Chair's update on section activities

March 6, 2012

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The American Academy of Neurology Annual meeting to take place in New Orleans April 21–28th2012 and the early registration deadline is March 28 2011.

The Clinical Neurophysiology (CNP) section Highlights in the Field will be held on  Wed April 25 6:30–7:30pm.

The CNP section business meeting date April 24th 2012 8am–8:30am

CNP related courses at the Annual meeting:

2012 Courses related to CNP

ID Title Event Time
1KP.004 Recognition and Management of the Many Types of Status Epilepticus Sat, April 21st 4:00–6:00 pm
2ES.002 EEG in Children: Developmental Maturation, Variants, Epilepsy Syndromes, and Identification of Surgical Candidates Sun, April 22nd 6:30–9:30 AM
2FC.001 Clinical Epilepsy Sun, April 22nd 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3AC.007 Emerging Techniques and Directions in Epilepsy Mon, April 23rd 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3SW.001 Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Mon, April 23rd 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
4PC.005 Current Controversies in Epilepsy: Brain injury and Cognitive Consequences Tue, April 24th 1:00–5:00 PM
6NF.001 Neuro Flash: Epilepsy Thu, April 26th 6:30–8:00 AM
6NP.001 Epilepsy Skills Pavilion Thu, April 26th 1:00–5:00 PM
7FC.003 Clinical EEG Fri, April 27th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8AC.004 How to Analyze Spells by Video–EEG Sat, April 28th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Workgroup

Current trends in Clinical Neurophysiology workgroup under Dr. Jau Shin Lou’s directorship has 12 members so far evaluating and reviewing issues of concern for the field of neurophysiology to report to our membership. Please contact staff laison, mmorris @aan.com if have issues or concerns to report.

Other issues

Sleep CPT: New guidelines for the sleep section in the CPT codebook resulted from work with AAN and American Assoc of Sleep Medicine.

Neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring: new guideline to be published in Neurology forthcoming on MEP and SEP monitoring.

Model medical policy for EEG currently being evaluated by AAN, AANEM and ACNS.