The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast


The NECC 2nd Annual Summit

Welcome to the NECC – Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Overview of the Stroke Systems of Care Model

• Primordial/Primary Prevention
• Community Education
• Notification and Response of Emergency Medical Services
• Acute Stroke Treatment
• Sub-Acute Stroke Treatment and Secondary Prevention
• Rehabilitation
• Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Activities

Host State Welcome – New York

Keynote: Trauma Designation Systems 

Donald Trunkey, MD

Keynote: Impact of New Stroke Related DRGs on Practice Medicare Reimbursement of tPA and Merci

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

Keynote: Implications for Stroke Systems of Care Implementations

Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Panel Discussion with Speakers

A Community Approach to Heart Disease and Stroke

Kathy Foell

Establishing the Proper System of Stroke Care for Rhode Island

Peter Panagos, MD

Monitoring Outcome Quality for Stroke Rehabilitation

Carl Granger, MD

Stroke Systems of Care Components State Summary of Progress to Date




New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island


Thursday, October 4, 2007

Preconference Session: Improving Performance Across the Northeast: Acute and Sub-Acute Care Results from Get with the Guidelines (GWTG)

Loretta London, RN, MHA and Zainab Magdon-Ismail, Ed.M, MPH

Welcome and Overview of the Day; Strategies for Incremental Implementation of Stroke Systems of Care

Toby Gropen, MD

Primordial/Primary Prevention & Community Outreach

Writing Group Updates on Goals and Progress

Bernadette Boden-Albala, Ph.D, MPH and Magdy Selim, MD, Ph.D

Primary Prevention Clinics: A Community-Based Perspective

Fred Callahan, MD

Implementation of Primary or Secondary Prevention in the African American or Hispanic Population

Olajide Williams, MD, MS

Moderated Group Discussion

Bernadette Boden-Albala, Ph.D, MPH and Magdy Selim, MD, Ph.D

Notification and Response of Emergency Medical Services

Writing Group Updates on Goals and Progress
Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD

The Use of Pre-Hospital Medical Records in Quality Improvement 

Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD

NEMSIS and Pre-Hospital Electronic Medical Records 

Peter Moyer, MD

Acute Stroke Treatment

Writing Group Updates on Goals and Progress 

Peter Panagos, MD

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH) Guidelines

E. Sander Connelly, Jr., MD

Lessons from New York State Stroke Center Designation Project

Sub-Acute and Secondary Prevention

Writing Group Updates on Goals and Progress

Tim Lukovits, MD

Evidence Based Secondary Stroke Prevention and Adherence to Guidelines
Mitchell Elkind, MD, MF, FAAN

Strategies to Improve Compliance and Adherence After Discharge
Cheryl Bushnell, MD

Moderated Group Discussion

Tim Lukovits, MD


Writing Group Updates on Goals and Progress

Laura Lennihan, MD

Incorporating Rehabilitation Services into a Stroke Network: Practical Approaches to Treatment During and After the Acute Care Phase

Steven Sparr, MD

Constraint Induced Therapy and Principals of Motor Learning
John Krakauer, MD

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Activities

Approaches to Disparities of Care Across the Northeast

Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH

Next Steps: Where Do We Go from Here? – Moderated Group Discussion