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Join ISIS for the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) at the Hyatt Regency Orlando!
July 30 – August 3, 2014

The ISIS ASM is known in the specialty for offering excellent educational presentations and ample time for networking with colleagues. Take advantage of early registration pricing through June 12, 2014. Register Today!

General Session
Excellence in Spine Interventions, this year’s theme, is designed to enhance the knowledge and clinical competence of physicians who care for patients with spine pain. This premier forum will focus on the latest evidence-based findings, current research, and the future of the field. The major highlights of the meeting will be sessions addressing anatomy by expectation of the cervical spine; systematic reviews and appropriate use criteria for the sacroiliac joint complex; advanced imaging reviews; interpretation of abnormal contrast flow patterns; lessons learned in interventional spine medicine over the last 20 years; best techniques for epidural injections; emerging and alternative technologies in interventional spine care; how to prepare your practice using outcome based medicine and registries; and multiple research presentations.

This year’s agenda was created to allow attendees to maximize their CME earnings while minimizing time away from their practice. Attendees can earn more than 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM just by participating in General Session.  

General Session kicks-off on Wednesday, July 30th at 6pm and concludes on Sunday, August 3rd at 12pm.

Additional Offerings
Want to earn additional CME credits? Participate in one of six additional offerings being held during the week. Each additional offering requires a separate registration; space is limited. Registration for all additional offerings, except the Coding and Reimbursement Session are restricted to ISIS Members. 

Wednesday – July 30, 2014:
Neurostimulation Bio-Skills Lab
8.0 CME Credits
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ISIS Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine:
Part I. Assessing Studies of Treatment

7.5 CME Credits
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ISIS Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine:
Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies
7.0 CME Credits
Registration by invitation only

Saturday – August 3, 2014:
Coding and Reimbursement Session
5 CME Credits
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Back to Basics: Conducting Your Own Clinical Research Session
4 CME Credits
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For additional information about General Session and the Additional Offerings, please reference the Preliminary Brochure.


Advanced Cervical Procedures Bio-Skills Lab - NEW!

June 20-22, 2014
Tampa, FL
Now Open for Registration!

Physician Member: $2,650 - Register Now! 
Earn 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Join ISIS and Dr. Frank Willard as we showcase his library of anatomic dissections so you can see the key structures involved in cervical pain syndromes.

Building on the cervical foundation, the newly offered Advanced Cervical Bio-Skills Lab progresses your knowledge and skill with training utilizing expertly dissected cadavers for demonstration of anatomic structures in correlation with the injection procedures. Comprised of approximately 7 hours of lecture and didactic time, 9 hours of hands-on training, and 1 hour of time dedicated to one-on-one instructor questions and answers, this extensive training is unparalleled to any other society’s advanced courses!


Advanced Imaging-Cervical Cases
Case presentations will be used to illustrate advanced points of imaging anatomy which will affect safe and effective performance of injection procedures; where possible, entire imaging datasets will be used rather than simple selected images.

Indications and Techniques
In this advanced course the focus will be on tactical decision-making in injection procedures, particularly the use of advanced techniques and technical variations that may be applied in difficult anatomic situations.

Risks and Complications
This presentation will focus on current literature addressing risks associated with injection techniques and their successful mitigation. Complications may arise and must be recognized and handled both swiftly and effectively.

Spinal Innervation
This lecture will examine key anatomy relevant to pain generating structures in the cervical spine. Dr. Frank Willard will showcase his library of anatomic dissections and review pertinent literature to illustrate the innervation of key structures involved in cervical pain syndromes along with variations in intrinsic innervation. 

Introduction to Radiofrequency
Medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy principles, fluoroscopic anatomy, and literature will be discussed in this presentation that will provide a foundation of knowledge needed for the effective performance of these procedures.

Hands-On Training

Cadaver Stations – 70-minute rotations
Rotations will have 6 attendees per group; each attendee will have 10 dedicated minutes of hands-on time on the cadaver. Advanced cervical injection techniques taught include,

  • Third Occipital Nerve Block/Radiofrequency
  • C3-6 Medial Branch Block/Radiofrequency
  • C7 Medial Branch Block/Radiofrequency
  • Cervical Transforaminal Epidural
  • Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural
  • Atlanto-Axial Joint Injection
  • Cadaveric Prosection

Didactic Station – 70-minute rotations
Contrast Pattern Analysis: During this interactive session, live and static fluoroscopic images of normal and aberrant contrast patterns will be presented and discussed. This session will focus on interpretation of contrast patterns to maximize safety and improve efficacy.

Additional Time
Instructor/Attendee Questions & Answers

Time on Friday and Sunday will be dedicated for discussion time.

Lab Free Time
This course will conclude with 60 minutes of free lab time. During this time, attendees have the opportunity to revisit any of the stations that they would like further instruction on.



After thoroughly investigating numerous options, in response to the vexing single dose vial issues and escalating supply costs, the ISIS leadership is happy to announce the formation of a unique partnership with PedsPal, a national physician Group Purchasing Organization, or GPO. Working with ISIS, PedsPal has structured a discount program that is only available to ISIS members. The program is specifically targeted to offer the best pricing on the medications, equipment and supplies that are most important to you. As an example, through the GPO plan, Omnipaque 240 mg/50 ml can be purchased as low as $4.37 per vial. MORE...

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