ASET is headed to the beautiful and captivating city of New Orleans for its 59th Annual Conference. The conference will be held from August 16-18, 2018 and features a fully-packed program, including two pre-conference workshops, more than 70 concurrent sessions divided into four tracks each day allowing you to customize your learning experience, three amazing Plenary Session speakers, poster viewings, and a symposium closing out the conference. View the preliminary schedule now to create your personal itinerary. There is something for everyone! ASET not only welcomes Neurodiagnostic technologists to the conference, but also students, physicians, healthcare providers, and vendors/suppliers offering products or services to those in the field. Get ready to network, organize, and learn with ASET,
MEET THE SPEAKERS: Plenary Sessions
Our Lewis Kull Memorial Keynote will be Cynthia Christie, CLM, presenting on “Critical Thinking for the Health Care Team: Accelerated Skill Building.” Christie has led teams from many hospital departments and has more than 20 years of experience in performance improvement. Her sessions have brought incredible inspiration and heart to health care workers.
Aatif Husain, M.D., is our Ellen Grass Memorial Lecturer and will be presenting “Clinical Neurophysiology in the Treatment of Diseases.” Dr. Husain is a professor of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center and director of the Neurodiagnostic Center of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is also the director of the Evoked Potentials Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center. His presentation will focus on the long standing history and value in diagnosis of neurological diseases.
Cathy Boldery R. EEG/EP T., RPSGT, CNIM, CCT, FASET, will be answering the most pertinent question of our times, “How Can We Solidify the Future of Neurodiagnostic Technology?” Marion Menzel earned the first R. EEG. T. credential in 1964. Now, 53 years later there are less than 6,500 registered technologists to serve 5,534 hospitals in the United States. Will we survive? Boldery is the President/CEO of Neurodiagnotic TEX and has more than 30 years of experience. She is President of the Texas Neurodiagnostic Society and is actively working with lobbyists towards state licensure.
FOUR REASONS TO ATTEND: Network. Organize. Learn. ASET.
4. Networking, Need We Say More? – Our annual conference is the largest conference catered towards Neurodiagnostic Professionals with more than 600 in attendance, making it the perfect networking opportunity. The welcome reception on Thursday evening not only presents itself as an opportunity for us to give you a warm welcome, but also a chance for you to make new friends or possibly put that elevator speech to the test. Breaks between sessions allow you to meet poster presenters to learn new techniques and best practices, as well as meet with exhibitors during the breaks to learn about new product offerings and services. Join us Friday, August 17 for a night of entertainment featuring our very own band, The Dendrites. The Interest Section Luncheon on day three is a great way to meet people with the same interests.
3. Organize Your Career Goals – This conference provides you with the tools that you’ll need in your toolbox to advance your career. Thursday’s presentation on “Finding Your Professional Voice,” will show you how to improve your communication skills with patients and coworkers. On Friday, the Sundown Seminar titled “Building Your Professional Image” is a great opportunity to build a customized toolkit. From your resume to interview techniques, this seminar will help you prepare for job opportunities and promotions. For those interested in IONM topics, “Transforming Resistance to Acceptance of Neuromonitoring” will help you overcome negative reactions to your presence in the OR. The final plenary session of the conference is a Symposium on “Best Practices in Neurodiagnostics for Staffing and Productivity and Patient Safety.” This session will provide an opportunity to develop standards that you can implement in your everyday practice.
2. Learn About the Latest Trends in the Field – From discussing multimodality monitoring with video in the ICU, to learning about ROSA the Robot in epilepsy surgery, to state-of-the-art neurophysiological monitoring for thyroid surgeries, ASET’s annual conference will keep you current with the latest trends in our fast-changing technological world of Neurodiagnostics. The two-day Platform Presentation Program is the premier forum for sharing ideas for new techniques and research.
1. ASET CEUs –As a part of attending the conference, you may earn up to 23 ASET-CEUs. We’ve got you covered by providing an exciting, jam-packed conference, full of opportunities to expand your knowledge base, present and foster ideas, and learn beyond your current modality of practice.
Are you ready to Network, Organize, and Learn with ASET?
Register before July 6 to secure the early bird rate.
This article was written by Maliha Khan, Marketing & Social Media Manager, ASET