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New Membership Videos By Jose I Suarez, MD, FNCS NCS has seen a record increase in new members in 2016. However, we are constantly trying to formulate various innovative ways to attract new members. One idea that we entertained was the creation of audiovisual aids containing information regarding the benefits of NCS membership. The Membership Committee has developed two videos to entice healthcare professionals to join our Society. The overall goal of developing these videos was to convey a clear and engaging message to practitioners as to what it means to be an NCS member and what the advantages of membership are. We interviewed many NCS members during the past year and asked them a set of questions to address the overall goal proposed. Once the video clips were recorded, two members of the NCS Membership Committee independently reviewed them and chose what they determined offered a more compelling message. We also wanted the video clips to represent the diverse and multi-professional NCS constituency. The videos can be viewed by accessing the following web links: As our readers can attest after watching the videos, the message is that NCS membership offers the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals who interact in a supportive and collegial manner. In addition, they highlighted the many beneficial aspects of NCS membership which I reiterate here: Neurocritical Care journal subscription, including electronic access to the journal ; discounted Annual Meeting rates ; complimentary job postings on the NCS website & Currents newsletter; advancement and leadership opportunities from participation in various committees and activities to top governance positions; access to NCS member discussion forums on the NCS website; Global Partners/Dual Membership Discounts; and eligibility for various awards including Best Abstract, Young Investigator, Travel Grants, and Research Grants. These membership videos were launched during the 2016 Annual NCS Meeting in National Harbor, MD. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive. Due to the acceptance of this initiative, we have decided to design membership videos in languages other than English, beginning with Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin, and Japanese. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hLWZSJTSS4&feature=youtu.be http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/Membership/Membership-Benefits 4


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