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

13th Annual Symposium Recap


More than 180 health care professionals attended the 13th Annual Symposium on Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders on October 8, 2016.  Symposium attendees heard the faculty discuss a wide variety of topics including treatment updates on brain tumors, spine surgery for the elderly, intervention for acute ischemic stroke and vascular lesions, benefits of acupuncture for lower back pain, craniotomy for neoplasm and venous thromboembolism, and non-narcotic alternative for pain management.  The afternoon featured an argument for and against surgical treatment for a herniated disc presented by Dr. Melody Denham and Dr. Alan Villavicencio.

The story of grace, determination, and perseverance came from the keynote speaker, Amy Van-Dyken Rouen. Amy shared how her life’s motto “don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something” helped her to overcome severe asthma, fueled her to win six Olympic gold medals and gave her the will to live. She shared details about her ATV accident that left her spine severely damaged and paralyzed. which gave all health care provider a unique perspective of a spinal cord injury patient.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors that made the event possible, with more than 37 exhibitors to visit throughout the day. The annual symposium is jointly provided by JPNI and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and facilitated by Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates. The symposium offers a one-day extensive seminar that brings together a diverse panel of experts and promotes evidence-based medicine to the medical community helping to improve the quality of patient care.

Click this link for YouTube recordings of the symposium presentations.
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