Second Annual Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Symposium - LIVE (In-Person)

Houston, TX US
October 7, 2022

LIVE (In-Person) attendance

Neurophysiological intraoperative neuromonitoring is frequently used to help identify nervous system pathways at risk for injury during a wide range of surgical procedures. The objective of this program is to understand the methodologies and practice of neuromonitoring from the perspective of the surgeon, neurophysiologist, technologist, anesthesiologists and nurses. This program will provide education regarding the various aspects of neuromonitoring including basic technical issues, interpretation and medicolegal aspects. We will discuss the ways institutions can collaborate with national companies to provide high quality services.

FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (Houston Methodist (HM) - SPG, PCG)Free
Physician (HMCC ACO PCP)Free
Physician (SpecialtyCare)Free
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$250
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$125
IONM Tech (HM and SpecialtyCare)Free
IONM Tech (Non-HM / Non-SpecialtyCare)$50
All Other Health Care Professionals (HM and SpecialtyCare) Free
All Other Health Care Professionals (Non-HM / Non-SpecialtyCare) $50
Resident / Fellow / StudentFree

Target Audience

Physicians (Neurologists, Surgeons and Anesthesiologists), Intraoperative Monitoring Technologists, Nurses, Residents/Fellows, Students, and researchers in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring will benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  • Discuss the technical aspects of Neurophysiological Intraoperative monitoring
  • Apply knowledge of effects of anesthesia and develop a plan for monitoring while effectively communicating with anesthesia team
  • Recognize and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Design a comprehensive monitoring plan for each individual patient based on segments of the nervous system at risk during surgery
  • Recognize medico-legal, billing and regulatory aspects of neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.67 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 6.67 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

Course opens: 
05/18/2022
Course expires: 
11/30/2022
Event starts: 
10/07/2022 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/07/2022 - 4:30pm CDT
Cost:
$250.00
TimePresentationSpeaker
7:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00Welcome and Introductions 
 Session I: Evoked Potentials
8:30InstrumentationAndrew Goldstein
9:15AnesthesiaLaverne Gugino, MD
10:00Break and Exhibits
10:15Primer on Evoked Potentials - SSEPs, MEPs, ABRs and EMGMatthew Hastings, MD
11:00Technical TroubleshootingTom Epplin-Zapf, MS, CNIM
11:45Panel Discussion - Q&A 
12:15 PMLunch and Exhibits
 Session II: Application of NIOM
1:15Application of NIOM in Spine Procedures 
1:45Application of NIOM in Intracranial ProceduresAmit Verma, MD
2:15Break and Exhibits
2:30Electrocorticography and Functional Cortical MappingBrandy Ma, MD
3:00Neurosurgeon Experience with IONM – Case ExamplesAmir H. Faraji, MD, PhD
3:30Billing and Medicolegal IssuesJeffrey Cohen MD, PhD
4:00Panel Discussion 
4:30 PMAdjourn 
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

In-person attendance will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue. 

 

COURSE DIRECTORS
Jeffrey Cohen, MD, PhD
National Medical Director, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
Specialty Care
 
Amit Verma, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Residency, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
GUEST FACULTY
Laverne Dennis Gugino, MD, PhD
Anesthesiologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Part-time
Harvard Medical School
 
HOUSTON METHODIST AND SPECIALTYCARE FACULTY
Tom J Epplin-Zapf, MS, MA, CNIM
Director of Clinical Quality and Education, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
SpecialtyCare
 
Amir H. Faraji, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Academic Institute
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
 
Andrew S. Goldstein, BS, CNIM
Network Manager, Biomedical Engineering, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM)
SpecialtyCare
 
Matthew Hastings, MD
Regional Medical Director
SpecialtyCare

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.67 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 6.67 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

Price

Cost:
$250.00
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FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Physician (Houston Methodist (HM) - SPG, PCG)Free
Physician (HMCC ACO PCP)Free
Physician (SpecialtyCare)Free
Physician (Private physician located within the Greater Houston Area)$250
Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)$125
IONM Tech (HM and SpecialtyCare)Free
IONM Tech (Non-HM / Non-SpecialtyCare)$50
All Other Health Care Professionals (HM and SpecialtyCare) Free
All Other Health Care Professionals (Non-HM / Non-SpecialtyCare) $50
Resident / Fellow / StudentFree