2019 Fall Courses

CME Information

Meeting Description

The 2019 Fall Courses are designed around new and rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology. Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies, and innovative techniques.

Target Audience

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

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. Select appropriately dosed treatment options for seizures and status epilepticus, and recognize the nuances in approach to treatment based on EEG findings in nonconvulsive SE, or with rhythmic/periodic patterns that lie on the ictal interictal continuum;
  4. Utilize quantitative EEG methods to see long-term trends, screen for seizures rapidly, and to detect signs of ischemia;
  5. Describe the value and limitations of EEG monitoring to predict neurologic outcomes in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy;
  6. Recognize the specific EEG patterns induced by different anesthetics used in general anesthesia and in the ICU;
  7. Select appropriate equipment for ICU-EEG monitoring, including networking and data storage options; and
  8. 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; and
  6. Discuss relevant billing and medicolegal concerns in the field of NIOM.

Stereo-Encephalography (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; and
  3. Describe the limitations of SEEG and surgical risk.

Neonatal and Pediatric EEG Symposium - Basic Principles and Advanced Concepts

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

  1. Discuss basic concepts to be applied to interpretation of neonatal and pediatric electroencephalography;
  2. Identify common patterns that are useful to the diagnostic work up and treatment of neonatal and pediatric disorders; and
  3. List common principles of quantitative EEG analysis, and its application to neonatal and pediatric patients.

CPT Coding Changes: EEG Monitoring and Neurostimulation

Information coming soon.

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™
    Neonatal and Pediatric EEG Symposium: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    CPT Coding Changes: 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™