Frequently Asked Questions

ISSCR 2015 VENUE INFORMATION

VENUE: Stockholmsmässan Exhibition and Convention Center
ADDRESS: Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö, Sweden
TIME TO/FROM CITY CENTER VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 5-10 minutes
TRAIN/BUS STATION: Älvsjö

Registration
1. Do I need to be a member to attend the ISSCR Annual Meeting?
No, you do not need to be a member to attend. However, members receive discounts on registration, special networking opportunities at the event, and have access to the full range of ISSCR services year-round.
2. How can I change my registrant type to member?
If you already started the registration process for the Annual Meeting as a nonmember but wish to become an ISSCR member before completing registration, please complete the ISSCR membership application and forward your email confirmation to membership@isscr.org with a request to complete registration at the member rate. We will adjust your registration and email you with further instructions.
3. What comes with my registration?
When you register for the full Annual Meeting you receive:

Access to cutting-edge research and all educational sessions
Opportunities to present your own research or learn about the newest research of your peers during poster presentations to scientists, clinicians, and industry professionals
Admission to the exhibit hall, where you can meet with industry representatives to talk about their latest technologies and products to aid in your research. 
Networking opportunities and registration to social events where you can develop relationships with peers and mentors
Meeting materials including the final program and proceedings
ISSCR15 mobile app and electronic copy of searchable abstracts, poster locations, and event alerts
Complimentary snacks and refreshments during evening receptions
Entry to pre-meeting Focus sessions and Industry Workshops
*One-day registration includes admission to all educational sessions, exhibits, poster sessions and social events scheduled for the day purchased. You may register at this rate for one day only.
4. How can I log back in to update my Annual Meeting registration?
You may update your name badge, add optional networking events, or add a hotel stay to your registration. To log in, click here. You can access your record using the same email address and password as when you registered.
5. Can I book a hotel room or change my reservation after I register?
Hotel reservations are separate from meeting registration and can be found here. Be sure to book your room before 27 March to secure ISSCR discount rates. Hotel selection is subject to change based on availability.
6. When will registration for the Junior Investigator events open?
Registration for Junior Investigator events is open at the time of abstract submission and meeting registration (11 December 2015).
7. How do I cancel my registration?
Please submit notice in writing to isscr@isscr.org by Friday, 8 May, 2015 to request a refund, minus $150 USD cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after 8 May, 2015.
Travel Awards
1. How do I apply for a travel award?
You must submit an abstract to be considered for a travel award. During the submission process you will be asked if you wish to be considered for a travel award and given the opportunity to submit a short justification of need (600 character maximum).
2. Do the travel awards cover the cost of the abstract submission fee?
No, the abstract submission fee must be paid by all abstract submitters and the fee will not be reimbursed or waived for those accepting travel awards.
3. When will I be notified about the travel awards?
Notifications will be sent by mid-April.
4. What are my chances of receiving a travel award?
Due to the large number of applications for travel awards, the ISSCR is not able to fund most requests. We suggest you explore alternative sources for travel funds early in your planning process. To increase your chance of securing an award, be sure your abstract is well-written and includes meaningful results. If English is not your primary language, have your abstract read by an English speaker.
Abstracts
1. When can I submit an abstract for the ISSCR 2015 Annual Meeting?
Abstract submission is open from 11 December, 2014 to 4 February, 2015. Please look over all the information needed to submit an abstract here before you begin your online submission.
2. Can I edit my abstract and other information after I have completed and paid for the submission?
Yes, you are able to return to the site and edit your abstract and other content at any time until the submission deadline. No edits can be made after the deadline.
3. When will I know if my abstract was chosen for a concurrent session or the poster presentation schedule?
Presenting authors will receive an email notification of their abstract placement, including information on the specific concurrent or poster session, by mid April. Note: All correspondence and notifications regarding your abstract come from abstracts@isscr.org Please confirm with your email service provider that this address is not blocked or filtered.
4. May I withdraw my abstract after the submission deadline?
Yes, however, the submission fee will not be refunded. Abstracts withdrawn by 1 May, 2015 will be excluded from electronic or print program materials. To withdraw an abstract, an email should be sent to abstracts@isscr.org and should include the abstract number.
5. Where and When will my abstract (if accepted) be published?
The ISSCR may publish the titles and authors of accepted abstracts in electronic and/or print formats before the meeting. Abstracts will be made available to meeting registrants from approximately one month prior to the meeting, although the contents are embargoed until the time of presentation. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be printed in the meeting final program. Poster abstracts will be made available in electronic form to meeting attendees in the meeting poster abstract book. Following the meeting, these materials may be made publicly available.
6. Do I have to be an ISSCR members to submit an abstract?
No, but all meeting participants are encouraged to apply for membership in the Society. ISSCR membership is open to stem cell investigators in all environments including universities, medical schools, government agencies, for profit and not-for-profit research laboratories and industries worldwide. Membership benefits include a substantial meeting registration discount. Learn more or become a member
7. Do I need to register for the meeting to present my abstract?
Yes, all presenters must also register for the meeting at the appropriate rate. Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the meeting. You can wait to register until you hear if your abstract is accepted, but you must register in order to present.
8. How long can an abstract be?
Abstracts submitted for the ISSCR Annual Meeting cannot exceed 2,000 characters not including spaces.
Late Breaking Abstracts
1. How much is the submission fee for Late Breaking Abstracts?
There is a $90.00 USD non-refundable charge to submit a Late Breaking Abstract. Pay with VISA, Mastercard or American Express credit card.
2. When will I be notified whether my Late Breaking Abstract has been accepted?
Late Breaking Abstracts submitted before 1 April will be notified mid-April. After 1 April, notifications will be sent within 10 business days of submission. The deadline for submission is 1 May, 2015. Every effort is made to accommodate abstracts meeting the submission standards described in the Call for Abstracts
3. Will my Late Breaking Abstract be eligible for an oral presentation?
No, Late Breaking Abstracts may only be presented in the poster sessions.
4. Where will my Late Breaking Abstract be published?
Late Breaking Abstracts will be viewable online in the ISSCR meeting planner and on our mobile app and in a downloadable pdf. They will not be included in the final program or electronic abstract book.
5. May I apply for a travel award or poster award with my Late Breaking Abstract?
Late Breaking Abstracts are not eligible for these ISSCR awards.
6. I started a regular abstract but did not complete the submission. Can I use this for my Late Breaking Abstract?
You will have to start a new record for your Late Breaking abstract. Your previous records, completed or incomplete are not accessible.