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NCS Currents Sept 2016

FELLOW’S CORNER 2016 NCS Annual Meeting: A Chance for Fellows and Residents to Network, Present, Learn, and Have Fun By Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD and Saef Izzy, MD The 14th NCS Annual Meeting offers a very exciting and welcoming event for fellows and residents. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Together We Move Forward”, which is of particular importance to trainees as we help to usher in the future of neurocritical care and the NCS. This year’s conference has a plethora of exciting sessions, workshops, and social events. The meeting begins with not one but two premeeting days. On Wednesday, September 14th, the NCS will be conducting its first fullday transcranial Doppler course with enough cases to sit for the Neurosonology Certification exam. The second pre-meeting day is filled with fantastic opportunities for career development. There is a Career Research Development session in the morning and a Future Leaders Forum in the afternoon. The day will end with a welcome Jennifer Kim, MD reception to officially kick off the NCS Annual Meeting! Friday, September 16th, gets a healthy early start with the Annual Fun Run/Walk at 6:30 AM. Take part in this annual event and help raise money for the NCS Research Fellowship. Make sure to encourage your friends and colleague to participate in this fun event. The first official meeting session begins with a Joint Symposium on Fever Management in the Neurocritical Care Unit. This will be followed by a Main Symposium discussing a neurocritical care debate “Should we have closed units in the Neuro ICU?” Following the poster session, stay on the lookout for an announcement of an unofficial Resident and Fellow Happy Hour which will be an excellent opportunity for fellows to catch up and for interested residents to socialize and ask fellows directly about their fellowship programs. Saturday, September 17th, begins with the Translational Science Session with Keynote Speaker Walter Koroshetz, MD, Director of the NINDS. In the afternoon, the ATACH 2 Trial results, on blood pressure and intracerebral hemorrhage, will be presented. After the second Poster Session, the day will conclude with the Annual Banquet and After Party. The final day of the meeting, Sunday September 18th, is filled with Resident and Fellow oriented events! The morning starts with the Resident and Fellow Breakfast Corner hosted by the Resident and Fellow Task Force. Come get information on applying for fellowship, jobs, and life in neurocritical care. Then, you can sign up for the Professionalism and Leadership Workshop. This event is co-hosted by Lori Shutter, MD and the Resident and Fellow Task Force. There will be sessions on negotiation, mentorship, building portfolios, interviewing, understanding leadership, dealing with conflict, and avoiding burnout. There will also be a Women in Neurocritical Care Lunch Symposium open to all members. The afternoon has a number of interesting sessions from “Building a Dream Team” to Guidelines on Devastating Brain Injury. The Annual Meeting will conclude with a Farewell Reception. There are many fantastic workshops to take part in this year. Don’t miss the workshops on: difficult airway management, ultrasound and echo, advanced ICU hemodynamics, bronchoscopy and percutaneous tracheostomy, EEG and intracranial monitoring, and prognostication. Look out for an announcement to sign up as a course monitor to get the workshop registration fee waived. Residents and fellows are also encouraged to sign up for the Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Certification/Recertification Course. Remember to attend the poster sessions and provide your fellow and resident colleagues with support and feedback when they present their research. It is an excellent place to exchange ideas, discuss new projects, network, and develop new collaborations. The poster sessions this year will be on Friday and Saturday from 5:30-6:30 PM. As the next recruitment season is expeditiously approaching, the NCS Annual Meeting offers a perfect venue and timing for senior fellows to meet with Neuro ICU directors and start preliminary job discussions. Reach out to unit directors at least one month before the NCS meeting, set up your meetings and get ready for another exciting phase of your career. Wishing all our senior fellows the best of luck! We hope that fellows and residents will enjoy this year’s meeting and will have the chance to relax, have fun, meet and interact with other members. We look forward to seeing you all. Saef Izzy, MD 24


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