Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
Fax: (215) 923-3212
jeffersoncme@jefferson.edu


Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Neurological Surgery CME

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.

Upcoming Events


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    6th Annual Brain Tumor Symposium:
    Imaging the Brain for Diagnosis and Treatment Response in Neuro-Oncology

    October 28, 2016

    Course Location:
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City
    237 South Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19107


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    5th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach

    January 29, 2016

    Course Location:
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    19 South 22nd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    January 30, 2016

    Course Location:
    Thomas Jefferson University Simulation Center

    The 5th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach focuses on practical issues facing the healthcare professional caring for the critically-ill neurological patient. Through case presentations carefully selected to illustrate the difficulties of diagnosing and managing these patients, participants will learn how recent advances in the field can be applied in their practices. To further enhance learning, hands on simulation workshops have been developed to reflect real patient cases faced by critical care practitioners.

    Together with our expert interdisciplinary team of faculty, participants will critique treatment approaches, interpret clinical and laboratory findings, and navigate through the critical decision points of care. Active learning begins prior to the conference with a pre-test to help you identify areas of your own needs, and continues through the conference with time for questions and discussions. With the use of audience polling during case presentations, you decide the next steps in each case's management with immediate feedback from peers and experts. After the conference, a brief post test, with a web-based review of the rationale for each correct response, serves to reinforce key learning points.

    New This Year - Patient Simulation Workshops (Saturday, January 30, 2016)

    Attendees will have the option to further enhance learning through hands on simulation workshops to take place at the Thomas Jefferson University Simulation Center. The course directors have developed scenarios to reflect real life, patient cases faced by critical care practitioners. By experiencing simulated critical care episodes, participants will be able to assess their level of knowledge and performance in intense critical care situations. Expert faculty will be facilitating and moderating throughout each scenario.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

    PHYSICIANS: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75* AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NURSES: 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. A maximum of 11.75* nursing contact hours will be awarded to participants.

    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (www.aapa.org).



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    27th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference

    December 4, 2015

    Course Location:
    The Union League of Philadelphia
    140 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The 27th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference is co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. This year's program presents panel discussions in the areas of head and spinal cord injuries. 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!

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    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.





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    6th Annual Navigating Spinal Care Symposium:
    Update on Spinal Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury Management

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Course Location:
    Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
    1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Course Overview:

    The 6th Annual Navigating Spinal Care Symposium: Update on Spinal Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury Management, sponsored by the Jefferson Department of Neurological Surgery-Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery in association with the Department of Surgery-Acute Care Surgery (ACS), is designed for health care providers working in the fields of neurology, neurological surgery, trauma surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, critical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, hospital medicine, family medicine, and neuroscience. The program focuses on the latest evidence based management of all aspects of spinal cord and spinal column trauma. The didactic presentations will allow participants to observe and question faculty practitioners as they absorb the latest trends in practice, and demonstrate how to apply new information and evidence based guidelines into their own practices. 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 the latest evidence-based information into their practices. Practitioners will be provided with an array of contemporary management elements with which to approach patient care.

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

    • Review and discuss the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines to develop an algorithmic approach to the evaluation, identification and management of spinal cord injury and spinal column trauma.
    • Critique the role and benefits of commonly used imaging techniques for spinal cord injury and select the appropriate imaging method.
    • Develop a rational management approach to spinal trauma and understand the controversies surrounding evaluation and therapies.
    • Summarize and critically assess the recent strides in spinal cord injury and analyze the potential impact on patient care.
    • Differentiate between craniocervical, upper, and subaxial cervical trauma and select appropriate treatment techniques.
    • Examine the pathophysiology of central cord syndrome.
    • Identify the non-operative and operative management of thoracolumbar fractures and analyze the new classification systems and its implications to the primary care provider and health systems.
    • Critically examine the role of the rehabilitation professionals in the management and care of the spinal trauma patient.
    • Identify possible psychosocial problems affecting the patient with spinal cord injury and develop effective coping strategies, health-promotion behaviors, and interventional programs to promote wellness.
    • 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.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This program offers 5.25 hours of trauma education.

    **Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by academic medical centers toward license CE requirements. If you reside outside of Pennsylvania, please check with your state for additional information.

    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.





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    Fundamentals in Critical Care Support Course

    December 15-16, 2014

    Course Location:
    Bluemle Life Sciences & Hamilton Buildings
    Thomas Jefferson University Campus
    233 South 10th Street
    Philadelphia PA, 19107

    Course Directors:

    Harrison T. Pitcher, MD, FACS
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Department of Surgery
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Jack I. Jallo, MD, PhD, FACS
    Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Services
    Director, Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
    Department of Neurological Surgery

    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!!

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of the course, learners will be able to:

    • 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.

    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    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
    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.





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    Jefferson Neuroscience Network - Fall Summit

    October 16, 2014 - 9:30AM-2:40PM

    Course Location:
    Wills Eye Institute
    Sarah & Noel Simmonds Auditorium
    840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Course Overview:

    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:

    Telestroke

    • System of Care
    • Best Practices Panel Discussion
    • Vertigo - Catching the Killers Making the Distinction in the ED

    Special Topics:

    • EMS and YOU

    Speed & Specialized Care

    • Acute Stroke Treatment:
      IV tPA and Beyond

    FACULTY: Distinguished physician and nurse faculty from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and affiliated Stroke Centers

    FEES:

    • Free to Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and the Jefferson Neuroscience Network affiliates. Lunch will be provided.
    • Register Online Today!

    Accreditation Information
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    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.

    Disclosure Statement
    All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials.