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.

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

UPCOMING WEBINARS

   

2018 Webinars 


Essentials of Intraoperative Auditory Brainstem Response Monitoring

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 
7:00 PM Eastern

Lawrence Wierzbowski AuD, DABNM, FASNM

President, Avatrode, LLC

IONM Consulting and Education

 

Approved for (1) hour of ASNM-CEUs

Credit
This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association and ASNM. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations
The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Description

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.

 

 On completion of the Webinar you will be able to: 

 

  1. Describe basic anatomy of the auditory system.
  2. Define factors from the outer, middle and inner ear that might affect brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) signal acquisition.
  3. Identify and gain a basic understanding of an Audiogram
  4. Basically describe auditory neural pathways and the brainstem nuclei that generate BAER waveforms    
  5. Identify some surgical procedures described in the literature that generally use BAER monitoring
  6. Recognize auditory neural and vascular structures that could be at risk during various surgeries that utilize BAER monitoring. 

 

 

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59


Transcranial Electric Stimulation Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring Update  

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00 PM Eastern


David B. MacDonald M.D., 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

The October ASNM Webinar features a Key Note International Presenter, Author, and TcMEP Expert, David MacDonald MD.

Experiential evidence for optimizing TcMEP data will be covered.
Register and propel your knowledge and understanding of TcMEP practice recommendations.

1. Explain the Underlying Physiology For TcMEP’s
2. Optimize TcMEP Stimulation
3. Minimize Adverse Effects of TcMEP Stimulation
4. Apply Proper Warning Criteria for TcMEP Responses

Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59


The Surgeon Perspective: IONM in Spinal Cord Tumors  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:00 PM Eastern


Francesco Sala, MD

Approved for (1) hour of ASNM-CEUs

  • To understand the most relevant clinical aspects of intramedullary spinal cord tumors (ISCT) (signs and symptoms, MRI features, pathology)
  • To be able to describe the various steps of the surgery and the related IONM modalities
  • To understand the role of different mapping and monitoring IONM techniques (SSEP, muscle MEPs, D-wave, sensory and motor mapping)
  • To be able to identify warning signals in IONM and suggest to the surgeon the related corrective measures
  • To predict neurological outcome after ISCT surgery


Cost
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $59