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 2023 issue and click here to check out our past issues.
VOLUNTEER CORNER - NANOS HEROES
Dr. Meagan Seay - NANOS 2023 MERIT AWARD Recipient!
Dr. Meagan Seay
Meet our October hero and NANOS 2023 Merit Award recipient, Dr. Meagan Seay.
Ophthalmology or Neurology?
What was the best clinical pearl you learned in fellowship?
- I had the great fortune to work with a few tremendous mentors during my fellowship. Due to this, one of my takeaways from fellowship was that there are many styles in which we evaluate and treat patients, however, empathy and compassion should always be the forefront of our approach.
What are the top 3 things you've learned over the past 5 years?
- Mentorship doesn't stop after fellowship. It's essential to seek out mentors throughout your career.
- We see weird stuff. Never be afraid to ask for help.
- We all care deeply about our patients and often ruminate about them when we go home, however, it’s important to be able to escape work and patient-care and pursue hobbies and passions outside of this.
Read the full interview with Dr. Meagan Seay here for a deeper dive into her remarkable involvement with NANOS.
NOMINATE: 2024 MERIT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Nominations for the 2024 Merit Award are now open! Recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to NANOS through their time, energy, and resources. The NANOS Merit Award celebrates the exceptional dedication of members devoted to advancing the organization's mission and goals. Learn more about the award and nominate deserving individuals today!
Submission deadline: November 6th, 2023.
NOMINATE: 2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The NANOS Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Officer and At-Large Board positions. The term begins on July 1, 2024. Nominees must be NANOS Fellows with committee and taskforce experience. Self-nominations are welcome. Discover how to serve on the NANOS Board here. Explore insights from current and former Board members on the Meet NANOS Board webpage.
- President-Elect (2-year term)
- Vice President (2-year term)
- Treasurer (2-year term)
- Secretary (2-year term)
- At-Large Board Seat (3-year term)
Submission deadline: November 22nd, 2023.
REGISTER: 2024 ANNUAL MEETING
The NANOS 2024 Annual Meeting registration is now open. Click here to learn more and register today.
Have you watched NANOS new PATIENT VIDEOS on YouTube?
You can now view all Patient Videos exclusively on the NANOS YouTube Channel. Read more on NANOS Patient Brochure webpages. 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.
REGISTER! FREE CME EDUCATION
Thyroid Eye Disease: Insights Into Practical Management Approaches
Join Vindico Medical Education in San Francisco for this CME dinner symposium on thyroid eye disease management during AAO 2023 on November 05, 2023. Click to register or for more information!
REGISTER! FREE CME EDUCATION
Thyroid Disorders Comanagement Forum
Join co-chairs Gary J. Lelli, Jr., MD, and Terry J. Smith, MD, alongside our expert faculty for this 2-day CE forum showcasing the interprofessional and multidisciplinary approaches that can improve the overall management of patients with thyroid conditions. With sessions tailored for endocrinology providers and ophthalmology and optometry providers, the program will incorporate didactic presentations, clinical cases, collegial conversations, and question-and-answer sessions for a deep dive into the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders, including thyroid eye disease. Registration is complimentary! Attend in person in New York or virtually on Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18. Click to register or for more information!
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)
REMINDER! 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
Macular OCT images in patients with MS were analyzed using adaptive optics and showed a lower cone outer-segment density in all eyes, irrespective of optic neuritis history. Further work needed to understand the significance of this finding. - Read Article
NEW! EXPLORE THE LATEST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Academic Neuro-Ophthalmologist | West Virginia University
Cornea & External Eye Disease Specialist | Penn State Health Milton S. Hersey Medical Center
Ophthalmology Practice Opportunity | Valley Health, Winchester, Virginia
Staff Clinician | National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
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.
NEW! ABO's Certification Information Station at AAO 2023
Be sure to check out the ABO certification station to get certified, stay certified and share your expertise. 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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