Lumbar Hands-On Lab - Ioannina, Greece
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/5/2018 to 10/6/2018
When: 5-6 October 2018
Where: Ioannina
Greece

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Description
Lumbar techniques are the groundwork of interventional procedures and create the foundation for optimal patient outcomes. Whether you are beginning in the field or need a refresher, this course is essential. The course is comprised of 8 hours of hands-on lab instruction and 5.75 hours of lecture, breakout sessions and discussion between instructors and attendees. This course uses phantom spine models. During this 13.75-hour lumbar procedures course the following techniques will be taught.

Hands-On Lab Training (using phantom spine models)

  • Needlecraft
  • Interlaminar Epidural
  • L1-5 Transforaminal Epidural (subpedicular)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • S1 Transforaminal Epidural
  • Sacroiliac Joint

Lectures and Breakouts

  • Anatomy and Imaging
  • Indications and Techniques
  • Risks and Complications
  • Complications and Management

The Spine Intervention Society thanks our volunteer instructors.

Instructors
Sanjeeva Gupta, MD
Anesthesiology
Leeds, United Kingdom

Edvin Koshi, MD
Physiatry
Halifax, Canada 

Manohar Sharma, MD
Anesthesiology
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Samir Shnayien, MD
Orthopedics
Rhein, Germany 

Agenda 

Friday, 5 October
Course Held at the University of Ioannina

07:30

 Shuttle to the University of Ioannina

08:00

 Registration / Morning Coffee

08:30

 Lecture: Anatomy and Imaging, Indications and Techniques

10:30

 Hands-On Lab: Needlecraft

11:30

 Hands-On Lab / Breakout: 70-Minute Rotation

12:40

 Lunch

13:20

 Hands-On Lab / Breakout: 70-Minute Rotations

15:40

 BreakSacroiliac Joint

15:55

 Hands-On Lab / Breakout: 70-Minute Rotations

18:15

 Adjourn for the Day

 18:20

 Shuttle to from the University of Ioannina

 

Saturday, 6 October
Course Held at the University of Ioannina

07:30

 Shuttle Departs to the University of Ioannina

08:00

 Morning Coffee

08:30

 Lecture: Risks and Complications

09:30

 Hands-on Lab / Breakout: 70-Minute Rotations

13:00

 Discussion

13:30

 Course Adjourns

13:40

 Shuttle from the University of Ioannina

 

Transportation Meeting Point
To Be Announced

Facility
University of Ioannina, Conference Center

Registration Rates
SIS International, Fellow/Resident Physician Member - $590  

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the imaging depiction of the relevant anatomy;
  • Relate patient history and physical exam findings with imaging to achieve a likely diagnosis of the spinal pathology causing the patient’s pain or dysfunction;
  • Describe the literature support for the efficacy of the procedures;
  • Identify the risks and benefits of each procedure, as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment of potential complications;
  • Apply technically correct performance of the spinal procedures using safe fluoroscopic guidance with minimal tissue injury or discomfort.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The Spine Intervention Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Spine Intervention Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The Spine Intervention Society advises participants to continue to obtain proctoring, mentoring, and additional experience prior to treating patients.



Target Audience
This live activity has been designed for physicians who perform spine intervention procedures.

The Spine Intervention Society strongly advises that members are proficient in the lumbar spine before progressing to cervical techniques and other advanced interventional procedures. 

Who May Attend
Registration is open to Spine Intervention Society International Members, including Fellows and Residents, who are board-certified or in the examination process for certification in: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, or Neurosurgery.

Members who are not board-certified, or eligible for certification in these specialties, must have either completed or be currently enrolled in a pain fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and begin SIS education with this course.

Special Accommodations
SIS only contracts with facilities that are in compliance with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and also strives to meet the needs of all diets with food provided to participants during the course. All ADA accommodations and/or dietary requests should be submitted by Thursday, September 6, 2018 to registration@SpineIntervention.org.

Attendee Preparation
Prior to attendance, participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Spine Intervention Society-sanctioned materials that will be emailed at least one week prior to the course and the SIS's Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Procedures, 2nd Edition. Attendees will receive copies of the presented lectures upon completion of the course. 

During lab time, attendees should dress in casual attire or scrubs and closed-toed shoes. Leaded aprons and thyroid shields will be provided; please bring your own protective eyewear.

Registration Information
Registration is required and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registrants will be confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the office. Do not book hotel accommodations or airfare until you are confirmed for the course.

Cancellation Policy
The Spine Intervention Society requires cancellation at least 21 days prior to the course to receive a refund less a $150 administrative fee. Cancellation less than 21 days prior will result in forfeiture of all fees. SIS reserves the right to cancel this event due to circumstances beyond its control. The Society assumes no financial obligation to registrants for possible costs incurred.

Disclosure Policy
SIS plans and implements educational activities in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, the Society’s policy requires program speakers, moderators, committee chairs, committee members, planners, and staff to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last twelve (12) months with commercial interests whose products or services may impact their presentation.

The Instructor Development Committee Chair reviews all disclosures prior to presentation and has a process of resolution that, if not satisfied, results in the removal of the speaker. The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert speakers with relevant relationship(s), with commercial interest(s), or other interests from involvement in CME but rather to ensure that the Society’s CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. Disclosure information will be made available to all participants at this meeting. Speakers are also required to disclose this information to the participants verbally and on the introductory slide at the beginning of each presentation.

To ensure the integrity of members, volunteers, and leaders, and to maintain public confidence, SIS has adopted a policy of uniform disclosure of financial relationships. Any individual participating in a sponsored activity must disclose to the audience any financial relationship in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected.

Commercial Support Disclosure
The Society fully complies with all ACCME requirements for commercial support and maintains a separation of promotion from education. The content or format of SIS CME activities, or its related materials, promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. The Spine Intervention Society is a non-profit medical society. Revenues from this and all courses are used for future research and educational endeavors.

In-Kind Commercial Support
Disposable supplies provided by Halyard Health

Course Materials Copyright
Materials presented at this course have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. No distribution or reproductions of any kind, including audio and video recordings, may be made of the presentations. We reserve all rights to such material.

Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at a Spine Intervention Society (SIS) activity are required to agree to the following code of conduct. SIS staff will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

SIS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free activity for everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, gender identity, or gender expression.

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, gender identity, or gender expression; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

SIS has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our activities. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, SIS asks that you inform either Margaret Klys, MJ, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, at mklys@spineintervention.org  or 708.505.9416 or Anne Rounds, CMP, HMCC, Director of Meetings, at arounds@spineintervention.org  or 415.385.7462.

We expect all participants to follow the SIS Code of Conduct during the event.  This includes activity-related social events at off-site locations and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to cease any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Conference participants who violate this Code of Conduct may be given a warning or be expelled from the conference without a refund. SIS reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future activity.

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