The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast


The NECC 6th Annual Summit

Quality of Care Metrics for Comprehensive Stroke Centers
Dana Leifer, MD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital


Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Primary Stroke Center Policy in the United States:  Results From 4 Case Study States
Catherine P. Slade, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management, James M. Hull College of Business, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA


What is the Best Stroke Systmes Design for Your Community?
Judy Lichtman, PhD
Dept of Epidemiology, Yale School of Medicine, CT


Plenary Session: Novel Therapies for Atrial Fibrillation
Murali Chiravuri, MD, PhD
Staff Electrophysiologist; Bridgeport Hospital/Yale New Haven Health, Danbury Hospital, Cardiac Specialists


Sodium Reduction: Current Landscape
Monika Davis, M.Ed
National Project Lead, Sodium Reduction Initiative, American Heart Association, TX


Sodium Reduction:  A Public Health Priority
Kristy Mugavero, RN, MSN, MPH
Policy Team, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Sodium Reduction: Engaging Industry
Jenifer Clapp, MPA
Project Manager, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Stroke Coordinator: The Balacing Act
Angela N. McCall-Brown, NP-C
Stroke Nurse Practitioner, Overlook Hospital, NJ


Greater New York Metropolitan Area Stroke Coordinators' Consortium
Emily Schaab, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, RN, CNRN
Stroke Center Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner, Mount Sinai Medical Center


Connecticut Stroke Coordinators Network
Heather Duggan, RN, BSN
Stroke Program Coordinator, Danbury Hospital


New Jersey Stroke Coordinators Consortium
Dana Reiner, MSN, NP-C
Neurology Stroke Nurse Practitioner, St. Josephs Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ


SCORE - The Massachusetts Experience
Claudia M. Fitzgerald, BA, MA
Stroke Program Performance & Quality Measures Coordinator, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA


Rhode Island Stroke Coorinators' Network
Susan Moore, BSN, RN
Manager Stroke Program/Special Projects; Kent Hospital, Rhode Island,


Hudson Valley New York Stroke Network
Grace Anne Capone, RN, BSN
Stroke Coordinator; Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY


Capital District New York Stroke Coordinator's Group
Margie Panetta, RN, CNRN
Stroke Program Director, Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, NY


Completing Rehabilitation:  What's the Right Dose of Therapy?
Alexander Dromerick, MD
Associate Medical Director for Research National Rehabilitation Hospital


The Real Iron Man? Robots for Stroke Rehabilitation
Joel Stein, MD
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, New York, NY


How to Motivate Your Patients to Adopt Health Lifestyles: The Key to Secondary Prevention
Elizabeth Frates, MD
Assistant Director of Medical Education, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School


NEMSIS– The Role of Data Collection and Linkage to Hospital Data
Jane H. Brice MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Implementation of a Regional Protocol for Identification and notification of Stroke Patients
Rick Petrie, EMT-P
Atlantic Partners EMS, Maine


The Massachusetts Pilot EMS Stroke Care Quality Improvement Collaborative
Kathy Foell
Director, Heart Disease and Stroke Program, Mass Dept of Public Health

Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH
Project Director, Center for Cardiovascular Health Services Research, Tufts Medical Center, Boston


Quality Improvement for Stroke in EMS - a Rural Fire Department Perspective
Captain Jeff Olmstead
Amherst Fire Department


Quality Improvement for Stroke in EMS – A Regional Approach
Sander Schultz
EMS Coordinator, Gloucester Fire Department


EMS and Hypothermia
John Potvin, EMT-C
Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services, East Providence Fire Department, RI


The NECC Rehabilitation Work Group Pilot Project 

Joel Stein, MD
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons


Current Intra-Arterial Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Gary Spiegel, MDCM
Director of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Hartford Hospital


Rapid Reversal of Newer Anticoagulation Medication in the Setting of Spontaneous Cerebral Hemorrhage 

Charles R. Wira III, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale Acute Stroke Service, New Haven, CT