The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)

Dedicated to Improving Stroke Systems of Care Across the Northeast

   

The NECC 8th Annual Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Welcome, Overview and The NECC Update
Joel Stein, MD

Chair, The NECC; Simon Baruch Professor and Chair, Dept.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


Becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center: A Guide to Certification Comprehensive Stroke Center: A Guide to Certification

Lori M. Massaro MSN, CRNP 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Stroke Institute, Pittsburgh, PA


Transferring Patients from a Primary Stroke Center Hospital to a Comprehensive Stroke Center Hospital
Mark J. Alberts, MD FAHA

Vice Chair, Dept. of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX


Facilitating Patient Hand Off
Lt. Rommie L. Duckworth, LP

Paramedic EMS Coordinator, Ridgefield Fire Department, Ridgefield, CT


Pre-Hospital Labs Performed By EMS for Suspected Stroke Treatment (Selected Best/Emerging Practice)
Kevin Gurney, BS, CCEMT-P, I/C

Director of Education, Delta Ambulance, Waterville, ME


Emergency Medical Services Breakout Sessions


EMS Feedback: Using Communication and Education to Improve Quality of Care
Caryn Amedee; BSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Manager, Stroke Program; Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI


EMS Feedback Quality Improvement: What to Do with the Feedback Once You Have It!
Bradley Kaufman; MD, MPH, FACEP

Division Medical Director, New York City Fire Department; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New York, NY


Drip and Ship - Now What?
Vicki Blanchard, BS

Paramedic, New Hampshire Bureau of EMS, Concord, NH

Nicole Keefe, RN, BSN

Stroke Program Manager, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH


Reducing Hospital Time Targets Through EMS Stroke Pre-Notification
Mirian Barrientos, MPH, CPHQ

EMS QI Coordinator, Coverdell Assistant Director; Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA


Making Stroke Alerts Work: The Nitty-Gritty From the EMS Perspective
Jim Welcome, CCEMTP

CES Coordinator WMASS, American Medical Response, Springfield, MA


Stroke Coordinator Breakout Session


Innovative Ways to Approach Being a Patient Advocate for Peg Tube Placement
Sandeep Kumar, MD, FAHA; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Stroke of Genius: Innovative Stroke Educational Programs
Cindy Barrere, PhD, RN, CNS, AHN-BC; Director of Faculty Development & Professor, School of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT


Death by Data - Survival of the Fittest!
Joanne Lauten RN, BSN; Stroke Coordinator, Mather Hospital, Port Jeffeson, NY

Rebecca Violette, RN; Neuroscience Data Coordinator; Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


Rehabilitation Breakout Session


Lower Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke: Insights from the FASTEST Trial
Michael O'Dell, MD 

Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


Vision Rehabilitation Following a Stroke
Neera Kapoor, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY-College of Optometry; Chief, Vision Rehabilitation Services at SUNY-College of Optometry's University Eye Center, New York, NY


Virtual Reality and Stroke Rehabilitation
Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor and Director Rivers Lab, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


Ethics in Rehabilitation
Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP

Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Program Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, MA


Friday, October 18, 2013


Stroke by State: Updates in Stroke Care in The NECC Region


Connecticut
Charles R. Wira III, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine and Yale Acute Stroke Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital;Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Maine
Eileen Hawkins, RN, MSN, CNRN 

Stroke Program Coordinator and Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME


Massachusetts
Laura Coe, MPH

Director, Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry Program, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention & Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA


New Hampshire
Timothy Lukovits, MD

Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH


New Jersey
James McKinney, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Medical Director, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ


New York
Anna Diane Colello, Esq.

Director, Regulatory Compliance, Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health, Rensselaer, NY


Rhode Island
Arshad Iqbal, MD

Chair, Rhode Island Stroke Task Force; Chief of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center, Kent Hospital, Warwick,  RI


Vermont
Sharon Kenney, RN, CCRC

Clinical Program Coordinator–Stroke, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT


Critical Care of Stroke
Stephan A. Mayer, MD

Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Director, Neuro-ICU, New York - Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY


Selecting The Right Patient For Thrombolysis: Where Do We Stand?
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA

 Vice Chair, Dept. of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 


The NECC Work Group Updates

 
Primary Prevention and Community Education
Richard Goddeau, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts - Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA


Emergency Medical Services
John Potvin, EMT-C

Director of Emergency Medical Services, East Providence Fire Department, East Providence, RI


Acute Stroke Care

Charles R. Wira III, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine and Yale Acute Stroke Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Sub Acute
Timothy Lukovits, MD

Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH


Rehabilitation
Alyse B. Sicklick, MD

Medical Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT


The NECC Publications
Charles R. Wira III, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine and Yale Acute Stroke Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Look, Don’t Overlook:  The Importance of Oral Health  (Selected Best/Emerging Practice)
Vickie Romel-Nichols RN, MSN, CRRN, CBIS

Nurse Manager, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; Chester, NJ


Implementation of a Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic  (Selected Best/Emerging Practice)
Eileen Hawkins, RN, MSN, CNRN

Stroke Program Coordinator and Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME


Developing Partnerships Between Healthcare Professionals and Family Caregivers, Especially During Transitions in Health Care Settings
Jennifer L. Rutberg, MSW

Senior Program Manager, Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund; New York, NY


Stroke Trial Results
Brian Silver, MD, FAHA, FAAN

Director, Stroke Center, Rhode Island Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI


The Regional Revolution: ACOs and Stroke Care
Creagh Milford, DO, MPH

Associate Medical Director, Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA