2017 Annual Meeting Slides - Looking Forward to the Future

View over 1,600 slides from presentations delivered at the Spine Intervention Society’s 25th Annual Meeting: Looking Forward to the Future.

Interpretation of Fluoroscopic Images and Contrast Medium Spread Patterns

  • The Colloquium on Imaging
  • Fluoroscopic Imaging – The Latest Update
  • The Space of Okada
  • Complex Fluoroscopic Patterns: Epidural vs ?
  • Dangerous Vascular Contrast Flow Patterns: Cervical and Lumbar

FactFinders Presents: Conscious Sedation

Quick Hit: Orphan Procedures for the Spine Interventionalist: Stellate Ganglion Block

Shoulder Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment for the Spine Interventionalist

  • Anatomy Review of the Shoulder
  • Old Fashioned Diagnosis: Validity of Shoulder Physical Exam (Sensitivity, Specificity)
  • Shoulder Pain - Modern Diagnostic Tools: Blocks and Imaging
  • Interventional Therapies: Shoulder

Regenerative Medicine

  • Stem Cell for Spine Care: From Dish to Disc
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMAC)
  • Amniotic Fluid for Epidural and Intradiscal Injection
  • Alpha-2-Macroglobulin
  • Using Regenerative Medicine in Clinical Practice

A Critical Review of the Influential Papers of 2016

  • A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter, Open-label Clinical Trial Comparing Intradiscal Biacuplasty to Conventional Medical Management for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain
  • Twelve-Month Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Intradiscal Biacuplasty to Conventional Medical Management for Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain
  • Is There an Association of Epidural Corticosteroid Injection With Postoperative Surgical Site Infection After Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Spine Disease?
  • Preoperative Epidural Injections are Associated with Increased Risk of Infection After Single-level Lumbar Decompression
  • Adverse Event Rates Associated with Transforaminal and Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: A Multi-Institutional Study
  • Predictors of the Efficacy of Epidural Steroid Injections for Structural Lumbar Degenerative Pathology
  • Conus Medullaris Infarction After a Right L4 Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Using Dexamethasone

FactFinders Presents: Variable Risk Stratification of NSAIDS Prior to Spine Interventions

Quick Hit: Orphan Procedures for the Spine Interventionalist - Lumbar Sympathetic Block

Top Research Abstract Presentations

  • BEST CLINICAL ABSTRACT/BEST FELLOW ABSTRACT: Multi-Institutional Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Prospective Study of Intra-articular Lumbar Zygapophysial Joint Corticosteroid Injection(s) as Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain in a Selected Population-Patricia Zheng, MD
  • BEST BASIC SCIENCE ABSTRACT: Anatomical Topographical Investigation of the Dorsal Thoracic Branch of the Spinal Nerve: Are There Consequences for Techniques of Thermocoagulation?-Georg C. Feigl, MD
  • BEST RESIDENT ABSTRACT: Cadaveric Study of the Articular Branches of the Shoulder Joint-Brittany Bickelhaupt, MD
  • OUTSTANDING ABSTRACT: Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Flow Patterns: An Analysis of the Varied Patterns Seen Using Contralateral Oblique View-Sri Mallempati, MD

Conscious Sedation Debate: Is Conscious Sedation Indicated for Routine Spinal Procedures/Injections?

  • Pro: David C. Miller, MD
  • Con: Wade King, MMedSc, MMed(Pain)


  • Technology for Back Pain: Dorsal Root Stimulation
  • Update on Efficacy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation - So, How Does It Work?

FactFinders Presents: Spine Injections in the Immunosuppressed Patient and the Risks Associated with Procedural Care

Quick Hit: Orphan Procedures for the Spine Interventionalist - Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block

International Education in Spine Interventions

  • An Educational Mission in China: How Do We Bridge the Pacific?
  • Needs and Opportunities for Education in South Asia - India Awaits

My Most Challenging Case

  • Interpreting Atypical Blocks
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
  • Luck Versus Effective Treatment
  • My Toughest Case

Gluteal Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment for the Spine Interventionalist

  • Anatomy of Gluteal Pai
  • Old-Fashioned Diagnosis: Validity of Physical Exam
  • Modern Diagnostic Tools: Blocks and Imaging
  • Interventional Therapies

FactFinders Presents: Acceptable Blood Pressure Prior to Procedure

Quick Hit: Orphan Procedures for the Spine Interventionalist - Ganglion Impar Block

Take Action Now: Preserving Access to Spine Interventions

  • The Washington State Health Technology Assessment and Continued Coverage of Spine Procedures: What Went Right? Engaging Physicians and Patients
  • “Presenting the Evidence” Advocacy Efforts in the Washington State HTA Review of Spinal Injection Policies
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Spine Pain Coverage Determinations: 2015-Now
  • The Ramifications of Inaction Beyond Oregon State
  • Spinal Injections: What Evidence and Resources Do We Have To Maintain Coverage?

Imaging of the Thoracic Spine

Pre-Surgical Planning: Diagnostic Interventions
The Utility of Diagnostic Interventions for Presurgical Planning

Research Abstract Podium Presentations

  • Anticoagulation Practice Habits and Experience with Thromboembolic and Bleeding Complications: A Survey of SIS Members
  • Immediate vs. Prolonged Pain Relief After Sacroiliac Joint Injection with Anesthetic and Corticosteroid: A Prospective Study
  • Does Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection with Low-dose Lidocaine
  • Cause Objective Upper Extremity Weakness? A Preliminary Study
  • Comparison of Automated Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy (APLD) and Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) Results with 1 Year Follow-up
  • Estimating Radiation Exposure From Fluoroscopically-Guided Lumbar Epidural Access

Medicolegal Issues and Your Practice
Spot the Issues: Is Your Medical Business Operating Legally?

Reflections By Professor Bogduk: “From THEN until NOW”

  • The Anatomy of the Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Syndrome
  • Lumbar Dorsal Ramus Syndrome
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