BREAKING NEWS: ISIS Comments on the Washington State Health Care Authority Draft Report on Facet Neurotomy
On December 19, 2013, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) released for public comment a draft evidence report on facet neurotomy. According to the HCA’s website, "there are significant questions related to the diagnosis and treatment of facet joint pain including if it is safe, effective and cost-effective and the most effective means of identifying patients who may benefit.” ISIS submitted comments to the HCA on Friday, January 17, 2014, encouraging the Washington HCA to focus on the evidence and the proper application of ISIS guidelines as the standard for the performance of medial branch blocks, third occipital nerve blocks, and thermal radiofrequency neurotomy.
The ISIS comment letter is available here.
The ISIS Research Division invites you to present your original research at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Orlando, FL -- July 30 – August 3, 2014! Abstracts are currently being accepted for two categories:
2014 Annual Scientific Meeting
Original Research Abstracts
Submit your original research abstract for platform presentation or poster presentation. Abstracts that are not selected for platform presentation may be accepted as a poster presentation. If your abstract is selected for platform presentation at the ISIS 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, it will also be published in Pain Medicine. The "Best Poster” also will be published in Pain Medicine.
All abstracts are eligible for recognition as "Best Clinical Paper,” "Best Basic Science Paper,” or "Best Poster Presentation.”
Best Resident Abstract & Best Fellow Abstract Awards
In-training physicians who are involved in interventional spine research are invited to submit their research for the 2014 Best Resident Abstract Award or Best Fellow Abstract Award. Awards will be presented to the top abstracts submitted by one resident and one fellow, as determined by the Research Division. The two abstracts selected for recognition will be presented during the ASM in Orlando. Winning abstracts will also be published in Pain Medicine.
Award winners will receive the following assistance from ISIS to attend the meeting:
- Waived registration fee
- Two nights lodging at the conference hotel
- Up to $500 toward airfare and ground transportation
- $40 per day (up to 2 days) meal allowance
Winners will also receive a one-year, complimentary ISIS membership as part of the award.Additional Details
For more information and submission instructions, please go to the Call for Abstracts web page.
Formatted abstracts and a completed abstract form for each abstract are due by MARCH 16, 2014.
Please contact the ISIS office at 415.457.4747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procedures Bio-Skills Lab
March 22-23, 2014
Physician Member: $1,500 - Register
Earn 13 AMA PRA Category
Join the leaders in the field as we explore why discography
remains an excellent diagnostic tool. Having the competence to use it
effectively can be the decisive factor in surgical vs. less invasive care
options for your patients. This 13 hour rigorous discography procedures course
provides lectures, hands-on bio-skills training, small didactic groups,
one-on-one instructor interaction and participant question time.
During this 13-hour discography procedures course the
following techniques will be taught:
In addition, there will be lectures and didactics covering:
To learn more details about the course curriculum, click here or download the course brochure.
- Spinal Anatomy
- Radiological Imaging
Indications and Techniques
Complications and Management
- Case Presentations
Postoperative Discography Analysis
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for the Discography Procedures Bio-Skills Lab.