POSTPONED: ISIN 2021, Chicago-USA
Dear members and colleagues,
It is with regret to inform you that on October 8th, 2021, due to the impact of COVID situation, the ISIN Executive Committee, in consultation with the local host in Chicago, has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 ISIN Congress. Although we were looking forward to getting together in Chicago in December, ISIN´s main concern is to guarantee the health and well-being of our delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and local partners. We discussed all our options and concluded that ISIN congresses are about interaction and not only about sharing information. At this moment important travel restrictions remain in many countries. The uncertainty of quarantines either in the city of destiny or back to each attendee´s country prevent people from travelling as well. As international society we want delegates from all over the world being able to join our meeting and the current circumstances make it impossible.
We honestly believe that postponing the ISIN congress to 2022 will ensure a fruitful and safe congress experience for everyone.
The above was not an easy decision to take but we hope you will understand. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2022.
In the meantime, we would like to thank all of you who invested time and effort into the congress and express our appreciation four your ongoing commitment in the upcoming months.
Stay safe and healthy,
ISIN Executive Committee
Francisco Soto, Past President
Sedat Ulkatan, President Elect
Gea Drost, Secretary
Andrea Szelenyi, Treasurer
Xabi Urriza, Chair Educational Committee
Congress local host
ISIN SPRING VIRTUAL MEETING
Dear colleagues, dear members, dear friends,
We are pleased to announce our first ISIN virtual educational course that will take place from May 25th to June 19th, 2021.
The Educational Committee of ISIN has designed a challenging program in a totally different format to the usual chain of webinars. The course includes a wide overview including anatomy, physiology and intraoperative neurophysiological protocols for all spectrum of surgeries related to Spine and Spinal Cord. In addition to that, practical presentations and short videos have been included in the program with the intention to show how the experts perform different techniques and montages in daily practice.
In summary, the course contains: 1- Four hours of prerecorded sessions (one hour every Tuesday) that will be available on-demand until one month after the end of the meeting. 2- Twelve hours of LIVE sessions (three hours every Saturday) including teaching courses, recipes, “how I do it” videos, coffee with the experts and grandrounds.
Please be aware that this course will replace the ISIN educational course that was planned to be held in Kyoto in November 2020 and was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. Therefore, this course is included in our 3 years cycle of educational courses.
With this new adventure on the virtual world, we want to achieve the academic excellence of the previous in-site educational courses but overall, we do hope to fulfill all the participants expectations in terms or earning knowledge and passion to the field of intraoperative neurophysiology.
Isabel Fernández-Conejero, ISIN President
Xabi Urriza, Chair of the ISIN Educational Committee
Annual JSCN Meeting – ISIN Sessions On-Demand
Dear ISIN members,
A couple of months ago we decided that the ISIN Educational Course 2020 in Kyoto had to be cancelled due to the corona virus. It was scheduled for end November in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (JSCN). Since then we were looking into alternative (digital) options and kept the close collaboration with our Japanese colleagues.
The JSCN originated from the Japanese Society of Electroencephalography and Electromyography. In order to engage in discussions spanning a broader range of fields, the society was renamed to the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. This year they were celebrating their 50th Memorial Annual Meeting hosted by Prof Takanori Saito. Their congress was held Thursday, 26 November to Saturday, 28 November 2020 at the Kyoto International Conference Center.
It is our honour to announce that the ISIN had the opportunity to participate in the above mentioned event and partner with the JSCN team. We had a designated 7-hour slot during which we presented IOM sessions on brain, spinal cord and spine. Among the speakers we had a dedicated team of ISIN board members, Prof Kunihiko Kodama and guest lecturer Prof Muneharu Ando. Please find the detailed agenda below.
Due to the time difference, the presentations were pre-recorded and casted on Friday, 27 November 8:00 – 15:00 JST/ Time Japan.
The JSCN team and the congress organizers facilitated an on-demand viewing of the ISIN sessions. All presentations are available online until Sunday, 17 January JST/ Saturday, 16 January EST and can be viewed individually at any time here: https://singlecast.gakkaitv.net/stream/201215199
The ISIN board
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. Please find further information on the congress website http://isin2021.com/.
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