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Thank you to everyone who submitted!
Submitters will be notified of their proposal status in mid-June 2024. Please see additional key dates on the annual meeting homepage.
The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) accepted session proposals beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2024, through Tuesday, February 20, 2024 for the NCS 22nd Annual Meeting which will be held in San Diego, California. .
This call is for sessions, which means a focused lecture format. Please note the following for each submission:
- Each submitter must submit a 20-minute presentation and will be grouped with two other presenters by the Annual Meeting Committee (AMC) to create a 60-minute session on a cohesive topic. This differs from previous NCS meetings when multiple talks could be submitted as one proposal.
- Only one (1) speaker is allowed per 20-minute talk. This speaker will be the primary contact for the submission.
- You must indicate if the session was endorsed by an NCS Committee or Section.
- Preference will be given to sessions that feature NCS members as speakers.
- Presenters will be notified of acceptance by mid-April 2024.
- The Annual Meeting Committee will assign a moderator to support each session.
Sessions content should be organized by the following domains and emphasis areas. Session proposals were due Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
NCS is thrilled to host our annual meeting in person once again! Feedback from attendees continues to show that there’s greater value in meeting face-to-face, and we couldn’t agree more. With that in mind, as long as it remains safe and possible for the NCS community to gather together in person, all speakers are required to present in person. All speakers and attendees are responsible for securing their own travel and housing accommodations.
The Science of Neurocritical Care
This domain addresses the entire continuum of research in neurocritical care. From conceptualization through conducting all types of research and reporting results, this domain aims to improve the body of scientific knowledge and includes presentations that focus on clinical trial design, clinical trial results and results for other study designs.
This domain addresses the clinical practice of neurocritical care and includes topics of interest from the perspective of all interdisciplinary team members. Presentations in this area may include evidence-based practice topics, ethical dilemmas, clinical reviews, pro/con debates, and other challenging topics facing clinicians.
Delivery, Quality, and Safety
This domain addresses aspects of neurocritical care as a healthcare delivery model. Projects that address quality improvement and/or safety should be submitted under this domain, as well as presentation topics including provider education, policy issues, business models, billing and practice management topics.
Sessions that mix multiple domains are welcome. Upon submission, please identify the primary domain that the majority of your content addresses.
Once your domain is selected, please select the primary emphasis areas addressed by your submission. You may select up to 3 emphasis areas.
- APP Practice
- Basics/Neurocritical Care 101
- Bedside Nursing
- Disease Entities (including ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, spine trauma, post-cardiac arrest, status epilepticus, nerve and muscle disease, spinal cord disorders, coma, delirium, neurogenic respiratory failure, neuro-inflammatory and infectious disorders, brain tumor, general critical care)
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Global neurocritical care
- Hospitalist Practice
- Pharmacist Practice
- Multimodal Neuromonitoring (invasive/non-invasive)
- NCC Fellowship/training
- Patient Education
- Pro-con Debate
- Provider Education Topics (eg. Fellowship training, competency assessment, etc.)
As requested by 2023 Annual Meeting attendees, here is a list of neurocritical care hot topics to consider including in your submission:
The Science of Neurocritical Care
- Clinical Trials
- Basic sciences
- Advanced monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI) in neurocritical care
- Non-ICU research influencing neurocritical care
- Clinical research to inform care
- Neurological infections and management
- Antithrombotic reversal in ICH
- Minimally invasive surgery in ICH
- Interprofessional management of spinal cord injury across the life span
- Clinical assessment for neuromonitoring in NCC (scores and scales, interrater reliability, nursing role)
Delivery, Quality and Safety
- Systems or care in Neuro ICUs
- Mitigating cost — Less is more?
- Bedside nursing role in research and protocol development
- Precepting in neurocritical care
- Targeted temperature management
Visit the submission portal and select the domain/track that is best aligned with your content to begin. NCS membership is not required to submit; however, we encourage all speakers to join NCS as a member and we will give preferential speaking spots to our NCS members.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
NCS places a high value on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we plan our educational content. Please note, the Annual Meeting Committee (AMC) will aim to design sessions so that each session meets at least one of the following criteria:
- Gender equity: men, women, or non-binary individuals
- International representation
- At least 1 early career individual
- At least 2 healthcare disciplines represented
- At least 2 institutions represented
Committee or Section Organized Session
You will be asked to indicate if the proposed session is submitted on behalf of an NCS section or committee.
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