A Message from your President, Alana Flexman MD MBA FRCPC
As I received the gavel from Dr. Chanannait Paisanthasan at the 50th Annual SNACC Meeting on September 10, 2022 and became the President of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, I couldn’t help feeling a range of emotions to have the opportunity and privilege of leading SNACC (you can read my Twitter thread here ).
First, I feel gratitude – our first in-person meeting in nearly 3 years had clearly shown what we had all been missing, and that was the chance to reunite, connect and interact fully with our colleagues in the perioperative neuroscience community. At the meeting, I was reminded of how unique and amazing our SNACC community truly is, and I am very grateful to have reconnected with many of you (and will find the rest of you next year!). SNACC simply wouldn’t be SNACC without you. I also reflected on my gratitude to work with a truly fantastic group of SNACC leaders, including our board members, committee chairs, committee members and our management company. We are fortunate to have a group of passionate, committed and (intimidatingly) smart people at the helm.
Next, I feel the full force of this responsibility, which is to do my part to ensure that SNACC is sustainable and enduring no matter what we face as an organization. The past several years certainly tested our resilience, and we met these challenges unflinchingly and perhaps fittingly, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. I will continue to guide SNACC as we adapt and grow in our changing world and provide SNACC with a strategic roadmap going forward to ensure our continued success and growth.
Finally, I feel excited – for our future. After overcoming several transitions and pandemic challenges over the past few years, we now have an opportunity to renew our purpose, vision, values and plans. Now is the time to reaffirm prior commitments and start new initiatives within SNACC. The future is bright, and I couldn’t be more honoured and enthusiastic to make this journey with you!
Alana Flexman MD MBA FRCPC