Programs & Initiatives

Project #BoostINCC

  • Project #BoostINCC – it is well documented that women and underrepresented individuals undersell their accomplishments and are less inclined to self-promotion, though visibility is an essential component of academic advancement and promotion. Project #BoostINCC is a way to operationalize a way to amplify the achievements of INCC members.

    • Email us at so we can amplify your accomplishments (e.g., promotion, change in job, new leadership positions, paper/book publications, awards, scholarships, new grants, significant life events, etc.). Photos are encouraged with social media request submissions!

    • Or alternatively, use the #BoostINCC and we will amplify on Twitter!

INCC Mentorship Program

  • The INCC Mentorship program partners with the Trainee Committee, as well as other NCS Committees devoted to mentorship, to increase the diversity of mentors available in the NCS Mentorship Program.  The program also endeavors to provide mentorship to those interested in research or administrative roles in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The INCC Mentorship program is seeking out other forums for mentorship that may expand the pool of mentors not able to commit to the NCS Mentorship Program.

    INCC Speaker’s Bureau

    • Historically, there have been significant disparities in representation of speaking invitations for women, allied health professionals, and people of color. Ultimately they have fewer speaker opportunities which has implications in terms of academic promotions and future opportunities.

      INCC Annual Meeting Events

      • INCC Family Night – has been typically held the night before the opening ceremony.

        • Dinner before the meeting is a relaxing way to meet other families with kids, let the kids get comfortable with each other, and maybe even plan another time to eat or play with new (or old!) friends.

        • 2019 was the inaugural event held at The Old Spaghetti Factory (see photos)

        • 2020 was a virtual pajama party where we watched two short films and the children had an opportunity to show off their pajamas and interact.

          • Also, the 2020 Annual Meeting Website featured WINCC-curated online resources to entertain children of all ages during the virtual meeting

        • 2021 Details to Come information to come!

      Childcare for the NCS Annual Meeting

      • In 2019, the NCS Board of Directors and Executive Committee approved the WINCC section proposal to provide on-site, drop-off childcare for conference attendees. The WINCC section was able to demonstrate the need for childcare at the Annual Meeting after surveying the entire NCS membership. NCS was the first neurology-based annual conferences to provide on-site childcare to conference attendees.

      • Read more about it here!

      INCC Keynote Speaker followed by Networking Event 

      • 2017 WINCC Keynote Speaker, Dr. Luanne Thorndyke, “How to Graciously Promote Yourself and How to Say Yes and No Tactfully”

      • 2018 WINCC Keynote Speaker, Dr. Quinn Capers, IV

      • 2019 WINCC Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lori Shutter

      • 2020 WINCC Keynote Speaker, Dr. Chere Chase-Gregory, “Dare to Soar: Piloting Careers to Senior Leadership and the C-Suite” 

      • 2021 Keynote will take place on Wed, October, 27 6:30-8:00 PM CST

      INCC Section Meeting during 2021 Annual Meeting 

      • Oct 26-29, 2021 in Chicago, IL

      • Details to come!

      INCC Book Club

      • INCC created a book club in response to numerous requests from NCS members during the 2020 Annual Meeting. In its inaugural year, the INCC Book club will be held quarterly

      • Prior book club selections include Between Grit and Grace by Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
      • To join the Book Club and receive invitations with Zoom links, please email

        INCC Quarterly Book Club

        1. Feb 24

        2. TBD

        3. TBD

        4. TBD

        INCC Social Media and PR

        • We want to amplify INCC members’ accomplishments, research, promotion, new leadership positions, work in the DEI field, etc. Email us at so we can amplify your accomplishments—photos are encouraged with social media request submissions. Or alternatively, use the #BoostINCC and we will amplify on Twitter.

          INCC Research Initiatives

          INCC Education Initiatives