Benefits of Membership

The Spine Intervention Society’s only focus is the needs and interests of board-certified physicians who perform or want to learn spine intervention techniques. As an SIS Member, you will never have your money spent on campaign contributions or political fundraisers—it will only be used on the advocacy, research, and education designed to ensure patient access to quality care and appropriate interventional spine treatments.


Advocacy

SIS is one of the few societies actively representing spine intervention physicians in payment and reimbursement forums, as well as one of the most influential voices on issues that impact your ability to provide appropriate spine intervention care.

As part of the Multidisciplinary Pain Workgroup (MPW), SIS spearheads challenges to interventional spine care; wielding the collective might of over 100,000 people like you—dedicated to interventional pain management.

As an SIS Member, you will always be aware of important practice issues and safety alerts.

SIS staff and volunteers stand ready to respond to your coding, reimbursement, scope-of-practice, and coverage questions and issues.

 


Research

For over 25 years, SIS has supported important research projects and even established a $1 million-dollar Research Endowment Fund to ensure that funding is available for you to advance evidence-based spine intervention.

Dues-paying SIS members enjoy a subscription to Pain Medicine, SIS’s monthly, peer-reviewed clinical journal.

When you join SIS, you can also post to the SIS Online Journal Club, where you can discuss critical appraisals of recently published papers.

 

Education

SIS membership is your key to accessing a host of members-only, hands-on courses instructed by the people who helped develop the evidence base. These in-person courses are held in convenient locations across North America and Europe.

Members receive exclusive access to education offered on the new SIS eLearning platform: SpineNet.

When you join SIS, you will also save on the purchase price of educational materials including the comprehensive compendium on spine intervention: SIS’s Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures, 2nd ed.

 


Learn more about additional benefits including complimentary job postings and how you can purchase pharmaceuticals and office supplies with a group discount.

 

Click here to begin your Membership application today.


 

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 volunteer@SpineIntervention.org. Applicants also must complete a financial disclosure.

As a Member of the Education Division, You Will

  • 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 Will

  • 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 Meeting, Winter Seminar, and European Congress.
  • Educate residents and fellows about the importance of their active participation in conducting research.

 

As a Member of the Health Policy Division, You Will

  • 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’s Evidence Analysis Committee, You Will

  • Develop and publish systematic reviews.
  • Selectively review and provide commentary on relevant external practice guidelines.
  • Perform expedited reviews to assist the Health Policy Division with addressing coverage issues.

 

As a Member of the Standards Division’s  Patient Safety Committee, You Will

  • Develop and promote best practice recommendations to help ensure the safety of patients undergoing interventional spine procedures.

 

As a Member of the Membership Committee, You Will

  • Analyze membership data and review membership requirements.
  • Develop recommendations for the SIS Board on membership topics including international credentialing, retention, recruitment, value, and dues structure.

  

As a Member of the Fundraising Committee, You Will

  • Develop and enhance fundraising strategies related to both individual philanthropy and group partnerships.

 

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

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

For additional information about our divisions/committees 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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