Each year ASAP acknowledges the people who have given their time, energy, and efforts throughout the year to help ASAP fulfill its mission. We were pleased to present our annual Volunteer awards at the 2010 Chiari & Syringomyelia Conference to the following individuals and families that embody the “Together We Can” Spirit!
Helping Hands Volunteers
Shining Star Volunteers
Key Volunteer Award
Barbara White Award
Arnold Menezes, MD
The ASAP Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of two new Board members. Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu is the Director of Neurosciences and Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center of New Jersey. He has been a welcome guest speaker at many ASAP support group meetings in the New Jersey area and has been involved with ASAP on many levels over the past year. We are very excited to have him serve on our Board.
In addition, Dr. John Oró, Medical Director of The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado and founder of the Chiari Treatment Center in Aurora, Colorado, has joined the ASAP Board and will serve as the Research Committee Chair. This position was previously being served by Dr. John Heiss, who will continue to serve on the Board as Medical Advisory Board Chair.
Read more about them.
I ‘ve been going over the program for this year’s conference and the variety of subjects covered is amazing! The children will even have their own program with Child Life Specialist. Last year they had so much fun, I’m sure this year will be just as exciting.
When they told me they wanted to have the conference in Texas, I asked ‘are you sure?’ I was thinking about how hot it can get but since everything is air conditioned, they weren’t worried. Well as it turns out, Texas is one of the cooler spots in the nation right now.
If you’re looking for a great learning experience, a place to make friends or just a break in the routine, join me in Austin, Texas in a couple weeks. We’ll give you a warm southern welcome.