Awards & Honors


Best Abstract Award

One award will be given at the Annual Meeting meeting for the outstanding scientific abstract submitted by a member of the society.

  • One must be a current member of the Neurocritical Care Society at the time the abstract is submitted.
  • Previously presented abstracts will not be considered for the award.
  • The recipient is required to attend the Annual Meeting.

Previous Best Abstract Award Winners

  • 2020: Brandon Foreman, MD, FACNS, FNCS: Cerebral Blood Flow Dynamics after Severe TBI
  • 2019: Neeraj Badjatia, MD, MS: Impact of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and High Protein Supplementation on Recovery After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (NCT03201094)
  • 2018: Jan Claassen, MD, PhD, FNCS: Uncovering Hidden Command Following in the ICU
  • 2017: W. Andrew Mould, MPH: ICH Removal Leads to a Reduction in Perihematomal Edema: Results from the MISTIE III Trial
  • 2016: Ivan da Silva, MD: Zika Virus Associated Neurological Complications in Adults
  • 2015: Brad Kolls, MD, PhD, DO, MMCi: Implementation of Continuous Video-Electroencephalography at a Community Hospital Enhances Care and Reduces Costs
  • 2014: Javier Provencio, MD: The Time-Window for Neutrophil Depletion after SAH to Prevent Delayed Deterioration
  • 2013: Andreas Kramer, MD: Intraventricular Thromboslysis in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
  • 2012: Julian Bösel, MD: Stroke-Related Early Tracheostomy vs. Prolonged Orotracheal Intubation in Neurocritical Care Trial (Setpoint) – Final Results of the Randomized Pilot Trial and Outline of a Multicenter Trial
  • 2011: Jan Claassen, MD: Electrographic Seizures After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Lead to Derangement of Brain Hemeostasis in Humans
  • 2010: Rajat Dhar, MD: Transfusion May be More Effective at Improving Cerebral Oxygen Delivery After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage at Lower Hemoglobin Levels
  • 2009: Michael N. Diringer, MD: Impact of Induced Hypertension on Cerebral Oxygen Delivery in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2008: Rajat Dhar, MD: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Increases Cerebral Oxygen Delivery After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2007: Paul M. Vespa, MD: Nonconvulsive Electrographic Seizures After Human Traumatic Brain Injury Results in Long-Term Hippocampal Atrophy

Cristanne Wijman Young Investigator Award

One award will be given at the Annual Meeting for the outstanding abstract submitted by a junior member of the society (student, resident, or fellow).

  • One must be a current member of the Neurocritical Care Society at the time the abstract is submitted.
  • One must be a high school, college, or medical school student, resident or fellow at the time of submission to qualify for the award.
  • Only abstracts that are designated for consideration for the YIA by the author during the submission process will be considered.
  • The recipient is required to attend the Annual Meeting.

Previous Cristanne Wijman Young Investigator Award Winners

  • 2020: Nick Murray, MD: Hypoperfusion Intensity Ratio Predicts Malignant Edema and Functional Outcome in Large-Vessel Occlusive Stroke with Poor Revascularization
  • 2019: Erta Beqiri, MD: Individualizing Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Using the Lower Limit of Reactivity: A CENTER-TBI High-resolution Sub-study Analysis
  • 2018: Daniel B. Rubin, MD, PhD: Clinical Features and Electrographic Predictors of Successful Weaning from IV Anesthetics in Refractory Status Epilepticus
  • 2017: Shyam Rao, MD: An Early EVD Clamp Trial Approach for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage is Associated with a Lower Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Rate, Shorter Length of Stay, and Fewer EVD Complications – A Retrospective Study
  • 2016: Vahid Eslami, MD: Influence of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Location in Patients With Spontaneous Intraventricular Hemorrhage- Results from the Clot Lysis: Evaluating Accelerated Resolution of Intraventricular Hemorrhage (CLEAR) III trial
  • 2015: Jens Witsch: Long-term functional, cognitive, and quality of life outcomes after spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage: The FRESH-score
  • 2014: Rahul Damani, MD: Volumetric Integral Phase-Shift Spectroscopy (VIPS) in Detecting Early Cerebral Edema: Hemodialysis as a Proof of Principal Model
  • 2013: Jason Hinzman, PhD: Hemodynamic Responses to Cortical Spreading Depolarization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.
  • 2012: Yama Akbari, MD: Arousal From Post-Cardiac Arrest Coma Improves After Treatment with Orexin-A in a Rodent Model
  • 2011: Torrey Boland, MD: Transfusion of Leukoreduced Blood is Associated with Infection in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2010: Jared Pisapia: Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Following Surgical Clipping Versus Coiling of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
  • 2009: Pedro Kurtz, MD, MSc: The Effects of Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Cerebral Oxygenation and Metabolism After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2008: Kazuma Nakagawa, MD: Transfer Function Analysis of Dynamic Cerebral Autoreglation in Non-Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • 2007: Andreas Hans-Joachim Kramer: A Comparison of Three Radiographic Scales for the Prediction of Delayed Ischemia and Prognosis Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2006: Matthew Eliseo: Post-traumatic nonconvulsive seizures result in an elevation of intracranial pressure and microdialysis lactate/pyruvate ratio
  • 2005: Richard Temes: Association of Lowest Left Ventricular Function by Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Stroke From Delayed Vasospasm and 14 Day Functional Outcome After Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • 2004: Michael Stiefel

Honorary Members

The NCS bestows the prestigious title of Honorary Member to those that are not only leaders within our society, but leaders within the neurocritical care field across the globe.

Allan Ropper, MD

2003 - USA

Daniel F. Hanley, MD

2003 - USA

Werner Hacke, MD

2003 - Germany

Matthew Fink, MD

2010 - USA

Nino Stocchetti, MD

2012 - Italy

Claudia Robertson, MD

2013 - USA

Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FNCS

2015 - USA

David Menon, MD

Menon2_thumb.jpg2016 - United Kingdom

Eelco F. Wijdicks, FNCS, MD

2020 - USA