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Day 1 - Morning Plenary Session | Day 1 - Afternoon Breakout Sessions | Day 2

The goal is to develop publishable recommendations about developing templates for systems of stroke care and suggestions for dealing with barriers to providing optimal stroke care.
Session One:
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Session Two:
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Session Three:4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Public Recognition of Stroke

  • This session will focus on public education, the first link in the chain. Participants will identify key stakeholders in developing and running educational programs (e.g., public education providers, EMS system administrators and medical directors, EM physicians and neurologists, hospital administrators, and others) and focus their discussion on necessary medical and educational resources.

    Chair: Lewis B. Morgenstern, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System

    Co-Chair: Wayne Rosamond, Ph.D., Co-Director, CVD Epidemiology Training Program, University of North Carolina
  • Choosing Your Level of Care

  • This session will focus on making the most of the existing treatments and also other aspects of stroke management. Stroke centers versus stroke services and how the standard of care varies with available resources will be discussed.

    Chair: Andy Jagoda, M.D., Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

    Co-Chair: Arthur M. Pancioli, M.D., Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • Professional Education

  • This session will focus on how to promote targeted continuing medical education for stroke care providers and how to involve various professional organizations in the circulation of the recommendations of this conference so that they become part of medical school and residency training curricula.

    Chair: Patrick D. Lyden, M.D., Director, Stroke Center, University of California at San Diego Medical Center

    Co-Chair: Susan Hickenbottom, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan Health System4
  • Templates for Organizing Stroke Triage

  • This session will focus on EMS triage policies and hospital resource criteria and recommendations regarding levels of service, especially for special settings (e.g., rural areas). The session will include commentary from CMS and legal specialists, and discuss development of registries and quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance.

    Chair: David Persse, M.D., Physician Director, Emergency Medical Services, City of Houston

    Co-Chair: Richard C. Hinton, M.D., Director, Stroke Service at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
  • Incentives for Stroke Treatment

  • This session will focus on financial strategies and other means to provide incentives for neurologists and hospitals to establish stroke care, and how to convince the public and third party payers that doing so is in their best interest.

    Chair: Sandra M. Schneider, M.D., Chair of Emergency Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Co-Chair: Larry B. Goldstein, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Duke University Medical Center
  • Support Systems for Providers

  • This session will focus on identifying possible mechanisms for online consultation and other support services for EM physicians and others as well as development of other innovative techniques in the field for supporting other health care providers on the frontlines.

    Chair: Sidney Starkman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine/Emergency Medicine and Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles, Director, Emergency Neurology Program, Co-Director, UCLA Stroke Center, UCLA Emergency Medicine Center

    Co-Chair: Phillip A. Scott, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan
    5:15 p.m.Adjournment
    6:00 p.m. -
    7:15 p.m.
    7:15 p.m.Session Moderators and Co-Chairs Writing Group Meetings

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