By Edward M. Manno, MD, FNCS
There is has been lots of international activity for NCS over
the past few months. First of all, congratulations to the South
American Regional Chapter, which has elected Pedro Kurz, MD,
to be the first international global partner to join our board of
directors. Pedro will be joining at our meeting in Hawaii this
year. Work with global partners and regional chapters in Asia, the
Middle East and Europe continues as we hope to expand with
even more international partners and members.
NCS continues to be well represented internationally at meetings.
Gene Sung represented NCS with several neurocritical care lectures
at this year’s International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine
meeting in Dubai, UAE, this May. Gene and Claude Hemphill
presented several neurocritical care topics at the joint Singapore
and Anzics meeting in Singapore in April. Michel Torbey, Jan
Claassen and Panos Veralas presented a post-graduate course in
neurocritical care at the European Stroke Conference in Berlin,
Germany. South America remains very active in neurocritical care
with Gretchen Brophy presenting at the Chilean Critical Care
Meeting and Jose Suarez lecturing at the Columbian Critical Care
meeting in May.
ENLS continues to expand internationally. Dr. Suarez taught ENLS
in Columbia this May. Most notably, we would like to recognize
and thank Dr. Hitoshi Kobata and his team of translators who
have translated ENLS into Japanese and are currently working on
the printed manuscripts of this translation.
include a section
care at the Tiantan
Conference in Beijing
this June 23-26 and
the World Congress of
Neurology Sept. 16-21
in Kyoto, Japan.
with its regionally
as ambassadors to
spread the care of our
patients to the world.
Hope to see you in
Edward M. Manno, MD, FNCS
Immediate Past President of the Neurocritical Care Society