Charge: To plan and conduct advocacy endeavors to promote the work of neurocritical care professionals, and to improve the general public’s knowledge and recognition of neurocritical care in fulfillment of the Neurocritical Care Society’s mission and vision.
James Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, Chair
Annual Meeting Committee
Charge: To plan the annual NCS meeting by coordinating the scientific program, review course, and obtaining speakers for all programs. The committee will work with the Fundraising Committee in an effort to raise funds, which will support the Annual Meeting.
Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS, Chair
Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, Co-Chair
John Lewin III, PharmD, MBA, FNCS, Co-Chair
Charge: To disseminate news that is relevant to NCS members through the official NCS website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, email communications, and Currents – the quarterly news magazine of the NCS.
Abhay Kumar, MD, Chair
Charge: To explore financial support opportunities for the Annual Meeting and beyond.
Jennifer Frontera, MD, FNCS, Chair
Educational Products Committee
Charge: To supervise the development and disseminate of publications and educational products of various types which are produced the NCS
Sahar Zafar, MD, Co-Chair
Joshua Levine, MD, Co-Chair
Charge: To expand the usage of the ENLS program, update and set up ENLS protocols, ensure the ENLS Moodle course exam questions are updated, and certification eligibility and compliance of ENLS.
Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MD, FNCS, Co-Chair
George Lopez, MD, Co-Chair
Charge: To broadly engage the ethical needs of the Neurocritical Care Society and its membership, making recommendations regarding appropriate ethical behavior, identifying areas of ethical complexity which require additional research or debate to clarify the ethical implications, selecting appropriate ethics-related content for inclusion in the Annual Meeting, educating members about ethical principles and practices within Neurocritical care through the development of guidelines and position statements when necessary, and to address all other ethical issues referred by the President, Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors. In this role, The Ethics committee will serve as the conscience of the NCS and its membership.
Ariane Lewis, MD, Chair
To undertake critical functions of business operations and in the development of key financial initiatives for the society.
Panos Varelas, MD, PhD
, FNCS, Chair
FNCS Credentials Committee
To review all applications for Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society (FNCS) and deciding if applicants meet criteria for this designation.
Maxwell Damian, MD, PhD
, FNCS, Chair
To obtain diversity among the identified topic experts to facilitate a thorough review of the available evidence. Guidelines produced through the efforts of this committee will be based on the best current medical evidence and expert opinions.
Herbert Fried, MD, Co-Chair
Theresa Human, BCPS, FNCS, PharmD, Co-Chair
Lori Madden, RN, PhD, ACNP, Co-Chair
Recruitment of society members and ensuring the retention of these members through the offering of services that meet their needs. The committee advises the President and the board on membership policies and oversees programs for the recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. The committee assists in interpreting, informing and implementing board policy as it relates to membership. The committee provides advice and recommendations relating to the development of each year’s operating plan and budget on matters related to the committee’s jurisdiction.
Sarah Livesay, RN, Chair
Responsible for ensuring the NCS Board of Directors has multidisciplinary representation
Jose I Suarez, MD, FNCS, Chair
Navaz Karanjia, MD, Chair