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6/1/2019 to 6/2/2019
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:45 AM
Where: University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney's IONM 2019 Symposium features local and global leaders, providing an ideal opportunity for attendees to learn cutting edge techniques and network with experts in the field. Suitable for anaesthetists, surgeons, neurophysiology scientists, neurologists.

Dates and Location: 1 - 2 June, 2019, Sydney Australia


Dr Jay Shils, PhD, ISIN & ASNM Past President, Chicago, USA

Dr Richard Vogel, PhD, 2019 ASNM President, Philadelphia, USA

Dr Steven Falowski, MD, Director of Functional Neurosurgery, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA


Conference fees*:

Conference (2 days)

1 day

University of Sydney Students (alumni and current)



Clinical Scientists/Technicians



Medical Practitioners




(Morning tea and lunch provided)

*All prices include GST


The University of Sydney IONM Symposium 2019

Saturday June 1, 2019

Program at a Glance

*Subject to Change*


0745-0845       Registration & Sign In

0845-0900       Day 1 Welcome                                 

Session 1         Building an IONM Community, Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead

0900-0945       The Importance of IONM Education and Standardization    

                        Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM

0945-1030       Developing the ANZ IONM Community; Discussion Panel

                        Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM: Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS & Dr.

                                    Dr. Adam Hastings MBBS, BMedSc, FANZCA, CNIM

1030-1100       Morning Tea

Session 2         Spine

1100-1130       The Benefits and Value of IONM, A Spinal Surgeon’s Perspective

                        Dr. Brian Hsu, MBBS, FRACS (ORTH), FAORTHOA, FHKAM

1130-1200       IONM in MIS & Lateral Spine Procedures


1200-1230       Data Interpretation – Alerts & Warnings

                        Dr. Adam Rehak, MBBS FANZCA

1230-1330       Lunch

Session 3         Additional Areas to Integrate your IONM Skills

1330-1400       IONM during Deep Brain Stimulation 

                        Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS

1400-1430       IONM for SCS – Safety, Methods and efficacy

                        Steven M Falowski MD, FAANS

1430-1500       IONM during Peripheral Nerve Stimulation 

                        Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS

1500-1515       Afternoon Tea

Session 4         Interactive Sessions

1515-1600       Interactive IONM Case Review Session

1600-1630       Practical Skills Session

1630-1700       Practical Skills Session

1800-2000       Networking Cocktail Reception



The University of Sydney IONM Symposium 2019

Sunday June 2, 2019

Program at a Glance

*Subject to Change*


0730-0830       Breakfast Session: Topic TBA

0730-0845       Registration & Sign In                       

0845-0900       Day 2 Welcome                                 

Session 5         Cranial IONM

0900-0945      Neural Stimulation: Background & Theory 

                        Jay Shils, PhD, DABNM, FASNM, FACNS

0945-1030       IONM for Microvascular Decompressions

                        Dr. Adam Hastings MBBS, FANZCA, CNIM

1030-1100       Facial Nerve Assessment and Preservation

                        Dr. Tim Eviston MBBS, BSc, PhD

1100-1115       Morning Tea

Session 6         Vascular IONM

1115-1200       IONM for Cranial Aneurysms & AVMs

                        Rich Vogel, PhD, DABNM, FASNM

1200-1230       Intro to IONM for Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs


1230-1330       Lunch

Session 7         Communication & Medicolegal

1330-1415       Communication in IONM

                        Dr. Adam Hastings MBBS, FANZCA, CNIM & Ryan Hamer

1415-1500       IONM: Lessons for medicos from recent Court of Appeal decisions

                        Richard Cheney, SC

1500-1530       Afternoon Tea

Session 8         Interactive Sessions

1530-1600       Cortical Mapping Interactive Session

1600-1630       Interactive Session

1630-1700       Interactive Session

1700-1730       Closing Remarks