CME Information

Key Dates

CME Certificate Program Opens (pre-registered delegates) September 29, 2013
CME Certificate Program Opens (delegates registering onsite) November 1, 2013
CME Certificate Claim Deadline December 31, 2013

Meeting Description

The 2013 Fall Courses are designed around two of the new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology, Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) and Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG). Few practicing neurologists have adequate training in these techniques, and physicians with competence in these are in great demand. Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies for those practitioners new to ICU EEG and NIOM, and innovative techniques.

Learning Objectives

Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG)
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize common indications for CEEG in the ICU setting;
  2. Interpret EEG patterns encountered in the ICU, including seizures and periodic patterns;
  3. Utilize quantitative EEG methods for data reduction and real-time detection of EEG changes in the ICU;
  4. Select appropriate equipment for ICU-EEG monitoring, including networking and data storage options, and;
  5. Determine optimal staffing, data review, and reporting of results.

Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM)
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the various types of NIOM;
  2. Recognize common indications for performing various types of NIOM;
  3. Identify changes that can occur during NIOM;
  4. Differentiate between typical and atypical changes that occur during NIOM;
  5. Illustrate the technical challenges associated with NIOM;
  6. Describe contemporary issues relevant to NIOM;
  7. Differentiate between legal, practice, and equipment issues relevant to NIOM.

Target Audience

Clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, technologists, trainees in these disciplines and other physicians and researchers who specialize in clinical neurophysiology.

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 Fall Courses for the maximum number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM indicated below:

  • Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM): 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
  • Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG): 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.