Update on the 47th Annual Meeting in September and More!
Fenghua Li, MD
Reza Gorji, MD
The SNACC is moving. New initiatives are being implemented. Novel educational activities are initiated. The collaboration with international perioperative neuroscience communities has broadened. However, the most exciting movement is the inaugural stand-alone 2019 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The 47th Annual Meeting will be held on September 12-14 at the Arizona Grand Hotel and will offer an exceptional scientific program, innovative sessions, and ample opportunities for social interactions. SNACC has been promoting the Annual Meeting through multiple social media channels including Twitter. We appreciated your help in promulgating the Annual Meeting with your professional peers. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
We applaud Dr. W. Andrew Kofke and the ICPNT team members for their extraordinary work and dedication to establishing our neuroanesthesia fellowship. The neuroanesthesia fellowship accreditation by SNACC is becoming reality this year. ICPNT will start reviewing applications from the three pilot programs selected for the application process trial in May 2019. We strongly believe in ICPNT’s ability to advance our specialty and to further enhance international cooperation. The WINNER Academy of Mentors is seeking nominations for inductees. Recognition of the major contributions made by women in the field of perioperative neuroscience is an important facet of diversity SNACC strives to achieve. Please make your voice heard.
Our SNACC Newsletter continues to be refined. We strive to serve you and our organization better with every issue. We are also grateful to all of you for your help and contributions throughout the years. As you may have noted, the newsletter transitioned to digital format a year ago and has become more international. We strive to make the contents of the newsletter richer, more diverse and broader than ever before. It’s truly worth your time to read. We have added “Member’s Research Epub Ahead of Print” to the Member section. The interview with a JNA author is a new addition to the Education Corner. The SNACC Executive Committee has recently approved the use of advertisements in the SNACC newsletter. We hope this will support the newsletter’s expenses. Be on the lookout soon for more information regarding advertising in the SNACC newsletter.
The spring issue of the newsletter is fantastic. We are thrilled to have so many exceptional contributions. Dr. Athiraman Umeshkumar from the University of Washington at St. Louis is the 2018 William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award winner. His outstanding review of “Effect of Anesthetic Conditioning on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” is featured in this issue. Dr. Julius G. Latorre is an Associate Professor and Director of the Neuro-ICU and Comprehensive Stroke Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His excellent and concise update on management of acute ischemic stroke is a must-read piece. The interview with Dr. George Mashour by Dr. Susana Vacas from the Scientific Affairs Committee is highlighted in Member News.