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 May 2021 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
WHAT'S NEW WITH NANOS VOLUNTEERS?
NANOS celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation week in April. Thank you again to all NANOS volunteers. NANOS is more than just a Society, it's our family, your family!
MEMBER RECOGNITION - NANOS RISING STARS
AAN HEALTH CARE EQUITY SYMPOSIUM SCHOLARSHIP
Aileen A. Antonio MD has been selected to be one of the recipients of the inaugural AAN Health Care Equity Symposium Scholarship. She will participate in a multi-faceted program guided to continue personal development and to help the participants create a customized roadmap aimed at mitigating health care disparities. The program kicked off at the 2021 AAN Annual Meeting and will meet virtually four times leading up to the 2022 Annual Meeting. At the conclusion of the program, recipients will have gained knowledge on health care disparities and learned tools and resources they can put into action at their own institutions.
Dr. Antonio has also been appointed to serve on AAN's Brain PAC Committee, alongside Dr. Melissa Ko. Click here to learn more about the AAN Health Care Equity Symposium.
Aileen Antonio, MD
Congratulations to Aileen Antonio, MD for getting selected as a recipient for the inaugural AAN Health Care Equity Symposium Scholarship. Read the full story here.
TOP 100 OPHTHALMOLOGY LIST
The Ophthalmologist Power List celebrates the achievements of the most influential figures in ophthalmology. From ocular oncology to tackling neglected diseases, the 2021 Power Listers are making their mark on ophthalmology – and beyond.
Congratulations to Drs. Helen Danesh-Meyer and Kathleen Digre on being named to the 2021 Ophthalmologist Power List - 100 reasons to celebrate women in ophthalmology.
Helen Danesh-Meyer, MBChB, MD, FRANZCO
Kathleen Digre, MD
MEMBER RECOGNITION FORM
At NANOS we are always proud to celebrate our member successes. We believe that every member's accomplishments should be recognized, valued, and highlighted as our own. NANOS recognizes our members for their major awards, honors, and/or achievements in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology through the NANOS Member Recognition program.
Click here to access the online NANOS Member Recognition submission form and acknowledge yourself or another NANOS Member today (member login required).
NANOS WEBSITE UPDATES
NANOS IN THE NEWS
Did you know that NANOS features Society updates in the NANOS in the News section of the NANOS website. We encourage membership to check it out for any new website content.
This feature is located on the right pane of the webpage if you are viewing the NANOS website from a computer. For viewing on mobile devices, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Updated patient brochures are now available on the NANOS website.
Please note that some brochures are still being revised by the NANOS Patient Information Committee. The brochures with "NEW!" have already been revised and updated.
PRACTICE SUPPORT CORNER
NANOS's statement on MRI Orbits in Optic Neuritis is now posted in the Practice Support Tools corner (member-only resource).
The NANOS Productivity and Compensation Committee and the Practice Support Committee would like to alert the NANOS membership about a practice that might impact your reimbursement. The 2021 CMS E/M code changes, which use total time spent or medical decision making (MDM) for billing may benefit neuro-ophthalmologists. We recommend US NANOS members check how they are currently being reimbursed with the new coding changes to ensure they are being properly and fully reimbursed.
Disclaimer: NANOS is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our activities including full compliance with all laws and regulations and in particular, strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws—all designed to protect free competition. While your healthcare attorney’s office can provide you guidance on antitrust matters you realize that each of us bears the ultimate responsibility for assuring that our actions and the actions of those around us comply with the antitrust laws.
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NEW KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
This study by Dr. Leanne Stunkel and colleagues found approximately half of new patients referred to neuro-ophthalmology were misdiagnosed by the referring provider leading to harm in a quarter of these patients. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
In this prospective study by Benson Chen, MBChB, MSc and Benjamin Meyer, BS signs of high ICP were commonly detected on MRI, but rarely associated with papilledema. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
This multicenter cohort study found that patients diagnosed with IIH at an older age were less often female, had less headaches, and were more frequently an incidental discovery of papilledema compared to younger IIH patients. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
In this randomized trial comparing bariatric surgery to a community weight loss intervention in obese patients with IIH (led by NANOS member Alexandra Sinclair), reduction in weight, ICP and improvement in quality of life were greater in the bariatric surgery group, but there were no differences in headache disability or visual function at 12 months. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
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UPDATE FROM THE AAO
SAVE THE DATE
In conjunction with the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS).
Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day
Common Concerns, Uncommon Problems: Clues to Finding the Hidden Dangers!
Friday, November 12, 2021
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Learn more • Register
REVISED UPNEEQ™ PACKAGE INSERT
Upneeq™ (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) is an ophthalmic drop which has acquired ptosis as an indication for its use. In response to concerns regarding the use of the drug by practitioners who may not be familiar with potentially serious neurological and orbital conditions associated with ptosis, the Academy, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) engaged with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the package insert for the product. The FDA has informed us that they agreed with our concerns and have approved an updated package insert that adds a new warning.
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Haber, AAO manager for federal affairs & public health.
NEW! UPFRONT CASES
(Unknown Patients for Residents in Ophthalmology or Neurology Training) is a NANOS/JNO joint project aimed at piquing the interest of medical students, as well as ophthalmology and neurology residents before they have made final career plans, in order to expose them to what we do. Selected cases will be in a citable format and presented as a narrated PowerPoint. Please note that these cases should written at a resident level or above.
INTERESTED? Click here to submit a case. If your case is selected, you will be contacted by NANOS and sent further instructions for developing the case presentation. Please note, a NANOS member who is a neuro-ophthalmologist must agree to be an author/mentor for any trainee/non-member submissions. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
NEED INSPIRATION? Check out Case 1 below and visit the JNO website to view Cases 2-4.
2021 COMPLIMENTARY JNO NOMINATIONS
NANOS is proud to provide 75 complimentary JNO to residents and fellows.
"I would just like to thank the Publications committee for this wonderful opportunity for fellows and trainees to receive the JNO for one year. It really makes them feel valued that NANOS would support them in their education. I have nominated for a number of years now and feel privileged to be able to do so."
- NANOS Member
DEI TASKFORCE REMINDER
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the NANOS culture and we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive Society for all. NANOS is now collecting demographic data in the NANOS member profile as part of our strategic plan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. These questions are optional and your answers will remain confidential and de-identified. Your participation will give us a better picture of who makes up our Society and help us ensure that we are a diverse, equitable, and inclusive group.
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NANOS-SPONSORED SYMPOSIA IN OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES POLICY
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 between medical specialties and healthcare providers in different parts of the world who share our values.
To this end, per the NANOS-sponsored Symposia in Other International Conferences Policy, NANOS will endorse medical meetings that are consistent with these goals and will partner with other medical societies and organizations to support scientific and educational meetings or sessions that pertain to neuro-ophthalmology. The use of the NANOS logo and branding is allowed with the formal endorsement only. Learn more about the application process here.
SAVE THE DATE
Inaugural Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma
Saturday, June 5, 2021
10:00am - 3:30pm EDT
Disclaimer: This is an informational message only. The event is not organized by NANOS but its content is aligned with the NANOS mission and can be of interest and value to Neuro-ophthalmologists.
WIN BOOK CLUB
Be sure to join the WIN Leadership Book Club, 2nd Sundays of the EVEN months 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.
Meeting link: https://slu.zoom.us/j/99184200501
Meeting ID: 991 8420 0501
Contact Barbara Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Happy reading!
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