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AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute to hold second annual Stroke Summit

Media Advisory                           

For Immediate Release:  November 13, 2011

AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute to host

second annual Stroke Summit

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy among speakers


Who: More than 200 health care providers

What: To attend AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute’s second annual Stroke Summit

When: Thursday, November 15, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

           Thursday, November 16, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City

Details: The AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute will host its second annual Stroke Summit, November 15 and16 at Caesars Atlantic City Casino Hotel. More than 200 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders have registered to attend the event – which will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurological disorders.

Among the featured presenters will be Congressman Patrick Kennedy, co-founder of One Mind for Research and author and co-sponsor of dozens of bills to increase the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.  “Bringing everyone together to map out a blueprint for the first plan of basic neuroscience is our goal at One Mind,” said Kennedy. “We’re constructing the roadmap leading to the off-ramps to cures for of all neurological disorders that affect one in three Americans. Sharing our work with the various healthcare providers attending AtlantiCare’s Stroke Summit - and learning from those who present during, or attend the summit – helps us expand the brain and life-saving work we all do.”

Experts from the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, including the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute; Cape Regional Medical Center; Jefferson Neurosurgical Associates at AtlantiCare; Kennedy Memorial Hospital; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; San Antonio Military Medical Center; University of Delaware School of Nursing; University of Miami; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Newark; University of Texas Health Science Center and Virginia Hospital Center will cover topics which will discuss advances, new technologies and issues in comprehensive stroke and neurological care ranging from concussions in professional sports to

Topics and presenters include, but are not limited to: 

Thursday, November 15

Building a Comprehensive Neuroscience Network, by Robert Rosenwasser, MD, FACS, FAHA, Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professor and chairman,  Department of Neurological Surgery,   ThomasJefferson University and Hospital – 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.Palladium Ballroom B and C. 

One Mind for Research, by Congressman Patrick Kennedy -12:15 to 12:30 p.m., Diamond Club. 

Traumatic Brain Injury in Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, by Domenic Colletta, MD, chief ringside physician, New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, and medical director, Cape Regional Medical Center Emergency Department - 3:45 to 4:15 p.m., Palladium Ballroom B and C.

Neurosurgical Support of Operation Enduring Freedom, by Christopher Koebbe, Lt. Col. United States Air Force,  MC - 4:15 to 5 p.m.,  Palladium Ballroom B and C.

November 16         

Refining Primary and Secondary Stroke Prevention Strategies, by Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA, chairman and professor of Neurology and Epidemiology and Public Health, Neurosurgery and Human Genetics; Olemberg professor and chairman of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Florida.

Concussions in the NFL, by Sidharta Chandela, MD, Neurovascular Specialists, PLC, Department of Neurosurgery, Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, Virginia – 11:55 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.,  Palladium Ballroom B and C.

Different Strokes – An Intimate Memoir, by Steve Boorstein, stroke survivor and author of Different Strokes – An Intimate Memoir for Stroke Survivors, Families, and Care Givers, © 2011 by Steven Boorstein, of Boulder Colorado  – 12:20 to 1 p.m.

About Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008. This dramatic piece of legislation provides tens of millions of Americans who were previously denied care with access to mental health treatment. 

Kennedy is the co-founder of One Mind for Research, a newly formed national coalition that is seeking new treatments and cures for neurologic and psychiatric diseases of the brain that afflict one in every three Americans. One Mind for Research is dedicated to dramatic enhancements in funding and collaboration in research across all brain disorders in the next decade. This historic grassroots endeavor unites efforts of scientists, research universities, government agencies, industry, and advocacy organizations across the country.  

Kennedy has authored and co-sponsored dozens of bills to increase the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including the National Neurotechnology Initiative Act, the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act, the COMBAT PTSD Act, and the Alzheimer’s Treatment and Caregiver Support Act.

Kennedy is a winner of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Distinguished Service Award, the Society for Neuroscience Public Service Award, the Autism Society of America Congressional Leadership Award, the Depression and Bipolar Support Paul Wellstone Mental Health Award, and the Epilepsy Foundation Public Service Award. He is also founder of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the 21st Century Healthcare Caucus.

About the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute

AtlantiCare’s Neurosciences Institute is based at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus. The team uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat

stroke and stroke-like syndromes and other neurological disorders of the brain and spine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has designated ARMC City Campus, Atlantic City, a comprehensive stroke center, and ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona, a primary stroke center. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. 

For more information about ARMC’s second annual Stroke Summit, or other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

Media contact: Jennifer Tornetta, 609-569-7010, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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