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 October 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
Did you know that NANOS has 40+ committees and taskforces?
NANOS is proud of and grateful for having so many engaged volunteers who are passionate about advancing our mission. All our volunteers are the blood vessels of our organization. All that NANOS does ties back to their ongoing efforts and hard work behind the scenes.
UPDATES FROM PROGRAM & ABSTRACT COMMITTEES:
2023 ANNUAL MEETING UPDATES
The NANOS 49th Annual Meeting will take place in person March 11-16, 2023 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. Those who can't attend the meeting in person will be offered an on-demand option with CME credits, April 5-August 31, 2023 (now extended!). Please check out our 2023 Annual Meeting information here.
We are excited to launch a new abstract portal this year with enhanced features that make submitting your abstract easier than ever.
The deadline to submit your abstract is Thursday, October 20, 2022. Submit TODAY!
Get inspired by the "Better Poster" video and note that all printed posters will be vertical/portrait in orientation!
The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. NANOS has negotiated a group rate of $259 plus tax. Click here to book your room or call 800-843-6664.
EXHIBITS AND SUPPORT
The NANOS 2023 Exhibit and Support Prospectus will be available soon! If you have any questions about supporting the Annual Meeting, please contact Christa Martin at email@example.com.
2022 AAO ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY EDUCATION AT AAO 2022:
Thank you to all NANOS members and volunteers who helped organize and spoke at the neuro-ophthalmology sessions during the 126th Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting!
See a list of all Neuro-Ophthalmology sessions and more photos in the NANOS News here. #AAO2022
NANOS 2022 WILLIAM F. HOYT LECTURER AWARD:
Congratulations to Steven Feldon, MD, MBA for receiving the NANOS 2022 William F. Hoyt Lecturer Award at the 126th Annual American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting for "The Superior Colliculus: A Path to Neuro-Ophthalmology". To read an interview with Dr. Feldon by Stephen Kofron at the Flaum Eye Institute, click here.
See more photos featured in the NANOS News here.
2022 AAO SECRETARIAT AWARD RECIPIENTS:
NANOS would like to congratulate all members who received the AAO Secretariat Award at the 2022 AAO Annual Meeting! Way to go!
- Amanda Henderson, MD- Baltimore, Maryland
- Courtney Francis, MD- Seattle, Washington
- Drew Carey, MD- Baltimore, Maryland
- Peter Quiros, MD- Pasadena, California
For more information about the 2022 AAO Secretariat Award, click here.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
||We are grateful for the contributions of Janet Rucker, MD who served on the NANOS Board of Directors 2015-2022 and rotated this July. She has been a supporting member of NANOS since early 2002. Read an exclusive interview with her below:
1. Describe the NANOS Board using 3 words. Passionate, Dedicated, Effective.
2. Tell us about your journey to the NANOS Board in 3 sentences. As many of us in the field experience, the members of NANOS have become great friends over the years and the organization and superior quality annual meeting are our home. Since completion of my fellowship training with Dr. Nancy Newman and Dr. Valerie Biousse, I embraced the opportunities provided through NANOS – from being a committee member, to becoming a committee chair, to eventually joining the Board. It has been my honor to serve on the NANOS Board and to “give back” to my friends and my home through this service.
3. What did you enjoy most about your Board service? The camaraderie of working closely with and learning leadership skills from a most committed and passionate group of colleagues and friends with a shared love of Neuro-Ophthalmology and a goal of making NANOS the absolutely best organization possible for its members.
4. What makes a good Board member? Listening skills, respect for others, courage to state one’s opinion, and a very strong work ethic.
5. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned about governance matters? There are many sides to every issue and it is extremely important to consider all viewpoints with respect and to come democratically to the most mutually fair and beneficial solution through a process of open discussion and willingness to compromise.
6. Who inspired you to get involved with NANOS? My first exposure to Neuro-ophthalmology and first awareness of NANOS was through Dr. Jack Selhorst when I was a medical student at St. Louis University. Dr. Selhorst ultimately assisted in introducing me to Dr. Nancy Newman. That early guidance and support of Dr. Jack Selhorst, Dr. Nancy Newman, and Dr. Valerie Biousse fostered my growth and independence as a NANOS member.
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. Archived articles can be found here.
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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
UPDATES FROM THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE:
NANOS PILOT RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM
NANOS recognizes the need to stimulate investigator-initiated research programs in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The NANOS Pilot Research Grant Program provides a one-year, non-renewable source of funding to help principal investigators generate preliminary data that will lead to additional funding from other national agencies or foundations. Submission deadline is February 20th, 2023.
Please submit one PDF of the entire application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more here.
THOMAS AND SUSAN CARLOW YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
This North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) sponsored award of $1,000 and meeting registration reimbursement will be given to a candidate or active NANOS member and is designed to encourage basic or clinical research in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The Research Committee will consider scientific originality, academic merit, and relevance as criteria when reviewing the total body of work of an investigator. In addition, the quality of a representative new research manuscript will also be evaluated as part of the review process. (Please note that an abstract must be submitted via the online submission site.) Submission deadline is November 30th, 2022.
Submit materials in one PDF to NANOS Executive Office via email at email@example.com.
REMINDER FROM THE MEMBERSHIP RETENTION & RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE:
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.
UPDATES FROM THE NEW KNOWLEDGE IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY COMMITTEE:
Livedo Reticularis: A Presenting Sign of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
Blurred vision (80%), diplopia (30%) was also a frequent early visual symptom among Heidenhain variant of CJD cases. PRNP mutation status might be an important prognostic factor for Heidenhain cases. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
This comprehensive review described the evidence supporting the importance of TAB and technical approaches. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
NEW! PATIENT BROCHURE INFOGRAPHICS
Patient Brochure Infographics for clinician distribution are now available on the NANOS website. Thank you to the Patient Information committee for all the hard work behind the scenes!
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.
WIN BOOK CLUB
The WIN community had another successful WIN Leadership Book Club last month discussing Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern and have some takeaways to share with the entire NANOS community.
KEY TAKEAWAYS: This book comes from the perspective of someone that was once disorganized and determined that she was wasting so much of her time that she created a time management system. Some reminders:
- Being organized means Being Ready.
- Delegating is an important art to master.
- Breaking tasks up into several scheduled, doable steps will go a long way.
- Develop your big-picture goals - rise above the chaos and keep your perspective.
- Determine activities to help you achieve your goals. Write down both.
- Create your ideal balance that will be different for everyone.
- Forgive yourself for failures.
- Celebrate your successes.
All books selected for the WIN Leadership Book Club tend to focus on how to improve leadership presence in the workplace, strengthen diplomatic skills, improve negotiations, foster mentorship, and improve relationships.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING?
The next WIN Leadership Book club will be December 11, 2022 at 2pm PST, hosted by Sangeeta Khanna. We will be reviewing the book Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, by Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris. 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.
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.
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.
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Neuro-Ophthalmologist with Eyecare Partners at the Cincinnati Eye Institute • Learn more
2023-2024 Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine • Learn more
Academic Neuro-Ophthalmologist at University of Vermont College of Medicine • Learn more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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