NANOS CME Mission Statement
The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) is dedicated to the achievement of excellence in patient care through the support and promotion of education, communication, research, and the practice of neuro-ophthalmology.
To this end, the Society sponsors an annual scientific meeting which is its main CME (continuing medical education) activity. Recent advances in the structure and function of the nervous and visual systems as they pertain to neuro-ophthalmology, its pathology, new therapies, and new diagnostic and therapeutic technology comprise the major focus of the annual scientific meeting and its CME content. In addition, the Society supports joint sponsorship with other respected and recognized medical organizations that comply with the ACCME Essential Areas and their Elements.
Members of the Society, physicians, fellows, and resident physicians comprise the meeting participants and target audience for our CME program. They are predominantly neuro-ophthalmologists, neurologists, and ophthalmologists but also include physicians and scientists from other disciplines and specialties.
The annual scientific meeting of NANOS includes the following types of activities: symposium topics of current interest, special lectures, reports of original research presented at both platform and poster sessions, and reports of special committees assigned to evaluate and report to the membership on specific problems and controversial issues.
The NANOS annual scientific meeting features advances and best practices in neuro-ophthalmology, so that as a result attendees can incorporate them into their medical practices. The scope of the meeting includes: enhancing our diagnostic skills by discussion of challenging cases, promoting evidence-based treatments and avoiding ineffective treatments, and using new diagnostic tools and techniques. Participants should learn the results of ongoing basic and clinical research in neuro-ophthalmology. NANOS uses member surveys, program evaluations (both during and after the meeting), meetings of its Scientific Program Committee, Education Committee, and Board of Directors, and other appropriate means to assess the effectiveness whether the program achieved these outcomes and to plan future educational activities.
The NANOS Board of Directors, Scientific Program Committee, Education Committee, and CME Committee review and assess the educational content and participant critiques of the annual NANOS CME program and general membership comments and suggestions to ensure that all CME program objectives are achieved.
Adopted by the NANOS CME Subcommittee October 11, 2005
Adopted by the NANOS Board of Directors October 15, 2005
Updated by the NANOS CME Subcommittee and NANOS
Board of Directors January 9, 2009