Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring 2020

November 7, 2020 to November 8, 2020

*** NOW A 2 DAY COURSE – ONLINE ONLY***

Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring is designed for advanced professionals who perform or support intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) procedures.

Target Audience

• 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 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. The course is designed to expose the participants to material that will allow them to acquire a comprehensive understanding of IONM and how it relates to a wide variety of relevant topics such as:

• 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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.00 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.
  • 18.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/06/2020
Course expires: 
11/30/2020
Event starts: 
11/07/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/08/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Saturday November 7:

8:00A – 8:15A                      Welcome address, explanation of format (Jeff Balzer PhD/ Josh Sunderlin MS, CNIM)

Principles of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring:

8:15A – 8:45A                      IONM: The History and Physiological Basis – Partha Thirumala, MD

8:45A – 9:15A                      Principles of EEG Monitoring During Surgery – Katherine Anetakis, MD

9:15A – 9:45A                      Principles of SSEP Monitoring During Surgery – Donald Crammond, PhD

9:45A –10:00A                     BREAK – Exhibitor sponsored advertisement (15 min)

10:00A – 10:30A                  Principles of TcMEP Monitoring During Surgery – Jeffrey Balzer, PhD

10:30A – 11:00A                  Principles of BAER Monitoring During Surgery – James Castellano, MD, PhD

IONM For Awake Craniotomy:

11:00A – 11:30P                  Awake craniotomy procedures with language mapping – Pascal Zinn, MD

Saturday Keynote Speech:

11:30P – 12:15P                  “Cortical and Subcortical Motor Mapping in Neurooncological Surgery” – Kathleen Seidel, MD, Ph.D

LUNCH:

12:15P – 12:45P                  LUNCH BREAK – Exhibitor Sponsored Advertisement

IONM For Spinal Surgery:

12:45A – 1:15P                    Spinal fusion Procedures – Jeremy Shaw, MD

1:15P – 1:45P                       Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures – Adam Kanter, MD

Controversies in IONM

1:45P – 2:15P                       Defining Significance in IONM Alerts – Partha Thirumala, MD

Improving IONM Practice:

2:15P – 2:45P                       Managing IONM practice – Ryan Quallich, CNIM

2:45P – 3:15P                       Quality Assurance –Katherine Anetakis, MD, & Mindy Corridoni, CNIM

3:15P – 3:30P                       BREAK – Exhibitor sponsored advertisement (15min)

3:30P – 4:00P                       Communication and Documentation (Medico-legal implications) – Jeffrey Balzer, PhD

INTERACTIVE SESSION #1

4:00P – 5:00P                       Troubleshooting Technical Problems with IONM Equipment – Katherine Anetakis, MD / Andrew Moyer, CNIM

INTERACTIVE SESSION #2

5:00P – 6:00P                       Case Studies in IONM – Partha Thirumala, MD / Josh Sunderlin, MS CNIM

6:00P                                      Adjournment

 

Sunday November 8:

8:00A – 8:15A                      Morning Announcement (Jeff Balzer PhD/ Josh Sunderlin MS, CNIM)

Advanced Spinal IONM

8:15A – 8:45A                      Spinal Cord Stimulator – Jeff Balzer, Ph.D     

8:45A – 9:15A                      Lumbar Nerve Root Monitoring – Rich Vogel, Ph.D

Advanced Craniotomy Procedures:

9:15A – 9:45A                       Microelectrode Recording for DBS – Donald Crammond, PhD

9:45A – 10:00A                    BREAK – Exhibitor sponsored advertisement (15 min)

10:00A – 10:30A                  IONM for Epilepsy Surgery – James Castellano, MD, Ph.D

10:30A – 11:00A                  Skull base procedures – George Zenonos, MD

DEMONSTRATIVE SESSION:

11:00A – 12:00P                  Cranial nerve EMG electrode placement and data recording – Donald Crammond, PhD / Gregory Adams CNIM

AI in Clinical Neurophysiology

12:00P – 12:30P                  Artificial Intelligence in IONM – Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD

LUNCH:

12:30P – 1:00P                     LUNCH BREAK – Exhibitor sponsored advertisements (30min)

IOM For Stroke Prevention:

1:00P – 1:30P                       IONM and Stroke Prevention/Management – Partha Thirumala, MD

1:30P –2:00P                        Neurointerventional Procedures - Bradley Gross MD

2:00P – 2:30P                       Carotid Endarterectomy & TCAR - Rabih Chaer, MD

2:30P – 3:00P                       Cardiopulmonary Bypass Aortic Arch Repair – Ryan Dzadony, M.Ed, CCP, LP

3:00P - 3:15P                        BREAK – Exhibitor Sponsored Advertisement (15min)

3:15P – 3:45P                       Preoperative Screening for Stroke: Who gets IONM? – Stephen Esper, MD

3:45P – 4:15P                       Advanced IONM for Open Cerebrovascular Procedures  -  Jaime Lopez, MD

INTERACTIVE SESSION #1:

4:15P – 5:15P                       Cerebrovascular Anatomy and Interactive Case Studies – Jeffrey Balzer, PhD / Carly Brog, CNIM

Sunday Keynote Speech:

5:15P – 6:00P                       “From Icarus to Aequanimitas - Overcoming Adversity and Acquiring Resilience" Joseph Maroon, MD

6:00P                                      Adjournment

Live Virtual Conference

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
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology
Medical Director, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Course Coordinator
R
. Joshua Sunderlin, M.S., CNIM
Education Specialist – Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Faculty
Jeffrey Balzer, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of
Neurological Surgery

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

Rabih Chaer, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Vascular Surgery

Mindy Corridoni, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Donald Crammond, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Ryan Dzadony, M.Ed, CCP, LP
Procirca School of Perfusion

Stephen Esper, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology

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

Bradley Gross, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Adam Kanter, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Carly Kleynen, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Joseph Maroon, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Rachel Mihal, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Andrew Moyer, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Ryan Quallich, CNIM
Procirca Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Jeremy Shaw, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedic Surgery

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

Partha Thirumala, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

George Zenonos, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Pascal Zinn, MD
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery

Rich Vogel, PhD
President of American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

Jaime López, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Neurology

 

Faculty Disclosure

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:

Bradley Gross, MD: Consultant - Medtronic

Adam Kanter, MD: Consultant/Royalties – Nuvasive & Zimmer Biomet

Joseph Maroon, MD: Other (Author) Square One – A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life

Kathleen Seidel, MD: Royalties paid to employer - Inomed

Jeremy Shaw, MD: Grant/Research Support – LSRS; AO Spine; Stryker Spine

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.

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 18.0 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 18 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

  • 18.00 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.
  • 18.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Tuition
$450 for physicians and other attendees seeking CME credits
$250 for all other healthcare professionals seeking CEU credits

Registration and Payment
Please register and pay directly from our website:
https://procirca.com/neuromonitoring/neuromonitoring-workshop/

 

Cancellation Policy
• Registration fee is 100% refundable up until October 6, 2020.
• 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: 412-647-1453
Email: sunderlinj@procirca.com