Annual Meeting


NCS 17th Annual Meeting

Connectivity: Working Together, Improving Lives

October 15-18, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Centre | Vancouver, British Columbia

Watch for registration and housing information to open in December. 

As our Society and the neurocritical care field have grown and expanded, this year’s Annual Meeting celebrates the spirit of the impact and possibilities of our reach as neurocritical care professionals. It also allows us to reflect on NCS’ international presence, showcasing the global achievements of our colleagues in neurocritical care.

2018 Annual Meeting Photos

Take a look back on the 2018 Annual Meeting moments by viewing the pictures we captured in Boca Raton. You can purchase your favorite photos and 50% of the proceeds are donated to the NCS Research Fund. The option to purchase photos will only be available until October 31, so don't wait!

View the Annual Meeting Photos

Claim Your Continuing Education Credit for the 2018 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting attendees can claim their credit for this year's meeting by clicking here.


CME Information 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare specialists, including residents/fellows, who care for patients requiring neurocritical care.

Learning Objectives

  • Discern clinical practice and challenges for neurocritical care patients around the globe.
  • Identify best practice strategies and clinical challenges when caring for neurocritical care patients with traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, stroke, and central nervous system infections.
  • Examine ongoing clinical trials, controversies in clinical practice and end-of-life decision-making strategies in the care of patients with neurologic injury.
  • Determine opportunities to use neuromonitoring, informatics, genomics, and quality metrics in the neuroscience ICU to improve quality of care.
  • Learn the challenges and strategies for prognostication and management of critically ill patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, near-brain dead conditions, and post-ICU syndrome.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies:
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning, System-based Practice, Interdisciplinary Teams, Quality Improvement, Utilize Informatics, and Employee evidence-based practice.

Accreditation Jointly Accredited Provider TM

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Neurocritical Care Society. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity is approved for 30 contact hours for nurses.


This activity has been accredited for 3.00 CEU (30 credit hours) of continuing education credit.