The 2021 joint SSET / FL-ASET Meeting Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns
The Joint SSET / FL-ASET Annual Meeting has been cancelled due to COVID concerns.
We regret that it has become necessary to cancel the SSET / FL-ASET Annual Meeting that was to take place in Sand Keys, FL on October 8th & 9th. We came to this decision after receiving input from area hospitals and technologists. Many facilities in the area are beginning to request that staff avoid large gatherings. Additionally, some facilities are now requesting staff stay home after attending large events creating additional strain on an already strained staff.
Due to the short timeframe, we did not have time to convert the meeting to a fully virtual meeting as we are an entirely volunteer run organization and we do not have the volunteers necessary to carry-out the conversion and organization of two days of virtual programming.
If you booked a hotel room, you have the option to keep it at the great block room rate and have a nice beach break. If you choose to cancel, there will be no cancellation fees until two days before your stay.
If you booked airfare and need a formal letter of cancellation please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you should receive a refund for your course registration through PayPal within the next 10 days. If you do not see the refund, please email us so that we can investigate and make sure that your refund is processed.
We will miss seeing everyone this year, but we look forward to better times next year. Please check back frequently for updates as we schedule virtual educational events to provide for the educational needs of our members.
What is Neurodiagnostics?
Neurodiagnostics is a field dedicated to the recording and evaluation of electrical activity from the nervous system. Neurodiagnostic professionals perform various tests of the nervous system to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system such as epilepsy, seizures, syncope, sleep disturbances, and injury to the spine and brain. Electrical data obtained from the patient’s nervous system can be used for later diagnosis and treatment or in real-time in the operating room for surgical decision making.
Neurodiagnostic professionals can be trained on-the-job or through an educational program. Following training, technologists are encouraged to obtain certification from testing organizations such as ABRET. Some of the tests that neurodiagnostic professionals perform include:
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Evoked Potentials (SSEP, TcMEP, ABR, VEP)
- Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
- Long Term Monitoring in Epilepsy
- Critical Care EEG Monitoring
- Autonomic Nervous System Testing
- Polysomnography (Sleep Studies)
- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
- Magnetoencephalography (MEG)