2015 Fall Courses, September 26-27, 2015, Charlotte, NC

CME Information

Key Dates

CME Certificate Program Opens (pre-registered delegates) September 26, 2015
CME Certificate Program Opens (delegates registering onsite) October 26, 2015
CME Certificate Claim Deadline December 31, 2015

Meeting Description

The 2015 Fall Courses are designed around two of the new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology, Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) and Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG). Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies for those practitioners new to NIOM and ICU EEG, and innovative techniques. Last year’s morning courses, Epilepsy Surgery and Pediatric EEG will again be offered for the 2015 Fall Courses.

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 in neonates, children, and adults;
  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.

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

  1. Identify the various types of NIOM and discuss their utilization;
  2. Interpret NIOM Case based presentations;
  3. Utilize NIOM Case based presentations to differentiate between usual and atypical changes;
  4. Illustrate technical challenges associated with NIOM; and
  5. Describe the current issues relevant to the practice environment of NIOM.

Epilepsy Surgery Update
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles underlying Stereo-EEG and how to choose the appropriate method for an individual patient;
  2. Discuss several approaches to minimally invasive epilepsy surgery; and
  3. Understand the principles of different stimulation techniques in the treatment of epilepsy and choose the appropriate intervention for individual patients.

Pediatric EEG Update
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify EEG patterns associated with inherited metabolic epilepsies;
  2. Discuss EEG patterns associated with genetic epilepsies; and
  3. Describe ictal EEG features of infantile spasms and various forms of hypsarrhythmia.

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 Policies 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)™ indicated below. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG): 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM): 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Epilepsy Surgery Update: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Pediatric EEG Update: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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.

ASET Continuing Education Units

ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society has granted ASET Continuing Education [ACE] credits for this program as indicated below. Such crediting, however, should not be construed by program participants as an endorsement of any type of instruments or supplies mentioned or involved in these presentations

  • Intensive Care Unit EEG (ICU EEG) Monitoring - 13 ASET-CEUs
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) - 13 ASET-CEUs
  • Epilepsy Surgery Update - 1.5 ASET-CEUs
  • Pediatric EEG Update - 1.5 ASET-CEUs