Neurocritical Care Society

Charity Footprints Partner - Neurocritical Care Society

330 N. Wabash, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611 | Program Focus: Health


7th Annual Run for Research

The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) is proud to be the only professional society representing multi-disciplinary teams of neurocritical care providers around the world whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses. Comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, researchers and scientists, the neurocritical care team serves patients with life-threatening brain and spinal cord emergencies and injuries, using training in areas like advanced brain and nervous system monitoring and pharmacotherapy, with one goal — to bring their collective knowledge to drive the best possible outcomes. NCS promotes and fosters research in neurocritical care through the Neurocritical Care Research Central (NCRC) and serves the professional needs of providers through practice guidelines, certification courses, a global neuroscience education conference called the Annual Meeting, online education and publications. NCS exists to ensure that members of the neurocritical care team are ready to handle those first critical hours of a neurological emergency.

Our Mission

The Neurocritical Care Society strives to provide... Quality Patient Care by identifying and implementing best medical practices for acute neurological disorders that are consistent with current scientific knowledge, and that promote compassionate care and respect for patient-centered values. Professional Collaboration by providing a forum for communication, collaboration, and exchange of ideas between physicians and allied health-care professionals within different specialties who care for critically-ill neurological patients. Research by fostering clinical, experimental, and outcomes research focused on developing innovative and cost-effective medical and surgical interventions for acute neurological disorders. Training and Education by developing standards for advanced fellowship training, program accreditation, and physician certification in the subspecialty of neurological intensive care. Advocacy by making the case to patients, the public, policymakers, and other healthcare professionals that complex, life-threatening neurological diseases are best cared for by a multidisciplinary team with special expertise in neurocritical care.