The NECC 4th Annual Summit
Day One: Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Call to Action to build Capacity and Decrease Disparities

The Use of Telemedicine to Support Stroke Systems of Care
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Telemedicine to Facilitate Specialized Stroke Care in Local Hospitals. The German Experience
Heinrich Audebert, MD

Telemedicine and Stroke: Hub and Spoke Model
Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD

Innovative Strategies for Planning and Evaluating Community-Wide Campaigns
Andy Riesenberg, MS

Concurrent Interactive Workshops

Establishing the NECC Stroke Coordinators Network

The NJ Stroke Network
Laura Reilly, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN

Angela N. McCall-Brown, MSN, RN

The RI Stroke Network
Celia Gomes McGillivray, RN, MPH, CHES

The Capital Region NY Stroke Network
Rose Watroba, MS, RN

Developing a SCORE Website and QI Tracking Database

Laura Coe, MPH
Facilitator: John J. Halperin, MD

Abstract 101: Writing an Abstract That Will Get Published
Neer Zeevie, MD
Facilitator: Danielle M. Louder, BS

Linkages with EMS and Acute Hospital
Greg Mears, MD
Facilitator: Martin Gizzi, MD, PhD, FAHA

Acute Stroke Evaluation: Assessing Stroke Severity
Cynthia Bautista, PHD, RN, CNRN
Facilitator: Timothy G. Lukovits, MD

State Presentations on Improving Stroke Systems of Care

Stroke System Development Through Policy: The Stroke Prevention and Treatment Act of 2009 (RIGL 23-78.1)
Rhode Island

Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP

Addressing Disparate Populations using a Culturally Adapted Media Campaign: ¿Será que es un STROKE?


Katrina D’Amore, MPH

EMS Education for Stroke Designation — Collaborating for Success in the Capital Region
New York

Christine Ball, MS, RN
Nancy J. Newkirk, MS, RPh

Enhancing Telehealth Systems to Increase Access and Improve Stroke outcomes in Maine


Danielle Louder, BS

Day Two: Friday, October 30, 2009

Plenary Session

Stroke Treatment Disparities and Secondary Prevention
Mat Reeves, PhD

Effective Community Education Programs with Evaluation
Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, PhD

Treatment in the Golden Hour
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD

tPA beyond the 3 hours
Edward Jauch, MD, MS

What Are The Meaningful outcomes for Stroke Patients After Discharge: 30 Days; 3 Months; 1 Year
Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD

Workgroup Breakout Sessions

Primordial and Primary Prevention
Magdy H. Selim, MD, PhD

Health Promotion and Community Education
Bernadette Boden-Abala, MPH, PhD
Danielle M. Louder, BS

Notification and Response of EMS
Ben Podsiadlo, EMT-P
Kevin Drew, RN, NREMT-P

Acute Stroke Treatment
Christopher Commichau, MD

Subacute Care and Secondary Prevention
Timothy G. Lukovits, MD
John J. Halperin, MD

Joel Stein, MD

In-Hospital Stroke: The Neglected Group
Frank L. Silver, MD, FRCPC

In-Hospital Stroke: The Next Frontier
Soojin Park, MD