2012 Speaker Presentations Click on the presentation name to download a copy.  powered by Blood Pressure and Racial Disparities in Stroke George Howard, PhD Update on a Million Hearts Mary George, MD Stroke and Heart Disease - Is there a Link Beyond Risk Factors? Daniel Lackland, MD The Effect of Duration and Age at Exposure to the Stroke Belt on Incident Stroke in Adulthood Virginia Howard, PhD What did we learn from IMS 3? Steven Levine, MD Field Triage and Diversion of Acute Stroke Charles Sand, MD and Paul Banerjee, MD Integrating Comprehensive Stroke Hospitals into a Stroke System of Care:WHY THE TRAUMA SYSTEM Joe Acker III, EMT, MPH GNE-sponsored study on statewide use of EMS and stroke outcomes in South Carolina Khosrow Heidari Update on CSCs and Acute Stroke Care Mark J. Alberts, MD Keynote Address:  FDA Drug/Device Approval and Safety Larry Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FAHA Stroke Prevention in Afib: A Neurologist’s Perspective Richard Bernstein, MD   Practical Aspects of Using New Anticoagulants in Afib and Reversal Strategies     Mark J. Alberts, MD Impact of Exercise on the Brain Kerri Remmel, MD, PhD Using Nicardipine in the Stroke Unit: Improving Patient Flow Mark J. Alberts, MD Friday, October 26, 2012 Saturday, October 27, 2012 How the National Quality Forum Selects Care Measures/CMS National Quality Measures for Stroke MJ Hampel Medication Adherence & Stroke/TIA Risk in Treated Hypertensives: National Results from REGARDS Study Doyle M. Cummings, PharmD, FCP, FCCP Economics of Stroke Care in the Stroke Belt Er Chen, MPP Certification of Comprehensive Stroke Centers MJ Hampel Forming a Stroke Center at Small Hospitals Ron Cromartie, FAHA, BS, RT Outpatient Stroke Clinics as Part of Stroke Centers Kerri Remmel, MD PhD Preventing Readmission after Stroke—New Strategies Debbie Lombardi-Hill, FAHA American Heart Association Update Carla English, MHS, MHSA CDC Update Mary George, MD ALABAMA Update Carla English, MHS, MHSA FLORIDA Update Desiree Metzger, MSN, ARNP-C KENTUCKY Update Kerri Remmel, MD, PhD Missouri Update Karen Connell MISSISSIPPI Update Cassandra Dove North Carolina Update Ron Cromartie, FAHA, BS, RT South Carolina Update Khosrow Heidari TEXAS Update Neal Rutledge, MD, FACR