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11th National Stroke Centers of Excellence

Date: 21st September 2016 - 23rd September 2016 Location: Los Angeles - California - USA

ACI’s 11th National Stroke Centers of Excellence

ACI is excited to announce our 11th National Stroke Centers of Excellence conference September 21-23, 2016. A dedicated forum to learn and network with representatives from organizations nationwide that are prepared to deliver superior service to a growing population.

Our event will be an exploration of techniques to better equip stroke centers with the latest strategies and advancements in medical technology through real case studies, research findings and organizational models from renowned stroke and neurology programs. The top neuroscience centers in the country will showcase their successes and share strategies in achieving excellence in patient care as well as the business of stroke care.

This year’s conference will highlight and discuss a myriad of topics that are relevant to providing ideal patient care. Topics of interest that will be introduced and discussed are the use of up-to-date methods, treatments and equipment, as well as ways to improve our treatment options in effort to continue combating the nation’s fifth leading cause of death. We will also explore the benefits and impact the newest recommendations by national organizations, and updates to billing and reimbursement policies.

This two-day, case-study-based industry event will focus on implementing comprehensive stroke programs and services to maximize competitive advantage, meet increased demand and exceed patient satisfaction. The goal of this event is to bring industry leaders together, highlight the best practice achievements, and discuss the current issues and developments in stroke care and the neurology community.


21st September 2016
23rd September 2016



Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
360 N Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States

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  • How to plan and develop comprehensive stroke centers and programs from the ground up to deliver effective, high quality care
  • Building the business case for a Primary Stroke Center
  • Emerging trends and strategic opportunities in acute stroke care and treatments: Positioning for success
  • Leveraging teams to create primary and comprehensive stroke centers
  • 60 minutes or less — decreasing time to treatment
  • A third tier in stroke system care, Acute Stroke-Ready Hospitals (ASRHs)
  • Improved Stroke Outcomes resulting from a focus on Certification
  • Telestroke: Setting up successful regional stroke system using telemedicine
  • Joint Commission certification of distinction and recertification
  • Reimbursement issues and return on investment
  • Advancing from Primary Stroke Center to a Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Integrating air-medical services in acute stroke care
  • CMS update on stroke — adjusting for stroke severity
  • Outcomes and Measurement
  • Improving quality of care, staff efficiency and cooperation, while reducing LOS and indirect costs
  • Staffing models – Recruiting
  • Nuts and bolts of business/medical management of stroke programs

Administrative and clinical leaders representing Community Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, Acute-Trauma Centers, Health Systems, Rehabilitation Hospitals & Long-Term Care Facilities.

Primary Titles include:

  • Administrators & Directors of Stroke Services and Programs
  • Directors of Neuro-Interventional Radiology
  • Chief Administrators
  • CEOs and COOs
  • Medical Directors
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of Neuroscience
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of Patient Care Services
  • VPs of Referral Development
  • VPs of Clinical Services
  • Directors of Acute Care Services/ICU



As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges — such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease — faced by families and healthcare systems today. But, we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we’re now among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 160 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

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Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of health imaging informatics solutions, including: advanced visualization, enterprise image viewing solutions and business intelligence technology designed to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company’s solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere.

Website: www.vitalimages.com


Merz North America

Merz Neurosciences is dedicated to delivering a better total experience to patients and physicians in neurosciences. We strive to deliver meaningful treatment options and a better patient experience in order to meet the needs of each person we serve. Merz Neurosciences is an important contributor to the U.S. neurosciences space, offering a well-balanced product portfolio that includes the neurotoxin Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and Cuvposa™ (glycopyrrolate) Oral Solution.

Website: www.merz.com



YoungStroke aims to raise awareness, increase knowledge and share good practice about stroke in young adults under 65 through research and education.

Website: www.youngstroke.org

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