Update from the SNACC Education Committee

Laura Hemmer, MD, FASA
Chair, Education Committee

Dr. Hemmer
Laura Hemmer, MD, FASA

Despite pandemic-related challenges, the Education Committee has multiple new 2021 content additions that can be easily found on the updated SNACC website (under the "Education Corner" tab within the "Education and Trainees" section).  Neuroanesthesia Quizzes (by Drs. Shobana Rajan, Verghese Cherian, Suneeta Gollapudy, Marie Angele Theard, and Hui Yang) and Articles of the Month (by Drs. Amie Hoefnagel, Oana Maties, Shilpa Rao, and Nina Schloemerkemper) continue monthly.

A new in-depth Interactive Neuromonitoring Case, "IONM Considerations for Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping," has been posted on the website by Dr. Ferenc Rabai.  Please also watch for information from SNACC on the live PBLD sessions planned for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

With so many additional responsibilities facing many of us during this time, Bibliography contributors can voluntarily update content for 2021.  Hopefully, a more comprehensive update can occur next year. Finally, there are a couple of "openings" in the Education Committee.  Please let me know if you would like to kindly volunteer to help with either of these items by emailing me with your area of interest and a brief summary of your professional background.

The SNACC Bibliography has been a widely appreciated resource for SNACC members and for many recent years, it has been led by Drs. Rachel Kutteruf and Hemanshu Prabhakar. Both are ready to step down from their excellent leadership roles within the Bibliography, which is updated annually (during non-pandemic times) by many contributors in different neuroscience areas of expertise. The Education Committee is seeking new SNACC members who would like to take the helm for this endeavor.

As SNACC President, Dr. Chanannait Paisansathan has proposed a new patient safety endeavor with case reports or QI projects solicited through SNACC (e.g., that SNACC members could submit in advance) with vetting and commentary than from a "Patient Safety Group" within the Education Committee. This group is forming now and is seeking additional contributors.

Please feel free to contact me at with ideas and suggestions for additional educational content that would benefit you and/or your trainees, desired topics to be covered, and volunteering willingness.

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