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6th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Research
Silent Auction
SIS Fundraiser at Yankee Stadium

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Register for the Meeting
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Sign-up for these Pre- and Postcourses while you register for the Annual Meeting. Or, register separately by clicking on the course names.

 


Ultrasound Interventions of the Spine and Masqueraders Bio-Skills Lab


Course Director: Michael B. Furman, MD, MS
Instructors: Amit Bhargava, MD, MS; Brad Goodman, MD; Stephen Johnson, MD; Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD;
Paul S. Lin, MD; Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd; Matthew Pingree, MD

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location:
All Lectures and Labs Are Held at the Annual Meeting Host Hotel, the New York Hilton Midtown

In this Annual Meeting precourse, you will explore the spine and non-mechanical, referred-pain masquerader conditions that best lend themselves to ultrasound-guided interventional treatment; receive guided, hands-on instruction on operating ultrasound equipment (practicing on live models); and determine how to integrate this modality into your practice.

When you register for Ultrasound Interventions of the Spine and Masqueraders, you will complete the lecture portion of the course on SIS's SpineNet eLearning platform at your leisure, prior to the arriving at the course - maximizing your hands-on lab time where you will learn from renowned SIS instructors and practice on live models.

Training on Recognizing These Regions with Ultrasound Guidance will Include:

  • The Cervical Medial Branch and Facet Joint
  • The Stellate Ganglion
  • The Subacromial Bursa
  • The Acromioclavicular Joint
  • The Intercostal Nerves
  • The Glenohumeral Joint
  • The Femoroacetabular Joint
  • The Trochanter Bursa
  • The Sacroiliac Joint and Piriformis Muscle

 Agenda:

 8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
 8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introduction
 8:40-9:00 Discussion of SpineNet Modules
 9:00-9:30 Phantom Model Station: 30-Minute Rotation
 9:30-10:30 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotation 1
 10:30-10:45 Break
 10:45-11:45 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotation 2
 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
 1:00-2:00 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotation 3
 2:00-3:00 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotation 4 
 3:00-3:15 Break
 3:15-4:15 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotations 5
 4:15-5:15 Bio-Skills Lab: 60-Minute Rotations 6
 5:15-5:30 Lecture: Coding and Reimbursement
 5:30-6:00 Discussion
 6:00 Course Adjourns
   

Register
SIS Physician Members - $1,225

After Monday, May 20, 2019 - $1,300
After Monday, July 22, 2019 - $1,375

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

 


Neurostimulation Bio-Skills Lab 

Course Director: Shihab Ahmed, MD
Instructors:
Kamyar Assil, MD; Thomas Costello, DO; Rodney Jones, MD; Daniel Martin, MD; and Nilesh Patel, MD

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location:
Labs are conducted on the MERI (Medical Education & Research Institute) Mobile Bio-Skills Lab, which will be located at the hotel and lecture venue, the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. Transportation is not provided from the Annual Meeting host hotel. 

Technological advances and strong evidence of efficacy are setting the stage for expanded demand for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) therapy to assist our most challenging spine pain patients. To succeed in this burgeoning practice area, you need to be proficient in SCS lead placement for both lumbar and cervical regions, understand driving and positioning surgical techniques for spinal stimulation placement, understand potential complications, know the supportive literature, review case presentations, and be aware of current and future trends for neurostimulation technologies. The SIS Neurostimulation course addresses these aspects plus gives you intense, hands-on training in surgical implantation techniques in small-groups.

This course brings you face-to-face with our highly-trained faculty members, each with over a decade of experience practicing neuromodulation. Join an elite group of fellow physicians to learn, practice, and add the art and science of spinal cord stimulation to your armamentarium.


This Eight-Hour Neurostimulation Course Offers the Following Hands-On Lab Stations

  • How to Trial: Trial Process, Lead Advancement, and Location
  • Placing and Anchoring of Permanents Leads
  • IPG Implant Pocket Creating and Tunneling

Lectures Cover

  • Patient Selection: Psychologic Evaluation, Confounding Medical Condition, Approval Process
  • Trial Techniques and Evaluation of Trial Results
  • Implantation Techniques and Ongoing Care
  • Complications and Risk Mitigation
  • Coding and Billing

Agenda

 7:00 a.m.-7:30  Registration and Breakfast
 7:30-7:40  Welcome and Expectations
 7:40-8:05  Lecture: Patient Selection: Psychologic Evaluation, Confounding Medical Conditions
 8:05-8:25  Lecture: Trial Techniques and Evaluation of Trial Results
 8:25-8:45  Lecture: Implantation Techniques and Ongoing Care
 8:45-9:15  Lecture: Complications and Risk Mitigation
 9:15-9:30  Lecture: Coding and Approval Process
 9:30-9:45  Discussion
 9:45-10:15  Break
 10:15-12:15 p.m.  Bio-Skills Lab Rotation: How to Trial: Trial Process, Lead Advancement, and Location
 12:15-1:15  Lunch
 1:15-2:45  Bio-Skills Lab Rotation: Placing and Anchoring of Permanent Leads
 2:45-4:15  Bio-Skills Lab Rotation: IPG Implant Pocket Creating, Tunneling
 4:15-4:30  Discussion
 4:30  Course Adjourns

 

Register
SIS Physician Members - $1,750

After Monday, May 20, 2019 - $1,825
After Monday, July 22, 2019 - $1,900

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

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

Hotel Venue
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
2 Exchange Place
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
SIS Group Rate: $219
Call 877.803.7534 and mention “Spine Intervention Society”
Rate Expires Friday, July 26, 2019, subject to availability.

Transportation
If flying to the New York area, Newark International Airport (EWR) is the airport closest to the hotel (about 10 miles). If using public transportation, a PATH station is adjacent to the hotel (1-minute walk). Please arrange your own ground transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. SIS does not provide transportation to or from the Hyatt Regency Jersey City to the Annual Meeting host hotel, the New York Hilton Midtown, or to any airport.

The course concludes at 4:30 p.m., please make flight arrangements after 6:30 p.m.

 


Accreditation in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part I Assessing Studies of Treatment - Discussion Session

Instructors: Byron Schneider, MD and D. Scott Kreiner, MD

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 3:00–5:00 p.m
Location:
New York Hilton Midtown

This discussion session is only for those who have completed the online SpineNet EBM Part 1 Modules, which are free for SIS volunteers. Facilitated by members of the SIS Standards Division, this discussion session will provide you with opportunities to ask any questions related to lecture material and apply the information gleaned from the online modules to critically assess studies of treatment.

Upon your completion of the first part of the SIS Evidence Based Medicine accreditation course, you will assess statistics reported in studies of treatment and identify how they can be used and misused to influence your decision making in selecting treatments for your patients.

  • Compare the strengths and limitations of different types of studies and determine when you can trust that the reported outcomes might also apply to your practice.
  • Identify the biases that plague studies and learn to separate fact from fiction.

This accreditation is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Spine Intervention Society Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies. Upon completion of the small group discussion session, CME credit will be awarded. For SIS volunteers, successful completion of the online modules, small group activity, and comprehensive take-home accreditation exam will satisfy the EBM I training requirement.

Register
SIS Volunteers - Complimentary

Due to the nature of this course, members must contact the SIS office at registration@SpineIntervention.org or 630.203.2252, extension 102, for a prerequisite review prior to registering.

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

 


Accreditation in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies - Discussion Session

Instructors: Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH and Milan Stojanovic, MD

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 3:00–5:00 p.m
Location:
New York Hilton Midtown

This discussion session is only for those who have completed the online SpineNet EBM Part 2 Modules, which are free for SIS volunteers. Facilitated by members of the SIS Standards Division, this discussion session will provide you with opportunities to ask any questions related to lecture material and apply the information gleaned from the online modules to critically assess studies of diagnostic tools.


Upon your completion of the second and final part of the SIS Evidence Based Medicine accreditation course series, you will be able to utilize the tools necessary to distinguish signal from noise in the reported outcomes of studies that are endlessly used and misused to influence your diagnostic and treatment decisions, your patients' expectations, and payers’ coverage determinations

  • See what is required of a diagnostic test to trust that it will useful in determining the best care for your patients.
  • Explore how statistics are reported in studies and how they can be influence decision making in selecting diagnostic tools to use in your practice.

For SIS volunteers, successful completion of the online modules, small group activity, and comprehensive take-home accreditation exam will satisfy the EBM II training requirement.

Register
SIS Volunteers - Complimentary

Due to the nature of this course, members must contact the SIS office at registration@SpineIntervention.org or 630.203.2252, extension 102, for a prerequisite review prior to registering.

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

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