The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast

   

The NECC 7th Annual Summit

Transitions of Care - Changes We All Can Believe in

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Plenary Session: Improving Care Transitions in the Acute Setting

Transitions of Care for Stroke Patients from EMS to Primary Stroke Centers

Kenneth E. Handfield, Jr.
SP Dispatcher II, EMD, ED-Q, EMT-I, Massachusetts State Police, Communications Section, Northampton, MA

 

Acute Stroke Patient Transfer from a Community Hospital to a Hospital with Endovascular Services

Robert Ecker, MD
Director of Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Surgery Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

 

The Transfer of Patients Within a Multi-Hospital System
Jeffre M. Katz, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular Neurology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

 

The NECC Assessment of Rehabilitation Pilot Project: How Should We Assess Rehabilitation Needs in Acute Care?
Joel Stein, MD
Simon Baruch Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University;
College of Physicians and Surgeons; Professor and Chief, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY

 

The STAAR Initiative – Improving Transitions and Reducing Rehospitalizations
Pat Rutherford, MS, RN
Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA

 

Voltage Drop: The Clinical Transitions of a Stroke Patient
Terrence A. O'Malley, MD, CMD
Medical Director, Non-Acute Care Services, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA


The C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award Recipient Keynote Address:

Alert to the Exception: Evidence of C. Miller Fisher’s Exceptionalism
J.P. Mohr, MD, MS
Daniel Sciarra Professor of Neurology; Director, Doris and Stanley Tananbaum Stroke Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


Plenary Session: 

Atrial Fibrillation Management in the Era of New Anticoagulants
Jack Ansell, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY


Plenary Session: Best Practices and Emerging Practices from Across the Region

 

Balancing Medication Safety with Door to Needle Time
Melissa Baxter, PharmD, BCPS 
Neuroscience Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Gates Vascular Institute - Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY

 

Using Simulation Lab Training to Improve Acute Stroke Care 
Timothy Lukovits, MD
Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

 

Minimizing Hospital Arrival to CT Times Through Innovative Hospital/EMS Collaboration 
Diane Wigmore, RN, BS, CEN
Director of Emergency Services, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA


Plenary Session: TIA: Observe, Admit or Discharge?

 

TIA: Observe
Neil Culligan, MD
Director, Danbury Hospital Stroke Center and Chief of Neurology, Danbury Hospital, CT
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

 

TIA: Admit 
Richard P. Goddeau, Jr., DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology - University of Massachusetts Medical School; UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

 

TIA: Discharge 
Mitchell J. Rubin MD, FAAN
Medical Director, Neurology Center, Capital Health, Trenton, NJ


Friday, October 19, 2012

 

Moving from a Primary Stroke Center to a Comprehensive Stroke Center
MJ Hampel, MPH, MBA
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL


The NECC Workgroup Updates

Primordial and Primary Prevention Community Education
Jennifer Nascimento, RN, BS, CRC
Stroke Coordinator, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
 
Notification and Response to EMS
William Hathaway, BS, CC/NREMT-P
Executive Director, Bennington Rescue Squad, Inc., Bennington, VT
 
Acute Stroke Care
Charles R. Wira III, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale Acute Stroke Service, Yale School of Medicine
 
Subacute Care and Secondary Prevention
Timothy Lukovits, MD
Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
 
Rehabilitation
Alyse B. Sicklick, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT


The NECC State Updates

 

Connecticut
Dawn K. Beland, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS, CNRN
Stroke Center Coordinator at The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital
 
Maine
Archana S Mahimkar, MS, MBA
Manager, Stroke Program, Neuroscience Institute at Maine Medical Center
 
Massachusetts
Laura Coe, MPH
Coordinator, Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry Program from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
 
New Hampshire
Timothy G. Lukovits, MD
Director, Stroke Program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
 
New Jersey
Martin S. Gizzi, MD
Chairman of the NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center and is the Chair of the New Jersey Department of Health Stroke Advisory Panel
 
New York
Anna Colello, Esq.
Director of Regulatory Compliance for the Cardiac Services Program at the New York Department of Health
 
Rhode Island
Michelle Barron
Coalition Manager for the Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health
 
Vermont
Christopher Commichau, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Director, Neurocritical Care & Stroke at Fletcher Allen Health Care


Impact of Emergency Department Transitions of Care on Thrombolytic Use in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Lincoln Abbott, MD, FACEP
Co-Director of the Stroke Center, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

 

HIPPA and the Feedback between Hospitals and EMS
Elizabeth Scurria Morgan
Senior Deputy General Counsel, Director, Privacy & Data Access Office, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA

 

EMS Management of Stroke Patients and Hospital Participation for Quality Assurance
Bradley Kaufman, MD, MPH
Division Medical Director, New York City Fire Department, NY


Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Emergency Medical Response Session

 

Treat Stroke in the Field: Lessons from the NIH FAST-MAG Trial
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD
Professor of Neurology, UCLA and Director, UCLA Stroke Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

Novel Methods of EMS Education for Stroke
Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH
Maine EMS Medical Director, Maine Medical Center - Department of Emergency Medicine, ME

 

Stroke Coordinators Session

 

Management of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patient
Mary Amatangelo, RN MS ACNP-BC CCRN
Senior Stroke Researcher/Nurse Practitioner, Partners Neurology,Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

 

Rehabilitation Session

 

Pharmacologic Agents to Enhance Stroke Recovery in the Post-Acute Phase
Randie M. Black-Schaffer, MD, MA
Medical Director, Stroke Program, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Psychological Adjustment to CVA: Improving Outcomes & Quality of Life
Loran C. Vocaturo, EdD, ABPP
Vice President Program Development & Education Select Medical, West Orange, NJ

 

Using Non-Invasive Brain-Stimulation to Enhance Stroke Recovery
Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease and Director of Neuroimaging and Stroke Recovery Laboratory Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cen
ter and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA