#AHA19 was an amazing meeting in all aspects!! I totally enjoyed every moment and definitely recommend all fellows and early career cardiologists to attend and participate in this important meeting. I will share my experience and highlight important sessions fellows and early career colleagues should not miss.
The fellow-in-training (FIT) and Early Career Lounge
The FIT/Early Career Lounge is always open and welcoming to all fellows. There were amazing sessions throughout the meeting guiding fellows in issues that matter to them at their current level of training or practice. There were great talks by experts in the field for those who were interested in scientific writing, pursuing a career in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, imaging…etc These sessions were packed with fellows and early career colleagues from all over the world. After each session, there were productive discussions between the audience and the speakers, that helped further make it extremely useful sessions to attend.
The Go Red Women in Science and Medicine Lounge
The Go Red Women in Science and Medicine Lounge was also packed by great talks and tips by amazing women leaders in the field. Topics ranged from time/priority management, collaborations between scientists and MDs in clinical practice, and how to advocate for women in our exciting cardiovascular field. Similarly, each session was followed by extremely helpful tips and discussions that is very relevant to all of us, regardless of our level of training or career level.
The AHA Presidential Session
The AHA Presidential session was one of a kind! Dr Robert Harrington shared his inspiring journey how he became involved in AHA and scientific research, emphasizing why evidence matters and how we all can contribute to this amazing cardiovascular field. We were all very excited and delighted by the Hamilton performance as well!!
Late Breaking Trials
Needless to say, the late and non-late breaking trials at #AHA19 were very relevant to our clinical practice, from ISCHEMIA, ISCHEMIA-CKD, GALILEO, COLCOT, RECOVERY, DAPA-HF and many other trials. These results were released in packed halls with standing attendees, showing the importance of these trials to our daily practice.
Technology/Simulation Hall and Poster Sessions
Moreover, there were concurrent sessions throughout the meeting for those of us who like to practice and use their hand skills in the technology and simulation hall, where you get to use the most up-to-date tools and equipment, including wires and simulation devices. In addition, the poster sessions were a great opportunity to engage in basic and clinical science and exchange ideas with researchers across the globe.
In conclusion, AHA19 was a great meeting that combined both basic and clinical sciences with emphasis on one goal: Evidence Matters for Better Patient Care. I look forward to AHA20 in Dallas, Texas on November 14-16!!
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