Advanced Lumbar Bio-Skills Lab - Cumberland, RI - 1 SEAT LEFT
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This course offers up to 17 CME hours.

5/13/2016 to 5/15/2016
When: May 13-15, 2016
Where: MedCure / Renaissance Providence Downtown
Cumberland / Providence, Rhode Island 
United States

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Membership is required to attend any hands-on bio-skills labs.

Who may attend?
SIS Members who are board certified or in the examination process for certification in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Members who are not board certified in these specialties must have completed or be currently enrolled in an ACGME Pain Fellowship Program and begin at the Lumbar level.

Requirements for Fellow and Resident Members
Fellows and Residents Members must be board eligible in one of the above 6 specialties and are required to enroll in lumbar as their first hands-on bio-skills course. Fellow members who are board certified in one of the above 6 specialties may submit a waiver request to start instruction at the advanced lumbar level. The waiver request must come from the Fellowship Program Director and needs to attest to the member’s skill level. Waiver requests must be submitted via email to


During this 17-hour advanced lumbar procedures course the following techniques will be taught:

  • L1-5 Transforaminal (subpedicular)/S1 Transforaminal Epidural
  • L1-5 Transforaminal Epidural (infraneural)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Intra-articular Zygapophysial Joint
  • L1-4 Medial Branch Parallel Needle Placement
  • L5 Dorsal Ramus Parallel Needle Placement
  • Cadaveric Prosection
In addition, there will be lectures and didactics covering:
  • Advanced Imaging - Lumbar Cases
  • Indications and Techniques
  • Risks and Complications
  • Spinal Innervation
  • Introduction to Radiofrequency
  • Contrast Pattern Analysis

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