WELCOME TO NANOS SPOTLIGHT - SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
NANOS Spotlight is a Society newsletter that keeps NANOS members informed of what's going on in the Society, highlights member achievements, celebrates member successes and Society accomplishments, features NANOS volunteers and member resources, and much more. Enjoy our July 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
MEET NANOS 2022-2024 PRESIDENT
||Meet NANOS Board is a section of the NANOS Spotlight, Society Newsletter, where we feature interviews with former and current Board members. Through these features, members will learn about the function of the Board, how to get involved, nominated, or chosen for future Board positions. This July, we feature an interview with NANOS President Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
Here's Dr. Subramanian's interview:
What are your main 3 goals for your term as NANOS President?
- Advocating for the profession of neuro-ophthalmology: Obtaining additional support from parent societies and closely aligned subspecialties as well as AUPO to help our members succeed academically and financially in both university and private practice settings.
- Increasing NANOS’ impact and visibility: Broaden our influence through engagement of our international members in our educational mission; we also should consider novel means to improve neuro-ophth education worldwide (especially in underserved areas).
- NANOS for all: Continuing to ensure full membership representation on committees and the Board and identifying gaps to fill.
Where do you see NANOS in 5 years?
NANOS will represent a broader range of neuro-ophthalmologists, and our international presence will assume a larger part of what we do. However, we will maintain our focus on supporting our US and Canadian members, who will still be the largest group and have specific needs for practice support and advocacy.
What is the main challenge the Board is facing right now?
Our strength is also our challenge, and that is the growing popularity of our meeting and our growing membership of physicians who may practice neuro-ophthalmology differently than we think of it traditionally. Our members will be mixing neuro-ophthalmic practice with clinical and non-clinical activities that enhance their lives and those of their patients. We need to ensure we are using NANOS resources to support our members in all facets of education and practice.
What motivates you personally to participate as a volunteer leader in NANOS?
Neuro-ophthalmology and NANOS are inseparable to me, and serving this organization is also serving my patients and profession.
What was your busiest day as a NANOS Board member?
It’s a tie between finalizing all of the committee assignments and figuring out if our all-virtual 2021 meeting would actually run well and succeed (I think it did!).
What advice would you give to someone coming into a board for the first time?
Speak up and contribute. There is often consensus on many issues but there are legitimate areas of uncertainty where debate and free exchange of ideas are always needed. You were elected to the Board because you have skills that are valued- use them!
Describe the NANOS Board using 3 words.
Passionate, dedicated, adaptable
BOARD AND COMMITTEE ROTATIONS AND UPDATES
July 1 is when NANOS Board and Committee rotations officially took effect per NANOS Bylaws.
NANOS COMMITTEE UPDATES
Did you know that NANOS has 40+ committees and taskforces?
NANOS is proud of and grateful for having so many engaged volunteers who are passionate about advancing our mission. All our volunteers are the blood vessels of our organization. All that NANOS does ties back to their ongoing efforts and hard work behind the scenes.
Did you know that NANOS committees and taskforces exist to support NANOS’s mission, strategic plan and goals? The major function of committees is to assist the Board of Directors by providing information gathered through research or develop products or services that advance NANOS’s mission and enhance the member benefits and value of the organization. The committees’ course of action comes either through the strategic plan, Board direction or through an identified membership need.
Know your heroes:
To learn more about the NANOS's committees, visit our Committee webpage, now includes the 2022-2024 Committee Rosters (member login required) and many other important resources.
NANOS BOARD UPDATES
We are excited to welcome new Board members to the NANOS Board of Directors, Julie Falardeau, MD and Victoria Pelak, MD as well as thank our serving Officers and Board of Directors for their tireless efforts on behalf of all of you and support of our Society's mission and strategic goals. Click here to view the full 2022 Board of Directors and Officers listing.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
||We are grateful for the contributions of Janet Rucker, MD who rotated off the NANOS Board this term. Watch for an exclusive interview with Dr. Rucker later this year.
NANOS AND THE AMA
Did you know NANOS has a vote in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD), which has over 650 members who meet twice annually to conduct the business of the AMA? NANOS gained a seat in the House of Delegate (HOD) through our membership in the Specialty and Service Society (SSS), which is the overarching organization for specialty and subspecialty groups.
Dr. Ben Frishberg is NANOS AMA Delegate. He attended the AMA meeting in Chicago last month and has a message for you. Click here to read his report about the work AMA does and how it is relevant to Neuro-Ophthalmology.
NEW! PATIENT BROCHURE INFOGRAPHICS
Patient Brochure Infographics for clinician distribution are now available on the NANOS website.
Please note that these infographics are for clinicians to use in clinical practice as a simple, one-page document to give to patients (particularly those looking for trusted information on the Internet regarding their symptoms or disorder). The patient can scan the QR code or type one or more of the web addresses into a web browser for access to a brochure with more information and links to trusted sources of additional information. Please note that the infographic file contains a white box in the upper right corner where clinicians are encouraged to insert their own institutional logo.
WIN BOOK CLUB
Be sure to join the next WIN Leadership Book Club on Sunday, August 14 at 2pm PST/5pm EST. Selected book will focus on how to improve leadership presence in the workplace, strengthen diplomatic skills, improve negotiations, foster mentorship, and improve relationships.
Contact Barbara Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Happy reading!
DEI COMMITTEE REMINDER
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the NANOS culture and we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive Society for all. Update your demographic information (optional) in the NANOS member profile and help us ensure that we are a diverse, equitable, and inclusive group.
How Your Information Helps
When you voluntarily provide this demographic information, it contributes to NANOS's understanding of the composition of its membership. Here’s how NANOS may use your information:
- To ensure that leaders, speakers, presenters, and award recipients reflect that diversity.
- To measure how diversity in neuro-ophthalmology compares with other medical specialties.
- To help decide what programs and services NANOS should develop to serve different member segments.
How Your Information Is Protected
Here’s how NANOS will protect your information and give you control of it:
- Your demographic data will not be displayed publicly.
- You may review and update your demographic information through your NANOS member profile at any time.
Together we can overcome the challenges of today and build a better tomorrow for everyone.
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
NANOS is committed to promoting medical education and the exchange of scientific information in order to support our primary mission of achieving excellence in patient care through the support and promotion of education. In addition, NANOS is committed to promoting collaboration among medical specialties, and among healthcare providers in different parts of the world who share our values.
NANOS will promote meetings of interest to neuro-ophthalmologists on the “Other Meetings of Interest” webpage if the following two criteria are met:
- A NANOS member is chairing/organizing a session of the meeting.
- The program is of neuro-ophthalmologic interest.
To request a posting on the NANOS website, please send your promotion request to email@example.com and confirm that the meeting qualifies based on the two criteria listed above.
RENEW YOUR NANOS 2022 MEMBERSHIP
If you haven't done so already, don't forget to renew your NANOS 2022 membership so that you can maintain access to your member benefits. Thank you for your continued support!
SIGN UP FOR AUTO-DUES RENEWAL
Sign up for auto-dues renewal program today and consider using a secure e-Check payment option.
How can I auto-renew?
NANOS is pleased to provide all new and renewing members with the opportunity to enroll in automatic dues renewal. Signing up is quick and easy and will ensure that your annual membership dues are paid automatically in the future, saving you the need to sign in and renew manually each year. Enroll into our Auto-Dues renewal program now:
- Login to your NANOS account at NANOS website.
- Click on 'Profile'.
- Go to 'Settings' and choose 'Renewal Settings'.
- Enter your preferred payment method and click 'Enroll'. Congratulations! You are all set for Auto-Renewals.
NANOS NOTE (NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY TECHNIQUES OF EXAMINATION FOR NON-NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGISTS)
Do you have colleagues who are not neuro-ophthalmologists who would like a resource tailored for them to learn more about our field? This includes, PA's, PT's, ER doctors, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, PCP's, etc. Check out NOTE (member login required) and share this flyer with your colleagues!
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Neuro-Ophthalmologist at Campus Eye Center • Learn more
Neuro-ophthalmology Faculty at UT Health • Learn more
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POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A brief reminder to us that chronically low CSF pressure may damage the optic nerve (glaucoma) just as high pressure does with papilledema. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
This recent study using the IRIS registry found a 30% reduction in odds of reoperation within one year of strabismus surgery when adjustable sutures were used. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
Anna Majander, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, and colleagues demonstrate that dominant Wolfram syndrome was associated abnormal reflectivity of the outer plexiform layer and less severe vision loss than recessive Wolfram syndrome. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
CONNECT WITH NANOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
NANOS Social Media handles: Instagram (@NANOSneuroop) • Facebook (@NeuroOphthalmology) • Twitter (@NANOSTweets)
JNO Social Media handles: Instagram (@journalneurooph) • Facebook • Twitter (@journalneurooph)
NOVEL Social Media handles: Instagram (@NOVELNANOS) • Facebook (@NOVELNANOS) • Twitter (@NOVELNANOS)
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
Consider making a donation to NANOS today. Your contribution will help NANOS fulfill our mission, attract young neuro-ophthalmologists to our sub-specialty, foster research in Neuro-Ophthalmology, and continue high quality educational programs and successful Annual Meetings.
NANOS is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization and contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
NANOS does not have any formal restrictions on any awards/donations unless the donated amount is $10,000 or above. For additional information on restrictions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBMIT YOUR 2023 MERIT AWARD NOMINATION
We invite you to submit your nominations for the NANOS 2023 Merit Award, which now comes with one-year complimentary dues.
Deadline: November 6, 2022
Click here to learn more about the Merit Award.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE NANOS MEETINGS
HAVE A QUESTION? CONTACT THE NANOS EXECUTIE OFFICE TEAM
We are here to support you.
Membership and General Inquiries:
NANOS Membership & Communications Specialist
Annual Meeting Inquiries:
Tara Thebeau, CMP
NANOS Meetings Manager
Sponsorship and Partnership Inquiries:
NANOS Strategic Partnerships & Meetings Specialist
Executive and Board Inquiries:
Toma Ossian, CMP
NANOS Executive Director
NANOS Consulting Director & GMP Partner