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NCS Currents June 2016

NCS Leadership 2015-2016 Officers Ed Manno, MD, President Michel Torbey, MD, Vice President Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, Treasurer Jose Suarez, MD, Secretary Romergryko Geocadin, MD, Immediate Past President Board of Directors Mary Kay Bader, MSN, CNS Neeraj Badjatia, MD Julian Bösel, MD Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD Guadalupe Castillo-Abrego, MD Sherry Chou, MD W. David Freeman, MD Jennifer Frontera, MD David Greer, MD Theresa Human, PharmD Sarah Livesay DNP, RN Chad Miller, MD Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD Paul Nyquist, MD Kristine O’Phelan, MD DaiWai Olson, PhD, RN Denise Rhoney, PharmD Fred Rincon, MD David Seder, MD Kevin Sheth, MD Lori Shutter, MD Wendy Wright, MD Executive Director JoAnn Taie Editor-in-Chief, Neurocritical Care Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD Neurocritical Care Society 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Phone: (952) 646-2034 Fax: (952) 545-6073 Website: www.neurocriticalcare.org Email: info@neurocriticalcare.org PRESIDENT’S COLUMN New NCS Taskforces Created at NCS Strategic Planning Meeting By Ed Manno, MD, FNCS I had a discussion a few weeks ago with some of the past presidents of our society. It was in some ways difficult for me to explain how the role of president has changed over our relatively brief time as a society. We continue to grow exponentially and the role has become progressively more administrative and managerial. The number of great ideas that have been brought forth has been truly amazing and we remain limited only by our resources of time and money. As such it has become apparent that a more focused approach on our development and growth is needed so that we could grow both thoughtfully and skillfully. The NCS leadership held a strategic planning meeting this past March at the Executive Office headquarters in Minneapolis. A number of taskforces were developed to help us move forward in the future. It is no coincidence that this year’s theme of our Annual Meeting will be “Together We Move Forward.” The taskforces that have been developed encompass a broad range of endeavors. A “branding” taskforce is being chaired by Michel Torbey and is designed to develop and promote brand awareness for our society. A “certification” taskforce will be chaired by Cherylee Chang and Michael Diringer. The goal will be to develop a long term strategy and plan to provide certification for our members. A “global” taskforce will be chaired by Romer Geocadin and will develop a plan for global expansion and integration. ENLS, led by Chad Miller, will develop a two to five year business plan to address the rapid expansion of this program, develop the necessary infrastructure, and ensure quality control. A “funding” taskforce chaired by Panos Varelas will be designed to develop a long term funding strategy for the NCS. The goals are lofty, but our Society is poised for expansion beyond that which we have seen thus far. 3


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