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, welcomes new members, summarizes member benefits, and much more. Enjoy our September 2019 issue below and click here to view past issues.
VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES
Meet our September 2019 hero, Dr. Klara Landau, 2018 Merit Award Recipient!
- Ophthalmology or Neurology? Ophthalmology
- What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship?The art of taking history... Read more here
- What are the top 3 things you’ve learned over the last 5 years/or since leaving fellowship? Read more here
- Please tell us about your involvement with NANOS! Read more here
- What would you say to members who want to be more involved in NANOS? Read more here
- What do you know at this stage in your career that you wish you knew when you first joined NANOS? Read more here
Klara Landau, MD
MERIT AWARD - FINAL CHANCE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS
2020 MERIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
This is your final chance to submit nominations for the NANOS 2020 Merit Award. Click here to read more and submit your nominations.
*NEW* All Merit Award Winners are now given a complimentary meeting registration for our upcoming meeting!
COMMITTEE CORNER: AAO COMMITTEE UPDATE
Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
Chair, AAO Committee
Peter Quiros, MD
Vice Chair, AAO Committee
Committee Purpose? The NANOS AAO Committee serves to coordinate NANOS educational activities at the annual AAO meeting and to be the liaison between the AAO and NANOS for other matters, such as regulatory and reimbursement issues that affect neuro-ophthalmologists.
Recent Achievement(s) or Update(s)? We are in the final stages of planning this year’s Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day at the AAO along with the NANOS Symposium. Dr. John Keltner is scheduled to give the Hoyt Lecture, and we will also display posters and banners that will celebrate Dr. William Hoyt’s life and legacy in our field. We have just solicited applications for new courses at the AAO, and we are working to ensure that all NANOS members have the opportunity to contribute to the vast AAO meeting and its committees.
Exemplary Committee Member(s)? Anne Abel and Madhura Tamhankar are always willing to take on additional tasks and ensure they get done in a timely manner.
Future Goal(s)? We are exploring the possibility of doing Subspecialty Day annually. We want to keep NANOS representation front and center when billing and reimbursement issues are being considered by AAO. Finally, we want to keep working with AAO to find ways to keep ophthalmology-trained fellow applicants coming into our field.
Anything else? Our committee has great overlap with other education and service committees within NANOS, and we enjoy the collaborative spirit this engenders.
Annual Carol F. Zimmerman, MD Lectureship in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Saturday, October 5, 2019
UT Southwestern Medical Center- Dallas, TX
Keynote speaker: Michael Wall, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day at AAO
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
Diagnostic Errors and Challenges—Avoid the Traps!
Program Directors: Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD and Peter A. Quiros, MD
Register here: https://www.aao.org/annual-meeting/education/neuro-ophthalmology
Other meetings of interest can be viewed here.
NEW NANOS RESOURCES
2019 ANNUAL MEETING
The NANOS 2019 Annual Meeting is now available on NOVEL. Click here to view all NOVEL collections.
PRACTICE SUPPORT TOOLS UPDATE
The Practice Support and Carrier Relations committee has added another resource to our Practice Tool Library (login required). Please click here to view several newer billing codes of interest to neuro-ophthalmologists:
- Codes for billing telephone calls from physicians to patients
- A code billed by a consultant such as a neuro-ophthalmologist who provides an electronic-based (telephone/internet) review of medical records, lab/imaging studies, medications, etc and provides a verbal or electronic consultative discussion to the patient’s treating/requesting physician including a written report.
- Codes billed as an interprofessional telephone/Internet service provided by a consultative physician where over 50% of the time is spent directly in the medical consultative discussion (via phone or Internet), and includes a verbal and written report to the patient’s treating/requesting physician.
- Practice Support Tools (login required)
2020 ANNUAL MEETING UPDATE
- The NANOS 2020 Annual Meeting program overview is now available on the 2020 Annual Meeting page.
- Registration will open soon! You'll be notified as soon as it's time to register.
- Submit your abstract by October 31, 2019. Read more
- Submit your application for the Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award by November 29, 2019. Read more
- Book your room today. Room share is back! Read more
NANOS RESEARCH PROGRAMS
- The application window for Fight for Sight/NANOS joint Award is now closed. The recipient will be announced once identified by the Fight for Sight/NANOS Review Board.
- Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award. Read more
MEMBER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
We are pleased to see that NANOS members are being highlighted in various media sources. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay in the know of what's going on in the Neuro-Ophthalmology world.
Daniel Gold, MD
Vice Chair, NOVEL committee
Congratulations to Daniel Gold, DO, NANOS member and NOVEL Committee Vice Chair, on being elected to the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins. The mission of the Academy is to recognize and promote clinical excellence at Johns Hopkins and beyond. Since its inception in 2009, the Academy has been hard at work establishing initiatives and programs that promote excellence in patient care (including CLOSLER).
Dr. Gold's contributions to NOVEL and creation of the NOVEL Dan Gold Neuro-Ophthalmology Collection played a significant part in his induction. What a great reminder to all our members that NOVEL is a place to get credit for academic excellence - another benefit of being a NANOS member!! NANOS is proud, Dan!
Kevin Lai, MD
Chair, Patient Information Committee
|Congratulations to Kevin Lai, MD, NANOS member and Committee Chair, on winning a IUSM 2019 Inaugural Volunteer Teaching Award. This award honors those individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of IU School of Medicine medical students and/or residents. Award recipients must have demonstrated teaching excellence and completed at least three years of service as a volunteer faculty member with the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Way to go, Kevin!
- NANOS was well represented at WIO, Women in Ophthalmology. Perfect platform for empowering aspirations, networking and spreading the word about the work NANOS is doing to foster mentoring and recruitment efforts in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology. Great job on presenting the WIN poster at Women in Ophthalmology, Kimberly Winges! Even NANOS Spotlight got a mention.
Kimberly Winges presenting WIN poster at WIO
- It's great to see our fellow NANOS members among invited guests, speakers and attendees at the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia (NOSA) annual meeting.
Steve Galetta, MD and Aki Kawasaki, MD were NOSA invited guests
MEMBER RECOGNITION PROGRAM DETAILS
All members are encouraged to make submissions for the NANOS Member Recognition program! CLICK HERE to access the online submission form and acknowledge yourself or another NANOS member today (member login required)!
NANOS continues to recognize Fellow and International Fellow members at our Annual Meetings, where these members are presented with a certificate.
Eligible for Fellow Status? Please click here to find out more, download the application form, and apply now!
DONATE TO NANOS
CREATE A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER
Whether it’s a holiday, your birthday, or other event, you can create a fundraiser to ask your Facebook friends and family to support NANOS. Help NANOS advance our mission and spread the word about our field, neuro-ophthalmic diseases, education, and patient care. Detailed instructions can be found here.
Looking forward to the 2020 Annual Meeting, or making use of the NOVEL resources or Practice Management Tools developed by NANOS volunteers? Consider making a donation to support our future meetings, research, and educational initiatives. Click here to view the list of current donors and make a donation. Thank you!
NANOS RESOURCES AND PRODUCTS
NOVEL PRODUCTS ON STAT!REF
- *NEW* NANOS Examination Techniques for Neuro-Ophthalmology (NExT) is now available through Stat!Ref. Read more here.
- Don't forget that NANOS members have access to the Stat!Ref version of the NOVEL Illustrated Curriculum (IC) through the NANOS members’ only section of the NANOS website (login/password required).
SUBSCRIBE TO STAT!REF
Non-members and institutions must have a subscription to the IC and NExT products through Stat!Ref. If your institution does not yet have a subscription, please contact your health sciences or academic librarian and request the purchase of both products! Every subscription helps support the NOVEL project. Read more about the Stat!Ref subscription
NEW! The NANOS 2019 Annual Meeting is available on NOVEL.
Click here to view all NOVEL collections.
The NANOS Young Neuro-ophthalmologist Committee (we call ourselves YONOs for short!) wants to remind you about the YONO portal that has been specifically designed to help young members of NANOS or those interested in Neuro-ophthalmology navigate their way into a career in Neuro-ophthalmology.
Click here to explore our resources and job/career tools.
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