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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN Looking Forward to an Exciting Year after the Annual Meeting NCS Leadership 2015-2016 By Ed Manno, MD, FNCS Wow!! What a year and what a meeting! Officers Ed Manno, MD, president Many of you have heard me say that planning the NCS Annual Meeting is Michel Torbey, MD, vice president like planning a five-day wedding. You just hope that people show up and Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, treasurer behave and that there are no major catastrophes. It is in large part a leap of faith. Jose Suarez, MD, secretary Romergryko Geocadin, MD, In retrospect, I probably did not need to be so worried. The staff was fantastic and nearly immediate past president everything went off without a glitch. Special thanks to Kayla Stidger and all of the NCS staff whose professionalism again shone through. However, what really makes the meeting is the enthusiasm of the attendees. I continue to be amazed of how the society continues to grow and Board of Directors thrive almost entirely on the passion of its members. Mary Kay Bader, MSN, CNS Neeraj Badjatia, MD Not only was the meeting a success academically and from an educational standpoint, but it was Julian Bösel, MD a huge amount of fun. The feedback thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. In addition, we Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD were able to raise a significant proportion of the money for the Fund-A-Fellow campaign for the Guadalupe Castillo-Abrego, MD Neurocritical Care Research Training Fellowship this year. This is a process we hope to always continue. Sherry Chou, MD W. David Freeman, MD In keeping with the theme of the meeting, it is now time to move forward and to look to the Jennifer Frontera, MD future. Financially, the NCS had an excellent year and we are on firm financial ground. This will David Greer, MD allow us to continue to explore new ways to expand our mission. Theresa Human, PharmD Sarah Livesay DNP, RN ENLS also had a great year and I believe it is poised to dramatically take off. We appear to be Chad Miller, MD currently limited by the number of trainers. So please take the train-the-trainer course and help Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD us expand our educational mission. My own experience teaching a course has already begun to Paul Nyquist, MD show dividends with some of the attendee’s planning to teach additional local courses. Kristine O’Phelan, MD DaiWai Olson, PhD, RN The NCS continues to grow internationally. The requests for ENLS, educational products, and Denise Rhoney, PharmD joining us as a partner society are increasing at a rapid pace. We are continuing to develop global partners in South America, Asia, and the Middle East. Fred Rincon, MD David Seder, MD To allow us to keep up with our expansion, we will need to revamp some of our basic Kevin Sheth, MD infrastructure. I would like to thank NCS past-president Romer Geocadin for doing an Lori Shutter, MD exceptional job last year at a lot of the necessary “behind the scenes” type of work that will make Wendy Wright, MD my job easier as we move forward. This year, we are working on a major upgrade to our website and membership directory that Executive Director will give us a new face to the world and do a better job of the needed daily tasks of the society. JoAnn Taie Stay tuned for these changes as I hope it will also allow us to be more facile in our daily communications. Editor-in-Chief, We hope to be developing some new initiatives over the next year for which I will keep you Neurocritical Care informed. When we started this society a number of years ago, I really thought we were going to Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD be a group of friends sharing ideas in a church basement. The membership continues to amaze me with their talent, insight, and initiative. I cannot tell you how personally excited I am to be leading such a fantastic group! Let’s have a great year. 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 3


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