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International Stroke Conference 2018

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

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Abstract Submission
Submit ISC 2019 & Nursing Symposium Abstracts: May 23–Aug.14
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Be a leader in the fight against stroke!

Your science could change the stroke landscape. Submit your abstract now for the International Stroke Conference 2018 and the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2018.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm CDT. This deadline will not be extended.

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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 2018 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 3 billion media impressions for ISC 2017. Impressions from major media outlets included: the Wall Street Journal online, Forbes online, WebMD, MedPage Today, HealthDay, and many more so your research could have a global impact.
  • Virtual Reach: ISC 2017 reached nearly 15 million people via AHA social media channels.
  • Travel Awards! Students, Trainees, Early Career Professionals – Abstract submission offers you the opportunity to apply for ISC awards including ISC Junior Investigator Travel Grants. At least 30 travel grants will be offered this year.
  • Publication: Accepted ISC and Stroke Nursing Symposium 2018 abstracts will be published online in late January 2018 on the AHA’s Stroke journal Web site.

In order to encourage a broad range of science and speakers, international authors and junior authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation.

Abstract Submission - Technical Issues:

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Grading and Selection of Abstracts

Abstracts submitted by the Aug. 1, 2017, 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.