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3rd Masterclass in IONM for Spinal Surgery

  • 22 Sep 2017
  • Oswestry

The 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


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


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