Comprehensive Bio-Skills Lab - Tampa, FL - FULL
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9/23/2017 to 9/24/2017
When: September 23-24, 2017
Where: Tampa, Florida 
United States

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No Impact From Hurricane Irma on the SIS Comprehensive Bio-Skills Lab in Tampa

The Spine Intervention Society continues to monitor the situation in the Tampa area and we are pleased to inform you that the Marriott Tampa Waterside hotel and the Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) facilities report they are fully operational and ready to accommodate this course.

As always, the safety and security of our attendees, volunteer instructors, and staff is a top priority.

The comprehensive procedures hands-on lab provides attendees the ability to choose their own instruction. The unique course structure features small-group instruction on any techniques in our Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic & Treatment Procedures requested (neuromodulation is excluded). This course contains hands-on lab instruction only; no lectures are provided.

Hands-On Lab Training

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Transforaminal Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Discography
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Intra-articular Zygapophysial Joint
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • C1-C2 (A-A) Joint
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections

The Spine Intervention Society thanks our volunteer instructors.

Course Director
Scott Naftulin, DO, FAOCPMR
Bethlehem, PA


Aaron Calodney, MD
Tyler, TX

Brad Goodman, MD
Birmingham, AL

Lon J. Lutz, MD, DABPM
St. Paul, MN

Brad Vilims, MD, DABPM
Denver, Co

Patrick H. Waring, MD
Metairie, LA

Steve Winston, MD
Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, September 23
Lab Held at CAMLS

7:00 a.m.


Walk from Hotel to CAMLS



Registration / Breakfast



Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Bio-Skills Lab Rotations

1:15 p.m.





Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Adjourn for the day – Walk to Hotel


  Networking Reception at Hotel


Sunday, September 24
Lab Held at CAMLS

7:15 a.m.


Walk from Hotel to CAMLS



Registration / Breakfast



Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Bio-Skills Lab Rotations

12:25 p.m.





Course adjourns


Shuttle departs CAMLS for Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Hotel Accommodations
Marriott Tampa Waterside
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Group Rate: $139
Cut-off: Thursday, August 31, 2017 and is subject to availability
Click HERE for online reservations

Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Registration Rate

SIS Physician Member - $3,950
After Friday, July 28, 2017, registration fees - $4,100
Registration fees after Friday, September 1, 2017 - $4,250

Upon arrival at the Tampa International Airport (TPA), please arrange your own ground transportation to the hotel. We will provide transportation back to TPA on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. directly from the course facility. Please make flight arrangements after 3:00 p.m. We will not provide Sunday transportation back to the hotel.

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 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 members be proficient in the lumbar spine before progressing to advanced interventional procedures.

Who May Attend
Spine Intervention Society members who are board-certified or in the examination process for certification in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Members who are not board-certified or eligible in these specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain Fellowship and begin at the lumbar level.

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellow and Resident members must be board-eligible in one of the above 6 specialties and are required to take the SIS Lumbar Bio-Skills Lab as their first hands-on bio-skills course. Fellow and Resident members who are board-certified in one of the above 6 specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction at the advanced lumbar level. The waiver request must come from their Program Director and should attest to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to:

Special Accommodations
We only contract with facilities that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Dietary Restrictions
Participants will be provided food during the course. We strive to meet the needs of all attendees but if you have any questions or specific dietary restrictions, please contact the SIS office.

All ADA accommodations and/or dietary requests should be submitted by Thursday, August 24, 2017 to

Attendee Preparation
Course materials will be emailed to registered attendees one week prior to the course. Prior to attending, participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with those materials.

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 14-days prior to the course to receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior will result in forfeiture of all fees. SIS reserves the right to cancel this course due to circumstances beyond its control. The Society assumes no financial obligation to registrants for possible costs occurred. 

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 and 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. We promote improvements in health care and NOT proprietary interests 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 GE Healthcare and Ziehm Imaging Inc.

Radiation protection provided by Clint Pharmaceuticals

Disposable supplies provided by Clint Pharmaceuticals and Halyard Health.

Course Materials
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. 

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