The Early Bird Deadline for meeting registration ends on July 1, so I am reminding all my readers to register for this meeting prior to that deadline if at all possible, to save money! You may use this link to register for the meeting: http://www.aset.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3290
Although I am always excited to see the program come together, I am particularly thrilled with this year’s program highlights.
Let me tell you more about them!
Our Keynote Address will be presented by the Corporate ACEs. The speakers are two ex-military pilots who still fly commercial aircraft. They have extensive training in battle readiness and how to communicate effectively when every second counts and miscommunication can cost lives. We are often in similar situations, when we communicate with a surgeon in the O.R., or an ICU team while monitoring a patient. This dynamic presentation will grab your attention and help you prevent errors in your everyday work.
Our Ellen Grass Lecturer is Stuart Youngner, M.D., an internationally recognized expert on bio-ethics and author of many articles about the definition of death. He will discuss some of the ethical issues surrounding brain death and the decisions surrounding life support. There have been unusual cases in the news this year: a pregnant woman kept on life support with the hopes of allowing her fetus to grow close to term, and a thirteen-year-old girl with catastrophic complications of a tonsillectomy, when the parents wanted to continue life support and the hospital did not. Since neurodiagnostic technologists are often observers of end-of-life situations, this topic will be thought provoking to us.
We have exciting course lectures too!
Interested in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis and other Motor Neuron Diseases? Check out our NCS course!
We have a special course track on Pediatric Neurodiagnostics, including lectures on Tuberous Sclerosis and Infantile Spasms.
Some IONM topics that promise to be of special interest: a panel discussion on gaining respect and professionalism in the O.R. or, how about finding the answer to this question: “What makes a neurosurgeon nervous?”!
In our EEG course we have a great discussion on “Emergency EEGs, The Role of the Technologist through case studies. And how about “Monsters Inside Me: Neurodiagnostic Edition!”
We have saved some great topics for Saturday, our last day: A discussion about the latest research in detection and treatment of traumatic brain injury, presented by a technologist from the Cleveland Clinic, and a half-day mini-course on autonomic nervous system testing.
You can download and view the meeting brochure at this link: