Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Cardiac Procedures 2022
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) is not currently considered a standard of care for cardiothoracic procedures. This course will present evidence that there is good reason to consider using IONM in many specific cardiovascular procedures where patients have been identified as having an elevated risk for stroke.
This course is designed primarily for cardiac surgeons and other medical professionals who provide care for patients undergoing or recovering from cardiovascular surgery including cardiologists, family medicine practitioners, and PM&R physicians. It is also geared towards advanced professionals performing or involved in intraoperative neuromonitoring including, but not limited to, neurologists, anesthesiologists, board-certified neurophysiologists, and senior neurophysiology technologists.
Implementing IONM for at-risk patients requires collaboration and communication between multiple healthcare professionals including (but not limited to) surgeons and their staff, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, neurologists, stroke interventionalists, intensivists, and PM&R doctors. Systems need to be put in place for identifying at-risk patients, developing techniques to avoid intra-operative stroke, identifying intraoperative stroke, planning for treatment of intraoperative stroke, and postoperatively managing patients who have experienced intraoperative stroke.
Virtual one-day course.
Ibrahim Sultan, MD
Partha Thirumala, MD
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
Elissa Castor, PA-C – UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Vaughn Cooper, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Microbiology
Donald Crammond, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Joshua Grimm, MD – Pennsylvania University Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bradley Gross, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Arminder Jassar, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
David J. Kaczorowski, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dustin Kliner, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Neurology
Sandra Narayanan, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Brett Reece, MD – University of Colorado Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
AnneMarie Scekeres, MSN, RN, CPHQ – UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Katie Scollon, PA-C – UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Derek Serna-Gallegos, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Varun Shandal, MD - University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery
Joe Squire, MSN, RN - UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Ibrahim Sultan, MD – University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Erin Sullivan, 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 Cardiothoracic Surgery
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
George Arnaoutakis, MD: Consultant – Terumo Aortic
Vaughn Cooper, PhD: Founder and Equity Holder – Microbial Genome Sequencing Center, LLC
Joshua Grimm, MD: Consultant – Ethicon
Bradley Gross, MD: Consultant – Medtronic & Microvention
David Kaczorowski, MD: Consultant – Abiomed & Medtronic. CE Speaker’s Bureau – Abiomed
Bradley Molyneaux, MD: Grant/Research Support - Biogen
Ibrahim Sultan, MD: Grant Research Support – Abbott, Atricure, Artivion, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Z Medica
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
CME Accreditation and Designation
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.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
- 8.00 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.
- 8.00 Attendance
We gratefully acknowledge support from the following for this activity:
Abbot Structural Heart, TAVI
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$100 for physicians (CME credits)
$50 for non-physicians (CEU credits)
The course is offered in person and virtually. Tuition rates are the same for online (Zoom) and live in-person attendance.
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 412-647-3450.
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