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 June 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES
Meet our June hero and NANOS 2022 Merit Award recipient, Dr. Patricia Johnston McNussen.
Patricia Johnston McNussen, MD
Ophthalmology or Neurology? Neurology
What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship?
The history is crucial. This should not surprise any Neuro-Ophthalmologist!
What are the top 3 things you’ve learned over the last 5 years?
1) Make sure your patients feel that their concerns have been heard.
2) Keep up to date on new technology and new diseases.
3) Ask for help when you need it.
Tell us about your involvement with NANOS!
I became involved in NANOS many years ago when I joined the Membership Committee. I thought that was a good place to start to help NANOS, and eventually became the chair. From there, I moved on to other committees that I was interested in or that the Executive Board asked me to join. I have been on the Bylaws Committee, Ethics Committee, Nominating Committee, Productivity and Compensation Committee, Advocacy Committee, and Finance Committee. I was also on the Executive Board for 3 years. I became involved in NANOS to help my society. NANOS is my professional home, probably even more than my workplace. This is the group that cares about Neuro-Ophthalmology, and wants to help the subspecialty thrive and grow. We are all busy people, but I think volunteering with NANOS is crucial to all of us and the future of Neuro-Ophthalmology.
What would you say to members who want to be more involved in NANOS?
Do it! Review the committee list on the NANOS website – find something that peaks your interest, and contact the committee chair, someone on the Board, or the Executive Office.
What do you know at this stage in your career that you wish you knew when you first joined NANOS?
I wish I had networked more and advocated for myself more at my workplace. My advice to new NANOS members – take advantage of the wisdom and help of your fellow neuro-ophthalmologists and NANOS to advocate for yourself.
Click here to read interviews from other dedicated volunteers and heroes of NANOS.
NEW! PATIENT BROCHURE INFOGRAPHICS
Patient Brochure Infographics for clinician distribution are now available on the NANOS website.
Please note that these infographics are for clinicians to use in clinical practice as a simple, one-page document to give to patients (particularly those looking for trusted information on the Internet regarding their symptoms or disorder). The patient can scan the QR code or type one or more of the web addresses into a web browser for access to a brochure with more information and links to trusted sources of additional information. Please note that the infographic file contains a white box in the upper right corner where clinicians are encouraged to insert their own institutional logo.
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.
How Your Information Helps
When you voluntarily provide this demographic information, it contributes to NANOS's understanding of the composition of its membership. Here’s how NANOS may use your information:
- To ensure that leaders, speakers, presenters, and award recipients reflect that diversity.
- To measure how diversity in neuro-ophthalmology compares with other medical specialties.
- To help decide what programs and services NANOS should develop to serve different member segments.
How Your Information Is Protected
Here’s how NANOS will protect your information and give you control of it:
- Your demographic data will not be displayed publicly.
- You may review and update your demographic information through your NANOS member profile at any time.
Together we can overcome the challenges of today and build a better tomorrow for everyone.
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.
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 email@example.com 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!
SIGN UP FOR AUTO-DUES RENEWAL
Sign up for auto-dues renewal program today and consider using a secure e-Check payment option.
How can I auto-renew?
NANOS is pleased to provide all new and renewing members with the opportunity to enroll in automatic dues renewal. Signing up is quick and easy and will ensure that your annual membership dues are paid automatically in the future, saving you the need to sign in and renew manually each year. Enroll into our Auto-Dues renewal program now:
- Login to your NANOS account at NANOS website.
- Click on 'Profile'.
- Go to 'Settings' and choose 'Renewal Settings'.
- Enter your preferred payment method and click 'Enroll'. Congratulations! You are all set for Auto-Renewals.
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!
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Neuro-Ophthalmologist at Campus Eye Center • Learn more
Neuro-ophthalmology Faculty at UT Health • Learn more
Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmologist at University of Nebraska Medical Center • Learn more
POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A brief reminder to us that chronically low CSF pressure may damage the optic nerve (glaucoma) just as high pressure does with papilledema. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
This recent study using the IRIS registry found a 30% reduction in odds of reoperation within one year of strabismus surgery when adjustable sutures were used. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
Anna Majander, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, and colleagues demonstrate that dominant Wolfram syndrome was associated abnormal reflectivity of the outer plexiform layer and less severe vision loss than recessive Wolfram syndrome. – 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)
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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 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.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE NANOS MEETINGS
HAVE A QUESTION? CONTACT THE 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