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The 5th Neurocritical Care Research Conference: Can We Create a Blue Ocean for NCS Research?

By Jose I. Suarez, MD The fifth Neurocritical Care Research Conference: The Future of Neurocritical Care Research—Looking for a Blue Ocean will be co-located with the 16th annual meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida, on...


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The Tower of Babel No More: Neurocritical Care Without Borders in 2018

By Jose I Suarez, MD The Tower of Babel, as described in Genesis, was built in the land of Shinar (Babylonia) sometime after the Great Flood. This biblical myth, an attempt to explain the existence of diverse human languages, has fascinated humankind for millennia. Accepted modern vernacular...


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The Neurocritical Care World Society Launches First South American Regional Conference and ENLS Course in Spanish

By Nelson Maldonado, MD, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez MD, PhD, and Jose I Suarez, MD The first world Neurocritical Care Society South American Regional Congress was held in Quito, Ecuador, from November 21-24. This event was the result of a collaborative effort involving our Neurocritical Care...


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Neurocritical Care in Ecuador

By Nelson J. Maldonado, MD, Manuel Jibaja, MD, Claudio Scherle, MD, and Jose I. Suarez, MD (left to right) Ecuador is a South American country straddling the equator and crisscrossed by the Andean Mountain Range. It has a population of 14.5 million, and is bordered by Colombia to the North and...


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Houston in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey: How NCS Can Help

By Jose I. Suarez, MD This article was written before Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria. Our hearts go out to all those impacted, as well as those working to care for and rebuild the affected communities. Our readers are most likely aware by now of the devastation brought upon the southeast...


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The 1st International Stroke and Neurocritical Care Symposium in Kazakhstan

By Afshin A. Divani, Ph.D., Eric M. Bershad, MD, and Jose I Suarez, MD (left to right) The First International Stroke and Neurocritical Care Symposium took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 28-30, 2017. The conference was supported by the Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University,...


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Precision Medicine for Neurocritical Care: the NICIS Symposium Comes to America

By Jose I Suarez, MD (left), Robert D Stevens, MD, Ph.D. (middle), Jan Claassen, MD, Ph.D. (right), Tarek Sharhar, MD “Doctors have always recognized that every patient is unique, and doctors have always tried to tailor their treatments as best they can to individuals. You can match a...