Frequently Asked Questions - International Stroke Conference

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Q: How do I submit an abstract?

A. The ISC Submit Science page has submission deadlines, categories, rules and guidelines, and other crucial submission information.

Q: Where can I view abstracts from previous years?

A. Abstracts are available on the Stroke Journal website. Here are the ISC abstracts from 2024(link opens in new window). Also, check the Archive section of this conference.

Q: What is your 2025 Abstract Embargo Policy?

A: Abstracts and presentations are embargoed for release at 5 a.m. ET, Thursday, January 30, 2025, and are therefore prohibited from release until date and time of AHA designated embargo time. Authors will be contacted by AHA communications if they are selected to participate in an AHA news event.

Late-Breaking Science abstracts are embargoed until date and start time of their individual presentation.

Written embargoed information cannot be shared with anyone outside of the AHA with the exception of a journal manuscript where one-on-one embargoed media interviews can be conducted as long as the reporter agrees to abide by the embargo policy. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in this abstract being withdrawn and future abstracts also being barred from presentation.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 or HEADS-UP Pre-Con?

A: Once you have signed in, select the applicable abstract type. If you submit an abstract for ISC, your abstract may be selected for either an oral, poster or moderated poster presentation. If you submit an 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. If you submit an abstract for the HEADS-UP Pre-Con, your abstract may be selected for a moderated poster presentation at the HEADS-UP Pre-Con.

If accepted, Registration will be required for the event(s) in which your abstract(s) will be presented. You may submit the same abstract to ISC, Nursing Symposium and HEADS-UP, but it can only be accepted for and presented at one event.

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 (North America): 855-258-5858; (EMEA) +44 8003288044.

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Continuing Education

Q: What credits do you offer?

A: Check the ISC Continuing Education page about a week before the conference to see how many hours are available.

Q: How do I apply/get credit?

A: Successful completion of a CE activity includes:

  • Attend the program lecture sessions.
  • Complete the appropriate CE request form and activity evaluation form to the Professional Education Hub at There is no fee for CE credits for this activity.
  • Follow the instructions on ISC Continuing Education page to claim your credit.

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?

A: Visit our ISC Exhibits site to explore prospectuses, booth rental, business suites and more.

Q: What advertising opportunities are available to exhibitors?

A: We can help put your message and products in front of thousands of stroke professionals. Explore the 2025 rate card to see the types of opportunities available.

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

A. Explore Exhibitor Opportunities and more at our ISC Exhibits site.

Program Information

Where can I see general program information?

A. The Online Program Planner will be available by the end of September, and will allow you to plan your attendance at the conference. Please check the Programming page for links to the online planner, which is constantly being updated through the conference.

Another great tool is the AHA Conferences Mobile Meeting app, and you can get programming information here starting in early January.

Q: What are Pre-Conference symposia and how can I register/attend them?

A: Pre-Conference symposia are special programs held each year before the actual meeting begins. You can register for them when you register for ISC via the same registration site/page. They may also be added to your registration record at a later date via the Registration Resource Center.

Registration and Housing Information

How do I register for the meeting?

A. Registration to International Stroke Conference 2025 opens Tuesday, August 27, 2024. Watch the Registration page for pricing, links, and additional events.

Q. What are the registration fees?

A. Fees and add-ons will be listed on the Registration page later this summer.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

A. See the ISC Terms and Conditions page for information on cancellation and more.

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. Become a member today!

Q: Confirmations, Badges and Registration Materials?

A: If you register, but do not receive your registration confirmation, please contact:
Convention Data Services: (508) 743-8517.

Stroke OnDemand™

What is Stroke OnDemand™?

A. The International Stroke Conference has so much science and networking, it can be hard to see everything you want. Stroke OnDemand™ harnesses hundreds of the top presentations from International Stroke Conference and makes them available for streaming online, any time, anywhere!

If you were unable to attend International Stroke Conference 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.

What is the Gold Package?

The Gold Package is your ISC registration plus the online Stroke OnDemand™ product. We've made it easy to purchase both together! See the Gold Package price on the Registration page.

Technical Help

Q: What downloadable tools are often needed on the International Stroke Conference website?

Q: What's the best way to view the International Stroke Conference website?

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: How do I log into the Professional Heart Daily website?

A. You don't have to be an AHA member to have a Professional Heart Daily login. If you have never created one before, follow these instructions:

  1. Click the "Login" button at the top right of any page on Professional Heart Daily.
  2. Click the "Sign-up" button in the drop down.
  3. At the bottom of the Sign-In page, Click "Create an Account" under "New User?"
  4. A popup will ask if you already have an AHA account. Click YES if you need to search for the account. Click NO to create a new account.

Q. I have an AHA account, but I don't remember my password or the email I used.

  • On any Professional Heart Daily page, click Login in top right corner.
  • Select Find My Account in the drop-down
  • Enter your first and last name, and include any of the other fields you wish.
  • Click Search

Q. How do I update my profile?

A. Login to Professional Heart Daily by clicking the "Login" button at the top right of any page.

  • After log in, you will see your name in the upper right of the page where "Login" used to be. Click your name.
  • When the popup appears, click "Edit Profile."
  • Make your edits and click "save".

Q: Who do I contact for technical assistance with the abstract submitter?

A: E-mail [email protected] or call (North America): 855-258-5858; (EMEA) +44 8003288044.

Unofficial Satellite Events

Q. What is an Unofficial Satellite Event?

A. Unofficial Satellite Events (USE) are functions that involve International Stroke Conference 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?

A. Visit the Satellite Event tab on the ISC Exhibitor Information website for details.

Contact Us

Who do I contact with additional questions?


Contact: [email protected]
Phone: 1-508-743-8517
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

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Media Inquiries

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AHA Customer Service

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Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT
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