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Neurocritical Care Society Pharmacy Section Year in Review By Eljim Tesoro, PharmD, BCPS Chair, Pharmacy Leadership Committee This has been an incredible year for our team filled with many successes! Currently, we have over 120 pharmacists as members. The pharmacy section was well represented at the Annual Meeting in September with members presenting over fifteen research posters, speaking during the main sessions, and presenting at the Pharmacotherapy Workshop.   I would like to acknowledge all the Pharmacy Committee members that have served this past year for your service and dedication.  Special thanks to our past-Chair, Amber Castle, for all of her work building our section and promoting our members to the Society during the past year. I would like to welcome this year’s Pharmacy Leadership Committee members: Jen Bushwitz, Amber Castle, Katleen Chester, Aaron Cook, Olabisi Falana, Salia Farrokh, Kristy Greene, Jimmi Hatton-Kolpek, Theresa Human, Kimberly Levasseur-Franklin, Chris Morrison, Jeffrey Mucksavage, Mehrnaz Pajoumand, Nicholas Panos, Andrea Tully (Passarelli). Jason Makii will be serving as Co-chair.  John Lewin joins Theresa Human on the NCS Board of Directors and Gretchen Brophy is now our current NCS Vice-President. Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) One of our notable achievements this year is the accreditation of the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) to provide continuing education credits for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. This on-demand webinar series currently offers twelve core pharmacotherapy topics with six new releases scheduled in the coming year. The PONS series is an innovative tool to promote dissemination of updated information to clinicians as well as trainees and aligns nicely with the educational mission of the Neurocritical Care Society. It is currently the most visited site on the NCS webpage. Congratulations to Theresa Human, Jeffrey Mucksavage, Andrea Tully (Passarelli), Chris Morrison, and Gretchen Brophy for their efforts on this initiative this year! NCS Annual Meeting Over fifty pharmacy members attended the Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, this past September. Pharmacy members were very well represented in various venues throughout the meeting. Many thanks to Christopher Morrison and Gretchen Brophy who did an amazing job promoting pharmacist involvement on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. John Lewin, Aaron Cook, and Eljim Tesoro were invited presenters in 12


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