Intensive Course on Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

Summer 2022 Course: August 5th - 8th

Knowledge + skill through professional development

Many neurological disorders have proven remarkably responsive to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other forms of neuromodulation. An urgent need exists among patients, family members and caregivers for physicians and professionals who are trained in surgical and nonsurgical approaches to care. Worldwide demand is surging for skilled medical management teams capable of efficiently managing pharmaceutical, emergent and second opinions related to DBS care.

As assets to patients, hospitals and medical sales, GNC graduates play an integral role in nonsurgical, surgical and postoperative success. Primary care, specialty, and subspecialty physicians; surgical nurses, assistants, and technicians; hospital administrators; industrial sales and technology representatives – all benefit from GNC’s advanced professional development courses.

With its emphasis on increased knowledge, skills and competence, this program provides participating hospitals an edge in retaining qualified staff. Designed with the workplace in mind, GNC courses uphold exceptional care as their standard.

Meet Our Instructors

Dr. Lizarraga

Dr. Lizarraga is a board certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with expertise in movement disorders, motor physiology and neuromodulation. Dr. Lizarraga is assistant professor at the department of neurology and the center for health + technology at at the University of Rochester. He is also invited professor of the department of neurosciences at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín in Arequipa, Peru.

Dr. Lizarraga is chief of our division of movement disorders, director (founder) of the motor physiology and neuromodulation program and director (founder) of the Neurology Peru-Rochester exchange program (NeuroPro). His career goals are to optimize the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders with the use of neurophysiological techniques, and to develop sustainable international collaborations that promote global equity in neurological education, research and patient care.

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Dr. Hicks

Dr. Hicks is a respected clinician as a provider of neurophysiological intra-operative monitoring (NIOM) throughout Southern California. She established herself as a premier provider and educator in the field of NIOM in San Diego County and course director of NIOM at the University of California, San Diego. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of national certification for professionals in NIOM.

Dr. Hicks’ emphasis on the effectiveness of NIOM in complex neurosurgical procedures including the value of micro-electrode recording (MER) to verify target structures during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries for treatment of movement disorders. In cooperation with FHC she continues to further the efficacy of MER.

Currently, Dr. Hicks is a member of a joint study with the University of California, Irvine, and San Diego Medical Centers that emphasizes the utility of MER in anesthetized patients and the application of electromyography (EMG) for the assessment of DBS placement in their patients.

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Daily Activities

Day 1
  • Foundations
  • Preoperative Workflows
  • Preoperative Setup & Protocols
  • Target Introduction
  • Setup & Planning Workshop
  • Intraoperative Artifact
Day 2
  • Planning Workshop
  • Intraopertive Recording Part 1
  • Intraopertive Recording Part 2
  • Intraopertive Cases
Day 3
  • Microstimulation
  • Macrostimulation
  • Intraoperative Clinical Rating
  • Postoperative Patient Care
Day 4
  • Intraoperative Systems Workshop
  • Case Workshop
  • Postoperative Considerations
Tuition and Registration Information

Tuition for the newly formatted 4-day IONM course is $2,500.

Consult with your hospital administrators regarding tuition reimbursement programs. Partial scholarships and other financial aids available.

Once your registration is received, our Scholarship Review Committee will determine the scholarship amount to be rewarded if eligible and will be contacted via email. Please email Ben Beck at or call (207)666-5651 x3224 with any questions.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation, substitution or transfer of course registration must be received in writing 30 days prior to the course or symposium in order to receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations, substitution or transfers after that date. Email written cancellation, substitution or transfer requests to All requests must be received in writing.

GNC reserves the right to cancel a course. Registrants will be notified by telephone and email of any cancellations. In the event of course cancellation, registration fees are refundable. However, airline and hotel penalties are the registrant’s responsibility.

Americans with Disabilities Act

GNC will take steps to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend any GNC program, please contact Ben Beck at or (207)666-5651 x3224 prior to arrival.


Before the program, all faculty members will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or the relationship they or their significant other might have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation.

Total Scholarship Awards:

Residents and Graduate Students – NO cost beyond the $100 non-refundable deposit

Fellow – 2/3 off the total cost

Less than two years since completing residency, fellowship, or graduate degree – 1/3 off the total cost Greenville Neuromodulation Center reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships awarded.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

Those seeking to apply for the scholarship must send an e-mail to attesting current status:

  • Resident
  • Graduate Student
  • Fellow
  • Less than two years since completing residency, fellowship, or graduate degree

Scholarship Information

Greenville Neuromodulation Center is pleased to announce scholarships for the Intensive Course on Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring.

Those seeking to apply for the scholarship must send a current curriculum vitae (CV) to If you have any questions, please call (207)666-5651 x3224 or email

Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their individual air travel and lodging expenses. If arriving in a personal vehicle, all parking is free. Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks throughout each day.

Recommended Airports:

  • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Recommended Hotel Accommodations:

Cianci’s Motel
  • 399 Mercer Road, Greenville, PA 16125
  • Phone: 724-588-8550
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
  • 81 Hadley Road, Greenville, PA 16125
  • Phone: 724-588-4200
Holiday Inn Express – Sharon/Hermitage
  • 3060 Spangler Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159
  • Phone: 724-982-4600