Participate in didactic lectures and hands-on workshops given by Procirca staff and faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. This workshop includes hands-on training from experts offering the most current techniques in the field.
Course directors and faculty: Katherine Anetakis M.D., Jeffrey Balzer Ph.D, Partha Thirumala M.D. and Donald Crammond, Ph.D.
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
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) and 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 School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim 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 instruments or supplies mentioned or involved in these presentations.
Procirca is an ABRET-accredited Intraoperative Neuromonitoring lab.
This program is presented by Procirca in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery and The Center for Clinical Neurophysiology.
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Who Should Attend
The Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Workshop is designed for advanced professionals performing or involved in intraoperative neuromonitoring including but not limited to neurologists, PM&R physicians, anesthesiologists, board certified neurophysiologists, senior neurophysiology technologists, and neurological, orthopedic, vascular and ENT surgeons.
The course will highlight practice specifications, multimodality protocols, recent advances in the field, pre- and post-operative neurological evaluation and management, and telemedicine. Presentations will make reference to current literature, technical developments, methodologies and clinical efficacy.