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  • SIS 2021 Annual Meeting - Innovations In Interventional Pain

    Contains 48 Component(s), Includes Credits

    On-Demand Video

    Sessions Available for Streaming

    • Orthobiologics for the Treatment of Spine Pain - Moderator: Byron J. Schneider, MD
      • SIS Systematic Review on Intradiscal Biologic Treatments for Discogenic Pain - Byron J. Schneider, MD
      • Intradiscal Biologics: Pro - David Levi, MD
      • Intradiscal Biologics: Con - D. Scott Kreiner, MD
      • Biologics for Epidural Use - Nathaniel M. Schuster, MD
      • Biologics for Zygapophysial Joint  Pain- Christine Hunt, DO, MS
    • SIS Systematic Review on Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Speaker: Aaron Conger, DO
    • Coding Quick Hit: Basivertebral Nerve Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Speaker: Scott Horn, DO
    • Gluteal Pain or "Pain in the Butt" - Evaluation and Ultrasound Applications - Moderator: Zachary L. McCormick, MD
      • Challenges of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain Diagnosis - Haewon Jennifer Lee, MD
      • Posterior SIJ Complex Pain - Marzena Buzanowska, MD
      • Other Causes of Gluteal Pain - Danielle Sarno, MD
      • Ultrasound Applications-Piriformis/Ischial Bursa/Cluneal Nerve - Kate Sully, MD
    • Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Non-Spinal Lower Limb Pain - Moderator: Yusef Sayeed, MD
      • Patient Selection for Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation: Indications and Contraindications - Brian Boies, MD
      • DRG Stimulation: Imaging Before, During, and After Lead Placement - Lynn Kohan, MD
      • SIS Systematic Review on DRG Stimulation - Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd
      • Patient Selection for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Indications and Contraindications - Mark Hurdle, MD
      • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Imaging Before, During, and After Lead Placement - Mark Hurdle, MD
    • Top Research Abstract Presentations - Moderator: David Levi, MD
      • Best Resident Abstract: Dual Medial Branch Blocks and Progression to Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Cervical Zygapophysial Arthropathy - Evan Berlin, MD
      • Best Fellow Abstract: Dual Medial Branch Blocks and Progression to Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Lumbar Zygapophysial Arthropathy - David Sherwood, DO 
      • Best Basic Science Abstract:  MRI Imaging of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions Demonstrates Consistent Lesion Size in Respective Anatomical Locations - Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH
      • Best Basic Science Abstract:  An Assessment of the Minimal Clinically Important Difference for the Pain Disability Quality-Of-Life Questionnaire-Spine - Robert S. Burnham, MD
      • Best Clinical Abstract: Effectivity of Platelet Rich Plasma Injection in the Intervertebral Disc - Scott Horn, DO
    • Nuances of the Cervical Spine - Speakers: Timothy Maus, MD and Felix E. Diehn, MD
    • Lumbar Decompression: Interspinous Spacers vs Percutaneous Decompressive Laminotomy - Moderator: D. Scott Kreiner, MD
      • Interspinous Spacer - Kam Assil, MD
      • Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD) - Farzad Karkandeian, DO
    • Achieving Health Equity in Pain Medicine - Moderator: Joshua Rittenberg, MD
      • Introduction and Group Exercise - Yusef Sayeed, MD
      • Race and Disparities in Pain Medicine - Oludare Olatoye, MD
      • Gender and Disparities in Pain Medicine - Kate Sully, MD
      • Solutions and Suggestions for Overcoming Barriers - Marzena Buzanowska, MD
    • Advances in Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) - Moderator: Javier De Andrés Ares, MD, PhD
      • SCS: Modes of Action - Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
      • Different Waveforms: Does It Make a Clinical Difference? - David Provenzano, MD
      • Spinal Cord Evoked Potentials - Scott F. Lempka, PhD
      • SIS Systematic Review on SCS - To-Nhu Vu, MD
    • COVID-19 Update - Moderator: Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
      • Introduction - Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
      • Reopening and Practice Pattern Changes - Lisa Huynh, MD
      • Vaccinations and Corticosteroid Injections - Haewon Jennifer Lee, MD
      • The Impact on Physician Well-Being - Akhil Chhatre, MD
    • Research Abstract Podium Presentations - Moderator: David Levi, MD
      • The Incidence of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Complications Associated with Ceasing vs Maintaining Anticoagulant and /or Antiplatelet Agents for Spine Pain Interventions Targeting the Facet Joint - Gene Tekmyster, DO
      • Wirelessly Powered, Battery-Free Peripheral Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain: Interim Results of a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial - Nameer Haider, MD
      • Does the Severity of Neuroforaminal Stenosis Impact Short-Term Pain and Functional Outcomes After Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection? An Exploratory Analysis of Prospective Cohort Data - Dustin J. Randall, BS
      • Viable Disc Tissue Allograft Supplementation in the Treatment of Painful Degenerated Intervertebral Discs: The One Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial - Meredith Langhorst, MD
      • The Viable Disc Tissue Allograft Supplementation (VAST) Randomized Controlled Trial in Patients with Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: Correlating Age with Clinical Outcome - Meredith Langhorst, MD
      • Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Provides 24 Month Durability in the Management of Osteoarthritic Knee Pain. Results from a Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Trial - Lynn Kohan, MD
      • Rate of Discontinuation for Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Using the Modified Approach in an Office-Based Setting Without Sedation - David Levi, MD
        Results of Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections Stratified by the Specialty of the Referring Physician - Joshua Levin, MD
    • Influential Papers of 2020 - Moderators: W. Evan Rivers, DO and Taylor Burnham, MD
      •  Allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells treatment for chronic low back pain associated with degenerative disc disease: a prospective randomized, placebo-controlled 36-month study of safety and efficacy. Spine J 2020. [ePub ahead of print] - Amirdelfan K, Bae H, McJunkin T, DePalma M, Kim K, Beckworth WJ, Ghiselli G, Bainbridge JS, Dryer R, Deer TR, Brown RD.
      •  Long-term outcomes following intraosseous basivertebral nerve ablation for the treatment of chronic low back pain: 5-year treatment arm results from a prospective randomized double-blind sham-controlled multi-center study. Eur Spine J 2020;29(8):1925-1934. - Fischgrund JS, Rhyne A, Macadaeg K, Moore G, Kamrava E, Yeung C, Truumees E, Schaufele M, Yuan P, DePalma M, Anderson DG, Buxton D, Reynolds J, Sikorsky M.
    • Role of Ultrasound (US) in Interventional Spine Procedures Moderator: Richard G. Chang, MD, MPH
      • Review of the Evidence Base - Byron J. Schneider, MD
      • Hybrid SIJ Injections Are Better - Alison Stout, DO
      • Fluoroscopically-Guided SIJ Injections Are Better - D. Scott Kreiner, MD
      • Use of US In Other Sacrococcygeal Disorders - Jonathan Kirschner, MD
      • Use of US In Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections - Samer Narouze, MD, PhD
      • Use of US In Lumbar Facet Pain - Paul Lin, MD

    In addition to these CME products, we have included the following videos for streaming:

    • Presidential Address Matthew Smuck, MD
    • Charles N. Aprill, MD Tribute
    • Welcome Remarks - Matthew Smuck, MD
    • Contributions to Spine Science - David J. "D.J." Kennedy, MD
    • The Man: His Influence and Effect on People - Timothy Maus, MD
    • The Teacher - Fred DeFrancesch, MD
    • Society Awards David J. "D.J." Kennedy, MD
    • Education Division Update Alison Stout, DO
    • Health Policy Division Update D. Scott Kreiner, MD
    • Research Division Update David Levi, MD
    • Standards Division Update Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    • Fundraising Committee Update Zachary L. McCormick, MD

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures
    • Apply new research finding to the practice of ethical, evidence-based interventional pain care
    • Define important patient-centered outcome measures in practice settings

    Disclosure Information
    Disclosure information provided in the 'Handouts' section of this product.

    References

    References are provided within the speakers presentations.

    Accreditation Statement 
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Commercial Support
    No commercial support was received for this activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 10/11/2021 
    Date of Activity Expiration: 10/10/2024

  • Provocation Discography

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures. Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors
    Fred DeFrancesch, MD; Milton H. Landers, DO, PhD; Kevin Martinez, MD; George Rappard, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee   

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosures Information 
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Fred DeFrancesch, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milton H. Landers, DO, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    Kevin Martinez, MD
    Ownership in a commercial interest: Discgenics

    George Rappard, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Fred DeFrancesch, MD
    Stock ownership: Mutual funds
    Speaker: Depomed
    Expert witness: IME
    Position in physician society/association: SIS
    Travel expenses: SIS
    Entertainment and Social Event Courtesies: Various pharma and SIS functions

    Milton H. Landers, DO, PhD
    Ownership: Midwest Surgery Center
    Position in physician society/association: SIS

    Kevin Martinez, MD
    Advisory committees or review panels: Louisiana Workers Compensation, Medical Advisory Committee
    Position in physician society/association: SIS

    George Rappard, MD
    Expert witness: Multiple plaintiff firms.
    Position in physician society/association: NASS, SIS

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/association: World Institute of Pain
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/14/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/13/2023

  • Epidural Steroid Injections

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Earn CME credit exploring ESI complication prevention. Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors 
    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD, and Milan P. Stojanovic, MD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosure Information
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/association:
     
    World Institute of Pain
    Travel Expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam Travel Expenses
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 7/17/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 7/16/2023

  • Facet Interventions: Medial Branch Blocks

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description

    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors
    Zachary L. McCormick, MD; Lisa Doan, MD; John Hambraeus, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee

    Copyright

    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosures Information
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Lisa Doan, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Johan Hambraeus, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Zachary L. McCormick, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Lisa Doan, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Johan Hambraeus, MD
    Speaker: St Jude Medical
    Position in physician society/association: SIS

    Zachary L. McCormick, MD
    Grant and research support: Foundation of PM&R, EpiMed International
    Position in physician society/association: AAPM

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/association: World Institute of Pain, Education Committee.
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam Travel Expenses
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/10/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023

  • Facet Interventions: Intra-Articular (Zygapophysial) Joint Injections

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors
    David C. Miller, MD, MA; Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd; Michael J. McKenna, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorbeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosures Information 
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Michael J. McKenna, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    David C. Miller, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Ameet Nagpal, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Michael J. McKenna, MD
    Entertainment and Social Event Courtesies: Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical
    Position in physician society/association: SIS
    Expert witness: IME

    David C. Miller, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Ameet Nagpal, MD
    Position in physician society/association: AAPM&R, ASRA
    Expert witness: Texas Medical Board

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position on physician society/association: World Institute of Pain
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam Travel Expenses.
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/10/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023

  • Facet Interventions: Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors 
    Anil Sharma, MD; Zirong Zhao, MD; Brian Boies, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee 

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosure Information 
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Brian Boies, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Anil Sharma, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    Zirong Zhao, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Brian Boies, MD
    Position in physician society/association: ASA
    Editor/author: Jaypee Publishing, Editor on "Decision Making in Pain Management, 3rd Edition" Editor in chief for Dannemiller, Inc 
    Speaker: AAPMR
    Travel expenses: AAPMR

    Anil Sharma, MD
    Position in physician society/association: NASS

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/associations: World Institute of Pain
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    Zirong Zhao, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/12/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/11/2023

  • Sacroiliac Interventions: Sacral Lateral Branch Blocks

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors 
    Andrew J. Engel, MD; Marc Maes, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee 

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives 
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosures Information  
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Andrew J. Engel, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Marc Maes, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Andrew J. Engel, MD
    Expert witness: IME
    Travel expenses: SIS

    Marc Maes, MD
    Position in physician society/association: Vlaamse Anesthesiologische Vereniging voor Pijnbestrijding

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/association: World Institute of Pain, Education Committee
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/12/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/11/2023

  • Sacroiliac Interventions: Sacroiliac Joint Injections

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors 
    Bryon J. Schneider, MD; Stephen Johnson, MD; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee 

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives 
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosure Information  
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Stephen Johnson, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Bryon J. Schneider, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Stephen Johnson, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Bryon J. Schneider, MD
    Expert witness: Professional Disabilities Associates
    Advisory committee or review panel: Tennessee Advisory Group - Spine Episodes of Care
    Position in physician society/association: NASS
    Travel expenses: NASS, SIS

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/association: World Institute of Pain, Education Committee
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD 
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/12/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/11/2023

  • Sacroiliac Interventions: Sacral Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description 
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors  
    Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH; Marc A. Valley, MD, MPH; Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee  

    Copyright 
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives 
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosure Information 
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Marc A. Valley, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/associations: World Institute of Pain
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Marc A. Valley, MD, MPH
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

    Accreditation Statement
    The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/10/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023

  • Neurostimulation: Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Safety Practices

    Description
    Learn about the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures.  Adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

    Authors
    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD; Ramesh Bathina, MD; and Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division and Evidence Analysis Committee  

    Copyright
    Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

    Educational Objectives
    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    • List contraindications to the procedure, and
    • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional pain procedures.

    Author Disclosure Information
    RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
    Ramesh Bathina, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    OTHER DISCLOSURES
    Ramesh Bathina, MD
    Nothing to disclose

    Milan P. Stojanovic, MD
    Position in physician society/associations: World Institute of Pain
    Travel expenses: World Institute of Pain - FIPP Exam
    Other: Pain Practice Journal - Editorial Work Reimbursement

    Yakov Vorobeychik, MD, PhD
    Nothing to disclose

    References
    References are provided within the PDF.

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    SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Date of Activity Release: 8/10/2020
    Date of Activity Expiration: 8/09/2023