Welcome to the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC). I hope that you find something to interest you on the website. The mission of the SNACC is to advance the art and science of the care of neurologically impaired patients by promoting excellent patient care through professional education, mentoring, and providing a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration between basic and clinical neuroscientists. I am grateful to all those members who have contributed to recent initiatives which will ensure that SNACC remains at the forefront of education, training and standard setting in perioperative neuroscience.
Most recently, SNACC published curricular guidelines for a NeuroanesthesiologyFellowship. These are available in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and also available byCLICKING HERE.
Save the Date for our
Next Two-day Annual Meeting!
41st Annual Meeting
October 10-11, 2013
San Francisco, CA
In the spring we will publish an expert consensus statement on the anesthetic management of endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, to be followed later in the year by a report from the SNACC Perioperative Stroke Taskforce. The Education Committee continues to develop the Society’s on-line educational content and is planning some exciting new initiatives for this year. Please keep an eye on the relevant pages of the website.
A series of Special Interest Groups is being established and I believe that these will become an integral component of SNACC business. Details will shortly be available on the website and please consider whether you might be able to contribute to one of them when they are launched. The various SNACC committees are also pivotal in driving the Society forward and you might also wish to consider serving on one of them. Details of their terms of reference and chairs are available on the relevant pages of the website.
One of my goals as President is to expand the visibility and outreach of SNACC and, together, I am confident that we can achieve this.