ISC22 Health and Safety


Due to the rise in COVID cases and the highly contagious Delta variant, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is requiring all International Stroke Conference in-person participants to be fully vaccinated or to have a negative COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 Test Protocol

  • For guests who are not fully vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend the International Stroke Conference in-person at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and any other official event locations in New Orleans.
  • Please note: a rapid COVID-19 test will be accepted.
  • The COVID-19 test needs to be administered no earlier than Saturday, February 5, 2022.
  • On-site COVID-19 testing will be available for attendees who are unable to get tested in advance. Please note this could delay your entry to the conference.
  • We highly encourage all participants to get tested and have the results prior to arrival in order to avoid an on-site COVID-19 test, which will delay entry to the event.

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (all shots received by January 26, 2022) will be required for registration and entry to the event.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination card and government-issued ID are required at registration on-site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Please note: a digital photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card on your mobile phone will be accepted.
  • Attendees who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (all shots received by January 26, 2022) are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by January 26, 2022, or a negative COVID-19 test conducted no earlier than February 5, 2022, is required in-person in order to access International Stroke Conference events held the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at or any official AHA/ASA events held at other locations in New Orleans.

Face Mask Protocol

Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required of all attendees, staff and vendors at all times inside the held the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center or inside any other official event locations except when eating or drinking, as recommended by the CDC.

As a science-based organization, the AHA /ASA continues to follow the guidance of the CDC and state and local health departments, and this guidance will continue to evolve. Protecting the health and safety of all participants remains our top priority.