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Join us for the in-person event + Virtual Experience,

February 8-10, 2023

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center | Dallas, Texas


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MEDIA ACCESS REQUIREMENTS for ISC 2023

Please review the updated registration requirements and AHA Embargo and Recording Policies, including who is eligible to apply for embargoed access to AHA/ASA news media materials via the password protected newsroom (PPN).

It is a two-step registration process (1 for attending in person or virtually and 2 ONLY if you are not already registered to access the AHA password protected newsroom)

Step 1: All journalists must REGISTER HERE for access to the main ISC 2023 virtual meeting. Media who register to attend in-person will have access to sessions on-site in Dallas and on the virtual platform.

  • Meeting registration includes an “electronic badge” that will provide access to the live, main event (late-breaking science) sessions virtually.
  • Technical assistance for the online registration process is available via a link at the bottom of each page of the registration form.

Step 2: Separate, approved login credentials are required for journalists to access the embargoed ISC Password Protected Newsroom (ISC PPN).

  • You only have to register for the PPN access IF you do not already have an active PPN login. You do not need to re-register.
  • If you are not currently accessing an AHA/ASA PPN, you may apply for access at the link below.
  • When you open the link, approved media may login on the left of the page or select the link on the right of the page to request PPN access.
  • Once logged in, please see the Home tab for important information on navigating the ISCPPN.
Access to Embargoed ISC 2023 Password-Protected Newsroom (ISCPPN)

Please do not share this link; log-ins to the PPN are monitored.


Embargoed Dates and Times:

  • Advance News Kit/Non-Late-Breaking Science News Releases: The embargo for non-late breaking abstracts lifts at 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET, Thursday, February 2, 2023. Downloadable video interviews (recorded via Zoom) with ASA experts are available and offer perspective on featured abstracts.
  • Awards release: The embargo for the awards release lifts at 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
  • Late Breaking Science: The embargo for each Late-Breaking Science (LBS) abstract lifts at the start time of the first presentation in the Late-Breaking Main Event in which it is presented, on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Feb. 8, 9 and 10, 2023, as noted in the news media materials.
Content/Schedule are subject to change – All times listed are Central Time.
For questions regarding AHA/ASA’s embargo policy, contact the AHA Communications Department at ahacommunications@heart.org. Penalties for breaking an embargo will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Circumstances of the embargo violation will be evaluated before a determination is made regarding appropriate penalties.

News from ISC 2023 will be added after the embargo lifts:

February 2, 2023

February 7, 2023

February 8, 2023

February 9, 2023

February 10, 2023