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 September 2023 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES
Dr. Billi Wallace - NANOS 2023 MERIT AWARD Recipient!
Billi Wallace, MD
Meet our September hero and NANOS 2023 Merit Award recipient, Dr. Billi Wallace.
Ophthalmology or Neurology?
What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship?
- If you simply listen to your patient, they will tell you what is wrong with them.
What are the top 3 things you've learned over the past 5 years?
- There are many facets of neuro-ophthalmology: patient care, research, teaching, administration, advocacy, etc. Your time and interest in each will vary over the stages of your career.
- There are opportunities to practice neuro-ophthalmology aside from the traditional academic positions.
- Neuro-ophthalmology is just as exciting of a subspecialty as when I started training.
Read the full interview with Dr. Billi Wallace here for a deeper dive into her remarkable involvement with NANOS.
SUBMIT: 2024 MERIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the 2024 Merit Award are now OPEN! Know someone who has made extraordinary contributions of time, energy, and resources to NANOS? The NANOS Merit Award recognizes the exceptional dedication of NANOS members who have dedicated themselves to advance the organization's mission and goals. Read more about the award here. Know someone deserving? Nominate them now!
Submission deadline: November 6th, 2023.
EXCITING NEWS! PATIENT VIDEOS ARE READY TO VIEW
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Patient Videos, now conveniently accessible on the NANOS Patient Brochure webpages or NANOS YouTube Channel. A special thanks to our Patient Information committee whose tireless dedication has brought this engaging resource to life!
REMINDER! BRAND NANOS INFOGRAPHICS WITH YOUR INSTITUTION LOGO
Did you know that you can brand NANOS infographics with your institution's logo? Get inspired by this example! Download new infographics here and add your institution's logo.
APPLY! NANOS PILOT RESEARCH GRANT
Join NANOS in fueling investigator-initiated research in neuro-ophthalmology with the NANOS Pilot Research Grant Program. 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. Learn more here.
Submission deadline: January 5, 2024
APPLY! DR. IVY DREIZIN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANT
NANOS recognizes the need to stimulate leadership development in diverse members of its community. The Dr. Ivy Dreizin Leadership Development Grant provides a one-time, non-renewable source of funding to support leadership development for a NANOS member. Learn more here.
Submission deadline: January 5th, 2024.
APPLY! 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. Learn more here.
Submission deadline: January 5th, 2024.
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ACTION! 2024 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The NANOS 2024 abstract submission portal is now open, and we invite you to submit your abstract by October 12, 2023. All abstract-related information including revised guidelines can be found here.
Submission deadline: 1:59 PM EDT on October 12, 2023.
ACTION: UPDATE YOUR LISTING IN FIND-A-NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY DIRECTORY
Are you a practicing Neuro-Ophthalmologist? If yes, please make sure to check your listing in the Find-A-Neuro-Ophthalmology Directory. If you don't see your listing, please click here to learn how to update your directory settings.
NEW KNOWLEDGE IN NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
JOURNAL OF NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY (JNO)
NEW! Read the September 2023 issue of JNO by logging into your JNO account or visit the member-only page on the NANOS website to access the journal.
NEW! OTHER READS
This pilot crossover study of oral low dose cannabidiol (CBD) vs placebo showed that benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) parameters improved with CBD use when combined with standard botulinum toxin injections. - Read Article
This prospective study of neuro-ophthalmology in ED and inpatient consultation patterns revealed that the 49% occurred at night or during weekends. - Read Article
Cao et al show a correlation between ipsilateral carotid artery stenosis and retinal microvascular density on OCTA both within and between human subjects. - Read Article
NEW! FEATURED JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Academic Faculty Physician, Neuro Ophthalmologist | Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Neuro-Ophthalmology | Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Department Chair, Ophthalmology | Indiana University School of Medicine
Neuro-Ophthalmologist | Wolfe Eye Clinic, Des Moines Iowa
REMINDER! NANOS CAREER CENTER
MEMBER BENEFITS IN ACTION: Post Today - Free Job Postings on the NANOS Career Center!
REMINDER! NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY SUBSPECIALTY DAY AT AAO
When Should I Worry? Concerning Signs, Symptoms, and Findings in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Join your colleagues at the AAO Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day on Friday, November 3rd. Click here to learn more.
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. NEW! Click here to view other meetings of interest.
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