I am delighted to announce that we started this year with another successful Virtual Meeting! This was a truly fantastic program put together by Dr. Christopher Pace and Dr. Marat Avshalumov. Special thanks to the education committee for their input and support and amazing work by Cayla Marconi, Executive Director, and Affinity Strategies team members. The ASNM Winter Virtual Symposium brought in 238 attendees, 13 of those being international, and seven amazing sponsors.
We look forward to more virtual Meetings this year and hope you continue to attend these conferences! This year our annual meeting and fall meetings will be held virtually in May and Sep 2021, respectively. With the collaboration of my co-chairs Dr. Tara Stewart and Dr. Cheryl Wiggins, we have finalized another unique educational program for our members and anyone who would like to attend and learn more about IONM. The theme of our 2021 Annual meeting is ‘Neuromonitoring-Diving Deep.’ We will have three simulation labs, a D.ABNM review course, and nine different IONM sessions over three days. (Disclaimer: The ASNM in no way endorses the products being used for these workshops. This is strictly used for educational content for the ASNM Annual Meeting). There will be live questions and answers sessions with panel discussions with an excellent opportunity for you to get involved and ask questions to our national and international speakers. This year ASNM is offering first time a session ‘IONM Around the Globe’. We will have speakers and panelists around the world participating in that session. We have a discount rate for registration that will expire on May 03, 2021. We also have a special Student rate for our student members, residents, and fellows for the annual Meeting.
Another good news that I would like to share with you is our new ASNM group membership rate. My sincere appreciation for the membership committee, executive committee, and the Board of directors for coming together and approving this new membership committee. I hope that this will benefit many people who can join ASNM under this new category. Please reach out to your friends and colleague and invite them to join ASNM to benefit from our outstanding educational activities.
We have a good number of submissions for our annual meeting poster session. We have extended the submission deadline to Fri, April 09, 2021 at 5:00 pm central time due to high demand. This year selected poster presenters will present their research in a three-minute recorded video. Top 10 posters will be presented during one of the conference sessions. The presenting author will receive a $50 discount for the registration (full membership rate only, (if Student they will pay student rate).
In the end, I would invite you all to join ASNM in various committees and BOD and help ASNM with new and creative ideas. We were hoping you could help us grow and make us stronger for a bright future.