FAQ Page (ISC)


Q: How do I submit an abstract?
A: View Submit Science page

Q: Where can I view abstracts from previous years?
A: Last year’s abstracts are available online. For all other previous year’s abstracts, search our abstract search engine.

Q: What is your 2018 Abstract Embargo Policy?
A: International Stroke Conference 2018 and State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium abstracts, lectures and presentations are embargoed for release at the date and time of presentation or time of AHA/ASA news event. Information may not be released before the scheduled presentation time. One-on-one embargoed media interviews may be conducted provided permission is obtained prior to the interview and the reporter agrees to abide by the embargo policy. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation.

Q: How do I submit my science/abstract to be considered for the ISC the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium?
A: . Once you have signed in, select either Abstract (for ISC) or Abstract Nursing Symposium (for Nursing Symposium). If you submit an abstract for ISC, your abstract may be selected for either an oral, poster or moderated poster presentation. If you submit and abstract to the Nursing Symposium, your abstract may be selected for either an oral presentation at the Nursing Symposium, or for poster or moderated poster presentation at the International Stroke Conference 2018. Registration will be required for both events.

Q: How do I apply for an Early Career Investigator Award?
A: While you are submitting an abstract, you must indicate in your submission the award for which you are applying. To complete your award application, visit the Awards page for a list of additional items that must be received by the AHA/ASA. Each applicant for these awards must also be a member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association at any membership level. Visit Professional Membership to join or renew.

Q: Who do I contact for technical assistance with the abstract submitter?
A: E-mail [email protected] or call (217) 398-1792.


Q: What credits do you offer?

Q: How do I apply/get credit?
A: Successful completion of a CME/CE activity includes:
Attend the program lecture sessions.
Complete the appropriate CME/CE request form and activity evaluation form, online at learn.heart.org.There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.

Q: How do I request certificates from previous years?
A: Send an e-mail to [email protected]


Q: How do I become an exhibitor at the International Stroke Conference?

Q: What advertising opportunities are available to exhibitors?

Funding and Marketing Opportunities

Q: What are your funding/marketing opportunities for exhibitors?

International Attendee Information

Q: Where do I find the Visa Letter and other Visa information?

Meeting Materials

Q: How do I request meeting-specific materials?
A: Send an e-mail to [email protected]


Q: Where can I get the preliminary program and general program information?
A: Since we cannot mail Preliminary Programs to everyone, please visit our Web site to see all program details.

Q: What is the Itinerary Planner?
A: Our Itinerary Planner is a great tool for looking up program information. It also allows you to plan your days at the International Stroke Conference. It is usually available in mid-January and is continuously updated as we get closer to the meeting, so that you always have the latest information.

Q: What are symposia and how can I register/attend them?
A: Symposia are special programs held each year before or after the actual meeting begins.

Registration & Housing

Q: Do I have to be an AHA/ASA Professional Member to attend the meeting?
A: No, you do not have to be a member to attend the meeting; however, you receive many benefits by becoming a Professional Member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, including a discount on International Stroke Conference registration fees. More About Membership.

Q: Confirmations, Badges and Registration Materials (2018)
A: If you register, but do not receive your registration confirmation, please contact:
Convention Data Services: (800) 748-3583 and (508) 743-8517

Q: How do I register for the meeting?

Q: What are the registration fees?

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

Science for Everyday - Take the International Stroke Conference Home

Q: What kind of tools do you have available for me to use after the meeting?

Stroke OnDemand

Q: What is Stroke onDemand®?
A: Access the latest brain health science anytime, anywhere, and earn CE! Stay current digitally with educational content to match your interests. Learn whenever, wherever– virtually!

If you were unable to attend International Stroke Conference 2021 virtually, or you just want to catch-up on presentations that you might have missed, you can continue to experience the meetings virtually through OnDemand Extended Access. OnDemand Extended Access is available for FREE to all paid levels of AHA Members.

Technical Help

Q: What downloadable tools are often needed on the Stroke Conference Web site?
Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDFs
Quicktime Player

Q: What's the best way to view the International Stroke Conference Web site?
A: The new Professional Heart Daily site is best viewed using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browsers. Mac users can view the site with Safari. The site is optimized to work with both mobile and desktop-sized screens.

Q: Logging in and/or creating your username and password and/or updating your profile

Unofficial Satellite Events

Q: What are Unofficial Satellite Events?
A: Unofficial Satellite Events (USE) are functions that involve International Stroke Conference 2015 attendees but are not planned or sponsored by the American Stroke Association.

Q: How do I apply to hold an USE at the International Stroke Conference?

Who do I contact with additional questions?

[email protected]