Intensive Anatomy and Hands-On Fluoroscopic Correlation - Biddeford, Maine
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6/7/2019 to 6/8/2019
When: June 7-8, 2019
Where: Biddeford, Maine 
United States

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This course includes over 8 hours of lab instruction —including hands-on examination of professionally prepared cadaver sections and dissections—and more than 8 hours of lectures, breakouts, and instructor and attendee discussions. 

Gain a greater understanding of the “hidden” implications and anatomical basis upon which spine interventions are based.


Hands-On Fluoroscopic Correlation Rotations will include:

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar:
    • Transforaminal Injections
    • Intra-articular Zygapophysial Joint Injections
    • Interlaminar Epidural Injections
    • Medial Branch Blocks
    • Disc Access
    • Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • C1-C2 Atlanto-Axial Joint Injection
  • Caudal Injection
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacral Lateral Branch Block

Lectures and Breakouts

  • Lumbar and Cervical Radiographic Imaging
  • Spinal Innervation
  • Complications
  • Structures at Risk
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pain

The Spine Intervention Society thanks our volunteer instructors.

Course Director
Timothy Maus, MD
Rochester, Minnesota

Michael T. McCann, MD
Houston, Texas

Scott Naftulin, DO
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Frank H. Willard, PhD
Biddeford, Maine

William L. Wilson, MD
La Mesa, California


Friday, June 7

Shuttle Departs the Kennebunkport Inn to the University of New England
7:00 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast
7:30-8:00 a.m.

Introduction: Welcome and Expectations
8:00-8:15 a.m.

Lecture: Lumbar Radiographic Imaging
8:15-9:00 a.m.

Lecture: Spinal Innervation Part 1: Lumbar
9:00-9:45 a.m.

9:45-10:00 a.m.

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Bio-Skills Lab / Breakout Session
10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Lecture: Cervical Radiographic Imaging
1:45-2:30 p.m.

Lecture: Spinal Innervation Part II: Cervical
2:30-3:15 p.m.

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Bio-Skills Lab / Breakout Session
3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the Day
6:00 p.m.

Shuttle Departs the University of New England for the Kennebunkport Inn
6:10 p.m.

Saturday, June 8

Shuttle Departs the Kennebunkport Inn to the University of New England
7:00 a.m.
7:30-8:00 a.m.

Lecture: Correlative Flouroscopic and Advanced Imaging
8:00-8:45 a.m.

8:45-9:00 a.m.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Bio-Skills Lab / Breakout Session
9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Lecture: Anatomy and Physiology of Pain
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

12:45-1:45 p.m

Bio-Skills Lab / Breakout Session
1:45-4:15 p.m.

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Attendee Choice Practice Time
4:30-5:30 p.m.

5:30-6:00 p.m.

Course Adjourns
6:00 p.m.

Shuttle Departs the University of New England for the Kennebunkport Inn
6:10 p.m.

Special Registration Rate Before Saturday, April 13, 2019

Physician Members - $4,300
After Friday, April 12, 2019 - $4,450
After Friday, May 17, 2019 - $4,600

Due to the advanced nature of this course, prior to registering, Fellow and Resident members must contact the SIS office at or 630.203.2252, extension 102, for a credentials review prior to registering.

Hotel Venue
Kennebunkport Inn
1 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, Maine
Room Rate: $179 ($20 resort fee waived if booked within room block)
Cut-off: Monday, April 22, 2019, subject to availability - BOOK EARLY
Call 800.248.6261 and mention "Spine Intervention Society"

University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine - Department of Anatomy
Alfond Center for Health Sciences
11 Hills Beach Rd.
Biddeford, ME 04005

If flying to Portland International Jetport (PWM), please arrange your own ground transportation to and from the Kennebunkport Inn. SIS will provide transportation between the hotel and the University of New England.

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

  • Identify the neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of peripheral and central spinal pain and known common sources of spine pain;
  • Apply the anatomic relationships of relevant soft tissue, neurological, and osseous cervical and lumbar structures to injection targets under multiplanar fluoroscopic imaging;
  • Describe the impact of anatomic relationships on the safe performance of diagnostic and therapeutic cervical, thoarcic, lumbar, and sacral injection procedures;
  • Identify the potential mechanisms of injury to non-target spinal vascular and neurological structures.

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 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US to participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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 members who are board-certified or in the examination process for certification in: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, or Orthopedic Surgery. 

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 education with SIS with the Lumbar Bio-Skills Lab. 

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellow and Resident members who wish to take this course must be board-eligible in one of the above six specialties and are required to have previously taken the SIS Lumbar Bio-Skills Lab. Fellow and Resident members who are currently board-certified in one of the above six specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction with this course. Waiver requests must include a statement from a Program Director attesting to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to:

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 Wednesday, June 8, 2019 to

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 disclosure policy requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the provider. The ACCME defines “‘relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

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
Fluoroscopic C-Arm(s) provided by Ziehm Imaging, Inc.

Disposable supplies provided by Avanos Medical

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
SIS has a zero-tolerance policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment, including, but not limited to, 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; the display of sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recordings; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, staff, and volunteers at Society activities are required to agree to uphold this code of conduct during the event and in activity-related social events at off-site locations and in related online communities and social media.

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 or +1.708.505.9416 or Anne Rounds, CMP, HMCC, Director of Meetings, at or +1.415.385.7462.

Those who violate this Code of Conduct will be asked to cease any inappropriate behavior, are expected to comply immediately, and may be subject to sanctions up to and including expulsion from the activity without refund and prohibition from attendance at future Society activities.

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