Student / Trainee / Early Career Professionals

Updated:Oct 2,2014
International Stroke Conference 2016, Feb. 16-19, 2016

Student / Trainee / Early Career Professionals 

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Discover the Exceptional Programming for Young Professionals at the International Stroke Conference 2015!

Be a pioneer in the fight against stroke! Register now for the world’s premier educational event dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease - the International Stroke Conference 2015, held February 11-13 in exciting downtown Nashville, Tennessee - one of the New York Times' top 15 places to visit! (opens in new window) This 2½-day conference provides young professionals the opportunity to network with the world’s leading experts in the cerebrovascular field and offers exemplary programming designed to help further their education and career goals. Intensify your conference experience by attending the pre-conference symposium* planned exclusively for young stroke professionals - Emerging Trends for Stroke Trials: Biomarkers, Adaptive Trial Design, Repair Trials, and New Endpoints. The International Stroke Conference is your tool for stroke knowledge.

*Separate registration fee required.

Abstracts  |  Program Information  |  CME Information  |  Registration Information  

What's New?
We encourage and invite young professionals to submit their abstracts to and register for the International Stroke Conference 2015! The 2½-day conference provides young professionals the opportunity to network with more than 4,000 cerebrovascular experts representing almost 60 countries, and offers extraordinary programming that delivers more than 1,500 stimulating presentations emphasizing basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of stroke pathophysiology to develop more effective prevention and treatment.
Do you want to be a leader in the stroke field? It starts here at the International Stroke Conference - an invaluable experience for stroke professionals in every stage of  their career. Education. Inspiration. Illumination.

Programming Highlights
  • Junior Investigator Potential Grant Proposal Mentoring Sessions
  • Together to End Stroke: Global Stroke Strategies for the 25 by 2025 WHO Targets
  • Clinical and Basic Perspectives on the Role of Physical Activity and Neural Progenitors in Stroke Recovery: The ASA-Bugher Collaborative Studies
  • Genetics and Stroke Outcome
  • Door-to-needle or Call-to-needle Challenges Across Health Care Systems
  • The Next Big Thing in Stroke (at Lightning Speed) 
  • STAIRing Down the Barrel of a Loaded Research Gun: How Useful Are the STAIR Criteria 15 Years Later? (Debate)
  • More than 1,000 abstract oral and poster presentations in 21 stroke categories

Students and Early Career Professionals are the future of stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The International Stroke Conference offers you the opportunity to network face-to-face with over 4,000 cerebrovascular experts while choosing from more than 1,500 compelling invited and abstract presentations. The programming at ISC also includes two symposia dedicated to providing feedback for research proposals from early career investigators. This year, we also have a special pre-conference symposium for Student and Early Career Professionals – Emerging Trends for Stroke Trials: Biomarkers, Adaptive Trial Design, Repair Trials, and New Endpoints. We welcome you to become a part of the ISC family and look forward to expanding our partnership with you.

Kyra J Becker, MD, FAHA, Chair, International Stroke Conference Program Committee 2015


Be a pioneer in the stroke field! Submit your Late-Breaking Science abstracts and Ongoing Clinical Trials abstracts to the International Stroke Conference 2015! Additional information.

Why You Should Submit Your Science to ISC 2015!

The deadline to submit a Late-Breaking Science abstract or an Ongoing Clinical Trials abstract is Wednesday, November 5.

Program Information

Keep checking back for specific ISC 2015 programming updates for Students, Trainees and Early Career Professionals!

Junior Investigator Sessions
These sessions provide an opportunity for junior investigators to present their ideas for possible grant proposal submissions and receive constructive feedback from senior investigators in a supportive atmosphere of collaboration and networking. Junior investigators will gain valuable experience expressing their grant ideas in an oral session and interacting with senior investigators for the purpose of refining research ideas. It is the expectation of the Program Committee that this session will result in stronger grant submissions from the junior investigators selected for presentation. Other junior investigators attending the session in the audience and contributing to the discussion period will also benefit by experience by being exposed to research approaches and grantsmanship ideas presented by the senior faculty that could stimulate their own research productivity. 

Early Career Lunches
Fellow and Early Career Luncheon: Developing Successful Career Paths in Stroke
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 12:10 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Fellow and Early Career / Stroke Leader Roundtable Luncheon
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 12:10 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

CME/CE Information

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Full CME/CE Information for ISC, the Stroke Nursing Symposium and the ISC Pre-Conference Symposia


Become a Member and Save!

Student/Trainees and Early Career Professionals - save up to $500* on ISC 2015 registration fees, when you become a member on or before Dec. 10, 2014.

*Registration savings depend upon registration level and membership tier and you must register by the Early Registration deadline.

We know you want the best career resources. Our Professional Membership gives you top-notch tools to maximize your growth as a young professional. Our goal is for all young professionals to play a crucial role in our prestigious organization. We give you opportunities to meet and dialogue about specialty and career issues with other young members and more senior professionals across the globe.