Premium Professional Plus

Updated:Oct 2,2015

Benefits of Premium Professional Plus Membership

  • Council Affiliations
    • Affiliate with up to two of our 16 Scientific Councils.
    • (Optional) Affiliate with a third council for an additional $65/year.
  • AHA Scientific Journals
    • Access to all 11 online AHA scientific journals (full text)
    • Online access to non-AHA affiliated journals
    • Access to CME credits through the AHA Journals CME program.*

      *The American Heart Association designates each CME course in Circulation and Stroke for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Visit to access courses today. The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CME program is not available to institutional subscribers.
  • Conferences and Education
    Save on Scientific Conferences and Education including:
    • Up to $400 off Scientific Sessions registration
    • Up to $300 off specialty conference registration
    • Up to $300 off International Stroke Conference registration
    • Up to $200 off symposia
    • Complimentary access to Science OnDemand® products, up to $300 value (restrictions apply*)
    • Priority Registration and Housing for Scientific Sessions and the International Stroke Conference.
    • VIP Line at Scientific Session Registration
  • Scientific Publications


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Emeritus Members

Emeritus membership is reserved for individuals who have been an American Heart Association member at the Premium membership level and/or Fellow for five or more consecutive years, have reached age 67, and have fully retired at the time the request is submitted.

Emeritus Members and Fellows receive the Premium Professional Benefits (excluding the online access to the AHA scientific journals) plus:

  • Annual membership dues are waived
  • Substantial discounts to online and print AHA scientific journal subscriptions
  • Access to seven online AHA scientific journals of your choice (full text) (for an additional $84/year)
  • Recognition as an Emeritus Member or Emeritus Fellow in the online AHA/ASA Professional Membership Directory
  • Discounts on AHA Scientific Sessions registration

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Golden and Silver Heart Premium Professional Members

Who Qualifies for Golden Heart Membership?
Those who have served as an AHA/ASA Professional (Council) Member for a minimum of 20 consecutive years. 

Who Qualifies for Silver Heart Membership?
Those who have served as an AHA/ASA Professional (Council) Member for a minimum of 10 consecutive years.

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