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International Stroke Conference 2020

State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium: February 18
Pre-Conference Symposia: February 18
Sessions: February 19–21
Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, California

This is where you'll find 2021 Registration information.


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Tell us what you want to see at our next meeting. Submit your session suggestions for ISC 2021 and Stroke Nursing Symposium!
Deadline: Thursday, March 19

tPA. Endovascular Trials. MISTIE 3 Trial. Will your science be the next big thing to come out of the ISC?

Your science could change the stroke landscape. Be a trailblazer and submit your Late-Breaking or Ongoing Clinical Trial abstract now for the International Stroke Conference 2020.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm CDT.
This deadline will not be extended.

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  • Submission fees — Member: $45 (USD) | Nonmember: $95 (USD) 
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What Can the World's Premier Stroke Meeting Offer Your Science?

The excitement has already begun. ISC delivers the very best in cerebrovascular disease science – 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 2020 and impact the stroke world.

Increase Your Global Reach:
Reach a global audience by presenting your science at the ASA's International Stroke Conference, the most influential and impactful cerebrovascular disease conference in the world. In 2019, ISC received:

  • 2 billion media impressions from more than 1,500 media stories generating 1 million in publicity value
  • 2.4 million newsroom visitors and 48.9 thousand people via AHA social media channels
  • Thousands of attendees from almost 60 countries
  • The advance news kit received 1.8 billion of the international coverage; the audio news release aired on 2,726 stations with 27.9 million listeners; and the Spanish translated news received 35 million impressions.
  • ISC Awards: AHA Members –ISC Abstract Submission offers you the opportunity to apply for ISC awards. Students, Trainees, Early Career Professionals – Abstract Submission offers you the opportunity to apply for multiple awards including ISC Junior Investigator Travel Grants. At least 20 travel grants will be offered this year.
  • Publication: Accepted ISC and Stroke Nursing Symposium 2020 abstracts will be published online in AHA’s Stroke journal Web site (top-ranked for Impact Factor). The top 20 scoring abstracts will be invited to submit a manuscript to the Stroke journal for expedited peer-review and publication based on their abstract. (NOTE: Late-Breaking Science abstracts and Ongoing Clinical Trial abstracts will not be published in the Stroke journal.)

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:

  • Email OASIS support 
  • Telephone: (217) 398-1792 (Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Time)
Reference that you are submitting an abstract for the AHA's International Stroke Conference.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts and presentations are embargoed for release at date and time of presentation or time of AHA news event. Written embargoed information cannot be shared with anyone but 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 the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation. View the complete AHA/ASA General Embargo Policies.