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ASNM’s webinar series provides timely information of special interest to professionals working within the IONM industry and those seeking to learn more about this evolving area of practice. Webinars are included as part of ASNM’s membership and are a worthwhile member benefit. Non-ASNM members can purchase individual webinars. Webinar sessions are presented in "real time” via the Internet. Participants view webinar materials online while listening to the concurrent audio portion of the presentation via their computer audio system. All ASNM webinars are approved for one (1) credit hour of continuing education for ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM (CME credit is presently approved for each webinar for one year from the time of the original presentation).

Questions regarding ASNM’s webinar series? Please e-mail Info@ASNM.org or call (630) 832-1300.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

   

 

A Comprehensive Guide to Corticospinal Tract Mapping and Monitoring

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00 PM EST


Charles Yingling, PhD, CNIM, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS
Chief Executive Officer - Golden Gate Neuromonitoring

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

Dr. Yingling is internationally known as one of the top practitioners and educators in the field of IONM. He received his PhD in neurobiology from Rice University in 1975. While at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Yingling was Professor of Neurological Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Anesthesia and Director of the UCSF Neuromonitoring service from its inception in the early 1980’s until 2002. He was a founding Board member of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM), a Fellow of the ASNM, and served as ASNM President in 1997-98. He was also a founding Board member of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (ABNM), and of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring Programs (ABNMP). He is also a Fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on many topics in neuromonitoring, including cranial nerve monitoring during skull base surgery, transcranial motor evoked potentials, corticospinal tract mapping, and selective dorsal rhizotomy. He has personally monitored over 4,000 surgical cases in the operating room.

 

 A “Bright” Future for FVEP’s? + “Insider” Tips for Brainstem Mapping

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:00 PM EST


David Houlden, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

In 1997 David received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. He has been performing intraoperative neurophysiology since 1984 making him one of the pioneers of intraoperative neurophysiology in Canada. For more than 25 years he has continually published in neuroscience journals and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings. As principle investigator, he has received peer reviewed grants to study intraoperative neurophysiology and traumatic brain injury. In 2008 David became the Founding President of the Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring and is currently a member of the education committee. David is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa where he is refining methods for visual pathway monitoring and brainstem mapping during surgery.

 


PAST RECORDED WEBINARS

 

IONM and Current Trends in Pediatric Surgeries

George Jallo, MD
Director - Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by August 30, 2020.

 

 Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

  • Understand the most common pediatric neurosurgical conditions
  • Determine what is the best for intraoperative monitoring
  • Discuss the need to alert the surgeon in cases
  • Understand communication for intraoperative team

 

 

 


 

Neuromonitoring in the Interventional Radiology Suite

James A. Watt, Jr.
VP of Neuromonitoring Services - Comprehensive Neuromonitoring Services

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by May 25, 2020

 

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

This presentation will review the relevant cortical and spinal anatomy, published literature, types of arteriovenous malformations, mapping techniques and case examples. We will also discuss things to think about when monitoring in the IR suite.


 Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring

Eric D. Fader
Counsel at Day Pitney LLP

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by March 15, 2020

 

Members:  Complimentary
Non-members: $59

There is considerable confusion and disagreement regarding many of the legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to IONM. The laws of different states and the federal government differ and are constantly changing, and IONM providers must also navigate insurance carriers’ and hospitals’ requirements, and relationships with their own or outsourced personnel, in order to bill and get paid for their services while complying with applicable law. State licensure and delegation issues, and what constitutes the “practice of medicine” in a given state, can vary considerably, and contractual dealings with customers, employees and contractors, and billing and IT service providers can also be complex. This webinar will discuss some common legal issues facing IONM providers and, where possible, offer possible solutions. 


 Decision Making in Peri-Laryngeal Surgeries Based Upon Intraoperative
Mapping of the Vagus Nerve

Jeremy A. Bamford, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical Neurophysiologist, NuVasive Clinical Services

 

Approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by January 18, 2020

Members: Complimentary
Non-members:  $59

In this presentation I emphasize the efficacy of IONM for successful identification of the anatomic variations of the peri-laryngeal vagus nerve branches and review surgical decisions we make based upon IONM data. Patients with non-recurrent nerves undergo paralysis at significantly higher rates. Abnormally short vagus nerve latency occur in ~ 2.5% of patients and should raise suspicion for the presence of this anomaly. In addition, the use of IONM guides the decision to complete a bilateral resection or to stage the surgery in the case of a decline in evoked EMG amplitude or increase latency. Rigorous mapping of the vagus nerve during peri-laryngeal surgeries is an important adjunct to these surgeries that preserves function and guides the surgical decision-making process.


Utility of Spontaneous EMG, SSEPs, and MEPS to Monitor the Functional Integrity of Spinal Nerve Roots and Plexuses

W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM
Vice President of Education and Training
Sentient Medical Systems

Recorded webinar approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by October 5, 2019

Members:        Complimentary
Non-members: $59

During most orthopedic procedures SSEPs and MEPs are utilized primarily to assess conduction of the spinal cord pathways, but they obviously monitor the entire pathway, from peripheral nerve to brain or from brain to muscle, and can detect a functional compromise in specific nerve roots or plexuses. The usage of these modalities for monitoring peripheral function is debatable, however, because their utility is procedure/patient specific and the sensitivity and specificity is technique dependent; therefore, the IONM team should be aware when peripheral structures are most at risk and optimize the IONM accordingly.


IONM Considerations in Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

Adam T. Doan, DC, DABNM
Director of Clinical Services
Safe Passage Neuromonitoring

Recorded webinar approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by July 27, 2019.

Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

Minimally invasive intracranial surgery continues to gain popularity, as advances in visualization, instrumentation and anatomical understanding allows the endoscope to be used to approach the skull base. The endonasal endoscopic route to the skull base can now be used to gain access from the crista galli to the odontoid process. It behooves the neuromonitoring team to appreciate the different neurovascular structures that may be encountered, in order to devise a specific multimodality strategy unique to the patient and the surgery. Knowing the rationale and limitations of the plan optimizes the information collected and communicated.   


Variables in Pedicle Screw Monitoring 

Lawrence R. Wierzbowski, AuD, DABNM, FASNM
Neurophysiologist
Neurological Monitoring Services

Recorded webinar approved for (1) hour of of ASNM-CEUs and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM if viewed by June 1, 2019.  

Cost
Members:         Complimentary
Non-members:  $59

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It is important to take anatomical, neurophysiological, surgical technique, surgical instrument conductivity and many other variables into consideration when recording triggered and free running electromyographic (EMG) signals in the operating room during spinal fusion with pedicle screw instrumentation. During the electrical evaluation of either the pedicle hole or the subsequent pedicle screw a "threshold" stimulation is commonly employed using the minimum amount of current to provoke an observable and repeatable compound muscle action potential (CMAP). Interpretation and alarm criteria for pedicle screw integrity using stimulated electromyography is usually based on the several published guidelines but are there "other" factors that we need to consider as well?  


Below Webinars are Available for Viewing Only, Not Available for Credit 

 

 Troubleshooting Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Data

Kent Rice, MS, REPT, CNIM, DABNM, FASNM
Director of Education and Training at Biotronic Neuro Network

Cost
Members:         Complimentary
Non-members:  $59

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 The Use of SEP and MEP Monitoring During Cerebral Aneurysm 
Surgery to Predict Brain Ischemia

     
Lanjun Guo, MD, MS, DABNM
University of California - San Francisco

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59

 


  Communication in IONM, Let's Talk

Joseph J. Moreira, MD
Neurologist, Intraoperative Monitoring Associates 

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59

 


 Surgical Repair of the Brachial Plexus: A Surgeon’s Perspective of IONM

Lynda Jun-San Yang, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59

  


 Neuromonitoring Challenges in the Pediatric Population

Anthony Sestokas, PhD, DABNM, FASNM
Chief Clinical Officer, Neuromonitoring, SpecialtyCare 

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Cost
Members: Complimenta
ry
Non-Members: $59
 


Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring: Uniqueness, Controversies, and Case Presentations

Laura Hemmer, MD
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine 
 

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59

 


 Neurophysiological Monitoring During Endovascular Procedures

Jeffery Balzer, PhD, D.ABNM, FASNM

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience and Acute and Tertiary Care Nursing
Associate Director of the Center for Clinical Neurophysiology 
Director of Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59 


Neuromonitoring During Spine Instrumentation and
Deformity Correction Procedures

Jay Shils, PhD, D.ABNM, FASNM
Director of IONM, The Lahey Hospital and Health System
Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Tufts University Medical School
Founding Partner, Engineurix

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59


Neuromonitoring Below the Belt

Stanley Skinner, MD, FASNM, FACNS
Neurophysiologist - Allina Health


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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59


New Practice Guidelines in Facial Nerve Monitoring

Jack Kartush, MD, FASNM
Professor Emeritus
Michigan Ear Institute, Wayne State University


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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59


Instrumentation Basics from the Amplifier to the Skin: Methods to Minimize Artifact and Risk for Electrical Surgical Unit and MRI Burns

Brett Netherton, MS, FASNM, CNIM
Managing Director
Signal Gear

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Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59


Blood Supply of the Spinal Cord

Leo Happel,PhD
Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physiology, and Neuroscience
LSU Health Science Center

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Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $59

 Current Status of Perioperative Multimodality Neuromonitoring for
Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Harvey L. Edmonds Jr.
Research Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

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Cost:
Members: Complimentary
Non-Members:  $59