Benefits of Membership
  • Bio-Skills Labs: ACCME-accredited, evidence-based, unbiased, and free of commercial influences.

  • Free subscription to Pain Medicine; 12 issues per year of our official peer-reviewed clinical journal. A $345 value!

  • Discounted registration to the Society’s Annual Scientific Meetings, where clinical information is consolidated, latest research is presented, and controversies are discussed by experts in the field.

  • Research funding of projects that address important questions about the effectiveness of interventional spine procedures.

  • Member discounts on all educational publications, including the 2nd Edition: Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures and a variety of DVDs and CDs.

  • Access to the quarterly Online Journal Club critical appraisals of recently published papers of interest to interventional spine care providers.

  • Discounted registration for residents & fellows to attend a bundle of Lumbar/Cervical or Advanced Lumbar/your choice- $500 off.

  • Access to advice and guidance regarding coding, reimbursement, scope-of-practice, and carrier mediation issues. 

  • Volunteer opportunities to participate in Society Divisions, Committees, or coalition work with other societies to participate in activities that will improve physicians' ability to provide clinically appropriate, evidence-based, patient-oriented care.

  • Participation in surveys (RBRVS Update Committee, Medical Group Management Association, Physician Practice Information Survey) to compile information to benefit members' practices.

  • E-bulletins to bring you the latest news from the Society and provide online registration for educational events.

  • Group Purchasing Discounts on pharmaceuticals and office supplies with our partner PedsPals.

Call for Volunteers to Serve on Membership Committee or Fundraising Committee 

SIS is seeking volunteers to serve on two new committees, the Membership Committee and the Fundraising Committee.

The Membership Committee will be led by Board Secretary, Dr. Matthew Smuck, to manage current membership data, review membership requirements, and develop recommendations for the SIS Board on membership topics including international credentialing, retention, recruitment, value, and dues structure. International members are especially encouraged to join.

The Fundraising Committee will be led by ad-hoc Board member Dr. Zachary McCormick to develop and enhance fundraising strategies. Members will have the opportunity to develop efforts related to both individual philanthropy and group partnerships. No prior experience with fundraising is necessary. Creative thinking is welcome.

 To apply, SIS members in good standing should submit:

Email with your materials.



This is Your Society. Get Involved!.


Each year, the Spine Intervention Society reviews the composition of its divisions and committees and as the terms of current members come to an end, new volunteers are considered. An appointment to a division or a committee of the Society is a high distinction that presents a remarkable opportunity to influence the field of interventional spine care.

From designing and delivering hands-on education; determining the worthiness of what research to explore to best reveal insights; and coordinating responses to the challenges you face in maintaining access and reimbursement for clinically appropriate, patient-oriented care—SIS members like you make it all happen. 

If you are ready to shape the future of the divisions described below, send your CV along with a brief personal statement indicating your area of interest and outlining any pertinent qualifications to Applicants also must complete a financial disclosure:

As a Member of the Education Division, You’ll:

  • Instruct physicians in appropriate techniques for precision diagnostic and therapeutic spine intervention procedures.
  • Improve skills and increase the knowledge base through presenting renowned ACCME-accredited bio-skills labs and didactic courses.
  • Provide a forum for the identification, clarification, and resolution of controversies in spine intervention.
  • Promote safe, effective, scientific practices in the specialty.

As a Member of the Research Division, You’ll:

  • Review, appraise, and oversee research grant applications submitted by SIS members and make recommendations to the SIS Board on studies to fund.
  • Develop research protocols to assist interested SIS members in developing appropriate study designs/methodologies to address important gaps in the evidence base.
  • Ensure the presentation of current research by promoting, reviewing, and selecting the highest quality abstracts submitted for the SIS Annual Scientific Meeting and European Congress and peer-reviewed publication.
  • Educate residents and fellows about the importance of their active participation in conducting research.

As a Member of the Health Policy Division, You’ll:

  • Work with government and private payors to promote appropriate coverage policies for vital procedures at international, national, state, and local levels.
  • Educate payers and government entities about the benefits of spinal interventions and conscientious application of evidence.
  • Promote appropriate reimbursement by actively participating in panels developing CPT coding and reimbursement values for each CPT code.
  • Provide input on regulations, legislation, and rules that impact the field of spinal interventions.

As a Member of the Standards Division, You’ll:

  • Write practice guidelines to educate physicians about how procedures should be performed and to describe the evidence supporting the efficacy of these procedures.
  • Conduct and publish systematic reviews on important topics of relevance to spine interventions and diagnostics.
  • Develop Appropriate Use Criteria based upon implementation of the RAND-UCLA method.

Join the ranks of influence in your specialty. Join an SIS division.

Appointments are made in conjunction with the Board meeting at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

For additional information about our divisions/committees please visit or contact the Society at 630-203-2252.

Thank you for your consideration in joining us in the development and promotion of the highest standards for spine intervention procedures. We look forward to receiving your materials.

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