Upcoming Webinars
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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 The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASNM designates the live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

   

2018 Webinars 


Neuromonitoring during SCS Placement: Physiological Basis 

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
7:00 PM Eastern


Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS
Director, IONM
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center

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

This lecture will describe, in detail, the common IONM methodologies that are used during the placement of SCS leads as well as the physiology behind those methods. Common methods include the use of antidromic activation of the alpha-motor neurons via stimulation of the dorsal columns and the use of dorsal column collisions to lateralize the placement of leads. With new stimulation patterns the utilization of these techniques may be more important given standard awake lateralization cannot be used due to lack of standard clinical markers. Additionally, the physiology behind any IONM technique is critical to understand to both know the benefits and limitations of each technique.

Objectives: 

  • Understanding the methodology for the most common IONM techniques employed in SCS placement
  •  Understand the physiology behind these methods
  • Review of the technique literature
  • Know the types of pain the SCS is beneficial for

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59


Essentials of Intraoperative Auditory Brainstem Response Monitoring

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 
7:00 PM Eastern

Lawrence Wierzbowski AuD, DABNM, FASNM

President & Owner, Avatrode, LLC

IONM Consulting and Education

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

Since the first published description of the auditory brainstem response (ABR) by Jewett and Williston in 1971, there have been hundreds of published works on both clinical and perioperative ABR applications.  Intraoperatively, the eighth cranial nerve is in jeopardy of being injured during microvascular decompression surgery. Auditory function preservation is enhanced by ABR monitoring during resection of small vestibular schwannomas.  Surgical manipulation of the brainstem during excision of large cerebellar pontine angle tumors has been monitored by ABR to detect any deleterious effect to the brainstem auditory pathways that might occur. 

 

Interpretation criteria for the auditory brainstem response is available from several published guidelines that are based on the literature mentioned above but what are the "other" factors we encounter daily in the operating room that we need to consider as well?

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59


Transcranial Electric Stimulation Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring Update  

Date: TBA 
7:00 PM Eastern


David B. McDonald, MD, FRCP(C), ABCN
Section of Neurophysiology
Department of Neurosciences
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59