Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
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Since 2000

JMC 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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    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 and Oncology
    Director, NYU Brain Tumor Center

    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

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson Medical College of 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.

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
    All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Jefferson 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 - Spring Summit

    May 8, 2014 - 9:30AM-2:40PM

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

    Course Overview:

    AGENDA: The agenda and purpose of this program is to highlight acute stroke management, the latest advances in the treatment of stroke and current research. Topics that will be included are:

    • Telestroke- System of Care
    • Headache Management
    • Post Stroke Checklist
    • Neurological Trauma
    • Telestroke Best Practices
    • -Panel Discussion

    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.

    Accreditation Information
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Jefferson Medical College of 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.

    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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    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 Jefferson Medical College of 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
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson Medical College of 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 Jefferson 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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    3rd Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Case-Based Approach

    January 24, 2014

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

    Course Overview:

    The 3rd Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium: A Case-Based Approach, sponsored by the Department of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, is designed for all specialists working in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, neurology, critical care, and neurosurgery. This symposium will offer participants a unique opportunity to witness experts deliberate how they would manage critically-ill neurological patients according to the most recent evidence.

    Presented by some of the most respected and renowned experts in the field such as Claudia Robertson, MD from Baylor College of Medicine and Jan Claassen, MD from Columbia University Medical Center along with the expert Jefferson faculty including Jack I. Jallo, MD, PhD, FACS and Rodney D. Bell, MD, this conference is centered 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.

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

    • Identify the major neurologic and medical complications that contribute to morbidity and mortality and apply evidence-based strategies for decreasing the incidence and impact following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    • Define brain death and how it applies in the setting of brain injury.
    • Identify the physiopathology of spinal cord injury and review recent advances in treatment modalities and future therapies.
    • Identify the indications for multimodality monitoring and develop and implement goal-directed therapies in patients with critical neurologic disease.
    • Differentiate status epilepticus (SE), refractory status epilepticus, non-convulsive and convulsive status epilepticus and apply evidence based guidelines for the management of SE.
    • Examine the physiopathology of traumatic brain injury, its effects on the cerebral circulation and metabolism and review recent advances in treatment modalities and future therapies.
    • Recognize and interpret recent developments in the understanding of the physiopathology and diagnosis of brain injury using imaging technology.
    • Assess and employ into practice current pharmacotherapy data on anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy in the neurocritical care setting.
    • Identify time-critical windows for intervention after stroke.
    • Define key concepts for the use of electroencephalography (EEG) as a diagnostic tool in brain injured patients and assess implementation strategies of EEG monitoring for ICU patients in the prevention of secondary brain injury.
    • Determine targets for temperature modulation and enumerate the indications for hypothermia and normothermia in the setting of brain injury.
    • Analyze the physiopathologic concepts related to the use of normothermia and hypothermia relevant to the practice of neurocritical care.
    • Identify the indications for hypothermia and analyze physiopathologic concepts related to its use after cardiac arrest and the reperfusion injury.
    • Demonstrate the applicability and utility of inflammatory markers in the diagnosis of fever in the ICU patient.
    • Recognize the critical role of nursing care and its impact on multidisciplinary patients post stroke.
    • 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
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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. 8.0 is maximum number of contact hours to be awarded to participants.

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

    All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Jefferson 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 9-10, 2013

    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
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    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!!

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

    Jefferson Medical College of 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 Jefferson 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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    25th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference

    December 6, 2013

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

    The 25th Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference is co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and Temple University School of Medicine. This year's program presents panel discussions in the areas of cranial neurosurgery and vascular surgery. Each panel will examine how advances in these areas can significantly change neurosurgical practice. This year we are pleased to welcome as guest faculty Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, nationally recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery, specializing in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. 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!

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify and examine current methods of diagnosis and treatment of concussion in professional sports.
    • Explain indications for functional neurosurgery and assess its implications as a treatment option.
    • Examine and assess modern concepts in the study of memory.
    • Review and discuss processes and procedures in modern-day neurological practice.
    • Discuss indications and outcomes of endovascular procedures for stroke.
    • Analyze and discuss clinical research studies to reduce complications in cranial and spinal neurosurgery.
    • 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 INFORMATION
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.