President’s Message: February 2022

Dear ASNM Members:

Happy New Year, and I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and well.  For the first time in the pandemic, I am feeling hopeful that the disruption to our lives may soon ease as cases come down this time.  

In my last message, I promised that construction on the updated website would not take long, but this has proven to be a more technically challenging project than anyone at ASNM anticipated.  Thanks for everyone’s ongoing patience, and thank you especially to Board of Directors Member and Chair of the Website Sub-Committee Mr. Michael Riley and to our Affinity partner Cayla for their many hours of work and attention to detail on this project.  

The Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-NDT) works to review and evaluate educational programs in neurodiagnostic technology and intraoperative neuromonitoring.  ASNM has been happy to participate on the CoA-NDT with two representatives from ASNM serving, Ms. Clare Gale and Mr. Joshua Mergos.  After six years of participation on the committee, Mr. Mergos has elected to transition off.  Thank you to Mr. Mergos for his time on the committee and for his attention to helping facilitate a smooth transition to our new well-qualified co-representative, Ms. Kolleen Chulski.  

Please save the date for our first in-person meeting since 2019 with the Annual Meeting in Clearwater, Florida (May 19-22, 2022).  I think you will find the agenda to not only be filled with the top-notch educational opportunities ASNM consistently offers but to also be rather exciting and innovative in both its format and topics.  It is so innovative that it is requiring a few logistical modifications, so the official agenda is forthcoming shortly!  Thanks to the co-chairs of the meeting, Drs. Marat Avshalumov, Jay Shils, and Tara Stewart for their dedication and thoughtful planning.  In the meantime, please see below for more details on the virtual Winter Symposium this month featuring presentations by experts in the field, Drs. Mirela Simon and Rich Vogel, who will then be joined by an additional group of diverse experts for a panel discussion.  Thank you also to these meeting co-chairs, Drs. Marat Avshalumov and Joe Moreira, for their creativity in planning this surely excellent symposium.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with thoughts for ASNM.

Meeting Schedule

  • Winter Townhall: February 19, 2022
  • 2022 Annual Meeting- Clearwater Beach, FL May 19-22, 2022
  • 2022 Fall Virtual Symposium – September 24, 2022
  • 2023 Annual Meeting – Dallas, TX May 16-22, 2023

2022 Annual Meeting Poster Submissions 

On behalf of the 2022 Annual Meeting’s organizational committee, we would like to invite you to submit research posters for our Annual ASNM meeting to be held in Clearwater, Florida May 19-22, 2022.
Please follow the instructions below for accurate submission:

Submission Deadline – Extended

All posters must be submitted by Tuesday, February 15, 2022, no later than 11:59 p.m. CST. Posters received after the deadline will not be considered.

General Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be submitted only in English.
  • Required Format: Title, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Abstracts must be submitted through the online abstract submission site.
  • All authors should be listed with their credentials, certifications, and contact information
  • Names should be listed as First name, Middle initial, Last Name format.
  • Abstracts will be limited to 500 – 600 words
  • Acronyms should be spelled entirely (no abbreviations in the title).
  • The top ten abstracts will present live at the meeting
  • All other abstracts will be on display in the exhibit hall 

Disclosure Information

All authors with accepted posters will be required to sign a conflict of interest and FDA disclosures form.
Poster Review & Discount

The research committee will review all submissions and notify only authors with accepted posters by Friday, April 15th, 2022. All selected posters will be displayed in electronic form. Presenting authors with accepted posters will get a $50 discount for registration.

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The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring
PO Box 1488
Warrenville, IL 60555

(331) 248.1699

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