Collaborative Stroke Management

The 3rd Annual NJ Conference on Collaborative Stroke Management will continue to address the development of collaborative partnerships between primary and comprehensive stroke centers.

This year’s focus will expand to additionally analyze the complexities involved in maintaining collaborative relationships across a health system network and within neighboring facilities outside the network. Evidence based process improvement in stroke systems of care and their benefits for patients will be discussed. Future directions in expediting delivery of care within comprehensive stroke centers will be reviewed.

A discussion of emergency management of stroke from the perspective of a comprehensive and primary stroke center will follow. The role of advanced imaging in patient selection will be explained including the use of Perfusion software.

Neurosurgical procedures appropriate for patients who have suffered strokes and other neurovascular incidents will be presented. An update will be provided on the results of an aftercare project and research in progress within the rehabilitation setting. The nursing model in place at the HMH-JFK Stroke & Neurovascular Center will be overviewed with the goal of illustrating the future direction of an advanced stroke program.

A panel of physicians representing primary and comprehensive stroke centers will present individual cases illustrating various facets of stroke care with emphasis on the manner in which comprehensive and primary stroke centers can collaborate in providing optimal care for the patient and community.

An expert panel of moderators will help facilitate the questions from the audience. Moderators will also give their input and experience on different aspects of specialized care being discussed in each segment of the program. The experience from across the nation and different hospital networks would be amalgamated into a discussion facilitated through the expert panel of moderators.

The keynote presentation for this conference will be delivered by Dileep Yavagal, MD. He is also the recipient of the honorary lecture award for this year. The Award will be presented by Martin Gizzi, MD, PhD.

Dr. Dileep R. Yavagal, MD is the Director of Interventional Neurology; Co-Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery; and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Miami & Jackson Memorial Hospitals. Dr. Yavagal is renowned for his current research on the therapeutic uses of stem cells in stroke patients and will be this year’s recipient of the Dr. Martin Gizzi Distinguished Lecture Award.


  • When

  • Friday, September 14, 2018
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • HMH-JFK Conference Center
    70 James St.
    Edison, New Jersey 08820

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