The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association maintains the highest standards for abstract acceptance and program development. The goal is to bring a spectrum of the very best stroke science to ISC - 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 2015.
Network with International Leaders in the Stroke Field: Attend ISC and discuss your findings with stroke research and practice experts from around the globe. Almost 3,800 cerebrovascular experts from nearly 60 countries attend the International Stroke Conference.
International Impact: Media coverage from around the world resulted in more than 1.4 billion media impressions from nearly 1,500 stories for ISC 2013. 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. So your research could have global impact.
Virtual Reach: The ISC virtual reach through the AHA/ASA Web site, e-mails, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter activity reached more than 90,000 people daily.
Published Abstracts: Accepted ISC and Nursing Symposium 2015 Abstracts will be published online in February 2015 on the AHA’s 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.
Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials abstracts will not be published. They will be available online on the International Stroke Conference 2015 Web site on February 11, 2015.
A non-refundable $30 processing fee will be required for each abstract submitted. The fee covers administration and online costs associated with the submission, grading, notification and slotting processes.
In order to encourage a broad range of science and speakers, international authors and junior authors are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation.
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Abstract Submission Information (ISC and Nursing Symposium)
Acute Endovascular Treatment Acute Neuroimaging Acute Nonendovascular Treatment Aneurysm Basic and Preclinical Neuroscience of Stroke Recovery Cerebral Large Artery Disease Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery Community/Risk Factors Diagnosis of Stroke Etiology Emergency Care/Systems Experimental Mechanisms and Models In-hospital Treatment Intracerebral Hemorrhage Nursing Outcomes, Quality and Health Services Research Pediatric Stroke Preventive Strategies SAH and Other Neurocritical Management Vascular Biology in Health and Disease Vascular Cognitive Impairment Vascular Malformations
Advances in Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Application of Evidence Based Practice Essentials of Standard Clinical Practice and Stroke Center Development Rehabilitation and Recovery: An Ongoing Process: Community Integration
Abstracts submitted by the Aug. 13, 2013, 11:59 pm CT deadline are posted to a secured Web site for blinded review. A team of your peers, selected by the International Stroke Conference Program Committee, independently grades abstracts in their category and assigns each a score. Your abstract's score is the mean of all submitted scores - the result of at least seven graders’ assessments. (The reviewers rank the abstracts from 1-10 with 10 being the best available score.) A percentile grade is then created for each score, reflecting the standing of the abstract within that category/topic.
After the percentile grades are compiled for the abstracts, category chairs select and assemble the abstracts with acceptable scores into sessions. Sessions are reviewed at a meeting each September and slotted into the master program. Abstracts are presented at both oral and poster sessions.