By Pouya Ameli, MD-MS (left) ; Alexis Steinberg, MD (center); and Winnie Lau, MD (right)
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 NCC Career
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 that success.
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 each other.
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 and Networking
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)
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- Create/update your profile on neurocriticalcare.org.
- Join the Resident and Fellow Section on the NCS website to stay up-to-date on our events and to interact with other trainees.