase the 2015 ACLS Manual?
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