Workshops

NCS 19th Annual Meeting

Workshops

NCS Annual Meeting workshop sessions require an additional fee. Virtual workshops are available in the virtual platform only to registered attendees.  Please note that all times below are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

In-Person Courses

Workshops

The following two (2) workshops will take place in person in Chicago, IL.

These workshops are subject to cancellation based on the pandemic and associated travel restrictions.

Critical Care Ultrasound
Tuesday, October 26 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide participants with rigorous instruction in the acquisition and use of cardiopulmonary ultrasonography in the neurocritical care setting. Attendees will learn introductory knobology for imaging optimization using different ultrasound machines and perform heart and lung ultrasounds. Clinical algorithms using heart and lung ultrasound and case-based reviews of use of ultrasound in the evaluation of a patient with shock or dyspnea will be presented via high quality didactics, followed by hands-on skills stations.

Airway
Tuesday, October 26 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This hands-on workshop teaches fundamentals of airway management and critical care bronchoscopy. Brief didactic sessions cover indications, techniques and devices in case-based reviews. Participants then get to practice fundamental intubation skills including the use of airway rescue devices at instructor led skill stations. 

Master Classes

The following two (2) master classes will take place in person in Chicago, IL. 

Advanced Practice Providers (APP)
Tuesday, October 26 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Directed by Rachel Hausladen, NP and Ana Kukulj, NP
APPs contribute to the care of critically ill neuroscience patients in many ways. This master class focuses on both clinical care and role-specific professional issues.

Pharmacy

Tuesday, October 26 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Directed by Jeffrey Mucksavage, PharmD, BCPS
Expert faculty from across the country cover new, controversial, and evidence-based pharmacotherapy strategies for the neurocritically ill in a case-based and interactive learning environment.

Virtual Workshops

The following six (6) workshops will take place virtually.

Applied Neuromonitoring
Friday, October 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop provides case-based discussion of principles and practical implementation of multimodal neuromonitoring. Fundamentals of data acquisition, analysis, and visualization will be covered. 

Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Cases
Friday, October 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop focuses on clinical case interpretation and discussion. Familiarity with basic principles of ultrasound is expected. Interactive case presentations can be credited toward the 100 total case interpretation experience required to take the TCD part of the ASN examination.

Advanced Hemodynamics
Friday, October 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop provides case-based discussion of pathophysiologic principles and clinical applications of invasive and minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring modalities in critically ill patients with neurologic injuries.

Bioinformatics
Monday, October 25 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop provides case-based discussion of concepts of data science and data manipulation and analysis relevant to neurocritical care. Fundamental principles of machine learning and platform building for data extraction and analysis will be covered. 

Critical Care EEG - Basic
Monday, October 25 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This workshop provides case-based discussion of basic concepts of EEG and its use in critical care. This introductory workshop is meant for attendees with little or no formal EEG training, typically those who are not neurologists.

Critical Care EEG - Advanced
Monday, October 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This workshop provides case-based discussion of advanced uses of EEG as a neuromonitoring tool in neurocritical care, including quantitative analysis and neuroprognostication. Proficiency in basic EEG applications is expected prior to attending this advanced course.