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. More than 4,000 cerebrovascular experts from 60 countries attend the International Stroke Conference.
International Impact: 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. 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.
Award Application: In order to support and encourage Student/Trainee and Early Career Authors, there are several awards presented at ISC. Please be sure to submit your abstract for award consideration including the Junior Investigator Travel Award Grants. NEW for ISC 2015 - the Stroke Rehabilitation Award.
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Late-Breaking Science and Ongoing Clinical Trials abstracts will not be published.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.
Advances in Clinical Research
Application of Evidence Based Practice and Quality Enhancement
Essentials of Standard and Advanced Clinical Practice
Rehabilitation and Recovery: An Ongoing Process: Community Integration
Abstracts submitted by the Aug. 12, 2014, 11:59 pm CDT 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 eight 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 oral, moderated poster, and traditional poster sessions.