August 1, 2017

Neuro SIG Report

The peri-operative multi-modality Neuromonitoring Workshop organised by Tan Tock Seng Hospital neuroanaesthesiologists is the first of its kind to be conducted in Singapore. It was held as a prelude to the 5th Congress of the Asian Society of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care (ASNACC) 2017. In this era of modern neuroanaesthesia, there has been an ever increasing utilisation and recognition of the importance of neuromonitoring peri-operatively. During the workshop, we provided an up-to-date foundational knowledge on four specific neuromonitoring modalities and more importantly, their relevance to the role of the anaesthesiologist in the operating theatre and neurocritical care unit.

 The workshop covered 4 areas, namely the Transcranial Doppler (TCD), Evoked Potential (EP), Bispectral Index (BIS) and Cerebral Oximetry based on Near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) stations. Review lectures, supplemented by interactive case discussions as well as hands-on practice session on the use of the each of the modalities were conducted.

The workshop was attended by 38 delegates who came from many countries across diverse Asia. The course faculty included Dr Chong Chin Ted, Dr Beatrice Lim, Dr Mandy Lim, Dr Chong Shang Yee and Dr Girija Rath (India), with valuable equipment support provided by Medtronic, Mindray, Neurostyle, and Neurophysiological Services Asia.