24th Annual Scientific Meeting Precourses

 


Navigating the Changing Landscape in Spine Care
July 27-30, 2016

New Orleans Marriott

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PRECOURSES

  


Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part I. Assessing Studies of Treatment
Wednesday, July 27
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Instructors: Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD; D.J. Kennedy, MD; Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD

Small Group Facilitators: Wade King, MBBS, MMed(Pain); D. Scott Kreiner, MD; Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH; Milan Stojanovic, MD

This course consists of didactic sessions on the principles of evidence, statistical tools for the analysis of evidence, and categorization of studies. It is accompanied by small group activities on critically assessing studies of treatment. Participants seeking accreditation will be required to complete a two-part examination. A short test will be administered at the end of the course, and participants will be asked to complete and submit within one week a take-home test covering principles, the calculation of statistics, and the critical appraisal of studies of treatment.
 
Participants who successfully demonstrate competence on the examination will obtain Spine Intervention Society EBM-accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of treatment. This accreditation is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Spine Intervention Society Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies.

Registration limited to 30 Members
SIS Member: $300 click here to register

SIS Division members click here to contact the SIS office for your complimentary registration



Accreditation Course in Evidence-Based Medicine: Part II. Assessing Studies of Diagnostic Tests and Strategies
Wednesday, July 27
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Instructors: Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD; Andrew J. Engel, MD; John MacVicar, MBChB

Spine Intervention Society accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of treatment is granted after the successful completion of EBM Part I. and is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.

This course will consist of didactic sessions highlighting key concepts and statistical tools required for critiquing evidence regarding diagnostic tests and strategies. It will be accompanied by small group activities on critically assessing these studies. Participants seeking accreditation will be required to complete a two-part examination. A short test will be administered at the end of the course, and participants will be asked to complete and submit within one week a take-home test covering principles, the calculation of statistics, and the critical appraisal of studies of diagnostic tests and strategies.

Participants who successfully demonstrate competence on the examination will obtain Spine Intervention Society EBM-accreditation in the appraisal of evidence in studies of diagnostic tests and strategies and will be qualified to participate in the EBM Journal Club.

Registration limited to SIS Members who have successfully completed EBM Part I
SIS Member: $300 click here to contact the SIS office to register
SIS Division members click here to contact the SIS office for your complimentary registration
 


Coding and Reimbursement Session
Wednesday, July 27
1:00–6:30 p.m.

Instructors: Linda Duckworth, CPC, CHC; Scott I. Horn, DO

Between patients and payers lies a land shrouded in mystery, a place where decisions are made that impact your ability to provide the services your patients need. Let the experts be your guides to the intricacies of the land of coding and reimbursement, a crucial vector in navigating the changing landscape in spine care. Upon your registration, you’ll be able to submit your specific coding scenario questions and receive expert guidance on how to avoid the claim denials inherent to incorrect ICD-10 coding and reporting, and learn to recognize the significant impact that modifiers have on reimbursement. You do not need to be an SIS Member to attend this session.

All Attendees: $325
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SIS Health Policy Division Members click here to contact the SIS office for your complimentary registration



Back to Basics Session: Conducting Your Own Clinical Research
Wednesday, July 27
1:30–6:00 p.m.

Instructors: Shihab U. Ahmed, MD, MPH; J. Scott Bainbridge, MD; Mark Bicket, MD; Michael DePalma, MD; Michael Furman, MD; Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

When you reach the frontier of the evidence base, will you be ready to chart the path for your peers to follow? This session is designed especially for members who do not have the same resources as physicians in academic settings to conduct clinical research. You will hear experts from both academia and private practice discuss in a step-by-step fashion how to conduct clinical research studies. You will hear about their experiences, including how to get your results published in reputable journals. The program includes hypothesis formulation, study design, institutional review and regulatory process management, patient protection, data collection, analysis, and publication. After participating in this course, you’ll be on your way to making a name for yourself as a contributor to evidence-based spine intervention.

Registration limited to 40 SIS Members
SIS Member: $195
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