SAVE THE DATE: ISIN 2021, Chicago-USA
Dear ISIN and general Intraoperative Neurophysiology Community,
It is with great pleasure that I ask you to hold the dates of 7 – 12 December 2021 for the 8th Congress and Educational course of the ISIN to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA. We hope to add to the incredible event organized by Dr. Klaus Novak in Vienna in 2019 by including special panel sessions related to key topics in the field of IONM, cutting edge lectures on new neurophysiologic methodologies and theory as well as new technologies that we as a field need to start figuring out how to implement in our daily practice. These new technologies will not only help advance the care that we offer our patients, but also challenge our standard ways of thinking about how we implement our daily patient care activities. These lectures will be presented by an international host of experts in the field of IONM as well as experts in areas of neuroscience, computer science, imaging, and surgery. In addition to the standard one-track model used in past ISIN meetings there will be a second track with topics ranging from law and neuromonitoring, to standard techniques and methodologies as practiced today. This meeting will incorporate experts from our sister societies in the United States to present a wider range of views and ideas in order to allow for a more diverse and detailed set of panel discussions.
Chicago is a diverse and inclusive metropolitan city with direct access to over 64 international locations and over 170 US cities. There is a wide abundance of social and gastronomic venues for all tastes and styles. Over the next 18 months we will be sending more detailed information relating to the program, social events, location, and registration. This information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the congress website coming soon. We both look forward to seeing all of you in 2021.
Isabel Fernandez-Conejero, MD
President of the ISIN
Jay L. Shils, PhD, D.ABNM, FASNM, FACNS
2021 Program director and Host
CANCELLED – ISIN 2020, Kyoto-Japan
It is with regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the ISIN EDUCATIONAL COURSE 2020 IN KYOTO. We have delayed this decision as long as we could; only a few weeks ago we were still positive and thought we all would be eager to meet colleagues again after a period of isolation. However, the rapid spread of the corona virus and the resulting severe travel restrictions make it impossible to go ahead as planned, or to predict whether we will be able to travel in November.
We discussed our options within the Executive Board and the Chairman of the Educational Committee, and we concluded that the cancellation would be the best solution. We have decided that the ISIN Educational Courses are about interaction and not ‘just’ about sharing information, and therefore, we do not want to replace the course by an online event. Nevertheless, we will spend our resources in Webcasts/ e-learning and look forward to sharing further insights soon.
Additionally, our focus now lays in the ISIN Congress and Educational Course in 2021 taking place in Chicago.
The above was not an easy decision to take but we hope you will understand. We are looking forward to finally seeing you in 2021. Stay safe and healthy!
On behalf of the whole ISIN team, warm wishes
The ISIN board
ISIN 2019, Vienna-Austria
This congress took place on October 28 – November 2, 2019
CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL COURSE
For more information about the ISIN Congress and Education Course, please visit www.isin2019vienna.org