Registration and Housing

International Stroke Conference 2018

Nursing Symposium & Pre-Con Symposia: Jan. 23, 2018
Sessions: Jan. 24–26, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, Calif.

Registration
Take advantage of ADVANCE registration for the best rates through Jan. 2!


See Registration Rates and Housing Information
Abstract Submission
Late-breaking clinical trials, late-breaking basic science and ongoing clinical trial submissions are closed.
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Besides pricing information, this page contains registration information, housing details, and transportation updates.

Member Rates: Stroke Conference, Jan. 24–26

Membership CategoryEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Premium Emeritus Member$75$175$275
Premium Professional Plus Member$400$500$600 
Premium Professional Member$500$600$700 
General Professional Member$900$1,000$1,200 
Professional Associate Member$900$1,000$1,200
Student Trainee Member$200$300$400
Early Career Member*$300$400$500
Nurse/Allied Health/Other**
Premium Professional Plus Member
$250$350$450
Nurse/Allied Health/Other
Premium Professional Member
$350$450$550
Nurse/Allied Health/Other
General Professional Member
$400$500$600
Spouse/Adult Family Member (Exhibits Only)$100$200$300

* Early Career Member: has received professional degree within the past five years

** Nurse/Allied Health/Other: includes EMT, Paramedic, Technician, Therapist

Member Rates: Nursing Symposium, Jan. 23

Membership CategoryEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Premium Emeritus Member$150$250$350
Premium Professional Plus Member$150$250$350
Premium Professional Member$150$250$350
General Professional Member$150$250$350
Professional Associate Member$250$350$450
Student Trainee Member$150$250$350
Early Career Member*$150$250$350
Nurse/Allied Health/Other**
Premium Professional Plus Member
$150$250$350
Nurse/Allied Health/Other
Premium Professional Member
$150$250$350
Nurse/Allied Health/Other
General Professional Member
$150$250$350

* Early Career Member: has received professional degree within the past five years

** Nurse/Allied Health/Other: includes EMT, Paramedic, Technician, Therapist

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

MembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Wed., Jan. 24 – Thu., Jan. 25$275$375$475 
Fri., Jan. 26 (Exhibits closed)$200$300$400

Member Rates: ISC Pre Cons

Pre-Conference Symposium I: Stroke in the Real World: There Will Be Blood: Management and Treatment of ICH

MembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Jan. 23$125$150$250

Pre-Conference Symposium II: Stroke in the Lab World: Bidirectional Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside and Back

MembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
 Jan. 23$25$25$25 
 

AHA / ASA Professional Members are Difference Makers.

 

Nonmember Rates: Stroke Conference, Jan. 24–26

Nonmember CategoryEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Nonmember*$1,060$1,160$1,360
Early Career Nonmember**$900$1,000$1,100
Nurse/Allied Health/Other Nonmember***§$735$835$935
Student/Trainee Nonmember****$400$500$600

* Nonmember price: A complimentary 6-month AHA General Professional membership is included in the registration fee.

** Early Career Nonmember price: includes complimentary 6-month AHA Early Career Membership.

*** Nurse/Allied Health/Other Nonmember price: includes 6-month AHA General Professional Membership

**** Student/Trainee Nonmember price: includes 6-month AHA Student/Trainee Membership

§ Nurse/Allied Health/Other: includes EMT, Paramedic, Technician, Therapist Membership

Nonmember Rates: Nursing Symposium, Jan. 23

Nonmember CategoryEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Nonmember$250$350$450
Nurse/Allied Health/Other* Nonmember$250$350$450

* Nurse/Allied Health/Other: includes EMT, Paramedic, Technician, Therapist

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

NonmembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Wed., Jan. 24 - Thu., Jan. 25$375$475$575
Fri., Jan. 26 (Exhibits Closed)$300$400$500

Nonmember Rates: ISC Pre Cons

Pre-Conference Symposium I: Stroke in the Real World: There Will Be Blood: Management and Treatment of ICH

NonmembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Jan. 23$125$150$250

Pre-Conference Symposium II: Stroke in the Lab World: Bidirectional Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside and Back

NonmembersEarly
Sept. 20 – Dec. 5
Advanced
Dec. 6 – Jan. 2
Standard
Jan. 3 – Jan. 26
Jan. 23$25$25$25

Registration Information

International Stroke Conference 2018
Nursing Symposium and Pre-Con Symposia: January 23, 2018
Sessions: January 24–26, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Terms and Conditions


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., Jan. 23: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Wed., Jan. 24: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Thu., Jan. 25: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri., Jan. 26: 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 2018 can visit our special Exhibitor site to get started.


Refunds, Substitution, and Name Change Policy

  • Refunds on or before the due date of January 2, 2018 will be provided less a $75 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 January 2, 2018, 12:00 Midnight EST in order to receive a refund less $75 processing fee. Cancellation requests received after January 2, 2018, 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 2018
  • Print visa letter
  • Book housing

Membership Discounts

You must become an AHA/ASA Professional AHA/ASA Professional Member by January 3, 2017 to qualify for Early Registration rates for International Stroke Conference 2017.

You must become an AHA/ASA Professional Member by January 31, 2017 to qualify for Advance Registration rates for International Stroke Conference 2017.

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 2017
    107 Waterhouse Road
    Bourne, MA 02532
    Fax: 508-743-9607
    Email: InternationalStroke@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.

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. 
  • 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 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." to help the National Academies identify you as an AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 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

Closer to the conference, this is where you will find details about getting into and around the Los Angeles area.

Housing

Los Angeles, Calif.

Discover Los Angeles has a whole site to help AHA ISC 2018 visitors see the best of the city and its surroundings.

Looking for things to do, restaurants to try, or sights to see? Visit their special website for ISC 2018 attendees.