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Why You Should Submit Your Science to the World's Premier Stroke Meeting
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association maintains the highest standards for abstract acceptance and program development. The goal is to bring a spectrum of the very best stroke science to ISC - from the most basic research to patient-based studies to large clinical trials. The science covers a vast array of topics in 21 categories, including emergency medicine, diagnosis, interventional treatments, nursing and rehabilitation. Submit your best science to the International Stroke Conference 2017 and impact the stroke world.
- Network with International Leaders in the Stroke Field: Attend ISC and discuss your findings with stroke research and practice experts from around the globe. More than 4,500 cerebrovascular experts from over 60 countries attend the International Stroke Conference.
- International Impact: Media coverage from around the world resulted in nearly 2 billion media impressions for ISC 2016. Impressions from major media outlets included: ABC News, Associated Press, HealthDay, Medscape, Medpage Today, MSN, Newsweek, The Daily Mail , The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, United Press International, US News & World Report and many more, so your research could have global impact.
- Virtual Reach: ISC 2016 reached nearly 5 million people via AHA social media channels.
- Publication in the Stroke journal online: Accepted ISC and Nursing Symposium Abstracts will be published online in February 2017 on the AHA’s Stroke journal Web site. The top 20 scoring ISC abstracts will be invited to submit a manuscript for expedited peer review and publication based on their abstract to the Stroke journal.
- Early Career, Student and Trainee Award Application: In order to support and encourage Student/Trainee and Early Career Authors, there are multiple awards presented for ISC 2016 including Junior Investigator Travel Grants. Please be sure to submit your abstract for award consideration.
A non-refundable $35 processing fee will be required for each abstract submitted. The fee covers administration and online costs associated with the submission, grading, notification and slotting processes.
In order to encourage a broad range of science and speakers, international authors and junior authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation.
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Grading and Selection of Abstracts
Abstracts submitted by the Aug. 16, 2016, 11:59 pm CDT deadline are posted to a secured Web site for blinded review. A team of your peers, selected by the International Stroke Conference Program Committee, independently grades abstracts in their category and assigns each a score. Your abstract's score is the mean of all submitted scores - the result of at least eight graders’ assessments. (The reviewers rank the abstracts from 1-10 with 10 being the best available score.) A percentile grade is then created for each score, reflecting the standing of the abstract within that category/topic.
After the percentile grades are compiled for the abstracts, category chairs select and assemble the abstracts with acceptable scores into sessions. Sessions are reviewed at a meeting each September and slotted into the final program. Abstracts are presented at oral, moderated poster, and traditional poster sessions.