The NECC 13th Annual Summit: Step Up to Wake Ups & Shake Ups


Opening Keynote & Plenary Session

A Sprouting Root of Recovery: Role of Stem Cells

Sean Savitz, MD- Professor , Department of Neurology, Frank M. Yatsu, MD Chair in Neurology, Director, Vascular Neurology Program, UT Health – Houston, TX

A New Dawn Defuses Through: Updates on the Trials

Raul G. Nogueira, MD- Director, Neuroendovascular Service, Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center, Grady Memorial Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Immediate-Past President, Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology (SVIN); Editor-in-Chief, Interventional Neurology Journal – Atlanta, GA

ISC Highlights & Panel Discussion

ComparASE: Tenecteplase vs. Alteplase

E. Clarke Haley, MD – Emeritus Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine – Charlottesville, VA

Going Forward or Back? AHA|ASA 2018 Guideline Update

Andrew Southerland, MD, MSc – Assistant Professor, Neurology & Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System – Charlottesville, VA

Oral Abstracts – Theory to Practice Presentations

The Impact of Extending the Acute Stroke Triage Criteria to 24 Hours from Last Known Well

Dawn Beland, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, ACNS-BC, CNRN, SCRN – Hartford Hospital – Hartford, CT

CTA Collaterals vs. CT Perfusion CBF Maps for Core Infarct Volume Assessment in Patient Transfer for Intra-Arterial Thrombectomy?

Shahmir Kamalian, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

Hospital and EMS Collaborative through an EMS Quality Group

Joshua Onyan, BSN, RN, SCRN – Upstate University Hospital – Syracuse, NY

When to Stop: Diminishing Returns from Additional Thrombectomy Passes

Scott B. Raymond, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

12 Versus 24 Hour Bed Rest After Acute Ischemic Stroke Reperfusion Therapy

Brian Silver, MD – University of Massachusetts Medical School – Worcester, MA

Thursday Afternoon General Session

Minor Stroke, Major Consequences: MaRISS and PRISMS Updates

Jose Romano, MD, FAHA, FAAN – Chief, Stroke Division, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – Miami, FL

American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award & Address – A Worthy Sole & How They Make It Work

Olajide Williams, MD, MS – Medical Director, Stroke Center, Columbia University – New York, NY

STATE STROKE SYSTEMS: Working Breakout Sessions


Richard Kamin, MD, FACEP – EMS Program Director, University of Connecticut Health Center; Medical Director, CT DPH OEMS – West Hartford, CT

Maine, New Hampshire, & Vermont

Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH – Medical Director Maine EMS, Maine Medical Center – Portland, ME

Timothy G. Lukovits, MD – Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon, NH


Jon Burstein, MD, FACEP, FAEMS – MA State EMS Medical Director, MA DPH OEMS – Boston, MA

New York

David Ben-Eli, MD, FACEP, FAEMS – Division Medical Director, Office of Medical Affairs, Fire Department New York – New York, NY

Michael Redlener, MD, FAEMS – Assistant Professor, Medical Director for EMS & Disaster Preparedness, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s & Mount Sinai West – New York, NY

Ethan Brandler, MD, MPH, FACEP – Associate Director of Emergency Medical Services, SUNY Stony Brook – Stony Brook, NY

Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS – Vice Chair, NECC; Associate Professor & Chief, Division of Pre-Hospital Medicine, University of Rochester – Rochester, NY

New Jersey

Mark Merlin, DO, EMT-P, FACEP – Chair, NJ EMS Council, Department of Health – Newark, NJ

Rhode Island

Kenneth Williams, MD, FACEP, FAEMS – Medical Director, EMS Division, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University – Providence, RI


Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout A – A Dose of Prevention – The Role of Sex, Gender & Pregnancy

Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University – Providence, RI

Eliza Miller, MD – Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University – New York, NY

Breakout B: When to Worry About Dizzy? Identification of Posterior Circulation Stroke

J. Adam Oostema, MD, FACEP – Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Grand Rapids, MI

Jonathan Edlow, MD, FACEP – Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA

Breakout C: Fragmentation & Contemplation: Transfers & Transitions of Care

Joan Breen, MD – Director of Day Rehabilitation Program, Neurology, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital – Bradford, MA

C. Miller Fisher Keynote Address

Big Data Reveals the Big Picture for Stroke Outcomes

Judith Lichtman, PhD, MPH, FAHA – Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health – New Haven, CT

Updates from 2017 Pre-Hospital Triage Studies

Enhanced Medical Control in the Pre-Hospital Triage of Patients with a Suspected Severe Stroke

Curtis Benesch, MD, MPH – Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Pre-Hospital Triage Decisions for Patients with Suscpected Stroke Due to Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke: A Decisions Analytic Modeling Cost Effectiveness Study

Kori Zachrison, MD, MSc – Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA

The Debate Stage: Mobile Technologies & Stroke Care

Where to Treat? The ED or the Street: The Argument For & Against Mobile Stroke Units

Nina Gentile, MD – Professor & Associate Chair for Research, Temple University School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

James Grotta, MD – Director, Houston Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium – Houston, TX

Human vs. Machine: Pre-Hospital Decision Making

Ethan Brandler, MD, MPH, FACEP – Associate Director of Emergency Medical Services, SUNY Stony Brook – Stony Brook, NY

Jason McMullan, MD, FAEMS – Director, Division of EMS, University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine – Cincinnati, OH