Core Curriculum for Interventional Physicians: CERVICAL and ADVANCED CERVICAL

The Cervical Core Curriculum product includes all lectures presented during SIS Cervical and Advanced Cervical Bio-skills Courses. As an SIS member*, you can purchase this educational offering and dive into these topics.

Please Note:  Because there is a significant amount of overlapping content across presentations in the two courses, the Cervical and Advanced Cervical Core Curriculum is offered at the price for a single module.  

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy, Technique, and Evidence Base
    • Third Occipital Nerve Blocks: Lateral Approach
    • Third Occipital Nerve Blocks: Posterior Approach
    • C7 Medial Branch Blocks: Lateral Approach
    • C7 Medial Branch Block: Posterior Approach
    • C3-C6 Medial Branch Blocks: Lateral Approach
    • C3-C6 Medial Branch Blocks: Posterior Approach
    • Lateral Atlanto-Axial Joint (C1-C2) Access
    • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Intra-articular Facet Joint Access
    • Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Cervical Anatomy for the Interventional Pain Management Physician
  • Advanced Cervical Anatomy and Imaging:  Anatomy of the Craniocervical Junction
  • Contrast Flow Patterns in Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Risk Mitigation in Cervical Procedures
  • Risk Mitigation in Advanced Cervical Procedures

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. 

*Continual membership is required to access the modules in your member profile.

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

  • Analyze the imaging depiction of the relevant anatomy;
  • Relate patient history and physical exam findings with imaging to achieve a likely diagnosis of the spinal pathology; causing the patient’s pain or dysfunction;
  • Describe the literature support for the efficacy of the procedures;
  • Identify the risks and benefits of each procedure, as well as assessment, prevention, and treatment of potential complications;
  • Apply technically correct performance of the spinal procedures using safe fluoroscopic guidance with minimal tissue injury or discomfort.

Speaker Disclosure Information 
Allen S. Chen, MD, MPH
Nothing to disclose

Michael B. Furman, MD, MS  
Nothing to disclose 

Brad Goodman, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Timothy Maus, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Scott Naftulin, DO 
Nothing to disclose

Joshua Rittenberg, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Louis C. Saeger, MD 
Nothing to disclose

Alison Stout, DO 
Nothing to disclose 

Allen S. Chen, MD, MPH 
Any position as a speaker/committee member: NASS, SIS
Expert witness: Cases in New Jersey, California
Travel expenses: SIS

Michael B. Furman, MD, MS 
Service as an expert witness: Malpractice Review for several law firms 
Royalties: Elsevier 
Grant and research support: Mesoblast/Cascade 
Any position in physician society/association: SIS 
Travel Reimbursement: SIS

Brad Goodman, MD
Stock ownership or investment interest in a commercial interest: Discgenics
Royalties: Elsevier
Speaker and travel reimbursement: SIS 

Timothy Maus, MD 
Grant and research support: NIH 1R01NS100725-01A1; University of MN/Mayo Clinic Translational Product Development Fund 
Intellectual property rights: Patent Filing, Mayo Clinic Ventures 
Any position in physician society/association: SIS 
Speaker and Travel Reimbursement:
 Mayo Clinic; American University of Beirut,Cleveland Clinic; American Academy of Pain Medicine, Rutgers University, SIS

Scott Naftulin, DO 
Position in physician society/association: SIS
Speaker and travel reimbursement: SIS

Joshua Rittenberg, MD 
Position in physician society/association: SIS
Speaker and travel reimbursement: SIS

Louis C. Saeger, MD 
Advisory committees: Minnesota Department of Health
Grant and research support: Vivex, JoiMax
Position in physician society/association: Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Director at Large 
Marketing/promotional dinners: Boston Scientific, Nevro, StimWave 
Speaker: SIS 
Travel reimbursement: SIS, Boston Scientific

Alison Stout, DO 
Expert consultant: State Farm 
Position in physician society/association: NASS, SIS 

References are provided within the speakers presentations.

Commercial Support  
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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 6.75 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: 07/11/2020   
Date of Activity Expiration: 07/10/2023

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