In 1989, following the "Spine State of the Art” meeting in San Antonio, Texas a group of physicians with similar interests and core values decided to start "a study group dedicated to the advancement of spinal injection procedures” called ISIS (International Spinal Injection Society). In the beginning it was composed of only a handful of physicians including, Drs Aprill, Bogduk and Derby. The first newsletter of the "Needle Jockey Club” was published in 1991 and the first "cadaver” course and annual scientific meeting were in 1992. In 1991 the ISIS Statement of Purpose read, "The International Spinal Injection Society is an association of physicians interested in the development, implementation and standardization of percutaneous techniques for the precision diagnosis of spinal pain. By constituting a forum for the exchange of ideas, by undertaking research, and by holding public lectures, the association seeks to consolidate developments in diagnostic needle procedures, to identify and resolve persisting controversies, to publicize developments, and to recommend guidelines of practice based on scientific data”. We continue to uphold these values.
To develop and promote the highest standards for the practice of interventional procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain.
Spine care that is correctly indicated, competently performed and beneficial to our patients and society.
Integrity and Standards to Influence Spine care
The International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) is a multi-specialty physician association dedicated to the conscientious, evidence-based implementation of spine interventions to improve the quality of life. With more than 3,000 board-certified and board-eligible physicians, ISIS is committed to the development, evaluation, validation, education and advocacy of percutaneous techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders.