NCS Residents and Fellows Programming at AAN
By Kassi Kronfeld
The annual AAN meeting was held this year in
Boston from April 22-28, with an ever growing
neurocritical care presence at the meeting.
The Neurocritical Care Society Resident-
Fellow Committee coordinated several events
throughout the week to promote NCS, provide
mentoring opportunities and encourage
trainees to learn more about the field of
On Monday night, NCS was represented at the Faculty and
Trainee Reception, where many attendees stopped by our table
to learn more about how to get involved. We promoted joining
NCS, submitting articles for publication and attending the NCS
annual meeting this coming October 2017. There was also much
interest in the upcoming publication of the Neurocritical Care
The AAN-NCS Mentoring Luncheon was held on Wednesday, led
by an excellent and expert panel including Dr. Tom Bleck, Dr.
David Greer and Dr. Susanne Muelschlegel. They facilitated an
active discussion including research, leadership, mentoring and
training pathways with an audience ranging from students to
This year, the AAN educational program encouraged small
format group talks, called Navigating your Career sessions. Dr.
Matthew Maas and Dr. Eric Rosenthal led productive discussions
regarding career development in neurocritical care with trainees.
Many attendees appreciated the opportunity to ask questions in a
There were many great neurocritical care talks throughout
the conference covering a broad range of topics including
EEG monitoring, coma evaluation, targeted temperature
management, abstract presentations, a plenary session
including results from ATACHII, and the Neuroscience in
the Clinic Session entitled “Novel therapeutic targets in
management of intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage,”
organized by Dr. Sherry Chou and Dr. David Hwang. Dr. Paul
Vespa presented updates in neurocritical care on Friday during
the Year in Review Plenary Session.
The Resident and Fellow Committee plans to continue to grow the
presence of the NCS at future AAN meetings, especially in regards
to developing programing for the trainee audience. The active
participation by the many expert neurocritical care faculty was