JPNI Annual Symposium

JPNI Annual Symposium: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders

November 2, 2019
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Broomfield, CO 

This year’s Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, , at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. This live educational activity is jointly provided by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), JPNI and BNA. The symposium is a one-day extensive seminar that will bring together a diverse panel of experts to discuss the latest advancements and treatment considerations in cranial, neurosurgical and orthopedic spine technology.

The registration fee for this live event is $90 and includes tuition, continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and beverages, as well as educational materials including presentations and CVs for all speakers. The early registration deadline is midnight on Friday, October 25, 2019. Registration will increase from $90 to $110 beginning Saturday, October 26, 2019. The reception and dinner are an additional $35.


7:50 am
Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Morning Session I
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
8:40 am
Kara Beasley, DO
New Frontiers in Deep Briain Stimulation: From Directionality, to Multiple Independent Current Control, to Epilepsy
9:20 am
Tripp Nanney, MD
The Importance of Lumbar Lordosis and Sagittal Alignment
9:20 –
10:00 am
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Spine Surgery: Techniques, Pitfalls and Legalities
10:20 am
Morning Session II
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
11:00 am
Michelle Swift, RN, JD
Focus on Improving Patient Care: Review of Cases and Lessons Learned
11:40 am
E. Lee Nelson, MD
Cannabinoids in Neurological Surgery:  An Evidence-Based Guide
12:20 pm
Alan Zacharias, MD
Non-Surgical Neurologic Mimics: What You Don’t Want to Miss
1:20 pm
Afternoon Session I
1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
2:20 pm
David Shafer, MD
3:00 pm
Sharad Rajpal, MD
Technology and Robots in Spine Surgery: Hype or Reality?
3:20 pm
Afternoon Session II
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
3:20 –
4:00 pm
John Hughes, DO
A Multimodal Approach for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
4:00 –
4:40 pm
Denise Damek, MD
Leveraging Physics to Fight Cancer: The Role of Optune in Brain Tumor Treatment
4:40 pm
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Adjournment, Raffle & Closing Remarks
5:00 pm
Reception & Dinner (Optional)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the AANS and the Justin Parker Neurological Institute.  The AANS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The AANS designates this live activity for the maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

Sponsorships and exhibitor packages are available.  Exhibitor Packet 2019

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