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July 2021 President's Update: A Mid-Year Check-In

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS A Mid-Year Check-In Dear NCS Members, It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through 2021. Over the past six months, we’ve made significant strides in COVID-19 recovery, and many cities and states across the United States are looking forward to a safe return...


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June 2021 President's Update: The Value of Volunteer Leadership

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS The Value of Volunteer Leadership Dear NCS Members, A foundation of NCS is its volunteers. As a member, if you have not yet volunteered for a role in NCS, please consider doing so. Serving as your NCS President in a year when we are emerging from the...


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May 2021 President's Update: Hope Is on the Horizon

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS COVID-19 Vaccinations: Hope Is on the Horizon Dear NCS Members, As hopeful news about COVID-19 vaccines spreads nationwide, we can start looking forward to a safe return to our regular lives. Rates of hospitalizations have fallen across the United States....


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World Coma Day 2021 Wrap-Up

Curing Coma Campaign Mission Control Keri S. Kim, PharmD, MS CTS Shraddha Mainali, MD Len Polizzotto, PhD Jose Suarez, MD, FNCS, FANA Claude Hemphill, MD, MAS, FNCS Daiwai Olson, PhD, RN, FNCS The Curing Coma Campaign (CCC) is a global...


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April 2021 President's Update: Introducing the Neurocritical Care Foundation

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS, and Paul Nyquist, MD/MPH, FANA, FCCM, FAAN Introducing the Neurocritical Care Foundation Dear NCS Members, It was wonderful to engage with you all during World Coma Day on March 22. I am proud to lead a society that prioritizes raising awareness of coma...


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Welcome to the NEW INCC Corner, Committee, and Section

Deepa Malaiyandi MD, Hana Nobleza MD, Marin Darsie MD, H.E. Hinson, MD Welcome to the new Inclusion in Neurocritical Care (INCC) Corner of Currents . Our Editorial Board Members Drs. Hana Nobleza (WINCC Subcommittee Co-Chair) and Deepa Malaiyandi (INCC Chair) are excited to be able to...


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March 2021 President's Update: Education and Certification

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS Education and Certification Dear NCS Members, Can you believe that it has already been a year in terms of the pandemic? Over the past year, each of us has had to change our lifestyles and adapt to our circumstances and environment. Whether that has meant...


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Getting Ready to Celebrate World Coma Day

By: Shraddha Mainali MD; J. Claude Hemphill MD, MAS; DaiWai Olson PhD, RN; Leonard Polizzotto Ph.D; Jose I Suarez MD; Keri Kim PharmD. The Curing Coma Campaign (CCC) , a crucial enterprise of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), was launched at the NCS 17th Annual Meeting in Vancouver B.C....


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Advance Practice Provider Assessment and Response to COVID-19

By Megan A. Brissie, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNCS, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Health, Department of Neurosurgery; and Lindsay Marchetti, MS, PA-C, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Neurocritical Care The COVID-19 pandemic has both created and exposed an...


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NCS Members: Spread the Good News About the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS, President, NCS Board of Directors, Professor of Neurology, UCSF; and Sharon C. Allen, NCS Executive Director As we end 2020, we open a new year with much anticipation for better world health. Many of you have qualified as Level 1A priority for COVID-19 vaccination...