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 April 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
2022-2024 AAN SECTION LEADERS – NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY/NEURO-OTOLOGY SECTION
Congratulations to Drs. Aileen Antonio and Nailyn Rasool for being elected as 2022-2024 AAN Section Leaders. Drs. Antonio and Rasool will be serving as Chair and Vice Chair of the Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuro-otology Section.
|Aileen Antonio, MD
|Nailyn Rasool, 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 AT AAN
Thank you to all NANOS members and volunteers who attended or presented at the AAN Annual Meeting this year and helped us promote Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowships and our subspecialty at the Trainee and Resident Networking reception and Invited Science: Neuro-Ophthalmology session.
Trainee and Resident Networking Reception
Ronel Santos, MD, Aileen Antonio, MD, Aimee Szewka, MD, Nailyn Rasool, MD, Nancy Newman, MD, Valerie Biousse, MD
Invited Science: Neuro-Ophthalmology
Fiona Costello, MD, FRCP, Hong Jiang, MD, PhD, Lindsey De Lott, MD, MS, Valerie Biousse, MD, Heather Moss, MD, PhD, Dan Milea, MD, PhD, Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, Kemar Green, MD
#NANOS2022 ON DEMAND CONTENT
There's still plenty of time to register and catch up on all your favorite sessions from the NANOS 2022 Annual Meeting in Austin. On Demand content from the in-person meeting is available now until May 31, 2022. Register today and earn up to 28 CME credits.
Click here to view the 2022 Annual Meeting registration fees.
Already registered? Login now and start learning today!
FREE CME ACTIVITY ON NMOSD
Earn up to 1.25 CME/ABO CC Part II credits with this lecture activity available on RetinaCME. Within this case-based program, experts in the field will utilize didactic presentations and a panel discussion to summarize evidence-based diagnostic criteria and best practices that assist in the differential diagnosis of NMOSD, as well as differentiate current NMOSD therapeutics based on their mechanisms of action, efficacy, safety, and administration.
Disclaimer: NANOS is not an official CME provider for this activity and this symposium is not endorsed by NANOS. This activity has been developed with support from an independent educational grant from Genentech. We are sharing this information as this can be of value to the NANOS membership.
NEW! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
PRACTICE SUPPORT TOOLS
NANOS MEMBER AND PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPENSATION TOOLKIT
The NANOS Productivity and Compensation Committee has created a Productivity and Compensation Toolkit which is now posted in the Practice Support Tools corner (member-only resource). This toolkit is available as a resource for NANOS members regarding the clinical value and uniqueness of Neuro-Ophthalmology.
2022 CMS RVU AND FEE SCHEDULE CALCULATOR
Dr. Kevin Lai, Co-chair of the NANOS Practice Support Committee, has created and shared a spreadsheet that can be used by members to calculate the potential impact that changes to Medicare/CMS reimbursement rates might have on their practices. This tool uses publicly available data and is available for members for download and individual use.
Please refrain from discussing your findings on NANOS listservs or other communication platforms.
The CMS RVU and Fee Schedule Calculator is now posted in the Practice Support Tools corner (member-only resource).
NANOS Antitrust Compliance Statement: 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.
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.
NEW! 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!
NOVEL VISUAL FIELD QUIZ
Name and localize the visual field defect! Click here for the answer.
WIN BOOK CLUB
Be sure to join the next WIN Leadership Book Club on Saturday, May 21 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 email@example.com 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.
Together we can overcome the challenges of today and build a better tomorrow for everyone.
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Neuro-Ophthalmology Physicians at Mount Sinai Health System • Learn more
Ophthalmologist with Subspecialty in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center • Learn more
Neuro-ophthalmology Faculty at UT Health • Learn more
POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital presents a 55-year-old man with keratitis, anterior uveitis and vestibulopathy due to syphilis. Check out this discussion on the differential diagnosis of concomitant ocular and inner ear involvement – Article • Twitter • Facebook
A comprehensive review article on the clinical spectrum of the Guillain-Barré syndrome from a trio of authors from Malaysia, Germany and Japan – Article • Twitter • Facebook
In a cohort of 19 patients with onset of LHON in childhood (≤12 yrs of age) or early teens (13-16 yrs), the childhood onset patients had much better visual recovery – Article • Twitter • Facebook
FOLLOW NANOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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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.
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