After two years serving as Assistant Editor under Dr. Naamís tutelage, Iím honored by his (and the ASPN leadershipís) faith in me to be able to maintain the high quality newsletters he has produced for our society over the last several years.
I see the ASPN newsletter as an opportunity to share noteworthy achievements and accomplishments of our members, keep members up-to-date on the governance of the ASPN, provide social depth to our group, and to fill in educational gaps. With the help of the staff of our new management company, Professional Relations and Research Institute (PRRI), the newsletter will continue to provide information regarding the organization, and we will continue the tradition of sharing pictures from our annual meetings. The Presidential Column is an important part of the newsletter that will continue as well. The areas Iíd like to expand on will focus on filling in educational gaps. Case reports presented and commented on by some of the many experts we are lucky enough to have in our society are, I believe, an excellent way to share ideas and complex concepts. In this edition, I present two cases of my own. I am hopeful that others will share some of their difficult cases (both good and bad) so that we can all learn from them. Please feel free to contact me with suggested topics, your own cases (this can also be a good opportunity to get advice on your hard cases from the top experts in the field), and your own editorials.