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NCS Currents Sept 2016

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN NCS Year in Review and Next Steps Forward By Ed Manno, MD, FNCS NCS Leadership 2015-2016 It is hard to believe that is has been almost a year since our last NCS Annual Meeting. This year has been a year of further developing our infrastructure for the continued growth and rapid expansion of our society and its mission.  We have seen growth in our membership and our international outreach. ENLS continues to be hugely successful and is being considered by many educational programs across the country as compulsory training. We have also incorporated a new website, one that allows easy access and the utility to serve our business functions smoothly and efficiently. Officers Ed Manno, MD, president Michel Torbey, MD, vice president Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, treasurer Jose Suarez, MD, secretary Romergryko Geocadin, MD, immediate past president Board of Directors Mary Kay Bader, MSN, CNS Neeraj Badjatia, MD Julian Bösel, MD Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD Guadalupe Castillo-Abrego, MD Sherry Chou, MD W. David Freeman, MD Jennifer Frontera, MD David Greer, MD Theresa Human, PharmD Sarah Livesay DNP, RN Chad Miller, MD Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD Paul Nyquist, MD Kristine O’Phelan, MD DaiWai Olson, PhD, RN Denise Rhoney, PharmD Fred Rincon, MD David Seder, MD Kevin Sheth, MD Lori Shutter, MD Wendy Wright, MD Executive Director JoAnn Taie Editor-in-Chief, Neurocritical Care Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD Neurocritical Care Society 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Phone: (952) 646-2034 Fax: (952) 545-6073 Website: www.neurocriticalcare.org Email: info@neurocriticalcare.org We have consolidated the role of our committee structures which have done a terrific job this year in organizing and moving their agendas forward. We continue to be financially strong and fiscally responsible. While all of this is great news, we face many challenges in the future. Healthcare reimbursements will continue to shrink, forcing all of us to work harder, longer, and smarter. We face the often demanding challenges of rapid expansion and competition from other societies. In the face of these challenges, the NCS Board of Directors has established several taskforces to meet our goals and develop strategies for the future. We will be meeting in Washington, DC to establish our priorities and the direction to move forward. Personally, this has been a most humbling experience to have served so many talented and dedicated personnel.  I cannot begin to describe the amount of work provided by our leadership and members without any request for recognition or reimbursement. The NCS remains – as always – a labor of love to drive our mission across the country and the world. Our administrative team, I believe, is one of the best in the business and has been a total pleasure to work with.  I will be moving on to the Immediate Past President position and will hope to continue the expansion of the NCS internationally as established by my predecessors.  I would like to thank all of you for the opportunity to work with you and serve the society. You are – and will always remain – my heroes. Respectfully submitted, Edward M. Manno, MD, FNCS 3


NCS Currents Sept 2016
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