JPNI Annual Symposium

JPNI Annual Symposium: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders
Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:30am – 5:00pm
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Broomfield, CO

The purpose of the annual symposium is to disseminate advancements, scientific discoveries, and innovative medical technologies to the medical community and into clinical practice.   The 15th annual Symposium is facilitated by Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates (BNA) and the Justin Parker Neurological Institute (JPNI).  This live education activity will be jointly provided by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and JPNI.  The Symposium is a one-day extensive seminar that will bring together a diverse panel of experts to discuss the latest advancements and treatments considerations in cranial, neurosurgical and orthopedic spine technology.



7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Registration 
CME = 2.0
8:00-8:10 am Alan Villavicencio, MD Welcome
8:10-8:50 am Kara Beasley, DO Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for the treatment of Epilepsy
8:50-9:30 am Alan S. Zacarias, MD The Role of Invasive Therapies in Neurological Disease
9:30-10:10 am E. Lee Nelson, MD Update on Brian Tumors:  Molecular Markers, Low-Grade Tumors, and New Treatments
10:10-10:30 am Break/Expo  
CME = 2.0
10:30-11:30 am Alan Villavicencio, MD Advances in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgical Treatment 
11:10-11:50 am Joseph Cohen, DO Cannabis 101: Integrating Into Patient Care
11:50 – 12:30 pm  Kenneth P. Finn, MD Marijuana in Colorado in the Face of the Opioid Epidemic 
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch/ Expo
1:30-2:30 pm Keynote:  Professor Saulius Ročka, MD, Ph.D. Association of Severe TBI Patients’ Outcomes with Duration of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Impairment Events
2:30 – 3:10 pm Mark Chandler, MD Lessons Learned from the Military:  Applications to Civilian Trauma
3:10-3:30 pm Break/ Expo
3:30-4:10 pm Tripp Nanney, MD The Importance of Lumbar Lordosis and Sagittal Alignment
4:10-4:50 pm Sharad Rajpal, MD The Impact of Preventative Multimodal Analgesia on Postoperative Opioid Requirements and Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Fusions
4:50-5:00 pm Alan Villavicencio, MD Adjournment, Raffle & Closing Remarks
7:00 pm
Reception & dinner (optional) 

2018 Keynote Speaker

You won’t want to miss our keynote speaker, professor Saulius Ročka, MD, PhD,  the head of the Department of Neurovascular Center and Clinic of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania.   Dr. Ročka was part of a team of Lithuanian researchers who received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Paper of the Year award. The paper “Association of Severe TBI Patients’ Outcomes with Duration of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Impairment Events,” is a paradigm shift in the clinical understanding of the functioning of an impaired human brain. Dr. Ročka will be talking about this research and outcomes at the Symposium.

Sponsorship Info

This annual live education event is made possible by generous support from organization and companies who support continuing medical education events.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for $500 and up.  Click Here to see the sponsorship packet.

More Info

Please watch for more information including the agenda and registration information.  Please contact Sarah Heil at with any questions about the Symposium.