International Stroke Conference

International Stroke Conference 2015 Sessions: February 11-13

When and Where

Nursing Symposium: Feb. 10
Pre-Con Symposia: Feb. 10
Sessions: Feb. 11-13
Exhibits: Feb. 11-12

Downtown Nashville, TN
201 5th Ave S
Music City Center
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Abstract Submission for ISC 2016 and the Stroke Nursing Symposium 2016 will open Wed, May 20, 2015.

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Why Attend?

Be a catalyst in the fight against stroke! Save the date for the world’s premier educational event dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease - the International Stroke Conference 2016, to be held February 17-19, 2016 in exciting Los Angeles, California!

This 2½-day conference provides the opportunity to network with almost 4,400 cerebrovascular experts representing over 60 countries; it offers outstanding programming that delivers more than 1,500 compelling presentations in 21 categories emphasizing basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the goal to develop more effective prevention and treatment. Maximize your conference experience by attending one of the three exciting pre-conference symposia:

The International Stroke Conference - connecting the world to stroke science. 

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 Mayor Karl F. Dean "It is a pleasure to welcome you to our great city as you take part in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference."

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ISC 2016 Abstract Submission Opens: Wed, May 20, 2015
ISC 2016 Abstract Submission Closes: Tues, Aug 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm CDT

Why Submit?


  • Discuss your findings with stroke research and practice experts from around the globe. Almost 4,400 cerebrovascular experts from 60 countries attend the International Stroke Conference.
  • Media coverage from around the world resulted in almost 1 billion media impressions from more than 1,600 stories for ISC 2014. Impressions from major media outlets included the Associated Press, CBS News, ABC News, Good Morning America, Fox News, The Telegraph, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, HealthDay, Cardiology Today, and many more. Social media activities during ISC 2013, including live tweeting on Twitter during the three news conferences, resulted in a total of 1,309 Tweets and 7.4 million impressions. Your research could have global impact.
  • The ISC virtual reach through the AHA/ASA Web site, e-mails, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter activity reached more than 90,000 people daily. 


  • Student/Trainee and Early Career Authors - please be sure to submit your abstract for award consideration including the Junior Investigator Travel Award Grants.


  • Accepted ISC and Nursing Symposium Abstracts will be published online in February 2016 on the Stroke journal Web site. The top 20 scoring ISC abstracts will be invited to submit a manuscript for expedited peer review and publication based on their abstract to 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.

Key Dates

Sept 17 Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to qualify for early registration and housing
Oct 1 FAHA / VIP Registration and Housing Opens
Oct 8 Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials Abstract Submission Opens
Oct 8 Member Registration and Housing Opens
Oct 15 Nonmember/Media Registration and Housing Opens
Nov 5 Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials Abstract Submission Closes at 11:59 pm CDT - DEADLINE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED
Dec 10 Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to receive Early Registration Rates
Dec 24 Deadline for Early Registration Rates
Dec 25 Advance Registration Rates apply
Jan 7 Deadline to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member to receive Member Registration Rates
Jan 21 Deadline for Advance Registration Rates
Jan 22 Standard Registration Rates apply
Feb 10 State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium
Feb 10 ISC Pre-Conference Symposium I: Stroke in the Real World
Feb 10 ISC Pre-Conference Symposium II (Students/Trainees/Early Career):
Feb 11 - 13 International Stroke Conference

Program Information

General Information

The International Stroke Conference is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. This 2½-day conference features more than 1,500 presentations that emphasize basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology with the overall goal of developing more effective prevention and treatment. Sessions in clinical categories will center on stroke community risk factors, emergency care, acute neuroimaging, endovascular and nonendovascular treatment, diagnosis, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, in-hospital treatment, and outcomes of stroke. Sessions in basic science categories focus on vascular biology in health and disease, experimental mechanisms and models, and basic and translational neuroscience of stroke recovery. Further specialized topics include rehabilitation and recovery, pediatric stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, nursing, preventive strategies, vascular cognitive impairment, aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage and other neurocritical management, vascular malformations, and ongoing clinical trials. Cutting-edge presentations on these topics attract a wide range of healthcare professionals and investigators including adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists, physiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, pharmacists, and basic researchers spanning the fields of cerebrovascular function and disease.

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