Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring 2020

November 6, 2020 to November 8, 2020

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/06/2020
Course expires: 
11/08/2020
Event starts: 
11/06/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/08/2020 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$1.00


 

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Biomedical Science Tower Room S120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Course location and hotel accommodations

Location:
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Biomedical Science Tower
Room S120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hotels within walking distance of campus:
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
454 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-PAPN-20201105/index.jhtml

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
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

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 21.25 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 – The Neurodiagnostic Society has granted 21 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

  • 0.25 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 0.25 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.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Tuition
$700 for physicians and other attendees seeking CME credits
$550 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.

On-site registration will not be permitted.

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