Poster Presentations are always encouraged.  Please submit your poster abstract for approval by the organizing board by May 19th.  Poster size should be no larger than 3 feet high by 6 feet long.  Abstracts of posters will be included in the conference materials and will be available on the ISC website. The conference materials will be posted on the basis of availability from the author or presenter.  There is no formal poster presentation scheduled.  All posters will remain displayed throughout the conference.  Please be prepared to display your poster during registration on Sunday, June 19th   or before the first session begins on Monday, June 20th.  Poster presenters will have ample time for discussion during breaks and Panel discussions. Submit posters abstracts for approval to Nola Mahaney, ISC; 9221 Rumsey Road, Suite # 8; Columbia, MD 21045 or email files attachment to [email protected]. Approved poster applicants are responsible for completing a conference attendance registration form and payment of fee – visit   – and for the shipping of the poster itself.  Please contact Nola Mahaney for any questions or comments.  Please refer to “Travel Information” for hotel address and shipping information.


The conference will be held at

Husky Union Building, University of Washington;

4001 NE Stevens Way, Seattle, WA 98195

(206) 543-8131



Watertown Hotel is conveniently located just four blocks from the University of Washington. There’s no better home base if you’re checking out campus, visiting a nearby medical facility, hosting a business event or simply want to see everything that makes Seattle a world-class city. Here you’ll enjoy the kind of service that only a boutique hotel can offer including 102 smoke-free rooms, complimentary breakfast bar and a warm, inviting staff at your service 24 hours a day.

Amenities: Complimentary Shuttle Service; Bicycle Checkout Program; Dog Friendly Seattle Hotel; Earth-Friendly Seattle Hotel. Please click on more details.

4242 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

telephone: (425) 974-7133

fax: (206) 547-4937

Guest Room Rates: Studio Double Queen Suite (SDQS) and Board Room Suite (BRS) $185.00 +tax, single/double occupancy. Add $20.00 per each additional adult per room.

  • Check in begins at 4:00 ● Check out time is 12:00 noon.
  • Rates are subject to all applicable taxes and assessments, currently 15.6%
  • Group rate will be available three (3) nights pre/ post event based upon the availability of this rate at the time of request.
  • Rate includes Complimentary Wireless Internet Access and local phone calls.

METHOD OF RESERVATION: Individual call-in. Guests must e-mail [email protected] or call 866.866.7977 before Thursday, May 18, 2017 to secure their guest rooms. Guests should reference “Institute for Scientific Communications” to receive the group rate.

The online booking code is 170617DDI2. In order for your guests to book online they just need to follow the directions below. Please note that the online booking code will only work for contracted room nights. If a guest would like to come in early or stay a day later then they will need to make their reservation by calling our reservations department at 866-866-7977 or emailing them at [email protected]

  • go to either
  • click reservations
  • put in check in and check out date
  • click book now
  • click optional fields tab
  • put 170617DDI2 in group code section
  • click modify

Hotel guests have access to each property’s amenities. Watertown guests may use the pool at University Inn and University Inn guests may use the fitness room and free road bikes offered at Watertown. Both hotels offer complimentary guest laundry facilities.

Conference Registration Payment

Payment may be made by check or credit card.  Checks should be made in US $, payable to Institute for Scientific Communications, Inc.  Mail to: ISC, Inc., 9221 Rumsey Road, Suite # 8, Columbia, MD 21045, USA

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subjected to a $250.00 cancellation fee. Longer than 30 days, 100% refund (less cancellation fee). Less than 30 days, no refund but registration may be transferred to another person.  All refund requests must be in writing.  All refunds will be issued after the meeting has occurred. No refunds requests will be accepted after May 29, 2015. Please submit cancellation and refund requests including transferring of registration to: Fax:  410-869-9560; E-mail: [email protected]; Cancel Deadline: May 19, 2017

 Registration Form AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.IFSCOMM.ORG  Email to [email protected]  with remittance to: ISC, Inc. 9221 Rumsey Road, Suite # 8; Columbia, MD 21045, USA; FAX No:  (410) 869-9560.  Payment may be made by check in US$, payable to Institute for Scientific Communications, Inc. or by credit card.

Academic/Government participants will receive a 50% discount. 

Contact Nola Mahaney for Exhibitor or Sponsorship Opportunities at [email protected] or phone (410) 869-9166); or visit