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 November 2022 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
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EXHIBITS AND SUPPORT
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NANOS IN THE NEWS
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VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES
Meet our November hero and NANOS 2022 Merit Award recipient, Dr. Victoria Pelak.
Victoria Pelak, MD
Ophthalmology or Neurology? Neurology
What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship? Learn the patterns. Pattern recognition plays a critical role in accurate localization and proper diagnosis.
What are the top 3 things you’ve learned over the last 5 years/or since leaving fellowship?
- Be humble and listen. All of us have something to learn from patients, trainees, staff, and the human condition when confronted with illness.
- Follow patients appropriately throughout their clinical course. There are no better lessons for the physician than those realized while providing continuity of care to a patient during the course of their neuro-ophthalmic illness.
- Learn to recognize which patients need you to lead by their side and which need you to lead in front.
NANOS MEMBERS IN THE NEWS - dR. oRE-oFE aDESINA
Ore-Ofe Adesina, MD was recognized at AAO 2022 in Chicago for his selection to the Academy’s 24th Leadership Development Program (LDP) class. Dr. Adesina, nominated by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS), joins 19 other ophthalmologists in the LDP XXIV, class of 2023 chosen via a competitive selection process. Read the full article and view more photos here.
NEW! UPDATES FROM THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE:
2023 BOARD NOMINATIONS - DUE NOVEMBER 23
The NANOS Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for one At-Large Board position (3-year term). The term will start July 1, 2023. NANOS benefits from involvement of its members. We are seeking candidates who are willing and able to devote time and energy to the Society. If you are interested in serving as a NANOS Board member or know someone who you feel is qualified, do not hesitate to make a recommendation by November 23, 2022. Please note that a nominee must be a Fellow of NANOS and that self-nominations are accepted. For more information, click here.
Per the NANOS Bylaws, International Fellows are not eligible for at-large Board positions (the NANOS President appoints an International Board Member in an advisory role every two years)
NEW! UPDATES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE:
NANOS Survey of International Neuro-ophthalmologists' Interest
The purpose of this survey is to identify the needs of neuro-ophthalmology professionals who practice in countries other than US and Canada and to explore if NANOS might be able to assist with their needs. Click here to participate.
Please only take this survey if you are an international member of NANOS.
UPDATES FROM THE AMA COMMITTEE:
NEW! AMA ADVOCACY EFFORTS
Updates on the AMA's work in our nation's capital, states and courthouses:
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 13th, 2023.
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. Submission deadline is November 30th, 2022.
UPDATES FROM THE NEW KNOWLEDGE IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY COMMITTEE:
This trial from France found tocilizumab was effective in treating patients with active steroid-dependent polymyalgia rheumatica. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
The pattern of vision loss and genotype-phenotype correlations in WFS1-associated optic neuropathy (WON). Biallelic WFS1 variants cause more variable, but generally more severe, vision and RGC loss compared with heterozygous variants. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
An illustrative video of the curtain sign (aka enhanced ptosis) in myasthenia gravis. – Article • Twitter • Facebook
NEW! FREE ONLINE CME ACTIVITY ON TED
Coming to your city - Thyroid Eye Disease Forum is a 3-city CME meeting series which aims to provide health care professionals with guidance on the appropriate management of patients with TED. The sessions will incorporate didactic presentations, clinical cases, as well as question & answer sessions to drill down deeper into the diagnosis and treatment of TED. Click here to get started.
This symposium is organized by Vindico Medical Education. NANOS is not the CME provider for this activity.
WIN BOOK CLUB
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 email@example.com to get involved. Happy reading!
FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Academic Faculty Physician, Neuro Ophthalmologist with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston Salem, NC • Learn more
Neuro-Ophthalmologist - Faculty Position at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri • Learn more
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine • Learn more
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