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Note From the Editor Colleagues: Quarterly News Magazine I want to welcome you to the first issue of Currents for 2016, the official of the quarterly news magazine of the NCS. I am proud to say that this marks Neurocritical Care Society the eleventh year we have been publishing Currents. The Executive Office and the Communications Committee have been March, 2016 hard at work with our new vendor to relaunch the official NCS website Volume 11 - Number 1 along the way, we expect the new website to go live just shortly afterand membership directory this spring. Although we hit a few snags this issue of Currents is published. Stay tuned for additional information – including an Editor-in-Chief website launches, it will be very important for all NCS members to update their memberinstructional video – on how to maximize your experience with the new website. When the Matthew Koenig, MD profiles so the society can do a better job of meeting your needs, crediting your contributions, Honolulu, HI and tracking your educational activities. For those of you who were unable to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting in October or had to Editorial Board recorded and are available on the NCS OnDemand portal on the website. For a modest fee,make painful decisions between concurrent sessions, don’t forget that the main sessions were Romergryko Geocadin, MD NCS members and non-members can purchase access to all of the recorded talks and slides. Baltimore, MD If you haven’t checked out the NCS OnDemand portal in a little while, go take a look because Robert Kowalski, MD there is an ever-increasing amount of material available for free or for purchase. Another great Denver, CO new addition to NCS OnDemand is the new pharmacology podcast series PONS. PONS is a new series of educational podcasts on a variety of topics related to pharmacotherapy of Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD neurocritical care illnesses. These podcasts will be free for a limited time. New York, NY In addition to the OnDemand portal, the NCS is continuing to advance our footprint in Aimee Aysenne, MD on-line, on-demand education through the recent launch of Emergency Neurological Life New Orleans, LA Support (ENLS) version 2.0. The new version contains updated content in every section as well as new sections focusing on pediatric neurocritical care, pharmacotherapy, and Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MD neurocritical care for first responders. Stanford, CA For those of you looking for an intensive, in-person ENLS experience, consider registering JoAnn Taie for the one-day, on-site ENLS course at the upcoming American Association of Neuroscience Minneapolis, MN Nurses meeting or the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. Check out the advertisement in this issue of Currents for additional details. ENLS just held a successful on- Audrey Paulson, DNP site course at the Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine last month. San Jose, CA The other big news is the release of three new NCS guidelines. Guidelines on prophylaxis Kimberly Levasseur-Franklin, against venous thrombosis in neurological and neurosurgical patients, management PharmD of external ventricular drains, and use of platelet function testing in endovascular New Haven, CT the Neurocritical Care journal.neurointerventional procedures all debuted at the Annual Meeting and were just published in Katja Wartenberg, MD Halle, Germany to contribute, please email me at mkoenig95@gmail.com. I’m also on the lookout for future or wantCurrentsI hope you enjoy this issue. As always, if you have suggestions on improving Jose Suarez, MD Currents cover artwork, so send me artwork that you would like to see proudly displayed on Houston, TX an upcoming issue. Michael Rubin, MD photographer David Z. Rose, MD. David is an Assistant Professor of Vascular Neurology The cover art for this issue was submitted by NCS member and amateurOn the Cover: Dallas, TX and Medical Director of the Neuro ICU and Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of South Florida Tampa General Hospital. He took the photo just prior to the NCS Annual Tamer Abdelhak, MD Meeting last October. “Before the conference started in Arizona, my family and I went to Springfield, IL Albuquerque, New Mexico for the international hot air balloon festival. It was awesome and my wife and I shot many stunning photos of the skies with 500+ balloons floating around,” Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN David said. Chicago, IL Cheers, Saef Izzy, MD Boston, MA Matthew Koenig, MD, FNCS Editor-in-Chief 2


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