The Future of Neurocritical Care Research: Proceedings and Recommendations from the Fifth Neurocritical Care Research Network Conference.

Journal Article

The Fifth Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN) Conference held in Boca Raton, Florida, in September of 2018 was devoted to challenging the current status quo and examining the role of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) in driving the science and research of neurocritical care. The aim of this in-person meeting was to set the agenda for the NCS's Neurocritical Care Research Central, which is the overall research arm of the society. Prior to the meeting, all 103 participants received educational content (book and seminar) on the 'Blue Ocean Strategy®,' a concept from the business world which aims to identify undiscovered and uncontested market space, and to brainstorm innovative ideas and methods with which to address current challenges in neurocritical care research. Three five-member working groups met at least four times by teleconference prior to the in-person meeting to prepare answers to a set of questions using the Blue Ocean Strategy concept as a platform. At the Fifth NCRN Conference, these groups presented to a five-member jury and all attendees for open discussion. The jury then developed a set of recommendations for NCS to consider in order to move neurocritical care research forward. We have summarized the topics discussed at the conference and put forward recommendations for the future direction of the NCRN and neurocritical care research in general.

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Cited Authors

  • Hocker, S; Shah, S; Vespa, P; Provencio, JJ; Calvillo, E; Olson, DM; Venkatasubba Rao, CP; Hemphill, JC; Helbok, R; Human, T; Kamel, H; Madden, LK; Nyquist, P; Bentho, O; O'Phelan, K; Lewin, JJ; Alexander, S; Ziai, W; Chou, SH; Rincon, F; McNett, M; Ko, N; Zink, B; Rhoney, D; Diringer, MN; Stevens, R; Robertson, CS; Sampaio, G; Shutter, LA; Ling, G; Rehman, M; Mahmoud, SH; Yeager, S; Livesay, S; Suarez, JI; attendees of the 5th Neurocritical Care Research Network Conference,

Published Date

  • February 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 311 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 31264070

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-0961

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12028-019-00767-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States