Volunteer Opportunities

 

SIS Conducts an Open Call for Volunteers Beginning in April of Each Year - Look for the Announcement in eNews

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.

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

  • Improve skills and increase the knowledge base through planning and presenting renowned ACCME-accredited activities.
  • 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 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 International Division, You Will

  • Serve the international member community by reviewing, categorizing, and prioritizing concerns and needs from various regions and bringing appropriate matters to the Board of Directors as information, discussion, or action.
  • Implement and manage an open call for SIS Outreach Course proposals, review the proposals, and provide report along with a ranking to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and implement international membership growth efforts.
  • Form the European Congress Program Committee to prepare each year’s program, utilizing collaboration and guidance from the Education Division.

 

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 and critically analyzing research.

 

As a Member of the Standards Division’s Evidence Analysis Committee, You Will

  • Develop and publish systematic reviews.
  • Selectively review and provide commentary on 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 
Annual Meeting Planning Committee, You Will

  • Develop the curriculum and select speakers for the SIS 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City. 

 

As a Member of the Fundraising Committee, You Will

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

As a Member of the Membership Committee, You Will

  • Review membership requirements
  • Develop recommendations for the SIS Board on membership topics including international credentialing, retention, recruitment, value, and dues structure.
Join the ranks of influence in your specialty. Appointments are made in conjunction with the Board meeting at the Annual Meeting. For additional information about SIS 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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