A New Beginning
By Girija Prasad Rath, MD, DM
It is a great honor and privilege for me to be chosen, through an open nomination process, as the new Editor-In-Chief of the SNACC Newsletter. I am grateful to Drs. Chanannait Paisansathan and Fenghua Li, the chairpersons of the Selection Committee, for having entrusted me with this job. I also thank Drs. Laurel Moore and Deepak Sharma for encouraging me to contribute to the newsletter. Having previously served as an Assistant Editor and as part of the Communication Committee, they felt my experience with other scientific bodies could benefit our newsletter.
Over the years, our newsletter has become an essential medium for the propagation of the SNACC mission. We hope to enhance the dissemination of SNACC's messages more widely, all over the world, among like-minded neuroscientists. I am fortunate to be associated with Dr. Reza Gorji, one of the longest-serving newsletter editors, as well as some enthusiastic colleagues as part of the Editorial Board. We are reasonably sure to spread the educational and scientific contents of SNACC to the remotest part of the world, benefiting physicians and patients alike.
Currently, I am planning to diversify the contents of the newsletter in order to appeal to all member groups with the introduction of few new segments such as Resident/Fellow Corner, Case Reports/ Discussions, and materials focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. A new section has been created for ICPNT (International Council for Perioperative Neurosciences Training) to update its activities, globally, among the neuroanesthesiologists.
The current winter issue adheres to some of the objectives already mentioned. However, I agree that we need to aim even higher. For all possible improvements, my team seeks your input and valuable suggestions. I appeal to you for your continued support for the SNACC Newsletter.
Please share with me your concerns, criticisms, as well as innovative ideas through e-mail or Twitter @girijarath.
Stay safe and happy reading!