Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring 2021

November 12, 2021 to November 14, 2021

The course will highlight practice specifications, multimodality protocols, recent advances in the field, pre-/post-operative neurological evaluation and management, and telemedicine. Presentations will make reference to current literature, technical developments, methodologies and clinical efficacy. The faculty includes University of Pittsburgh Medical Center physicians and neurophysiologists with extensive clinical and academic expertise in IONM.

Target Audience

Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring is designed for advanced professionals who perform or support intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
• Neurologists
• Surgical Neurophysiologists
• PM&R Physicians
• Neurological Surgeons
• Anesthesiologists
• Orthopedic Surgeons
• Board Certified Neurophysiologists
• Vascular Surgeons
• Senior Neurophysiology Technologists
• ENT Surgeons
• Cardiac Surgeons

Learning Objectives

The course exposes participants to material that will allow them to acquire a comprehensive understanding of IONM and how it relates to:
• Advanced principles for neurophysiological monitoring, including instrumentation, neuromonitoring protocols, alarm criteria and clinical efficacy
• Minimally invasive spine surgery, including transpsoas approaches
• Pre-, peri- and post-operative evaluation of neurological complications including stroke, cognitive deficits, seizure and spinal cord injury
• Multimodality monitoring techniques for a broad array of procedures including spine and vascular
• Cranial nerve monitoring during skull base procedures
• Interpretation and communication with surgical team
• Development of a Policy & Procedure manual; documentation and communication with the technologist; development of quality assurance metrics; and staff training
• Problem based learning with real-time data analysis and formulation of differential diagnoses

Interactive Workshop Stations
• Instruction and the opportunity to practice placing cranial nerve EMG electrodes on a cadaver (including the extra-ocular muscles)
• Case study review session where participants will work through differential diagnoses
• Cerebrovascular anatomy and the role of IONM in Neurointerventional procedures
• Explore technical problems in IONM and how to develop algorithms for troubleshooting

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 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.
  • 21.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/09/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
11/12/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/14/2021 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Biomedical Science Tower Room S120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Travel

Hotels within walking distance of campus:
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 683-2040
Distance from campus is 0.3 miles;
travel time on foot is five minutes.
A block of rooms is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn
University Place at a rate of $144.00/night.
https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/P/PITUCGI-PPIN-20211111/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh (Oakland), PA 15213
Phone: (412) 682-6200
Distance from campus is 0.7 miles;
travel time on foot is 10 minutes.
Wyndham nightly parking charge: $10.00

Course Directors:

Katherine Anetakis, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeffrey R. Balzer, PhD, FASNM, DABNM
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience and Acute and Tertiary Care Nursing
Director, Clinical Operations, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Partha Thirumala, MD, FACNS, FAAN
Professor of Neurology, Associate
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Medical Director, Center for Clinical
Neurophysiology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Donald J. Crammond, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological
Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Director, Movement Disorder Surgery

Faculty:

Gregory Adams, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Katherine Anetakis, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeffrey Balzer, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

James Castellano, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Mindy Corridoni, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Donald Crammond, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Wendy Fellowes-Mayle, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Anthony Gossett, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Carly Kleynen, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Anthony Kyte
President of Australasia Association for Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (AAIN)

Michael Lang, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Bradford Mahon, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University Department of Psychology

Vincent Miele, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Andrew Moyer, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Varun Shandal, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Jeremy Shaw, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Ibrahim Sultan, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

R. Joshua Sunderlin, MS, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Partha Thirumala, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Ulkatan Sedat, MD
Mount Sinai West Hospital 

Silvia Mazzali Verst, MD, PhD
Brain Spine Neurofisiologia, Brazil

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Xuhui Wang, MD
Xinhua Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Peoples Republic of China

Marshal Wilkinson, PhD
University of Manitoba Department of Neurosurgery; President of the CANM

Pascal Zinn, Md, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department ofNeurological Surgery

Nathan Zwagerman, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurosurgery

Keynote Speaker
Bryan Wilent, PhD
SpecialtyCare, President of ASNM

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.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
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. 

ASET CEUs
ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society has granted 21.5 Continuing Education Units [ASET-CEUs] for this program.  Such crediting, however, should not be construed by program participants as an endorsement of any type of instruments or supplies mentioned or involved in these presentations.

Available Credit

  • 21.00 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.
  • 21.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Tuition
$600 for physicians and other attendees seeking CME credits
$400 for all other healthcare professionals seeking CEU credits

Registration and Payment
Please register and pay directly from our website:
http://www.procirca.com/intraoperative-neuromonitoring/Pages/neuromonitoring-workshop.aspx.

 

Cancellation Policy
• Registration fee is 100% refundable up until October 6, 2021.
• Registration fee is 50% refundable up to 15 days prior to the start date of the course.
• If you cancel within 15 days of the start of the course, NO REFUNDS will be granted.

Cancellation requests should be sent to:
Josh Sunderlin, Course Coordinator
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
Phone: 412-647-3450
Email: sunderlinj@procirca.com