105 3-D Simulation and Navigation for Advanced Practice Providers: A Team Based Approach
Monday, April 15
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 25C; SDCC
Fee: $150 Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $150 Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65
Moderator(s): Holly Oemke
Panelist(s): Joshua B. Bederson, MD, FAANS; Margaret Pain, MD; Leslie Schlachter
Physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice providers (APPs) have
proven to be a highly sought after member of the surgical team across many surgical
subspecialties. For many years, the discipline of Neurosurgery has employed physician
assistants to assist in all aspects of complex cranial and spinal surgeries. With the advent
of navigation-assisted neurosurgery and now simulation- integrated neurosurgery, the use
of an advanced practitioner in preoperative planning and intraoperative technology
management has greatly expanded and has been shown to be critical to the advancement
of the field. State of the art tools are evolving at an ever increasing rate, most recently
through the integration of artificial intelligence into the preoperative planning process. In
this course, a holistic, team-based approach to preoperative planning and technology
utilization will be presented in a lecture format. Of specific interest to the session will be
preoperative image processing and segmentation, integrative technology platform use
across, virtual and augmented reality applications, patient engagement, and operating
room configuration. Real-world cases will be presented extending the advanced practice
providers knowledge of pathology-specific best-practices strategy for technology
integration into neurosurgical workflows.
Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Develop practical knowledge of the necessary workflow of technologies in order to develop a strategy for implementing advanced digital technologies to benefit available benefit to patient outcomes.
Identify appropriate input data sources for each cranial case and how they are
used in the role of Neurosurgical planning.
Demonstrate the importance of complex technology integration into the everyday
neurosurgery clinical workflow.