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 asnm@affinity-strategies.com or call (630) 402-6324.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

   


 

The Changing Face of Carotid Endarterectomy Surgeries:
A Comprehensive Neuromonitoring Review

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00 PM Eastern


OBJECTIVES

The participant will understand:

  1. How carotid disease is treated surgically and endovascularly
  2. Appropriate monitoring modalities
  3. How to effectively communicate change during carotid surgery
  4. Efficacy of individual IOM modalities for predicting significant change during the procedures
  5. Efficacy of individual IOM modalities for predicting post-operative and long-term stroke risk in these patients


PRESENTER

Jeffrey Balzer, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Clinical Services, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory

 
Jeffrey Balzer, PhD, is director of clinical operations and staff clinical neurophysiologist at the Center for Clinical Neurophysiology and director of the Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His current research interests range from the utilization of genetic biomarkers for the prediction of delayed cerebral ischemia in subarachnoid hemorrhage to the effects of exercise on arterial stiffness and cerebral blood flow. Dr. Balzer received his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also pursued a graduate education and a PhD in behavioral neuroscience. He is also the secretary/treasurer of the American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring and is on the board of directors of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. He has published 92 refereed articles and 16 book chapters. Specialized Areas of Interest Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral blood flow and effects of exercise on cerebrovascular function.

 

Review of IONM Strategies Relative to Lumbar Surgical Approaches
Part 1 of 2

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:00 PM Eastern


OBJECTIVES

The attendee will be able to:

  1. Differentiate among the several surgical approaches for lumbar surgery and identify the procedure type based on standard acronyms
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the surgical steps of each approach type discussed, and the concomitant neurologic risks associated with the steps
  3. Plan and execute an appropriate intraoperative monitoring plan in order to avoid/mitigate the above-mentioned risks and provide comprehensive neurophysiologic coverage for the patient


PRESENTERS

Michael Riley, MS, CNIM
President
Peak Neurophysiology Group, LLC

Mike has a background in cellular, systems, and developmental neuroscience, earning his Master of Science degree from Cornell University in 2010. He then completed a 1 year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Surgical Monitoring Associates; one of the very first private IONM groups in the country. Mike has personally monitored over 1,800 surgical procedures and is a firm believer that IONM clinicians should be experts in both the technical and interpretive components of their practice. He is currently the President and CEO of Peak Neurophysiology Group, and is actively promoting this professional model of IONM delivery to hospitals and surgical groups around the country.

Chris Martin, R.EP.T. CNIM
Neurphysiologist
NeuroAlert

Chris has been in IOM since 1991, in both academic (with David Loiselle, PhD, at University of Rochester, and Mark Stecker, MD PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania), and private-provider settings. He received his R.EP.T. in 1995 and his CNIM in 1998 (#213).

He has contributed to journal publications and book chapters and has spoken extensively on Intraoperative monitoring at conferences across the United States, and in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. 

Chris has previously been an ABRET examiner for the Evoked Potential section, an invited manuscript referee, and has been an active member of the ASNM Ethics Committee since 2011.



Illustrative Case Studies of IONM Strategies During Lumbar Surgeries
Part 2 of 2

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:00 PM Eastern


OBJECTIVES

  1. Panel Discussion: IONM Case Studies During Lumbar Surgical Approaches/Case Examples in the Literature
  2. Procedural Implementation – includes Modifications if……. 
  3. Data Review and Surgical Interventions

PRESENTERS

Michael Riley, MS, CNIM
President
Peak Neurophysiology Group, LLC

Mike has a background in cellular, systems, and developmental neuroscience, earning his Master of Science degree from Cornell University in 2010. He then completed a 1 year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Surgical Monitoring Associates; one of the very first private IONM groups in the country. Mike has personally monitored over 1,800 surgical procedures and is a firm believer that IONM clinicians should be experts in both the technical and interpretive components of their practice. He is currently the President and CEO of Peak Neurophysiology Group, and is actively promoting this professional model of IONM delivery to hospitals and surgical groups around the country.

Chris Martin, R.EP.T. CNIM
Neurphysiologist
NeuroAlert

Chris has been in IOM since 1991, in both academic (with David Loiselle, PhD, at University of Rochester, and Mark Stecker, MD PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania), and private-provider settings. He received his R.EP.T. in 1995 and his CNIM in 1998 (#213).

He has contributed to journal publications and book chapters and has spoken extensively on Intraoperative monitoring at conferences across the United States, and in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. 

Chris has previously been an ABRET examiner for the Evoked Potential section, an invited manuscript referee, and has been an active member of the ASNM Ethics Committee since 2011.


 

Neuroimaging to Identify at Risk Structures Augments Neuromonitoring

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00 PM Eastern


OBJECTIVES

Neuroimaging techniques and findings relevant to the patient surgical work up. Journey through deciphering imaging of Neural structures to learn visual cues and landmarks that are strategic for identifying at risk structures 


PRESENTERS

Melanie Brown Fukui, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Specialist
Innovation Institute, Aurora Medical Group

Dr. Melanie Brown Fukui, MD, is a Diagnostic Radiology specialist in Mequon, Wisconsin. She attended and graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1987, having over 32 years of diverse experience, especially in Diagnostic Radiology.


 

Surgeon Communication Relative to the Cortical Bulbar MEPS & Blink Reflex

Date Coming Soon!
7:00 PM Eastern


OBJECTIVES

Cortical Bulbar MEPs & Blink Reflex- utility, meaning, recording techniques, what to communicate to the surgeon 


PRESENTERS

Dr. Isabel Fernández-Conejero
Head of Intraoperative Neurophysiology
Department of Neurology
University Hospital of Bellvitge
Barcelona
Spain

Isabel Fernández-Conejero, MD is currently the Director of Intra-operative Neurophysiology in the Department of Neurology at University Hospital of Bellvitge in Barcelona (Spain).

She obtained the Medical Doctor degree of General Medicine and Surgery from Autonomus University of Barcelona (UAB) in 2000 and of Clinical Neurophysiology at University Hospital of Bellvitge in 2004. She obtained the annual fellowship of Neurosurgery in 2005 at the same hospital and started working in intra-operative neuromonitoring. One year later she moved to New York and completed the fellowship program of Vedran Deletis MD, PhD in Intra-operative Neurophysiology at Roosevelt Hospital (Columbia University), from June 2006 to November 2008. 

In 2009, she created the Unit of Intra-operative Neurophysiology at University Hospital of Bellvitge and developed a training program for national and international residents and medical doctors in Neurology and Neurophysiology. 

She has published on:

a)    New methodologies to monitor the corticobulbar tract for different cranial nerves
b)    Intraoperative neurophysiology during microvascular decompression for hemifacial spam
c)    Neurophysiologic markers of motor speech related cortical areas in collaboration with Prof. Deletis (Split, Croatia) and Dr. Sedat Ulkatan (New York, USA). 

Dr. Fernández-Conejero was the President of the III Congress of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ISIN) that was hold in Barcelona in September 2011 and is now a member of the Executive Board of the ISIN.