Comprehensive Bio-Skills Lab - Memphis, TN - FULL
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This Comprehensive Bio-Skills Lab offers up to 13 CME.

9/17/2016 to 9/18/2016
When: 9/17/2016
8:00 AM
Where: Memphis, Tennessee 
United States

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The comprehensive procedures hands-on lab provides attendees the ability to choose their own instruction. The unique course structure features small-group instruction on any techniques in  our Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic & Treatment Procedures requested (neuromodulation is excluded). This course contains hands-on lab instruction only; no lectures are provided.

Hands-On Lab Training

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Transforaminal Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Discography
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Intra-articular Zygapophysial Joint
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • C1-C2 (A-A) Joint
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections


The Spine Intervention Society thanks our volunteer instructors.

Course Director
Michael Furman, MD, MS
York, PA


Aaron Calodney, MD, FIPP
Tyler, TX

Milton Landers, DO, PhD
Wichita, KS

Scott Naftulin, DO
Orefield, PA

Richard Rosenthal, MD
Provo, UT

Brad Vilims, MD
Denver, CO



Friday, September 16

6:00–7:00 p.m.


Networking Reception at Westin Memphis Beale Street

Saturday, September 17
Lab Held at Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI)

7:00 a.m.


Shuttle departs from the Westin Memphis Beale Street



Registration / Breakfast



Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Bio-Skills Lab Rotations

1:15 p.m.





Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Adjourn for the day – shuttle departs from Medical Education & Research Institute


Sunday, September 18
Lab Held at Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI)

7:00 a.m.


Shuttle departs from the Westin Memphis Beale Street



Registration / Breakfast



Bio-Skills Lab Rotations






Bio-Skills Lab Rotations

12:25 p.m.





Course adjourns



Shuttle departs Medical Education & Research Institute for Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Hotel Accommodations
Westin Memphis Beale Street
170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Group Rate: $165
Cut-off: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mention: SIS Bio-Skills Lab

Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI)
44 S. Cleveland Street
Memphis, TN 38104

Registration Rate

Member - $3,950

Upon arrival at Memphis International Airport (MEM), please arrange your own ground transportation to the Westin Memphis Beale Street hotel. SIS provides bus transportation back to MEM on Sunday at 1:10 p.m., directly from the the MERI facility. Please note that the bus typically arrives at MEM by 1:30 pm; please make flight arrangements after 3:00 p.m. SIS does not provide Sunday transportation back to the hotel or additional transportation to the airport prior to 1:10 p.m.


Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The Spine Intervention Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Spine Intervention Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Spine Intervention Society advises participants to continue to obtain proctoring, mentoring, and additional experience prior to treating patients.


Target Audience
This live activity has been designed for physicians who perform spine intervention procedures.

The Spine Intervention Society strongly advises members be proficient in the lumbar spine before progressing to advanced interventional procedures.

Who May Attend
SIS members who are board certified or in the examination process for certification in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, neurology, orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery may register. Members who are not actively pursuing board certification in the above listed specialties, or are not eligible for certification in these specialties, can register for this course providing they have completed or are currently enrolled in an ACGME approved Pain Fellowship and have previously attended the SIS Lumbar Procedures Bio-Skills Lab. SIS Fellow and Resident members seeking to attend this course are also required to have previously attended the SIS Lumbar Procedures Bio-Skills Lab.

Special Accommodations
Participants will be provided food during the course. We strive to meet the needs of all attendees, but if you have any questions or specific dietary restrictions, please contact the SIS office. Additionally, SIS only contracts with facilities that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All requests for specific accommodations and/or dietary requests should be submitted by Thursday, August 25, 2016 to

Attendee Preparation

Course materials will be emailed to registered attendees one week prior to the course. Prior to attending, participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with those materials. Lectures will also be provided upon completion of the course.

Registration Information
Registration is required and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registrants will be confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the office. Do not book hotel accommodations or airfare until you are confirmed for the course.

Cancellation Policy
The Spine Intervention Society requires cancellation at least 14-days prior to the course to receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior will result in forfeiture of all fees. SIS reserves the right to cancel this course due to circumstances beyond its control. The Society assumes no financial obligation to registrants for possible costs occurred.

Disclosure Policy
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) plans and implements educational activities in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Criteria and Standards of Commercial Support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, our policy requires program instructors and planners to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last twelve (12) months with commercial interests whose products or services may impact their instruction. The Spine Intervention Society’s Education Division reviews all disclosures prior to instruction and has a process of resolution that, if not satisfied, results in the removal of the instructor. The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert instructors with relevant relationship(s), with commercial interest(s) or other interests from involvement in CME, but rather to ensure that the Spine Intervention Society CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. Disclosure information will be made available to all participants at this course. Instructors are also required to disclose this information to the participants verbally and on the introductory slide at the beginning of each presentation.

Commercial Support Disclosure
The society fully complies with all ACCME requirements for commercial support and maintains a separation of promotion from education. We promote improvements in health care and NOT proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The Spine Intervention Society is a non-profit medical society. Revenues from this and all courses are used for future research and educational endeavors.

In-Kind Commercial Support
Fluoroscopic C-Arm(s) provided by GE Healthcare and Ziehm Imaging Inc.

Radiation protection provided by Clint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disposable supplies provided by Clint Pharmaceuticals and Halyard Health.


Course Materials
Materials presented at this course have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. No distribution or reproductions of any kind, including audio and video recordings, may be made of the presentations. We reserve all rights to such material.

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