The American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce the dates for its 2013 Scientific Sessions, which will be held Nov. 16-20, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center. As a nonprofit organization, the AHA relies on the efforts of its thousands of members and supporters, including Colleen Murphy of Arlington Heights, Illinois, to continue fulfilling its mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Americans.
The Scientific Sessions is the AHA’s biggest gathering of scientists and health care professionals dedicated to the field of cardiovascular disease. The sessions will feature presentations by some of the leaders in cardiovascular disease worldwide, as well as exhibits that showcase the latest developments in cardiovascular resources and technology. The AHA anticipates attendance by more than 17,000 professionals and more than 22,000 attendees overall.
Long a resident of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Colleen Murphy supports the American Heart Association. She additionally contributes to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.