Letter from the Chair

July 26, 2012


The upcoming year promises to be an exciting one for the NONO section. The section currently has 305 members and continues to grow. As in past years, the NONO section was very active at the 2012 AAN Annual Meeting in New Orleans, offering ten successful education courses and an outstanding Highlights in the Field session by Drs. Gregory Van Stavern and Ari Green. The section intends to continue a high profile among the educational offerings at the 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego and will be, for the first time, holding a NONO Subspecialty in Focus session which will consist of a half day educational course (in addition to existing courses) and a half day scientific session.

Collaborative efforts between the AAN and the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) are expanding. The Subspecialty in Focus program is co-sponsored by both organizations. An important Summit Meeting was held at the 2012 AAN Annual Meeting between the AAN, NONO section, and NANOS executive leadership with the goal of exploring and enhancing opportunities for the AAN and NANOS to work together to meet shared goals with regard to science, education, and professional advocacy.

In addition to being an excellent venue for advancement of neuro-ophthalmic and neuro-otologic education, the AAN Annual Meeting is an important venue for presentation of neuro-ophthalmic and neuro-otologic clinical and basic science research. All members are strongly encouraged to submit their research for consideration for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Many thanks are offered to the NONO membership for their active participation in the section. By working together to present our best science and offer our expertise for education, we will continue to excel and maintain a strong presence within the AAN.

Janet C. Rucker
New York, New York