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
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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.

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    26th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference

    December 5, 2014

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

    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!

    This year's program presents panel discussions in the areas of: Carotid Endarterectomy vs Stenting for Carotid Stenosis, Treatment of Cerebral Metastases, Deep Brain Stimulation, Management of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures and much more...

    Featuring Guest Speaker:

    "The Need for Disruptive Change in Neurosurgery Models & Partnerships - Experience at Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals"

    David P. McQuaid, MBA, FACHE
    EVP for Clinical Affairs, Jefferson Health System
    President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.

    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 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
    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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    4th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Practical Approach

    January 30, 2015

    Course Location:
    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    237 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

    Featuring Guest Speakers:

    Rocco Armonda, MD
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, MD

    Kees H. Polderman, MD, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Richard Wender, MD
    American Cancer Society, Inc.
    Atlanta, GA

    Course Overview:

    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.

    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 8 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. A maximum of 8 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program. The participant must complete the pre and post tests, and attend the entire program to be eligible for full contact hour credit.

    To obtain the maximum 8 credit hours you must complete the pre-test, attend the live conference, and complete two post conference tasks: take the post test and view the web-based discussion of the post test responses providing the rationale for each correct response.

    FACULTY 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.


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    4th Annual Brain Tumor Symposium:
    The History of Neuro-Oncology and its Evolution in Medicine and Surgery

    October 31, 2014

    Course Location:
    Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
    201 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Featuring Guest Speakers:

    Howard A. Fine, MD
    Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology
    Director, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology
    Director, NYU Brain Tumor Center
    Deputy Director, NYU Cancer Institute
    Director, Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center
    The New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center
    NYU Cancer Institute

    Eugene S. Flamm, MD
    Jeffrey P. Bergstein Chair in Neurological Surgery
    Montefiore Medical Center

    This innovative course will be of interest to all specialists working in the field of neuro-oncology: neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-radiologists, neuropathologists, family physicians, nurses and trainees.

    This CME Conference offers participants a unique opportunity to hear expert clinician leaders relate their knowledge of the field of neuro-oncology and its evolution. Malignant brain tumors have always been segregated from mainstream oncology because of the unique challenges presented by tumors in the central nervous system. Until only recently, there was no representation of Neuro-Oncology in the National Cancer Institute until the Neuro-Oncology Branch was formed just recently in 2000. In the Morning Session, lectures will be devoted to an in depth review of the origins of neuro-oncology and how it has evolved in medicine and surgery over the past 60 years. Participants will gain an understanding of how the discipline has evolved and what milestones have redirected treatment. In the Afternoon Session, leading practitioners provide evidence for care decisions based on historical precedents and lessons learned from clinical trials, geared for both physicians and nurses.

    The didactic presentations will allow participants to observe and question faculty practitioners as they absorb this history and view current innovations based on this historical foundation.

    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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. 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.

    A maximum of 6.3 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program. The participant must attend the entire program to be eligible for full contact hour credit.

    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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    As an integral part of Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the region's only dedicated hospital for neuroscience, the Department of Neurological Surgery at Jefferson University Hospital 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 (http://www.jefferson.edu/jmc/departments/neurosurgery.html).

    The Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) was founded in 1991 and is one of a select group of cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute. Today, the KCC has approximately 150 members that include physicians and scientists dedicated to discovery and development of novel approaches for cancer treatment. The mission of the Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, is to:

    • make transformational discoveries of the cellular and molecular biology of the malignant process and the individual's and society's response to it
    • effectively translate the latest research discoveries and clinical trials to provide the highest quality of care to all patients including those of diverse ethnic and racial populations
    • provide expert and humanitarian care to cancer patients, their families, and those at risk




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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.





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    Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference.

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    5th Annual Navigating Spinal Care Symposium: Managing Gait Dysfunction
    "Doctor Why Can't I Walk Right?"

    May 9, 2014

    Course Location:
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    19 South Twenty-Second Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Course Overview:

    The 5th Annual Navigating Spinal Care Symposium: Managing Gait Dysfunction, sponsored and directed by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Department of Neurological Surgery Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery faculty members, is designed for primary care physicians, neurologists, physiatrists, pain management physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and interested allied health professionals whose practice encompasses patients with gait dysfunction.

    The program will focus upon evaluation and management strategies of patients with gait dysfunction, including the initial identification and evaluation of the problem. Presentations will include focused history and physical examination, diagnostic approaches, musculoskeletal processes, and the potential intracranial etiologies of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and cerebral palsy. Intervention and pain management treatment strategies for gait dysfunction will be discussed. Presentations focusing on imaging options, "red flags," pharmacotherapy, and conservative and invasive treatment options will be included.

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

    • 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.

    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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.