Advanced Cervical Procedures Bio-Skills Lab - NEW!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.
June 20-22, 2014
Now Open for Registration!
Physician Member: $2,650 - Register Now!
Earn 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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.
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.
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.
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.