2014 Speaker Presentations Click on the presentation name to download a copy.  powered by Update on Stroke Epidemiology George Howard, PhD Is the Stroke Belt Migrating? Mary George, MD Update on the Stroke Disparities Registry Ralph Sacco, MD Prevention of Stroke in Women: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Virginia Howard, PhD Explaining the Decline in Stroke Mortality Daniel Lackland, MD Endovascular Treatment of AIS-Where Now? Dileep R. Yavagal, MD Acute Blood Pressure Management in Stroke Mark Alberts, MD Update on Stroke Center Certification Programs Jean Range, MS HFAP Programs Therese Poland The Challenge A Rural stroke system with hub-spoke & centralized routing, success or failure? Joe Acker III, MPH,EMT-P Making Telestroke Work for Our Patients David Hess, MD How ACOs and Observation Units will Impact Stroke Care Debbie Lombardi Hill, FAHA Which NOAC for Which Patient? Mark Alberts, MD Update on Reversal Agents for NOACs Mark Alberts, MD What Will CREST-2 Do and When? Thomas Brott, MD Friday, February 28, 2014 Saturday, March 1, 2014 Dr. Foster's Global Comparators Jin-Moo Lee, MD NASCAR Julian Yang, MD New NQF Initiatives Helen Burstin, MD, MPH Field Biomarkers for Stroke Daniel Laskowitz, MD New Tools for EMS Triage Evan Allen, MD             More Accurate and Rapid Imaging Options Steve Warach, MD, PhD             Beyond GWTG-What's next?? Robert Suter, DO, MHA, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM            AHA/ASA Report Carla English, BA, MHS, MHSA AANN Report Patricia Lane, MBA, BSN, RN Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Karen Connell Alabama Report Virginia Howard, PhD Florida Report Desiree Metzger, MSN, ARNP-C Mississippi Report Cassandra Dove North Carolina Report Anita Holmes, JD, MPH South Carolina Report Khosrow Heidari Texas Report Neal Rutledge, MD Virginia Report Patricia Lane, MBA, BSN, RN 19th Annual Stroke Belt Consortium: What We Learned and New Projects for 2014