EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT
The International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) is an association of physicians whose motivation is the development, study of efficacy, and implementation of percutaneous techniques for the precise diagnosis and treatment of spine pain. By fostering a forum for the exchange of ideas, the society consolidates advancements in the field, identifies and resolves controversies, and recommends guidelines based on scientific data. These goals converge to establish procedural and practice principals to enhance the quality of life for patients suffering with spine pain.
ISIS educates physicians in appropriate methodology to treat spine pain, including precision diagnostic and therapeutic spine intervention procedures. By means of highly qualified instructors, ISIS courses employ informative lectures and presentations, coupled with fluoroscopically guided percutaneous spine procedures to inform, instruct, and tutor physicians.
Physicians involved represent multiple specialties including but not limited to anesthesiology; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; neurology and orthopedic surgery. All ISIS members are board certified physicians who seek state-of-the-art information.
Educational activities include hands-on cadaver workshops, didactic courses, annual meetings, and practice management tutorials. All ISIS programs are structured to allow an exchange of ideas, interaction with faculty, extension of training, and a means for cost-effective management of patients.
With more than a decade of experience conducting scientifically based, unbiased, and ethically motivated educational programs, ISIS is the first organization of its type. Participating physicians develop a clear understanding of the skills and training necessary to perform interventional spine procedures.
HANDS-ON BIO-SKILLS LAB PROTOCOLS
ISIS Board of Directors with the Education Committee has created protocols to
assure a rational and safe, sequential approach to learning spine
interventions. The protocols to attend an ISIS Bio-Skills Lab include:
- Must be an ISIS member.
- Must be board certified or eligible in the
following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery.
- Members who are not board certified or eligible in these
specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain
Fellowship and begin at the Lumbar level.
- Fellow and Resident members are required to attend
an ISIS Lumbar bio-skills lab prior to taking advanced courses.
ISIS strongly advises
members be proficient in the lumbar spine before progressing to cervical
techniques and other advanced interventional procedures.
If you wish to discuss these protocols, please
contact the ISIS office at 415.457.4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.