2023 IONM for Cardiovascular Procedures

March 11, 2023

This intensive 1-day course will explore the evolving role of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) as it applies to cardiovascular procedures. Didactic lectures from world-renowned leaders in IONM, cardiovascular surgery, neuro-interventional radiology, and critical care will present attendees with best-practices in IONM protocols for CV procedures, differential diagnosis and intervention resulting from IONM changes, and postoperative care. The burgeoning standard of “Last Electrically Well” will be presented as a best practice in approaching the IONM for patients undergoing CV procedures, and in treating postoperative complications due to stroke. Case presentations from the busiest academic IONM center in the U.S. will be the impetus for discussion and debate surrounding the use of IONM in CV procedures, technical practices, interpretation of data, intervention strategies, and cooperative efforts with the surgical, anesthesia, and critical care teams. Attendees will also be provided the tools and advice to equip them to evaluate, improve, or initiate their own IONM-CV procedure program.

Target Audience

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Cardiovascular Procedures is designed for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, neuro interventional radiologists, neuro critical care physicians, board-certified clinical neurophysiologists, advanced surgical neurophysiologists, PM&R physicians, perfusionists, APPs that support stroke and cardiac patients, and family medicine practitioners.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/20/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2023
Event starts: 
03/11/2023 - 8:45am EST
Event ends: 
03/11/2023 - 5:00pm EST
Live Virtual Conference
United States

Attendance and Access to Lectures:
This course is offered ONLINE ONLY on March 11th, 2023. Credits awarded will be based on attendance records provided by Zoom, and attendees will only be awarded credits for participating during the live presentation.
All lectures will be recorded and made available to all participants to view via a link to Google Drive for one year after the course.

FACULTY:
Katherine Anetakis, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
George Arnaoutakis, MD – University of Florida Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Jeffrey Balzer, PhD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Rabih Chaer, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Vascular Surgery
Donald Crammond, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Joshua Grimm, MD – Pennsylvania University Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Marion Hughes, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Radiology
Ashu Jadhav, MD – Barrow Neurological Institute Department of Interventional Neurology
Arminder Jassar, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
David J. Kaczorowski, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Dustin Kliner, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Brett Reece, MD – University of Colorado Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Katie Scollon MPAS, PA-C – UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Varun Shandal, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Lori Shutter, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology and Critical Care
Ibrahim Sultan, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Kathir Subramanian, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology
R. Joshua Sunderlin, MS, CNIM – Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
Partha Thirumala, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Sarah Yousef, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Melita Viegas, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 
 

Available Credit

  • 7.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.25 Attendance
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Tuition and Cancellation Policy:
$75 for all healthcare professionals
$25 for UPMC employees and STS members
Registration is fully refundable until February 11th. No refunds will be issued after February 11th 2023.

This program is presented by Procirca in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and The Center for Clinical Neurophysiology. It is endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Attendance and Access to Lectures:
This course is offered ONLINE ONLY on March 11th, 2023. Credits awarded will be based on attendance records provided by Zoom, and attendees will only be awarded credits for participating during the live presentation. All lectures will be recorded and made available to all participants to view via a link to Google Drive for one year after the course.

Questions?
Contact Josh Sunderlin, course coordinator
Phone: 412-647-3450
E-mail: sunderlinj@procirca.com