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 5th Annual Summit

Day One: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Plenary Session – Making the Most with Less

David Gifford, MD, MPH

A Legislator’s Perspective

State Senator Joseph F. Vitale

Being An Advocate: Influencing Public Policy
Charles Stefanini, MPA

Breakout Sessions by State



Valerie J. Fisher



Danielle Louder and Holly Richards


Kathy Foell


New Hampshire

Lia Baroody, Nancy Pederzini


New Jersey

Martin S. Gizzi, MD, PhD, FAHA

New York
Anna Colello, Esq.


Rhode Island
Patricia C, Affleck, MSM, and Arshad Iqbal, MD


Garry Schaedal, Nicole Lukas, MA

Concurrent Workshops


How to Publish Your Data Part 1 and Part 2 

Marc Fisher, MD and Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA


Development of a Statewide EMS Stroke Triage Protocol
Bill Wang, MD, FACEP and Karen Halupke , RN, Med


Dysphagia Screening: How, When and Why?
Audrey K. Cohen, MS, CCC-SLP


Novel Simulation Lab Exercises to Improve Acute Stroke Care

Timothy Lukovits, MD and Heather A. Martin, MSN, RN, CNRN-NSCU


Interpretation of Acute Brain Imaging

Douglas Fellows, MD, FACR


Stroke Care in Maine – Analysis of All-Payer Claims Data to Measure Quality of Care

Robert W. Stein, MD

Plenary Session

How to Build and Motivate Teams

James Lijestrand, MD, MPH and Lisa Khanna, RN, BS


Day Two: Friday, October 29, 2010


Plenary Session – Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Joshua N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FAHA


Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Steven Messe, MD, FAAN


Intracerebral Hemorrhage Stroke Unit Care and Managing Risk Factors

Eric Smith, MD, MPH, FAHA


Oral Presentation of Approved Abstracts

Impact of the Use of a Multidisciplinary Rounding Tool on Compliance with Stroke Consensus Measures

William J. Peabody, MSN, RN, CCRN

Ischemic ECG Changes Predict Myocardial Injury in Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Kohei Hasegawa, MD

Visuopatial Rehabilitation After Stroke May Require More than Simple Repetition Practice

Nicole Spaldo, MS, OTR/L

Ethnic Disparities in Acute Stroke Care in New York State
Toby I. Gropen, MD, FAHA and Anna Colello, Esq.


Interactive Workshops

You’re in the Army Now: Modification of Lifestyle Behaviors for Sustainable Stroke Risk Reduction Part 1 and  Part 2 of Presentation

Anne McHugh, MS and Janet Livingston

Engaging Communities in Education of Stroke Risk Factors and Acute Care

Devin L. Brown, MD, MS

EMS and Stroke: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Charles R. Wira, MD and David C. Cone, MD

Improving Hospital Discharge for Patient Safety

Chris Manasseh, MD

The Bedside Examination of Dysphagia

Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD


Plenary Session – A Physiological Approach to Rehabilitation of Swallowing

Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD

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