Registration and Housing

International Stroke Conference 2017

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

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.

Member Rates: Stroke Conference, Feb. 22–24

Membership CategoryEarly Rate
by Oct. 19, 2016
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
after Jan. 31
Premium Emeritus Member$75$175$275
Student Trainee Member$200$300$400
Technician Member$300$400$500
Nurse Premium Professional Member$315$415$515
Nurse Premium Professional Plus Member$315$415$515
Nurse General Professional Member$335$435$535
EMT/Paramedic Premium Professional Member$315$415$515
EMT/Paramedic Premium Professional Plus Member$315$415$515
EMT/Paramedic General Professional Member$335$435$535
Therapist Premium Professional Member$315$415$515
Therapist Premium Professional Plus Member$315$415 $515
Therapist General Professional Member$335$435$535 
Early Career Member$500$600$700
Premium Professional Member$500$600$700 
Premium Professional Plus Member$500$600$700 
General Professional Member$800$900$1,000 
Professional Associate Member$800$900$1,000
Spouse/Adult Family Member (Exhibits Only)$100$200$300

Member Rates: Nursing Symposium, Feb. 21

Membership
Category
Early Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Premium Emeritus Member$125$225$325
Student Trainee Member$125$225 $325 
Technician Member$125 $225$325
Nurse Premium Professional Member$125$225$325
Nurse Premium Professional Plus Member$125$225$325
Nurse General Professional Member$125$225$325
EMT/Paramedic Premium Professional Member$125$225$325
EMT/Paramedic Premium Professional Plus Member$125$225$325
EMT/Paramedic General Professional Member$125$225$325
Therapist Premium Professional Member$125$225$325
Therapist Premium Professional Plus Member$125$225$325
Early Career Member$125$225$325
Premium Professional Member$125$225$325
Premium Professional Plus Member$125$225$325
General Professional Member$125$225$325
Professional Associate Member$225$325$425

Member Rates: One-Day Registration (not including Nursing Symposium)

MembersEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Wed., Feb. 22-Thu., Feb 23$275$375$475 
Fri., Feb. 24 (Exhibits closed)$200$300$400

Member Rates: ISC Pre Cons

ISC Pre Con I

MembersEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
after Jan. 31
Feb. 21$100$125$225

ISC Pre Con II (For Student/Trainee/Early Career)

MembersEarly Reg
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20- Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
 Feb. 21$25$25$25 
 

AHA / ASA Professional Members are Difference Makers.

 

Nonmember Rates: Stroke Conference, Feb. 22–24

Nonmember CategoryEarly Rate
By Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Student/Trainee Nonmember$300$400$500 
Technician Nonmember$400$500$600 
Nurse Nonmember$635$735$835 
EMT/Paramedic Nonmember$635$735$835 
Therapist Nonmember$635$735$835 
Nonmember$800$900$1,000
Early Career Nonmember$800$900$1,000

Nonmember Rates: Nursing Symposium, Feb. 21

Nonmember CategoryEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 19-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Nonmember$225$325$425
Nurse Nonmember$225$325$425
Student/Trainee Nonmember$225$325$425
EMT/Paramedic Nonmember$225$325$425
Technician Nonmember$225$325$425
Therapist Nonmember$225$325$425

Nonmember Rates: One Day Registration (Does Not Include Nursing Symposium)

NonmembersEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Wed, Feb. 22- Thu., Feb. 23$375$475$575
Fri. Feb. 24 (Exhibits Closed)$300$400$500

Nonmember Rates: ISC Pre Cons

ISC Pre Con I

NonmembersEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Feb. 21$100$125$225

ISC Pre Con II (For Student/Trainee/Early Career)

NonmembersEarly Rate
by Oct. 19
Advance Rate
Oct. 20-Jan. 31
Standard Rate
After Jan. 31
Feb. 21$25$25$25

Registration Information

International Stroke Conference
Nursing Symposium and Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 21, 2017
Sessions: Feb. 22–24, 2017
Houston, TX

Terms and Conditions


Registration Forms (if not registering online):
Member (PDF) | Nonmember (PDF)

If you are unable to register online, you may complete a registration form and send by mail, fax or email to:

International Stroke Conference
c/o Convention Data Services
107 Waterhouse Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Fax: (508) 742-9610
Email: internationalstroke@xpressreg.net

Please note: A $20 processing fee will apply.


Badge Information
Badges will NOT be mailed in advance. All registrants must plan accordingly in picking up your badge(s) onsite.

  • Lost Badges: There will be a $20 charge to reissue lost badges onsite — no exceptions.
  • Speaker Registration: Speakers should pick up badges at Speaker Registration located in the main registration area.
     
  • Badges can be picked up during the onsite Registration hours:
    • Tue., Feb. 16: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Wed., Feb. 17: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Thu., Feb. 18: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri., Feb. 19: 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Exhibitor Registration and Housing
Exhibitors or Marketing Professionals who want to display products or services at ISC 2016 can visit our special Exhibitor site to get started.

Group Registration
Visit our ISC Group Registration and Housing Page for information on booking, payments and more.


Refunds, Substitution, and Name Change Policy

  • Refunds on or before the due date of Jan. 28, 2016 will be provided less a $50 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be given after the due date. After the due date, group substitutions are allowed but the registration type will not change. You may only submit substitutions for equal type registrations ( i.e. Nurse to Nurse, Member to Member, Nonmember to Nonmember). A $20 fee will apply per substitution.

Cancellation Policy
CDS must receive written notice by the email, address, or fax number on the left by Jan. 28, 2016, 12:00 Midnight EST in order to receive a refund less $75 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after Jan. 28, 2016, 12:00 Midnight EST will not be refunded. Ticketed events are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued until 7 – 15 days post event.

After you have registered, visit the Registration Resource Center (RRC) to:

  • Update contact information
  • Upgrade registration
  • Print registration receipt
  • Print registration email confirmation
  • View badge composite
  • Invite a colleague to ISC 2016
  • Print visa letter
  • Book housing

Membership Discounts

You must become an AHA/ASA Professional AHA/ASA Professional Member by [tba] to qualify for Early Registration rates for International Stroke Conference 2016.

You must become an AHA/ASA Professional Member by [tba] to qualify for Advance Registration rates for International Stroke Conference 2016. Individuals who join AHA or renew an AHA membership after [tba], do not qualify for discounted member registration rates. Nonmember rates will apply.

Requirements for Discounted Rates

  • Student/Trainee:  Must be full-time medical, nursing or graduate student, or full-time fellow (postdoctoral/clinical research) or house officer enrolled in a training program. Badge reads "Student/Trainee."
    Student/Trainee or Technicians must provide proof of status with a current license or certificate, student ID or a letter written on official letterhead and signed by department head, mentor or supervisor. The full nonmember fee will be charged if verification is not provided by [tba].

    Verification must be sent to:
    Convention Data Services
    International Stroke Conference 2016
    107 Waterhouse Road
    Bourne, MA 02532
    Fax: 508-743-9607
    Email: Sessions@xpressreg.net

  • Technician: Must be full-time laboratory technician, research technician or cardiovascular technologist. Badge reads, "Technician/Technologist."
  • Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, EMT/Paramedic:  Must be Plus, Premium or General Professional Member of the AHA/ASA, and full-time practicing licensed and/or certified nurse, paramedic or EMT. Badge reads "Nurse/Nurse Practitioner" or "EMT/Paramedic." (Note: Nonmember nurses, paramedics or EMTs who join at the Early Career level are not eligible for the discounted rates.
  • Early Career Member:  This category is restricted to investigators, clinicians or health professionals who have completed training within the last five years. Also applies to physicians or scientists in their first five years after faculty appointment. Note: Discounted rates are only available to members in this category.
  • Premium Emeritus Member:  This category is limited to professional members 65 years or older who have requested and received Emeritus status from the Association before registering.
  • If you join or renew at the General Professional level, you do not receive the discounted registration fee benefit. A special discounted registration fee is offered only to nurses, EMTs or paramedics who join at this level.

International Visitors

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association welcomes our international attendees to the International Stroke Conference and Nursing Symposium!

Consulate and Embassy Information (opens in new window)
Find U.S. consulates and embassies in your country.

Important Visa Information for International Registrants
Visa Information/Letter - Begin your visa application process as soon as possible. Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications.

Invitation Letters
Invitation letters will be available only after your registration has been confirmed. You can submit this letter with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the International Stroke Conference 2016.

Attendance Verification Documentation
There are two types of verification generated through the registration process:

  • Official Letter of Invitation for Meeting Attendees: This letter will be generated only after your registration has been confirmed. You can submit this letter with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the International Stroke Conference 2016. 
  • Registration Confirmation: Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you can refer to during your visa interview.

Visa Delays
If your visa application to attend the International Stroke Conference 2016 is pending after 45 days and you feel you are at risk to miss the conference, report your case to the National Academies. Complete the questionnaire (opens in new window) and answer the question "Purpose of Visit" by typing "AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 2016" to help the National Academies identify you as an AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 2016 meeting participant. 

Visa Denials
Registration Refunds Due to a Visa Denial: Visa processing may require long lead times. Please plan accordingly! We highly recommend you apply for the U.S. visa three to four months in advance. If your visa has been denied and you would like to be considered for registration refund, please make sure you have either an official denial document from the U.S. consulate or a stamped copy of your application form, showing the date when you applied and the date your visa application has been denied.

International Mentoring Program
Provides international members with networking opportunities, advice and advocacy that's meaningful in their professional development. 

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Transportation

More information will be posted closer to the conference about flights, taxis, shuttles, and other modes of transportation to ISC 2017.

Housing

Hotels

Check back soon for information about hotels in Houston.

Houston, Texas

We'll have more information soon for attendees about all the things to see and do in Houston, the "Space City" of Texas.