The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast


The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast


The NECC 4th Annual Summit

Day One: Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Call to Action to build Capacity and Decrease Disparities

The Use of Telemedicine to Support Stroke Systems of Care
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Telemedicine to Facilitate Specialized Stroke Care in Local Hospitals. The German Experience
Heinrich Audebert, MD

Telemedicine and Stroke: Hub and Spoke Model
Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD

Innovative Strategies for Planning and Evaluating Community-Wide Campaigns
Andy Riesenberg, MS

Concurrent Interactive Workshops

Establishing the NECC Stroke Coordinators Network 

The NJ Stroke Network
Laura Reilly, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN 

Angela N. McCall-Brown, MSN, RN

The RI Stroke Network
Celia Gomes McGillivray, RN, MPH, CHES

The Capital Region NY Stroke Network
Rose Watroba, MS, RN

Developing a SCORE Website and QI Tracking Database

Laura Coe, MPH
Facilitator: John J. Halperin, MD

Abstract 101: Writing an Abstract That Will Get Published
Neer Zeevie, MD
Facilitator: Danielle M. Louder, BS

Linkages with EMS and Acute Hospital
Greg Mears, MD
Facilitator: Martin Gizzi, MD, PhD, FAHA

Acute Stroke Evaluation: Assessing Stroke Severity
Cynthia Bautista, PHD, RN, CNRN
Facilitator: Timothy G. Lukovits, MD

State Presentations on Improving Stroke Systems of Care

Stroke System Development Through Policy: The Stroke Prevention and Treatment Act of 2009 (RIGL 23-78.1)
Rhode Island

Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP 

Addressing Disparate Populations using a Culturally Adapted Media Campaign: ¿Será que es un STROKE? 


Katrina D’Amore, MPH

EMS Education for Stroke Designation — Collaborating for Success in the Capital Region
New York

Christine Ball, MS, RN
Nancy J. Newkirk, MS, RPh

Enhancing Telehealth Systems to Increase Access and Improve Stroke outcomes in Maine 


Danielle Louder, BS

Day Two: Friday, October 30, 2009

Plenary Session   

Stroke Treatment Disparities and Secondary Prevention

Mat Reeves, PhD

Effective Community Education Programs with Evaluation
Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, PhD

Treatment in the Golden Hour 
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD

tPA beyond the 3 hours   
Edward Jauch, MD, MS 

What Are The Meaningful outcomes for Stroke Patients After Discharge: 30 Days; 3 Months; 1 Year

Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD

Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Primordial and Primary Prevention  

Magdy H. Selim, MD, PhD

Health Promotion and Community Education   
Bernadette Boden-Abala, MPH, PhD
Danielle M. Louder, BS

Notification and Response of EMS   

Ben Podsiadlo, EMT-P
Kevin Drew, RN, NREMT-P

Acute Stroke Treatment  
Christopher Commichau, MD

Subacute Care and Secondary Prevention   

Timothy G. Lukovits, MD
John J. Halperin, MD

Joel Stein, MD

In-Hospital Stroke: The Neglected Group 

Frank L. Silver, MD, FRCPC

In-Hospital Stroke: The Next Frontier 
Soojin Park, MD