JPNI Annual Symposium

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JPNI Annual Symposium: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30am – 5:00pm
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Broomfield, CO

The 14th Annual Symposium is jointly provided by the Justin Parker Neurological Institute and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and facilitated by Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates. The symposium targets health care providers involved in the care of cranial and spinal disorders.  This live education activity offers a series of innovative presentations featuring the latest advancements and treatment considerations in cranial, orthopedic, and neurosurgical spine technology. The topics include alternative uses for deep brain stimulation; alternative treatment options for vestibular schwannoma, opioid use as a predictor of outcome for spinal surgery patients; the argument for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or a total disc replacement surgery.  Dr. Huntington Potter will be presenting information on his latest Alzheimer’s study and the safety and efficacy of granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)/ Leukine.

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Continental Breakfast & Registration
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Morning Session I
2.0 CME Credits
Kara Beasley, DO
Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation Technology and Exciting New Targets:  The Future is Bright
Andrew Bauer, MD
Surgery is Better for Vestibular Schwannoma
E. Lee Nelson, MD
Radiosurgery is Better for Vestibular Schwannoma
Morning Session II
2.0 CME Credits
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Preoperative Opioid Use as a Predictor of Outcome in Spine Surgery Patients
Huntington Potter, Ph.D.
Alzheimer’s Disease:  Pursuing the Cure
Cliff Gronseth, MD
Ultrasonic Applications to Diagnosing & Treating Spinal Disorders
Afternoon Session I
1.5 CME Credits
Keynote:  Jared Knopman, MD
Innovations in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Surgery
Justin Moon, MD, MPH
Emerging Therapies in Headaches
Afternoon Session II
1.5 CME Credits
Tripp Nanney, MD
The Argument for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Sharad Rajpal, MD
The Argument for Total Disc Replacement
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Raffle & Closing Remarks 
Reception & Dinner (optional)

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Keynote Speaker

Jared Knopman, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist who received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Knopman did his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency, also serving as chief resident, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital. He completed a specialized fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery/interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Knopman has been named to the SuperDoctors Rising Stars list; a distinction afforded the top 2.5 percent of physicians in his field.  In 2016, the American Heart Association’s Young Professionals of NYC presented Dr. Knopman with its Young Heart Award, honoring him for his work as an advocate for heart health and for his pioneering work in new approaches to treating stroke.

Dr. Knopman has extensive research experience in minimally invasive neurosurgery and has published articles and book chapters about the treatment of degenerative spinal disease, brain tumors, and aneurysms utilizing the most innovative, least invasive approaches. He was one of the original authors of a novel trial of super-selective treatment of malignant brain tumors using targeted chemotherapy, as featured in The New York Times, and he has subsequently expanded this technique to children. Dr. Knopman was awarded the prestigious CNS/Micrus Endovascular Neurosurgery grant as well as the Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholarship for his research in vascular disease. Also, he is the Principal Investigator at Weill/Cornell of an NIH-funded study utilizing topical antibiotics to lower the risk of infection after brain surgery.

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