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Note From the Editor Colleagues: Quarterly News Magazine I want to welcome you to the final issue of Currents for 2015, the official of the quarterly news magazine of the NCS. I hope everybody had a blast and Neurocritical Care Society serving on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee this year so, at the risklearned a lot at the NCS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale. I had the honor of of sounding like I’m congratulating myself, I have to say that the scientific December, 2015 content and plenary sessions at this year’s meeting were fantastic. Volume 10 - Number 4 The NCS should be especially proud of being able to present the results of two significant clinical trials – EuroTherm and GAMES – in advance of publication. It was Editor-in-Chief international, multi-center clinical trial testing the efficacy and safety of early hypothermia fora major coup for our society to hear the results of the EuroTherm trial – which was a large Matthew Koenig, MD intracranial hypertension after traumatic brain injury – in advance of its publication this month Honolulu, HI in the New England Journal of Medicine. For those of you who were unable to attend the Annual Meeting this year or had to make painful Editorial Board now available on the NCS OnDemand portal on the website. For a modest fee, NCS membersdecisions between concurrent sessions, don’t forget that various sessions were recorded and are Romergryko Geocadin, MD and non-members can purchase access to many 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. Check out the articles about PONS in this issue of Currents discussing the new educational podcasts on a variety JoAnn Taie of topics related to pharmacotherapy of neurocritical care illnesses. These podcasts will be free Minneapolis, MN for a limited time. Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD In addition to the OnDemand portal, the NCS is continuing to advance our footprint in on- Boston, MA line, on-demand education through the recent launch of Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) version 2.0. The new version contains updated content in every section as well as new J.J. Baumann, RN sections focusing on pediatric neurocritical care, pharmacotherapy, and neurocritical care for Stanford, CA first responders. I have to confess that I am currently overdue for my two-year renewal of ENLS recertification so I am looking forward to checking out the new content. I’m sure I am not alone Kimberly Levasseur-Franklin, in that category. PharmD New Haven, CT For those of you looking for an intensive, in-person ENLS experience, consider registering for the one-day, on-site ENLS course at the 2016 Annual Congress of the Society of Critical Care Katja Wartenberg, MD Medicine in February. Check out the advertisement in this issue of Currents for additional details. Halle, Germany The other big news from NCS communications and the Annual Meeting is the release of three Jose Suarez, MD new NCS guidelines. Guidelines on prophylaxis against venous thrombosis in neurological and Houston, TX testing in endovascular neurointerventional procedures all debuted at the meeting and will beneurosurgical patients, management of external ventricular drains, and use of platelet function Michael Rubin, MD published in upcoming editions of the Neurocritical Care journal. Dallas, TX I had a lot of fun editing this issue of Currents, especially picking out all the photographs for Tamer Abdelhak, MD articles and the Annual Meeting photo spread. This year, we had a professional photographer Springfield, IL networking, presenting, and having fun.at the meeting which resulted in a treasure trove of awesome photos of our members learning, Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN I hope you enjoy this issue. As always, if you have suggestions on improving Currents or want to Chicago, IL contribute, please email me at mkoenig95@gmail.com. I’m also on the lookout for future Currents cover artwork, so send me artwork that you would like to see proudly displayed on an upcoming Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD issue. Rochester, MN On the Cover: The cover art for this issue was submitted by NCS Executive Director JoAnn Saef Izzy, MD Taie. JoAnn says, “the photo was taken in late October in front of a family cabin located at the Boston, MA Eshquagama Country Club on Lake Eshquagama (which means “the last water” in Chippewa (Ojibwe)) in Gilbert, Minnesota. I had returned to the cabin after finishing up what is sure to be the last game of fall golf before the snow flies when I noted the spectacular sunset. To get a better glimpse, I went to the front of the cabin and snapped the picture with my camera phone.” To see the location, check out the website http://www.eshquaguma.com/. Cheers, Matthew Koenig, MD, FNCS Editor-in-Chief 2


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