Held annually at Mass. Eye and Ear, the Intraoperative Neural Monitoring (IONM) Certification Course for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery is designed to provide one-on-one intensive surgical, anesthesia, and monitoring instruction.
The course incorporates observation in the operating room with a real-time demonstration of IONM set-up and surgical applications during surgeries, hands-on experience with a simulation monitoring model, and a series of lectures covering basic and advanced IONM techniques, medico legal and ethical aspects, application of IONM data in surgical planning, and interactive cases.
All participants receive a certificate from the International Nerve Monitoring Study Group (INMSG) and access to a digital library of pertinent literature, video recordings, and templates of relevant anesthesia and monitoring protocols.
The inaugural course was held in July 2016 and was the first course offered for certification for IONM for thyroid and parathyroid surgery in the United States.