CME Information

Important Dates

CME Certificate Program Opens (pre-registered delegates) February 10, 2016
CME Certificate Program Opens (delegates registering onsite) March 8, 2016
CME Certificate Claim Deadline April 1, 2016

Meeting Description

The ACNS Annual Meeting & Courses are designed to provide a solid review of the fundamentals and the latest scientific advances in both “central” and “peripheral” clinical neurophysiology. Presentations at the Annual Meeting
& Courses are given by leading experts in the field and have value for health care professionals who utilize clinical neurophysiology. Sessions include symposia, workshops, courses and Special Interest Groups, featuring didactic
lectures, expert panels, debates and interactive formats. Poster presentations at the Annual Meeting highlight the latest work conducted at clinical neurophysiology centers around the country.

Annual Courses Objectives

At the end of the Annual Courses, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the indications for use of clinical neurophysiology techniques in diagnosis of disorders of the nervous system;
2. Incorporate new neurophysiology procedures and technological advances into his/her own clinical practice; and
3. Perform and interpret a broad range of clinical neurophysiology procedures, and integrate the results of these tests into comprehensive patient management plans.

Annual Meeting Objectives

At the end of the Annual Meeting, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss recent advances in electroencephalography, evoked potentials, ALS, magnetoencephalography, practice technologies, nerve conduction studies and other clinical neurophysiology techniques; and
2. Apply advances in clinical neurophysiology techniques to improve the diagnosis of neurologic disorders.

Target Audience

The Society’s educational activities are directed to clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, trainees in these disciplines, other physicians and researchers, and neurophysiology technologists who specialize in the utilization of clinical neurophysiological techniques that advance the knowledge in the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of ACNS. ACNS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

ACNS designates the Annual Meeting for a maximum 16 AMA PRA Category I
Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity.

ACNS designates the Annual Courses for the maximum number of AMA PRA
Category I Credit(s)TM.

Evoked Potentials
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

EMG & EEG Technology
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) Part I*
6.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG)*
6.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Introduction Stereo-EEG
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technology
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Applied Cases in Central Neurophysiology & Video-EEG
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) Part II*
6.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Electrocorticography (ECoG)/Invasive EEG
6.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Applied Cases in Peripheral Neurophysiology
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Autonomic Neurophysiology
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Business in Clinical Neurophysiology
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Video-EEG
3 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

EMG
3 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

Tricky Neonatal & Childhood EEG Variants
3 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM

*Credit counts are tentative and subject to change, pending final program
revisions. Final credit counts and additional information will be available shortly.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of ACNS to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. In order to comply with the ACCME’s Updated Standards for Commercial Support, ACNS requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity discloses all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest pertaining to the content of the presentation. Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship of a planner of the CME activity, the planner must recuse himself or herself from the planning for that activity or relevant portion of that activity. All presentations for which the presenter disclosed a potential conflict of interest are peer reviewed by two members of the ACNS CME Committee with no relationships. If bias is found, the presenter is asked to make changes to the presentation and it is re-reviewed for bias before final approval. Refusal to disclose a conflict or the inability to resolve an identified conflict precludes participation in the CME activity. Complete conflict of interest disclosure information is printed in the final program for the activity.