Communications Committee Update


Valpuri Luoma, MBChB, FRCA, FICM
Chair, Communications Committee

It was lovely for the Communications Committee to finally meet in person at the 50th Anniversary SNACC Annual Meeting in Seattle after over two years of virtual meetings. The last year has been busy for the committee, supporting the transition to IMIAE, developing and improving how we share the news with the SNACC membership, and finally, supporting all aspects of communications for the 50th Anniversary meeting. We have also continued to develop our collaboration with the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology (@JNeurosurgeAnes) to ensure members are up to date with the most recent developments in perioperative neuroscience as well as those developed by SNACC committees, e.g., the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients undergoing Complex Spine Instrumentation Surgery1. Thank you to all the team and outgoing committee members!

For the coming year, there will be some changes to the committee. I would like to thank Reza Gorji, MD, for his leadership and commitment during his tenure as the SNACC Website Director, during which the website was re-developed and several new initiatives introduced, such as the Neuroanesthesia Classroom. Going forward, Ib Adedugbe, MD, and Bill Gross, MD, will be Website Co-Directors and will continue to ensure that the website provides optimal, easy-to-access resources for the SNACC membership. Thank you also to Girija Rath, MD, DM for his leadership as Editor-in-Chief of the SNACC Newsletter and support of the communications committee. We’d like to welcome Tumul Chowdhury, MD, DM, who will be the next Editor-in-Chief, to the team. We look forward to both Dr Gorji’s and Dr Rath’s ongoing support and exceptional advice for this committee!

Kate Rosenblatt, MD, continues as Chair of the SNACC social media sub-committee. Our virtual community continues to grow, with conversations on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The sub-committee organized a successful joint SNACC-NCS Twitter journal club in September, bringing together the neuroscience community to discuss @JNeurosurgAnes article “Incidence and Clinical Impact of Myocardial Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot TRACK-TBI Study2”. Our social media community continues to grow, providing an opportunity for conversation within and outside the SNACC community worldwide. Join us on

Over the next year, we aim to continue to improve on how we keep SNACC members up to date with society news, resources, and new initiatives and to continue to build our collaborations. We hope to develop our network of SNACC ambassadors, working with all SNACC committees to promote content, increase engagement, and ensure we are connecting with our members worldwide. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about the committee, please feel free to contact Dr. Luoma at or anyone else on the committee.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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