Resident and Fellow Committee Events at the NCS
16th Annual Meeting
By Pouya Ameli, MD-MS; Alexis Steinberg, MD; and Winnie Lau, MD
This year, the Resident and Fellow Committee (RFC) has organized
several events for the 16th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton. Our
committee’s goal is to help neurocritical care trainees with career
advancement, including residents, fellows, junior attendings,
APPs and pharmacists. To this end, we hope you find our events
at the annual meeting helpful. All trainees and junior attendings
are welcome to attend RFC events, which are summarized below,
along with several other notable events.
RFC Mentorship Mingle: Meeting Your Milestones in Your Early
Co-sponsored by WINCC
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
This is the second annual launch of the Mentorship Mingle.
The event is a speed-dating style mentorship session targeting
residents, fellows and junior faculty. We are fortunate to have
31 extraordinary leaders in neurocritical care who have agreed
to participate as mentors this year. Each attendee will have the
opportunity to converse for five to seven minutes with multiple
neurointensivists, allowing mentees time to seek guidance about
clinical, research and educational aspects of neurocritical care. This
event was very well-received last year, and we hope to build upon
RFC Happy Hour: Come Meet and Relax with Other Trainees
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8:30-10 p.m.
After the Mentorship Mingle, we invite all trainees, as well as our
neurocritical care mentors, to come to a happy hour. The event
will take place within the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The happy
hour will give trainees a chance to mingle and socialize with
RFC Specialty Focus Corner: Maximizing Your ICU Team;
We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Each year at NCS, the RFC hosts a specialty focus corner for
current and prospective trainees to attend and learn more about
training within the field of neurocritical care. As neurocritical
care services grow more complex, management of team dynamics
becomes even more essential to our collective success. This year,
we will discuss how to foster and maintain an environment in
which all members of the neurocritical care team are utilized to
their full potential. This event will consist of a panel discussion of
NCS members and leaders, including an ICU director, pharmacist,
APPs and RN. After the panel, participants will break out into
smaller groups for further discussion/workshop.
Women in Neurocritical Care (WINCC) Presentation
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
An opportunity for all neurointensivists to discuss particular
obstacles and challenges of pursuing a career in neurocritical care
as a woman.
Professionalism and Leadership Day
Friday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A full day of presentations and workshops to help you develop
your non-clinical skills, from challenges in providing care to
underserved communities, to navigating neurocritical care
internationally, to the foundations of building an ICU and more.
Other Things All Trainees
Should Consider Doing
(If You Haven’t Already)
• Create/update your profile on
• Join the Resident and Fellow
Section on the NCS website
to stay up-to-date on our
events and to interact with
Pouya Ameli, MD-MS Alexis Steinberg, MD Winnie Lau, MD