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International Expansion and Incorporation of Global Partners As Immediate Past President I have assumed that position alleviating international relations and connectivity for the NCS. NCS continues to grow internationally as we spread on admission. Our international contingency and membership continues to expand on all continents. As our international membership has expanded, the Board of Directors set guidelines a few years ago for how specific regional chapters could hold Board of Directors seats within NCS. Several international regions have now started this process and we hope to be including them by our Annual Meeting in 2017. Each Global Partner region is in the process of developing their election/selection process. Regional Global Partners include South America, Asia, the Middle East, and European regions. I will keep you updated as we get more information from these leaders on the positions of their seats. NCS continues to be involved with other critical care societies. We keep close ties with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine which was well represented by NCS faculty at their last meeting. Next year’s World Federation of Neurology will have a Neurocritical care section in Kyoto, Japan in September 2017. There are also burgeoning plans for another joint meeting with The German Neurocritical Care Society for 2018. November 21-23rd, the third International NeuroCritical Care and Research Symposium was held in Quito, Ecuador. This featured over 40 speakers with 20 from the United States and 17 from South America. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Latin America Brain Injury Consortium (LABIC). Neurocritical care is now reaching all areas of the world. The first Stroke and Neurocritical Care Symposium will be held in Almaty, Kazhakstan on March 28-30th 2017. As always it continues to be an honor to serve NCS and its membership. Respectfully submitted, Edward M Manno MD FNCS 8


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