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Recap of the 11th Chinese Conference of Neurocritical Care

By Currents Editor posted 10-19-2020 11:33


By Yingying Su, MD, PhD

The 11th National Conference of Neurocritical Care Committee of the Chinese Society of Neurology (NCC/CSN) was held on Aug. 23-29 2020. We would like to thank Prof. Jose, the director of Neurocritical Care, and Prof. Gene and Brophy, the former director of Neurocritical Care, for their emails and videos to wish the conference a success. May the COVID-19 epidemic end soon, and the neurointensivists of Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) around the world will meet again. 

The whole conference was held online for the first time. In order to ensure academic exchange, we changed the previously held eight sections in 1.5 days of onsite conference into a "Golden Week" of online neurocritical care education. That is, the eight sections were distributed in 7 days (3 hours in the morning of Saturday and Sunday, and 2.5 hours in the evening from Monday to Friday). In order to increase the "space-separated" interaction, we increased the number of hosts to 8-10 and extended the discussion time.

The topics of the eight sections of the conference included: coma evaluation (including brain death determination); diagnostic criteria and intervention of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE); diagnosis and treatment of refractory involuntary movement in autoimmune encephalitis; assessment and intervention of autonomic nerve injury (including paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity); diagnosis and treatment of endovascular treatment (EVT) after cerebral vascular occlusion; work focus of neuro ICU after EVT; recognition of severe central nervous system infection (including COVID-19 nervous system injury); and union of intensive neurologic care. 

The propaganda video of the conference was played in a loop for 30 minutes before the start of each of the eight sections, and 41 neuro intensive care physicians from 21 hospitals who had gone to COVID-19 epidemic front-line work were commended.

By the end of the conference, the cumulative number of participants reached 94,133. The cumulative online quantity is up to 33,146. We hope that this conference can promote the rapid development of neurocritical care in China.

About the author: Yingying Su, neuro ICU professor, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University; president of Neurocritical Care Committee of China Neurologist Association (NCC/CAN) and Neurocritical Care Committee of the Chinese Society of Neurology (NCC/CSN).


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