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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

  

Neuromonitoring in the Interventional Radiology Suite

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 PM EST


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

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

Event Objectives:

  • Review cortical and spinal cord perfusion and relevant anatomy
  • Review published literature regarding brain and spinal cord mapping during IR
  • Review the types and features of arteriovenous malformations
  • Review brain and spinal cord mapping techniques and relevant case examples

James has been an active member of the neurodiagnostics community since his graduation from Spring Arbor University in 1998. He is knowledgeable in Clinical EEG, Clinical Evoked Potentials and Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring. His primary training is in IONM and his passion is sharing his knowledge and skills with others. He has been working as an END educator for nearly 20 years, and has significant experience training IONM technologists and coaching them through their board examinations.

 

Monitoring in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
7:00 PM EST


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

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59

Event Objectives:

  • 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

George Jallo, M.D., an internationally respected pediatric neurosurgeon, joined All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 1 as director of the newly established Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences.

 


PAST RECORDED WEBINARS

 

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

Cost
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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify legal issues affecting relationships among IONM entities, DABNMs, technologists and monitoring physicians
  2. Improve contractual and day-to-day relationships with hospitals
  3. Identify state and federal regulatory landmines

Eric has been involved in the IONM field since the early 2000s and has represented a number of regional IONM providers.


 

Vagal Nerve Preservation Strategies

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, 2018


Cost

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.

Objectives:
1) Discuss how IONM can map the vagus branches in peri-larygneal surgeries
2) Discuss how neurophysiological data should be used to alter the course of surgery
3) Discuss the value and safety of continuous monitoring of the vagus nerve


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, 2017

Cost:
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, 2017.

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59


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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, 2017.  

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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Cost
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