FAQ Page (ISC)

Updated:Dec 15,2014
International Stroke Conference 2015 - Sessions February 11-13

Abstracts
Q:
 How do I submit an abstract?

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 2015 Abstract Embargo Policy?
A: International Stroke Conference 2015  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 interveiw 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 Failure to honor embargo policies will result in the abstract being withdrawn and barred from presentation.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 International Stroke Conference 2015 (Feb. 11 - 13, 2015)or the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium 2015 (Feb. 10, 2015)?
A: Abstract Submission. 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 on Feb. 10, 2015, or for poster or moderated poster presentation at the International Stroke Conference 2015 on Feb.11 - 13, 2015. 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

Q: Who do I contact for technical assistance with the abstract submitter?
A: E-mail support@abstractsonline.com or call (217) 398-1792.

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CME/CE
Q:
 What credits do you offer?

Q: How do I apply/get credit?
A: Successful completion of a CME/CE activity includes:

  1. Attend the program lecture sessions.
  2. 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 learn@heart.org

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Exhibits
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?

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Meeting Materials:
Q:
 How do I request meeting-specific materials?
A: Send an e-mail to aha.nsc.sessions@heart.org


 

Program
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.  Example: In 2014, we held the State-of-the-Art Stroke Nursing Symposium and the two ISC Pre-Conference Symposia before the International Stroke Conference. Detailed information for 2015 symposia are available on the Stroke Conference Web site. They include the State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium, the ISC Pre-Conference Symposia I and II.


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 (2015)
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?

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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: This is the official conference capture of the International Stroke Conference 2015. This digital video library includes all of the meeting’s sessions on DVD.* Free online access is also included – often within 24 hours of the original session. Includes State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium and the ISC Pre-Conference Symposium Stroke in the Real World: Advances in Emergency Treatment and Prevention. 

*Please note only presentations that have been approved by the speakers will be included.

Purchase at the Stroke OnDemand® booth onsite. Special discounts for members are available. 

Members will receive the Stroke OnDemand® product of slides and audio for free after the meeting. They will receive an e-mail with instructions after the conference. 


Technical Help
Q:
 What downloadable tools are often needed on the Stroke Conference Web site?
PDFs
Quicktime

RealPlayer
Media Player

Flash 10

Q: What's the best way to view the International Stroke Conference Web site?
A:  For best results, view the International Stroke Conference Web site with the Internet Explorer browser set to 1024 x 768. Make sure you have the latest version as your browser.  We recommend Internet Explorer 7.0.  You may download it free from Microsoft.  If viewing our site on Macintosh, you may experience small difficulties. We recommend all Mac users use Internet Explorer.

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

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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?
aha.nsc.sessions@heart.org
 

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