The New York State Neurosurgical Society is an organization that works to protect the interests of all board-certified neurosurgeons in the state of New York. Dr. Ramin Rak is a major asset to the New York State Neurosurgical Society, as he is not only the organization’s treasurer but also serves on its board of directors.
With the help of Dr. Ramin Rak, the New York State Neurosurgical Society helps to guarantee that all New York residents have access to the best neurosurgical care available. This is done by:
- Supporting the educational endeavors of current New York neurosurgeons
- Representing New York neurosurgeons like Dr. Ramin Rak in state and national socio-economic concerns
- Providing a way for individuals within the organization to form collegial relationships
- Keeping patients informed by supplying information to patients who need neurosurgery
Dr. Ramin Rak maintains involvement with the New York State Neurosurgical Society because of the benefits that organizational membership provides. The New York State Conference is an exciting event that brings together professionals within the neurosurgical community. The New York State Neurosurgical Society also gives members access to other neurosurgical professionals within the state, so that it is easier to get in touch with clients. Finally, Dr. Ramin Rak recognizes the importance of having an advocate for neurosurgeon needs in the political realm, as the New York State Neurosurgical Society ensures that member voices will be heard as the new healthcare legislation is implemented.
The New York State Neurosurgical Society also provides area neurosurgeons an opportunity to network during its annual meeting for members. The 2012 annual meeting was held on October 20th at the Hospital for Special Surgery. This day-long event included a Neurostakes competition and awards and a number of presentations by local neurosurgical professionals on these topics:
- “New Concepts in Managing the Patient in Coma”
- “Evolving Treatment Strategies for Multiple Sclerosis”
- “Channelopathy: A Clinician’s Perspective”