Annual Meeting

NCS 19th Annual Meeting

Join us for the NCS 19th Annual Meeting

NCS is excited to bring together the neurocritical care community for four days of in-depth education focused on the challenges and triumphs - and everything in between - that we’ve experienced over the last year.

The NCS 19th Annual Meeting will feature the cutting edge-education, innovative speakers and unbeatable access to industry partners that you’ve come to expect from NCS. We’re also working on new, creative ways to facilitate networking and to allow our community to celebrate together, safely.

Register for the NCS 19th Annual Meeting

Important Annual Meeting Updates

As of August 31, 2021

As we plan for the NCS 19th Annual Meeting, in addition to creating an exceptional education and networking experience, your health and safety is a top priority. That’s why the NCS leadership has given thoughtful consideration to create our COVID-19 Health & Safety policy. 

As of August 31, 2021, the NCS 19th Annual Meeting, Health & Safety policy is:

  • In collaboration with CLEAR, a health and safety company, all attendees will undergo a daily health screening
  • Based on the City of Chicago mandate, all attendees will be required to wear a mask while inside the Hyatt and in all meeting spaces regardless of vaccination status.
  • NCS will be following CDC and City of Chicago guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees.
  • NCS will work with the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment which includes rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols as part of the hotel maintaining their superior Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Silver Star rating. 

We will continue to update our Health and Safety page with details and recommendations as more information becomes available.

Two Ways to Attend

Those who register to join us in-person in Chicago will have the ability to attend all four keynote/plenary sessions, the NCS Award Ceremony and Business Meeting, as well as their choice of one concurrent breakout educational session per timeslot,  In addition, in-person attendees will be able to visit the physical Exhibit Hall and poster presentations and experience unique, socially distanced networking opportunities. 

Those who register to join us for the virtual experience will have access to livestreamed opening remarks, all four keynote/plenary sessions, the NCS Award Ceremony, Business Meeting, closing remarks, as well as their choice of one livestreamed concurrent session per timeslot. In addition, virtual attendees will have access to an online poster hall with interactive element, the online exhibit hall and unique networking opportunities. 

All attendees, whether attending in-person or virtually, will have access to recorded versions of all sessions and the ability to earn up to a total of 38 total contact hours via a combination of the live event and complimentary On-Demand access.


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Posters will be presented on Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28 at the NCS Annual Meeting. To view poster topics, presenters and presentation days click here.



With the NCS 19th Annual Meeting offering both in-person and virtual attendance options, ASN wants to ensure our members have the opportunity to take the Neurosonology Exam (RPNI) or the Neurovascular Specialist (NVS) exam.

Become a Registered Physician in Neurovascular Interpretation
The exam will be offered online Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT. Registration is now open until October 15, 2021.

Become a Neurovascular Specialist
The exam will be offered online Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT. Registration is now open until October 8, 2021.

Learn more about the ASN Exams

Registration is now open for this year's Professionalism and Leadership session, taking place before the  Annual Meeting on Monday, October 25, from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm CDT.

The virtual Professionalism and Leadership session allows attendees to meet and network with NCS leadership and multiprofessional leaders in the field. The session is geared towards members of all backgrounds, professions, roles and disciplines. In particular, aspiring leaders who are looking for opportunities to get involved with NCS are encouraged to attend.