2018 Fall Courses - Cambridge, Massachusetts

CME Information

CME and Attendance Certificates

Pre-registered attendees may complete evaluations and claim certificates upon the close of Fall Courses on October  21, 2018.

Attendees who register onsite in Cambridge, MA will receive instructions via email and may access evaluations and certificates approximately November 15, 2018.

Meeting Description

The 2018 Fall Courses are designed around four of the new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology, Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM), Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG) , with morning courses featuring Stereo-EEG and Pediatric EEG. 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. Pediatric EEG will again be offered for the 2018 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 patterns 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. Describe 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. Describe basic modalities used in NIOM;
  2. Recognize the appropriate methods and indications for a variety of common and uncommon NIOM techniques;
  3. Recognize differences in NIOM of adult and pediatric cases;
  4. Explain a variety of NIOM case presentations and interpretation of neurophysiologic data;
  5. Recognize some of the technical challenges and limitations of performing and interpreting NIOM studies;
  6. Discuss relevant billing and medicolegal concerns in the field of NIOM.

Stereo EEG

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

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

Neonatal and Pediatric EEG Update

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

  1. Apply an organized approach to the interpretation of neonatal and Pediatric EEG recordings;
  2. Apply advanced concepts to the interpretation of neonatal and pediatric EEG recordings;
  3. Recognize the cardinal clinical and EEG features of metabolic epilepsies of infancy and child.

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) - Part. I: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Stereo-Electroencephalography (Stereo EEG) - Part. II: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Pediatric EEG Update: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™