SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
As an integral part of Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the region's only dedicated hospital for neuroscience, the Department of Neurological Surgery is one of the busiest academic neurosurgical programs in the country, offering state-of-the-art treatment to patients with neurological diseases affecting the brain and spine, such as brain tumors, spinal disease, vascular brain diseases, epilepsy, pain, Parkinson's disease and many other neurological disorders.
26th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference
December 5, 2014
The 26th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference is co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University School of Medicine and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This year's program presents panel discussions in the areas of vascular surgery, spinal disorders, and brain tumors. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from renowned leaders, as they discuss and debate difficult cases with the opportunity to join the discussion. Additionally, a resident research competition will provide an analytical review of current resident research endeavors. We hope you will join us for this invaluable educational event!
Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
- Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill patient.
- Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
- Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient.
- Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
- Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare the practitioner for optimally accomplishing transfer.
Fundamentals in Critical Care Support Course
December 15-16, 2014
Harrison T. Pitcher, MD, FACS
Jack I. Jallo, MD, PhD, FACS
Jefferson is proud to be a licensed provider for The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) internationally recognized Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS). FCCS training prepares non-intensivists, nurses, house staff, and other critical care practitioners for the preliminary evaluation, stabilization and management of critically ill or injured patients until a transfer or expert consultation can be organized.
This standardized two day course includes a combination of didactic lectures and case-based skills stations. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of mechanical ventilation, airway management, diagnosis and management of shock, cardiopulmonary/cerebral resuscitation, neurologic support, and the diagnosis and management of life-threatening infections and metabolic disturbances.
Small group stations are a hallmark of FCCS training, so space is limited!!
At the completion of the course, learners will be able to:
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
4th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach
January 30, 2015
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Rocco Armonda, MD
Kees H. Polderman, MD, PhD
Richard Wender, MD
This innovative course will be of interest to all specialists working in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, neurology, critical care, and neurosurgery. It focuses on clinical cases regarding issues in Neurocritical Care, particularly those that generate practical controversy, and that are related to recent advances pertaining to the management of the critically-ill neurological patient. This CME Conference offers participants a unique opportunity to witness experts deliberate how they would manage critically-ill neurological patients according to the most recent evidence.
Participants will examine these topics from multiple perspectives. The course will be provided by a multidisciplinary team of experts in the fields of neurology, cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, critical care medicine and nursing. Participants will also gain in-depth understanding to how experienced healthcare providers approach difficult critically-ill neurological cases, and how they interact in critical decision making. The case-based format will allow participants to observe and question faculty members as they deal with real patient problems, and demonstrate how to apply new information and evidence-based guidelines into their practices.
FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Medical College are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at this activity.
- System of Care
- Best Practices Panel Discussion
- Vertigo - Catching the Killers Making the Distinction in the ED
- EMS and YOU
- Acute Stroke Treatment:
IV tPA and Beyond
- Free to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and the Jefferson Neuroscience Network affiliates. Lunch will be provided.
- Register Online Today!
Jefferson Neuroscience Network - Fall Summit
October 16, 2014 - 9:30AM-2:40PM
Jefferson Neuroscience Network is committed to providing on-going continuing education vital to improving the delivery of care for stroke patients. The 2014 Fall Summit highlights best practices and provides practical tools for the management of the stroke patient using telemedicine technology. PLUS, other neuroscience topics are featured:
Speed & Specialized Care
FACULTY: Distinguished physician and nurse faculty from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and affiliated Stroke Centers
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
4.0 contact hours will be awarded to participants. The participant must attend the entire program to be eligible for full contact hour credit.
- Improve the initial evaluation, identification and management of gait dysfunction.
- Critique the role and benefits of commonly used imaging techniques of the gait dysfunction and select the appropriate imaging method.
- Identify potential etiologies of gait dysfunction.
- Develop a rational management approach to gait dysfunction and understand the controversies surrounding evaluation and therapies.
- Differentiate between radiculopathy, neurogenic claudication and masqueraders of gait dysfunction and select appropriate treatment techniques.
- Examine current guidelines for interventional pain management.
- Analyze the importance of spinal alignment and management of scoliosis in terms of gait dysfunction.
- Review modern surgical options for lumbar degenerative disc disease, stenosis and deformities.
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.
Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference.
5th Annual Navigating Spinal Care Symposium: Managing Gait Dysfunction