Resources for Interventional Specialists


Developed under the guidance of the SIS Standards Division and edited by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD, this comprehensive compendium on spine intervention is a must-read. Lavishly illustrated and available for mail-order, the book provides a summary of the evidence supporting a variety of procedures along with detailed descriptions of technique and contains dozens of high-quality radiographic images depicting needle placement and injectate flow patterns. Click here for the complete list of procedures and techniques you will explore.

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SIS members can now access the Core Curriculum For Interventional Physicians training videos. This exceptional product covers Guidelines-based education that SIS provided exclusively to the Bio-Skills Lab attendees to prepare them for hands-on instruction.

Click the links below to view previews of this world-renowned, structured content developed by the top experts in the field:

Lumbar - 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Advanced Lumbar - 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Cervical and Advanced Cervical - 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Planning on attending hands-on labs in the future? The price of these videos will be credited toward your registration fee for a corresponding lab.

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This is your only opportunity to learn directly from one of SIS’s founders, master interventional specialist Dr. Charles Aprill himself, as he demonstrates SIS Guidelines-based procedures on cadavers. These are the vignettes that are used in SIS's renowned in-person Bio-Skills Labs.

View a free preview; then click here to immediately unlock the complete video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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In this 78-minute, streaming, lumbar discography video you can watch Richard Derby, MD and Conor O’Neill, MD present an overview of the lumbar anatomy and then demonstrate oblique and lateral approaches on live patients. You will learn about the equipment, key concepts, risk factors, and follow the process from initial patient consultation and exam to the completion of the lumbar discography procedure.

View a free, preview then click here to immediately unlock the full video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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This 53-minute, streaming, cadaveric dissection video is intended to familiarize physicians with the anatomical location of spine structures for diagnosis and intervention. Watch Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD demonstrate posterior lumbar and cervical anatomy and neuraxis under live fluoroscopy.

View a free preview, then click here to immediately unlock the complete video stream on SIS's online learning platform.

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Learn the radiographic anatomy of the cervical spine through this 14-part 1,524-slide presentation. Based on the principle of “anatomy by expectation,” you will answer to what extent do the images in the presentation fulfill your expectation of what is supposed to be there. This is a companion presentation to Professor Bogduk’s Radiographic Anatomy of the Normal Lumbar Spine, described below.

View the first part of the presentation “Precepts” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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Learn the basic radiographic anatomy of the lumbar spine through this 12-part, 748-slide presentation of AP, lateral, axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique views presented by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD. Based on the principle of “anatomy by expectation,” you will answer to what extent do the images in the presentation fulfill your expectation of what is supposed to be there. This is a companion presentation to Professor Bogduk’s Radiographic Anatomy of the Cervical Spine, described above.

View the first part of the presentation "Getting Started" for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF.

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This nine-part, 278-slide presentation by Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD validates and illustrates lumbar radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy and serves as a guideline for the technique. Each section contains text and slides of dissections and paired radiographs to help you learn to identify key features.

View the first part of the presentation “Anatomy, No Needles” for free; then click here to immediately unlock the complete PDF on SIS's online learning platform.

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Looking to earn CME while you maintain, develop, or increase your knowledge? Visit the SIS online learning platform , where for a nominal fee, you can review the latest FactFinders and complete a post-test to earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

FactFinders explore and debunk the myths that surround patient safety issues. Many other FactFinders have been developed by the SIS Patient Safety Committee and are available at no cost (without CME credit) here.

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Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications. For additional information about the indications and technical aspects that yield improved treatment outcomes, refer to the SIS Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures.

On the SIS online learning platform for a nominal fee, you can review these modules and complete a post-test to earn .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™All 12 SIS Safety Practices modules are presented as a public service, and available here for free without the CME components.

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These courses will provide you with 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.

EBM I: Assessing Studies of Treatment
Why This Course - Free Preview

EBM II: Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies
Diagnosis Definitions - Free Preview

Take advantage of the SIS member price or the special rates for medical students, residents, and fellows. SIS volunteers, click here to contact SIS for your complimentary access code. Once you complete the online modules, you will be invited to register to participate in a small group online discussion session led by experienced EBM faculty. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about lecture content, and discuss and critique studies with other participants.

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To honor our annual tradition of bringing SIS members and supporters together around our common bond of interventional pain education, research, and advocacy, we are excited to bring you the SIS 2020 Virtual Meeting—Expanding Your Interventional Practice. Watch all sessions and earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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