Fenghua Li, MD
The SNACC Annual Meeting this year will be held in virtual format on September 11-13 due to COVID-19 pandemic. It consists of three days of excellent clinical, basic, and translational neuroscience. The meeting program is also unique since it will be thematically driven and be centered around the neurovascular unit in health and disease. Dr. Edith Hamel, an expert in the area of the neurovascular unit at McGill University, will deliver the Maurice Albin Keynote lecture “Modulation of Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses by Brain States and Pathology”.
Although I will miss the in-person meeting, the virtual meeting has an advantage of offering the same scientific contents without the need for traveling. I have already registered for the meeting. I hope you all will attend the meeting and I am looking forward to seeing you online.
It has been my privilege to serve as Editor-In-Chief of SNACC Newsletter for the past three years. With the support of SNACC leadership team, the newsletter transitioned to a digital format. Based on a recent members survey, the newsletter has since gained popularity. The newsletter’s international outreach has also grown. Selected articles from each issue of the newsletter are translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
I will be stepping down as your Editor-In-Chief after the Annual Meeting. I am so grateful to all editorial staff for their diligent work to improve the quality of newsletter. I also want to thank all who have contributed to the newsletter over the past years. It is all of you who have made the newsletter successful. I believe the SNACC Newsletter under the new Editor-In-Chief will continue to advance and will serve the SNACC and its members well in the future.
The pre-meeting issue has plenty of great articles and stories and is worth your time. Dr. Sharma outlined some key areas for SNACC to focus on in the coming years in his president’s message. SNACC’s revised membership fee structure is an excellent initiative to expand our membership. Interviews with our outstanding members are inspiring. The article on Neuroanesthesiology in Russia is fascinating to read. I hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter.
Stay safe and have a great summer!