Brain Death Simulation Workshop 2016

Evanston , IL US
January 12, 2016

Brain death determination and management requires a unique blend of up-to-date knowledge, technical skills, and interpersonal skills to assure accurate diagnosis and optimize family coping. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a comprehensive experience that will enhance confidence with the most contemporary approach to brain death determination and management.

Target Audience

The target audience includes attendings, hospitalists and fellows or residents in neurology, neurosurgery, critical care, trauma surgery or emergency medicine interested in a comprehensive experience that will enhance confidence with the most contemporary approach to brain death diagnosis and management.

Learning Objectives

After attending this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose brain death in patients accurately;
  • Recognize brain death mimics in patients;
  • Identify when to properly employ ancillary testing  to aid in the confirmation of brain death; 
  • Perform an apnea test properly as part of the brain death examination;
  • Communicate with families and discuss brain death in an authoritative manner without ambiguous vocabulary;
  • Manage the physiological alterations of patients with catastrophic brain injury;
  • Communicate constructively with organ procurement organizations in the management of brain dead patients and their loved ones.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Judith Maratea
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Participation
Event starts: 
01/12/2016 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
01/12/2016 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
NorthShore University HealthSystem Grainger Center for Simulation & Innovation
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston , IL 60201
United States


Fernando Goldenberg, MD
Co-Director of Neuroscience ICU
Clinical Associate of Neurology
The University of Chicago Medicine
Morris Kharasch, MD
Chief of Emergency Medicine
NorthShore University HealthSystem


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For complete activity information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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