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VIRTUAL EEG PROGRAM 2017
January 17 to June 06
Jointly Provided by
USF Health and EEG Care


Program description:

The program contains two modules with a complete review of the EEG basic principles and carefully selected real EEG records depicting a wide variety of abnormalities. The instruction is delivered through a learning content management program with easy access via Internet. A weekly Q&A teleconference (see calendar) at 8:30 pm is performed during the entire program.

Module I Module II Calendar

Module I:

Description:

The first module is focused on the basic technical principles of the EEG and the basic background components including normal and abnormal patterns. The format is an interactive webcast. Each session last between 30-45 minutes and is followed by a quiz and independent reading for a total of 2 hours credit each chapter.

Learning objectives:

Chapter 1: Technical aspects:

• Explain the source of EEG.

• Recognize the EEG machine parts.

• Define the principles of sensitivity, filters, time constant and calibration of the machine.

Chapter 2: Basic principles

Discuss the rationale for use of montages.

• Use bipolar and referential montages.

•Define the concept of polarity.

•Recognize localization rules.

•Demonstrate how to troubleshoot for bad EEG recording.

Chapter 3: EEG background

• Define a normal EEG background.

• Recognize sleep stages.

• Differentiate artifacts including eye movements.

• Differentiate common benign EEG patterns.

Chapter 4: The abnormal EEG part 1 and part 2

• Recognize abnormal EEG patterns.

• Distinguish focal abnormalities.

• Differentiate epileptiform discharges.

• Categorize abnormal generalized abnormalities.

Module II:

The second module resembles clinical practice of EEG reading throughout selected EEG studies depicting a wide variety of abnormalities. Each EEG is reviewed first independently followed by a group discussion during a live teleconference.

Learning objectives:

• Recognize abnormal EEG patterns.

• Distinguish focal abnormalities.

• Differentiate epileptiform discharges.

• Categorize abnormal generalized abnormalities.

• Explain the clinical significance of EEG findings.

Write an EEG report.

Target audience:

This program is designed for PGY-4 neurology residents and neurologists. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

Define the basic principles of EEG.

Recognize bad EEG recordings and contaminated records.

Troubleshoot bad EEG recordings and contaminated records.

Define the normal EEG patterns.

Distinguish the abnormal EEG patterns.

Judge the clinical significance of the abnormal EEG patterns.

Perform a written report of the EEG findings.

Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of USF Health and EEG Care. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Calendar:

To access the entire program calendar, please click here

Program Director:

Juan G. Ochoa, MD is a board certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with a fellowship in medical education.

Dr. Ochoa is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of South Alabama and residency program director at the same institution. He has earned several teaching recognition awards including the Exemplary Teacher Award by the University of Florida. Full bio can be found at: Dr. Ochoa

Technical Requirements

Internet connection:
High Sped Internet: DSL or cable connection.

Hardware requirements:
CPU: 750 MHz or better
RAM: 256MB

Speakers/Microphone: We strongly recommend the use of a headset with ear plugs and attached microphone. External speakers will cause the audio signal to be fed back to the microphone causing an echo and a poor quality audio. If you don’t have a microphone you will be able to interact using the chat.

Software requirements: Operating System: Windows 98 or higher. Browser: IE 6.0 or higher, Firefox 1.0 or higher.

Screen Resolution:
For best results set your screen on 1024 x 768 pixels.

Early Registration on or before December 23, 2016. Space is Limited!
Physicians:
$2,590 (proof of neurology training is required). Includes Module I and II.
Residents and Fellows: $1,290 (letter from residency program director is required) Includes Module I and II.

Late Registration: After December 23, 2016
Physicians: $3,090
Residents: $1,790

Online registration requires a credit card. If you wish to pay by check or money order, you may download a printable registration form and mail or fax it in according to the instructions therein.

Registration fees will be refunded minus a cancellation fee of $150.00 until January 17, 2017 with written notification. No refunds will be made without a reasonable cause after January 17, 2017.

USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests mmercial Interests

USF Health endorses the standards of the ACCME that requires everyone in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that are related to the content of the CME activity. CME activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.

A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CME have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which therefore may bias his/her opinion and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks or other financial benefits.

USF Health will identify, review and resolve all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.USF Health does not endorse any products or services.

Juan Ochoa, MD
disclosed he serves on the speaker’s bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Planning committee and USF Health OCPD staff members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dean Naritoku, MD served as the peer/content reviewer for this activity. Dr. Naritoku disclosed he serves on the speaker’s bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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