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 September 2021 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
MEET NANOS BOARD
Matt Kay, MD
We are thrilled to introduce a new section called Meet NANOS Board, 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 September, we feature an interview with Matt Kay, MD.
Here's Matt's interview:
Describe the NANOS Board using 3 words. Dedicated, Tireless, Committed
Tell us about your journey to the NANOS Board in 3 sentences. Recognizing NANOS as the educational and organizational voice for the field of neuro-ophthalmology, I became involved in committee work perhaps 20 years ago largely through the Practice Management arm. Later, I was named the alternate Councilor for NANOS to the AAO and subsequently served as the Councilor for 6 years. Thereafter, I was elected to the NANOS Board.
What did you enjoy most about your Board service? The camaraderie of being involved with a stellar group of dedicated individuals committed to the preservation and advancement of our sub-specialty and organization and the resultant support to our growing membership.
Based on your experience, what advice about Board service would you give to a new member of the Board? You have been selected for something special that you bring to the Board. Voice and apply that expertise throughout your tenure.
What do you wish you had known when you joined the Board but did not know? I was not aware of the incredible horizontal and vertical organizational structure of the Board’s committees spanning across the realms of education, advocacy, annual meeting planning and membership services.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned about governance matters? I came to appreciate the need to achieve consensus after evaluating opposing viewpoints and not have decisions made in an autocratic manner.
What do you feel was the most meaningful aspect/contribution/part of being on the NANOS Board? Serving on the Board has been a most gratifying experience as it has enabled me to effect positive changes for our specialty and the NANOS membership by addressing the myriad of issues and concerns facing neuro-ophthalmology at large that are constantly being addressed by the Board. Working with others to advance the practice of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and helping with the NANOS Compensation Survey.
NANOS-AAO CO-SPONSORSHIP FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING
NANOS and the AAO are offering co-branded courses at the AAO annual meeting. Click here to learn how to receive NANOS co-sponsorship.
Deadline: October 10, 2021
NANOS AUGUST HERO
Karl Golnik, MD
In case you missed it, check out Dr. Karl Golnik's hero interview where he describes his personal experience as a NANOS member and shares some valuable words of wisdom.
Click here to read interviews from other dedicated volunteers and heroes of NANOS.
SUBMIT YOUR 2022 MERIT AWARD NOMINATION
We invite you to submit your nominations for the NANOS 2022 Merit Award, which now comes with one-year complimentary dues.
Deadline: November 7, 2021
Click here to learn more about the Merit Award.
AAO EDITORS' CHOICE
Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Gokoffski for being selected to author the Editors’ Choice section of the AAO Newsletter, Academy Express. In this feature, Dr. Gokoffski summarizes a recent study on the partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient after optogenetic therapy.
Click here to view the feature and link to the full source.
Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD
MEMBER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
All members are encouraged to make submissions for 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)!
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
NANOS is continually seeking ways to enhance the resources and services available to its members. We HEAR you and appreciate your feedback! In order to continue to serve you better, please click here to complete a survey and share your member testimonials.
NANOS ILLUSTRATED CURRICULUM PROJECT
The NANOS Curriculum and NOVEL Committees are working on a major update to the NANOS Illustrated Curriculum (IC). The editors have completed their review of the IC and have identified specific topics, that need learning objects such as manuscripts, video lectures, narrated PPT, diagrams, and images. We are asking you, NANOS members, to help us fill these gaps.
Thank you to the following NANOS members (and Residents) for offering to help with our last set of topics: Krista Kinard, Marc Dinkin, Neil Miller, Edward Margolin, Raed Behbehani, Carmen Chan, George Park, and Steve Newman.
INTERESTED? Contact Nancy Lombardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Pop quiz! What is Flynn phenomenon and in what category of ophthalmic disorders is it typically seen? Click here for the answers and a great video of the phenomenon.
NOVEL VISUAL DIAGNOSIS CHALLENGE
Can you name this exam finding and the associated syndrome (don't forget laterality!)? Click here for the answer and more information.
SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF JNO NOW AVAILABLE
Click here for a direct link to the online edition of the September JNO. Members can also read the journal using the 'JNO Online' link in the members-only area of the NANOS website (login required).
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.
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmologist at University of Nebraska Medical Center • Learn more
Ophthalmologist with Subspecialty in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center • Learn more
Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinical Faculty at Pacific Neuroscience Institute • Learn more
NANOS 2022 ANNUAL MEETING REMINDERS
NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
The in-person NANOS Annual Meeting is coming back and NANOS is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2022 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. This is your chance to present your breakthrough research face-to-face with your neuro-ophthalmology peers from around the globe this February 12-17, 2022 in Austin, TX. The deadline to submit is October 14th, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.
Visit the NANOS 2022 Annual Meeting website for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE NANOS 2022 ANNUAL MEETING?
The meeting will be held in-person in Austin, TX.
IS THE ROOM SHARE AVAILABLE AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Please click here to access a Google doc, which is designed to connect attendees with one another in order to share accommodations at JW Marriott Austin, TX. Please provide your full name, contact information, and other relevant comments. Use this document to directly connect with other people on the list looking for a roommate.
IS THERE A VIRTUAL COMPONENT TO THE MEETING?
On-demand content will be available for CME viewing approximately one month after the in-person meeting.
CAN I PRESENT MY ABSTRACT VIRTUALLY?
All presentations are expected to be delivered in-person. Virtual presentation may be allowed for uncontrollable events (i.e. government travel restrictions, acute illness) and not simply upon request.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTATION FOR THE VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION?
All poster presenters will be required to upload a virtual presentation of their poster and be able to participate in the Meet the Poster Author session live in Austin.
WHY IS NANOS NOT OFFERING A HYBRID MEETING?
A hybrid meeting is significantly more expensive and requires resources we simply don't have, as well as dramatically increases the cost of registration. Instead, we will offer an on-demand CME option for those who cannot attend live.
THOMAS AND SUSAN CARLOW YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
Are you submitting an abstract for NANOS 2022 Annual Meeting? Check out if you are eligible to submit your abstract for the Thomas and Susan Carlow Young Investigator Award and receive $1,000 Stipend and NANOS meeting registration reimbursement. All application materials must be received by November 30th, 2021.
Click here to learn more about this award.
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK NOW OPEN
NANOS has secured guest rooms at a rate of $289 plus tax. The NANOS rate is available until January 20th, 2022 or until the room block sells out. You may cancel your reservation for no additional charge until 7 days prior to the day of arrival. Please note that a fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged if you must cancel after this deadline.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE NANOS FELLOW OR INTERNATIONAL FELLOW STATUS?
If you have been an Active or International Active member of NANOS for 3 years and attended 5 NANOS Annual Meetings, you most likely qualify for the Fellow status. Read more here and apply today!
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR NANOS SENIOR STATUS?
Those eligible for Senior status must meet one of the following criteria:
- are fully disabled and have been a Society member for no less than five (5) years; or
- are fully retired from the active practice of clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology or research and have been a Society member for no less than fifteen (15) consecutive years; or
- have been a Fellow of NANOS for no less than 30 consecutive years.
If you meet one of the criteria above, please send a letter addressed to the NANOS Membership Committee requesting Senior status to email@example.com.
POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA
NEW KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
This prospective study (by PEDIG and NANOS members) of subjects, with a very common cause of adult-onset diplopia, shows that effective treatment is available and should be tailored to the needs of each patient. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
Drs. Kupersmith & Wall have applied unsupervised machine learning to define visual field archetypes in patients with IIH. An intriguing way to address bias inherent in human based classification schema. — Article • Twitter • Facebook
FOLLOW NANOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MORE CONTENT
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/4335870906
Meeting ID: 433 587 0906
Contact Barbara Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Happy reading!
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. Update your demographic information (optional) in the NANOS member profile and help us ensure that we are a diverse, equitable, and inclusive group.
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NANOS ANTITRUST TRAINING WEBINAR
Do you know what antitrust legislation is and how it is relevant to neuro-ophthalmologists, NANOS and NANOS discussion email lists? Do you wonder why some topics of conversation are halted by moderators on NANOSNET? To help our US NANOS members avoid legal jeopardy related to anticompetitive actions, NANOS has put together an antitrust training webinar led by Vic Domen, an antitrust attorney. We encourage all US members to watch this training video (login required) and help us ensure NANOS stays compliant with federal laws.
Click here for more information on this important video presentation.
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.
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