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International Column

By Michel Torbey, MD, MPH, FNCS, FAHA, FCCM, FANA, Immediate Past President, NCS; Chair, NCS Global Partners Committee We finally have a Global Members Section! NCS leadership has been working on developing the section concept for the last two years. The new website changes finally made it a...


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1st Regional Neurocritical Care Meeting in the Middle East and Africa

By Yasser B. Abulhasan, MBChB, FRCPC, Chairman, Neurocritical Care-MENA Chapter of IPACCMS The International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) are partnering to develop the First Regional Neurocritical Care Meeting in the Middle East...


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Current Status of Neurocritical Care in India

By Dheeraj Khurana, MD 1 (left); Kiran Jangra, MD 2 (center); and Gagandeep Singh, MD, DM 3 (right) Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Department of Neuroanesthesia, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Department of...


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Emergency Neurological Life Support Courses in Nepal

By Gentle Sunder Shrestha, MD, FACC, EDIC, FCCP, Neurointensivist, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal is a landlocked South Asian nation, bordered by China on the north and India in the south, east...


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Japanese Subsession with Simultaneous Translation into English: “From Terrorism to Complementary Medicine”

By Masao Nagayama, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAN, FNCS, Professor, Department of Neurology, International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School of Medicine I am pleased to announce that the Japanese subsession titled “From Terrorism to Complementary Medicine,” will be held at the...


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NeuroCardiac Comprehensive Care Clinic Seeks to Define and Detect Neurological, Psychiatric and Functional Sequelae in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

By Sachin Agarwal, MD, MPH 1 (pictured); Alex Presciutti, MA 1 ; Deepti Anbarasan, MD 2 ; Linda S. Golding, MA BCC 3 ; and Marykay Pavol PhD 4 1 Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology 2 Division of Epilepsy, Department of Neurology 3 Pastoral Services, New York...


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Resident and Fellow Committee Events at the NCS 16th Annual Meeting

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...


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How to Successfully Become a Journal Reviewer and Editor

By Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD (left); and Michael Diringer, MD (right) Publishing is often a major part of advancement in an academic career. Clinicianscientists, including nursing and pharmacy, work throughout their careers to bring their research to the world through publications such as the...


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Neurocritical Care Fellowship Case and Procedure Log for the Customization of Fellowship Training

By Shaheryar Hafeez, MD 1 (left); Michel T. Torbey, MD, MPH, FNCS, FAHA, FCCM, FANA 2,3 (center); and Diana Greene-Chandos, MD 2,3 (right) Department of Neurosurgery, UT Health Science Center San Antonio Department of Neurology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department...


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Submission to the NIH Stroke Trials Network (StrokeNet)

By Andrew M. Naidech, MD, MSPH Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are a keystone of modern medicine and considered the gold standard for determining if an intervention produces better patient outcomes in a variety of critical care and acute care settings. While observational data (e.g.,...