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Logistical information for the 2008 International Stroke Conference
Date:2/20/2008

TO: Reporters, producers and editors

FROM: AHA Communications: (Dallas) Director Carrie Thacker (214) 706-1665; Sr. Mgr. Cathy Lewis 706-1324; Bridgette McNeill 706-1135; Julie Del Barto (broadcast) 706-1330; Karen Astle 706-1392; Darcy Spitz (New York) (212) 878-5940; Wynette Randolph 706-1173; & Joanna Carr 706-1396.

RE: American Stroke Associations International Stroke Conference 2008 Wednesday, Feb. 20 to Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.

Here is some logistical information about the conference. If you have any questions, please contact Bridgette McNeill, Wynette Randolph, Carrie Thacker or Julie Del Barto (broadcast).

News releases and news tips: This news kit contains eight news releases and 18 news tips. Embargo times are posted on each release or tip. All times are Central Standard Times.

Video news release: Video news releases on abstract (P241) will be transmitted to television stations at 9 a.m. CST (10 a.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 20. For times, coordinates and additional information contact Julie Del Barto at (214) 706-1330; julie.delbarto@heart.org.

ONSITE INFORMATION:

The News Media Center:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La., Hall A, Room 217
Telephone: (504) 670-7908
Hours of operation: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Feb. 19 for onsite registration;
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21;
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST, Friday, Feb. 22.

Reporters must supply their own computers.

News Conferences: There will be daily news conferences are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 20; 8 a.m. CST on Thursday, Feb.21; and 9:45 a.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 22 in Room 218.

Interview opportunities: Interview Opportunities will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Room 218 for researchers whose work
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Contact: Bridgette McNeill
504-670-7908
American Heart Association
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