International Stroke Conference 2017

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 21, 2017
Sessions: Feb. 22–24, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, TX

The International Stroke Conference is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
Registration

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Abstract Submission

Deadline to submit: August 16, 11:59 p.m. CDT
This deadline will not be extended.


Visit ISC's Submit Science page for categories, details, and tips.

Mark Your Calendar Now for International Stroke Conference 2017

This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment.

Sessions in clinical categories will center on stroke community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, endovascular and nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, in-hospital treatment, and outcomes of stroke.


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Key Dates

Feb. 15Submission Site Opens for Suggested Session Ideas for ISC 2017 and the Nursing Symposium 2017
Feb. 17Nominations for 2017 Feinberg, Sherman and Willis Awards Open
March 15Submission Site Closes for Suggested Session Ideas for ISC 2017 and the Nursing Symposium 2017
May 25Abstract Submission Opens
July 6Nominations for 2017 Feinberg, Sherman and Willis Awards Close
Aug. 1611:59 p.m. CDT – Abstract Submission Closes
Oct. 12FAHA/VIP Registration and Housing Opens
Oct. 12Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials Abstract Submission Opens
Oct. 19EARLY Member Registration and Housing Opens
Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for EARLY Registration Rates and Housing and save $80 - $500 off of your registration
Oct. 26Nonmember Registration and Housing Opens
Oct. 26Group/Exhibitor Housing and Registration Open
Nov. 911:59 p.m. CDT Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials Abstract Submission Closes
Jan. 3

Deadline for EARLY Registration Rate
Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for the EARLY MEMBER Registration Rate and save $80 - $500 off of your registration

Jan. 4Advance Registration Rates apply
Jan. 31Deadline for ADVANCE Registration Rate
Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for the ADVANCE MEMBER Registration Rate and save $80 - $500 off of your registration
Feb. 1Standard Registration Rates apply
Feb. 21State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2017
Feb. 21ISC Pre-Conference Symposia 2017
Feb. 22–24 International Stroke Conference 2017

Why You Should Attend

This conference provides the opportunity to network with more than 4,500 cerebrovascular experts representing over 60 countries; it offers outstanding programming that delivers more than 1,500 compelling presentations in 21 categories emphasizing basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the goal to develop more effective prevention and treatment.

Program/Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the International Stroke Conference, participants should be able to:
  • Identify recent advances in basic models of stroke and translational research.
  • Evaluate recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of cerebrovascular disease.
  • Analyze new and ongoing clinical research advances through late-breaking science and ongoing clinical trials sessions.
  • Communicate in the interactive exchange of new research, treatment and intervention with scientists and investigators working in all areas of cerebrovascular disease.
  • Interpret the rapidly changing areas within the stroke spectrum such as emerging options for the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, mechanisms of stroke recovery, and the impact of vascular cognitive impairment.
  • Appraise the diverse challenges presented by cerebrovascular disease to specific populations, including ethnic and racial minorities, women, children, and developing communities.

ISC 2016

ISC 2016 Video: What We Learned



Kyra Becker, MD, Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, and Colin Derdeyn, MD provide an overview of the science that was presented for ISC 2016 in Los Angeles.

For a detailed look at Late-breaking Oral Abstracts and Ongoing Clinical Trial summaries and more, visit our ISC 2016 Science News page.


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Policies & Procedures

Following is a list of key policies and procedures strongly enforced at the International Stroke Conference.

Wearing Your Badge
For your safety and security, all attendees, exhibitors, staff and suppliers are required to wear their badge to have access to the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.

Loss of Badge Credentials
The American Stroke Association reserves the rights to revoke or deny attendance of any registered participant, speaker, exhibitor, news media reporter or photographer of presentations or activities at AHA/ASA scientific conferences and meetings.

Registration Fee Policy
The American Stroke Association will not refund registration fees paid if a person joins at one member level, registers accordingly and then later upgrades to another member level with a lower registration fee.  Similarly, no refunds will be given to anyone who registers in one category and then later submits verification to receive a discounted rate.

Policy of Recording
Unauthorized recording of the AHA Scientific Sessions, scientific conferences and the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference is prohibited, whether by video, still or digital photography, audio or any other recording or reproduction mechanism. This includes recording of presentations and supporting audiovisual materials, poster presentations and supporting poster materials.  The American Heart Association and America Stroke Association reserve the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at AHA/ASA scientific conferences and meetings. Check the program for information about the availability of videotapes or audiotapes for purchase.  Exceptions to this policy prohibition are:
  • Audiotape recording for strictly personal and non-commercial use is permitted if not disruptive; and exhibitors may photograph their own booth for promotional purposes upon prior written consent of the AHA/ASA.
Post-Event Photography Notice
During the International Stroke Conference, attendees, vendors, guests and others may be photographed and videotaped by AHA/ASA vendors in capturing the event. Some of these photographs or videos may be displayed by the AHA/ASA in future publications or materials connected with the event. If you do not wish for your image to be displayed by the AHA/ASA, please contact the AHA/ASA in writing at 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, Att: International Stroke Conference Meetings Department, no later than two weeks after the meeting - March 4, 2016

Children
Exhibit Hall: The AHA/ASA does not allow children between 6 months to 16 years of age in the Exhibit Hall at any time. Infants under 6 months will be allowed in the Exhibit Hall during show days only. For insurance, liability and safety, infants must be held at all times; strollers and infant carriers will not be allowed. Parents are required to sign a liability waiver before taking an infant into the Exhibit Hall, and badges will need to reflect that a waiver has been signed. Waivers will be available at the family-member registration area. 

Education Sessions: Because of the professional nature of the program and limited seating, children are not allowed into scientific presentations. 

Poster Hall: For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the Poster Hall.

Lost and Found
If you lose or find an item, please go to the International Stroke Conference Show Office, Room 325 AB.

No-Smoking Policy
The American Stroke Association policy prohibits smoking in all areas of the convention center and all hotel meeting rooms hosting American Stroke Association functions.

Who Attends

Here, you'll find information about who attends the International Stroke Conference.