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 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
2022 AAO ADVOCACY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
NANOS was proud to be able to sponsor Mary Labowsky’s participation in the Mid-Year Forum 2022 via the Advocacy Ambassador program as part of NANOS mission and advocacy goals. This year's program had 49 societies - 36 state societies and 13 subspecialty/ specialized interest societies - who sponsored 169 members in training to attend the Mid-Year Forum 2022.
Mary Labowsky, NANOS 2022 Advocacy Ambassador participant, has a message for everyone who is interested in advocating for neuro-ophthalmology, our profession and patients. Click here to get inspired for action or view the video below.
Mary Labowsky, MD
|"I highly recommend this experience to all other trainees. I know for me, this has hopefully opened a door for a clear long mission in advocacy."
NANOS EXECUTIVE OFFICE TEAM IS GROWING
We are excited to share with you that Christa Martin recently joined the NANOS Executive Office Team as a NANOS Strategic Partnership & Meetings Specialist. During the mid-cycle review of the NANOS Strategic Plan, it became apparent that NANOS needs to invest in additional infrastructure to better serve our members, support our growing annual meeting, advocacy efforts, and committee initiatives.
Christa will provide additional meeting and member support, act as the point of contact for all sponsorship and exhibitor relations for NANOS, while also working with grants and donations. Christa lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, son, and two dogs. She has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management, with a focus on healthcare.
NANOS EXECUTIVE 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
NANOS CO-SPONSORED FRENCH-USA SYMPOSIUM
An hour-long game/fight between Team USA and Team France and a final score of 96/96. Music, special effects, costumes, champagne, macaroons and neuro-ophthalmology were on the problem. It was a huge success!
Photograph of the NANOS Sponsored French-USA Symposium at the French Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, organized by Valerie Biousse with Nancy Newman, Tony Arnold and Andy Lee on Team USA and Valerie Touitou, Cedric Lamirel, Matthieu Robert and Cedric Lamirel on Team France.
#NANOS2022 ON DEMAND CONTENT
There's still 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!
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK
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!
FREE ONLINE CME ACTIVITY ON NMOSD
Earn up to 1.0 CME/ABO CC Part II credits with this lecture activity available on Healio CME. Drs. Andrew G. Lee, John J. Chen and Heather E. Moss discuss the burden, diagnosis pathophysiology, and treatment of NMOSD as well as a challenging case.
Disclaimer: This symposium is organized by Vindico Medical Education with grant support from Genentech. NANOS is not the CME provider for this activity.
CALL FOR OPTIONAL SYMPOSIA - NANOS 2023 ANNUAL MEETING
Planning is already underway for the NANOS 2023 Annual Meeting which will take place at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL March 11-16, 2023.
We invite you to submit an Optional Symposium proposal for the 2023 Annual Meeting Program. We are still finalizing the exact timing, and are expecting to have optional symposia on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (please note, there are a limited number of optional symposia slots available). You should plan for a 2 hour session, although this may be shortened depending upon the final program structure. Diversity of speakers is encouraged in your submissions.
Please click here to submit your proposal. The proposal deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
2022 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
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.
FREE CME ACTIVITY
2022 Stanford Optic Disc Drusen Hybrid Meeting
May 31, 2022 (Tuesday) 8am-4pm PDT
Stanford, CA, USA
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!
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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR NANOS FELLOW STATUS?
Those eligible for this membership status are NANOS Active Members who have been a member for a minimum of 3 years and have attended a minimum of 5 NANOS Annual Meetings. Eligible candidates must also have demonstrated special achievement in clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology and have completed one year of AUPO-approved Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, or have practiced clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology or have performed research in Neuro-Ophthalmology for 3 years.
Are you eligible for Fellow Status and want to be recognized at the NANOS 2023 Annual Meeting? Submit your application to email@example.com.
Read more here and apply today.
I HAVE A CLINICAL SURVEY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST NANOSNET PARTICIPATION IN. CAN I PROMOTE IT ON THE NANOSNET EMAIL LIST?
We can help you with this request. Please click here to review the NANOS Clinical Survey and Investigation Request Policy and send your request to the NANOS Executive Office.
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 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.
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FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Physician - Neuro-Ophthalmologist at ProMedica • Learn more
Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmologist at University of Nebraska Medical Center • Learn more
Neuro-Ophthalmologist Faculty Position at University of Missouri--Kansas City Neuro-Ophthalmology • Learn more
POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Stacy Pineles and fellow NANOS and PEDIG colleagues report the two year results from the Pediatric Optic Neuritis Prospective Outcomes Study, which is the longest prospective study on visual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
The late John Guy, Byron Lam, and colleagues report the findings from their phase 1 clinical trial on G11778A LHON gene therapy in AJO. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
Beautiful review by NANOS member Dr. Jennifer Graves outlining visual outcome measures current and future for MS and other neuroimmunologic disorders – 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 email@example.com.
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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