A Third Masterclass in Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) For Spinal Surgery

owestryThe Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Are excited to announce the programme for their 3rd Masterclass in Intra-operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) For Spinal Surgery.

Date: 22nd September 2017

Location: Conference Centre, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry Shropshire

Target Audience: Anaesthetists, Surgeons, Spinal Injury Physicians, Clinical Neurophysiologists

Topics Covered: Basic Concepts, Principles and Performance of IONM

 

Programme 
08.30 – 09.00 Registration Tea/Coffee

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome –

Dr. Sumeeta Conry, Consultant anaesthetist, RJAH orthopaedic hospital
Session 1- Basic principles of IONM
09.10 – 09.30 Anatomical considerations for IONM in Spinal Surgery –

Michael Pridgeon, Specialist Healthcare Scientist and Intra-operative monitoring lead, Neurophysiology, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
09.30 – 10.15 Basic principles and technique of IONM –

Michael Owen, Specialist in intra-operative neurophysiology – Medtronic
Somatosensory evoked potential • Motor evoked potential • Electromyography
Session 2 – IONM and Spinal surgery – A surgeons perspective – Chair Mr. Neil Davidson

10.15 – 12.10 Introduction/Overview of IONM in Spinal surgery –

Mr. Neil Davidson, Consultant spinal surgeon, Alder Hey and RJAH hospital

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and IONM –

Ms. Benedetta Pettorini, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Use of IONM monitoring in lateral approaches to spine –

Mr. Matt Ockendon, consultant spinal surgeon, RJAH, Oswestry

Coffee break
IONM for deformity surgery –

Mr. Neil Davidson, Consultant spinal surgeon, Alder Hey hospital, Liverpool
Session 3 – Anaesthesia and IONM – Chair Dr. Sumeeta Conry
12.10 – 12.35 – Anaesthesia and neuromonitoring in patients with Neuromuscular scoliosis –

Dr. Rishi Diwan, Consultant Anaesthetist,Alder Hey, Liverpool
12.35 – 13.00 – Physiologic and non anaesthetic factors affecting Evoked Potential.

Dr. Sumeeta Conry, Consultant anaesthetist, RJAH

13.00 to 13.45 Lunch Break
13.45 – 14.15 – Keynote lecture – IONM alerts and what it means to surgeons and anaesthetists – Dr. Colin Shirley, Consultant Neurophysiologist, University hospital Birmingham
Session 3
14.15 – 14.45 – Contraindications and patient safety during neuro monitoring –

Chris Hovey, Neurosign Manager, The Magstim company
14.45 – 15.15 – Interactive Case presentations – Dale Derbyshire, Clinical Physiologist, London
Session 4 – Combined Workshop and Tea Break
15.15 – 16.00

a) Demo of electrode insertion on manikin – Workshop with Pascal, Sarah Cowley, Spine specialist, Nuvasive
b) ACDF and EMG Endotracheal tube – Chris Hovey, Neurosign Business manager, The Magstim company
16.00 – 16.30 – IONM and Litigation – ‘Do I meet the Standard of Care’ – Ask the panel –

Chair – Dr. Colin Shirley, Consultant Neurophysiologist, University hospital Birmingham

16.30 – Evaluation form and close

Click here to download the flyer for this meeting.

Neuromonitoring UK scientific meeting in conjunction with British Scoliosis Society Annual Conference

NM UK are delighted to announce registration is now open for the next meeting:

Neuromonitoring UK scientific meeting in conjunction with British Scoliosis Society Annual Conference

Venue: ICC Birmingham

Thurs 30th Nov and Fri 1st Dec 2017

 

Following the success of the first joint NM UK/BSS meeting in 2015 we are delighted to announce we have been asked to hold our next major meeting in conjunction with the BSS annual meeting http://www.cvent.com/d/35qq52

The programme will follow similar format to the previous meeting in that there will be some joint BSS/NM UK sessions as well as separate NM UK only sessions. We have invited some of our surgical colleagues to present at the meeting in addition to presentations from neurophysiological monitoring colleagues. There will be IONM related company stands. Link to NM UK event page http://www.cvent.com/events/british-scoliosis-society-2017/custom-17-8e33085eb79d4428a420e5cd6524609d.aspx

We are honoured to have an international speaker as our main speaker.

Dr David MacDonald is a name that we all know as a leading author (over 100 publications), speaker, pioneer and authority in the field of intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring. He is a founding member and past president of International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology. Dr MacDonald currently works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and his IONM experience includes epilepsy, other neurosurgical, orthopedic, aortic, ENT and vascular surgeries. Dr MacDonald has very kindly agreed to present to both at the plenary session and the NM UK sessions.

Registration via the BSS and is now open. Please ensure you select NM UK member/non member as the registration type in order to gain access to the NM UK meeting. Please note the ‘allied health professional’ option will not give to access to the NM UK sessions.

https://www.cvent.com/events/british-scoliosis-society-2017/registration-8e33085eb79d4428a420e5cd6524609d.aspx

Early bird fees (register by 30th Sept 2017): £150 +VAT for the 2 day event.

Standard fee (from 1st October): £180 +VAT.

Black tie gala dinner event on Thursday evening available for an additional £60 + VAT.

Accommodation options available to book at additional cost via the above link (from £99 night).

onitoring UK scientific meeting in conjunction with British Scoliosis Society Annual Conference

Venue: ICC Birmingham

Thurs 30th Nov and Fri 1st Dec 2017

 

Following the success of the first joint NM UK/BSS meeting in 2015 we are delighted to announce we have been asked to hold our next major meeting in conjunction with the BSS annual meeting http://www.cvent.com/d/35qq52

The programme will follow similar format to the previous meeting in that there will be some joint BSS/NM UK sessions as well as separate NM UK only sessions. We have invited some of our surgical colleagues to present at the meeting in addition to presentations from neurophysiological monitoring colleagues. There will be IONM related company stands. Link to NM UK event page http://www.cvent.com/events/british-scoliosis-society-2017/custom-17-8e33085eb79d4428a420e5cd6524609d.aspx

We are honoured to have an international speaker as our main speaker.

Dr David MacDonald is a name that we all know as a leading author (over 100 publications), speaker, pioneer and authority in the field of intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring. He is a founding member and past president of International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology. Dr MacDonald currently works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and his IONM experience includes epilepsy, other neurosurgical, orthopedic, aortic, ENT and vascular surgeries. Dr MacDonald has very kindly agreed to present to both at the plenary session and the NM UK sessions.

Registration via the BSS and is now open. Please ensure you select NM UK member/non member as the registration type in order to gain access to the NM UK meeting. Please note the ‘allied health professional’ option will not give to access to the NM UK sessions.

https://www.cvent.com/events/british-scoliosis-society-2017/registration-8e33085eb79d4428a420e5cd6524609d.aspx

Early bird fees (register by 30th Sept 2017): £150 +VAT for the 2 day event.

Standard fee (from 1st October): £180 +VAT.

Black tie gala dinner event on Thursday evening available for an additional £60 + VAT.

Accommodation options available to book at additional cost via the above link (from £99 night).

NMUK Spring Forum – London – April 2017

nhnn-nm-uk-spring-forum-registration-formNM UK are pleased to announce a one day forum for intra-operative neuromonitoring professionals to be held at

queens-square-logo  The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery On Friday 7th April 2017

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery are delighted to host NM UK’s Spring forum 2017.
This is an opportunity to create a platform for sharing knowledge, discussing ideas, problem solving, and teaching and developing.  The day will consist of various presentations and case studies from complex spine areas, neurosurgical areas and allied health.  We have a number of interesting talks lined up but if you would like to contribute to the day, please contact the local organiser Brett Sanders (brett.sanders@uclh.nhs.uk).

Registration will be from 9:30 for a 10:00 start and is scheduled to end at 15:30. The meeting will include a light lunch and tea/coffee breaks.

 

How much will it cost?

Free for existing NM UK subscribers*

           £45 for non-subscribers (the £45 fee will include the 2016/17 subscription to NM UK).

* free for delegates who have paid their NM UK subscription as of 31st Dec 2016

Venue:

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,

LECTURE THEATRE 33

QUEENS SQUARE (TO THE RIGHT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE)

London, WC1N 3BG

The closest London underground stations are: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Central Line). The closest over-ground stations are: King’s Cross, St. Pancreas and Euston.

When travelling from Waterloo, take the 188, 68, 59 or 168 bus to Southampton Row.

queens-square-map

Please click here for a printable registration form.

 

 

NM UK are pleased to announce a one day forum for intra-operative neuromonitoring professionals to be held at:

Post-graduate centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Friday 4th November 2016

Birmingham QEH are delighted to host NM UK’s Autumn forum 2016.  This is the ideal platform to share and discuss ideas, problems, new techniques etc with colleagues from other IONM centres around the country.  Hence the day will consist of presentations and case studies. The local host contact is Vicky Keighley Victoria.Keighley@uhb.nhs.uk.

Registration will be from 8:30 for a 9am start and is scheduled to end at 1530hrs. The meeting will include a light lunch and tea/coffee breaks.  Places are restricted to 35 delegates due to room size so please book your place as soon as possible- first come first served!

How much will it cost?

Free for existing NM UK subscribers*

£45 for non-subscribers (the £45 fee will include the 2016/17 subscription to NM UK).         

* free for delegates who were NM UK subscribers as of 1st July 2016 and have also renewed their subscription for 2016/17 (subscription renewals are due on 1st October 2016). If you do not renew your subscription you will be charged the non-member price to attend the meeting.

Venue:

The Conferences@QEHB Postgraduate Centre is located in a standalone building, between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and the Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Please see attached map and travel information about the venue.

How about also attending the ANS/BSCN Audit conference In Birmingham on Thursday 3rd November?

Please note there is a separate meeting being run by the ANS/BSCN Joint National Audit Project on Thursday 3rd November at the same venue. This audit meeting will include feedback from this years IONM audit which many of you will have participated in. Please do consider attending both events. The audit meeting registration is separate from the NM UK event. For details and registration for their event please see http://conferences.uhb.nhs.uk/events/national-clinical-neurophysiology-audit-conference/

Provisional Programme

8:30 Registration and refreshments  
9:00 Welcome and introduction Dr Colin Shirley

(Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)

9:10 IOM for Epilepsy surgery Ramesh Chelvarajah

(Consultant Neurosurgeon)

 

9:50 Nexstim and Motor Evoked Potentials Ismail Ughratdar (Consultant Neurosurgeon)
10:30 Structures at risk from skull base surgery Alessandro Palluzzi (Consultant Neurosurgeon)
11:10 Refreshments  
11:30 Case presentations:

 

Spinal Tumour

Brachial Plexus

Mr Will McDevitt

Mrs Fay George

(Clinical Physiologists, Birmingham Children’s Hospital)

12:15 IOM techniques during Spinal Cord Tumour resection Mr Peter Walsh

(Clinical Physiologist, Bristol Royal Infirmary)

13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Spinal Cord Monitoring in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Mrs Karen Plumb and Lisa Griffiths

(Clinical Physiologists, RNOH, Stanmore)

14:15 Contraindications to Motor Evoked potentials revisited Dr Colin Shirley

(Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)

14:50 Case study; Free run EMG monitoring in Lumbo-sacral decompression and Spondylolisthesis correction. Victoria Keighley

(Clinical Physiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmngham)

 

15:20 Questions and close  

 

Click here for a pdf version of this forum programme.

Click here for the-nmuk-winter forum-registration-form and information leaflet.