The Academy has established two new sections, focusing on Sports Neurology and Neurohospitalists. Each will provide a forum for members involved with or interested in learning more about special topics within neurology.
Neurohospitalists are considered to be hospital-based neurology specialists who dedicate at least a quarter of their time to caring for inpatients. The new section focuses on fostering improvements in inpatient neurologic care and providing a community for neurology inpatient subspecialists to identify themselves and grow. The section will also help develop future educational initiatives.
"The demand for timely neurological evaluation and intervention has dramatically increased over time," said Section Chair David J. Likosky, MD, FHM. "In addition, financial pressures such as direct reimbursement and perceived medico-legal risk have made it difficult for many neurologists to maintain both an inpatient and outpatient practice."To learn more or to join the Neurohospitalist Section, visit www.aan.com/neurohospitalist or contact Nancy Poechmann at email@example.com or (651) 695-2812.
The Sports Neurology Section is chaired by Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, MPH, director of the University of Michigan's Neurosport program. "There is a tremendous amount of neurology in the athletic training rooms and sports medicine clinics the world over," said Kutcher. "There are unique challenges that come with caring for competitive athletes, requiring a clinical approach that differs from anything we're traditionally taught in our neurology training programs."The section's objectives include:
To join the Sports Neurology Section, contact AAN Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 879-1960 or (651) 695-2717 (international). For more information, contact Lynee Koester at email@example.com or (651) 695-2739.