Presidents Message (Summer 2014)
Greetings NANS Members
David Kloth, MD
I hope this finds you well and enjoying a pleasant summer. Since our last newsletter, quite a lot has been happening and I wanted to take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the many NANS activities which are taking place to support our members.
Most recently, from May 16-18, I attended the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) mid-term board meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada. Joining me in representing NANS at the meeting were Drs. Rezai and Slavin, who were recently elected to the INS board, in large part, because of the strong support they received from our members. In addition, as I previously reported, INS has granted NANS two non-voting ‘liaison’ positions to the INS board to ensure that NANS is adequately represented given the significant percentage of the INS membership that NANS currently maintains (currently at 55%). Joining me at the meeting in this capacity were Dr. Joshua Prager and Dr. Ashwini Sharan.
During our trip to Montreal we discussed current INS business, including the formation of new member chapters, new educational initiatives, and received a journal update. During the meeting, we also performed a visit to the site of the 2015 INS World Congress which will be held next year in Montreal, Canada. I’d like to encourage all NANS members to attend the INS World Congress June 6-11, 2015 in Montreal, which is sure to be another outstanding scientific meeting. As a NANS member, you will receive discounted meeting registration and have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from around the world working within the field of neuromodulation. We encourage you to learn more about the meeting and begin booking your hotel and travels by visiting the INS website; room space is limited on site, so book early.