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International Neurocritical Care NCS continues to grow and thrive internationally. Our most recent conference was the Third International Symposium of Neurocritical Care and Research at the University of San Francisco de Quito, in Quito, Ecuador on Nov. 21-23. This meeting featured over 40 South American and international speakers. The course was very well attended and continues to grow annually. The plan for this South American conference in the future is to serve as part of our global initiative and international outreach. As this program grows, our hope is to add workshops, continuing educational credits, and expand the audience to include nurses and all others involved in the care of our patients. This may serve as a model for regional conferences so that physicians and other personnel who may not be able to attend our national meeting can remain up-to- date and on the forefront of the field. (See picture of myself, Michel Torbey and Peter Papadakos to the right). Requests for ENLS also continue to grow internationally. We have approved a course in San Juan Puerto Rico and are discussing having another course at the Mexican College of Critical Care in Queretaro, Mexico this year. We receive requests internationally almost monthly. Neurocritical care will also be prominently featured in this years’ Tiantan International Stroke Conference in Beijing, China this June 23-26. Thanks to Liping Liu for organizing these efforts. Similarly, the World Congress of Neurology for one of the first times will have a section in neurocritical care. The meeting is Sept. 16-21 in Kyoto, Japan. NCS continues to form groups around the globe that will organize regionally, send ambassadors and participate in our processes as a society. The international future looks bright as we continue to expand our mission worldwide. Respectively Submitted, Edward M. Manno, MD Immediate Past President Neurocritical Care Society 6


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