2017 Fall Courses - Chicago, Illinois

CME Information

Key Dates

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Meeting Description
The 2017 Fall Courses are designed around three of the new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology, Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM), Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG) , and new in 2017, the first comprehensive full day course on Stereo-Electroencephalography will be offered. Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies for those practitioners new to NIOM and ICU EEG, and innovative techniques. The SEEG course will include key lectures on concepts and surgical aspects of SEEG recordings and a case based workshop discussing indication, implantation, interpretation and surgical resection planning in various pediatric and adult epilepsy syndromes. Last year’s morning course, Pediatric EEG will again be offered for the 2017 Fall Courses.

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

Learning Objectives

Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG)
At the conclusion of this course, participants should 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, periodic pattern and other background patterns important for prognosis and management;
  3. Utilize quantitative EEG methods to see long-term trends, screen for seizures rapidly, and to detect signs of ischemia;
  4. Understand the value and limitations of routine EEG and continuous EEG monitoring to predict neurologic outcomes in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy;
  5. Recognize the specific EEG patterns induced by different anesthetics used in general anesthesia and in the ICU;
  6. Select appropriate equipment for ICU-EEG monitoring, including networking and data storage options;
  7. Determine optimal staffing, data review, and reporting practices.

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

  1. Recognize the appropriate methods and setting for a variety of NIOM techniques commonly utilized;
  2. Recognize the appropriate methods and setting for a variety of NIOM techniques uncommonly utilized;
  3. Comprehend NIOM case presentations including interpretation of neurophysiologic data;
  4. Recognize some of the technical challenges in performing and interpreting NIOM;
  5. Identify updated information on NIOM practices.

Stereo EEG
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of SEEG;
  2. Discuss the approach to various epilepsy syndromes with SEEG;
  3. Explain the limitations of SEEG and surgical risk.

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

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

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:

  • Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG) - Part. I: 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG) - Part. II: 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) - Part. I: 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) - Part. II: 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Stereo-Electroencephalography (Stereo EEG): 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Pediatric EEG Update: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™