JPNI 17th Annual Symposium: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders

After a turbulent 2020, this year’s 17th Annual Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders Symposium was once again be held in person on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. We had an amazing turn out both with our sponsors and our attendees. It was great to see everyone in person again and we look forward to doing so again in 2022. The 18th Annual symposium date is yet to be finalized but when it has been we will send out a notification!

This live educational activity is jointly provided by the Colorado Medical Society (CMS), Justin Parker Neurological Institute (JPNI) and Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates (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.  We are currently finalizing this year’s agenda, and topics so far include Alzheimer’s advances, robots and technology in the spine, neurosurgical recreational injuries of Colorado, focused ultrasound for essential tremor, and more.


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
Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Benign Essential Tremor
9:20 am
Trenton Stickney, PA-C
Post-Operative Care in the Neurosurgical Patient
9:20 –
10:00 am
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Spondylolisthesis with Stenosis: New and Exciting Surgical Treatments
10:20 am
Morning Session II
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
11:00 am
E. Lee Nelson, MD
Neurosurgical Recreational Injuries of Colorado
11:40 am
Kevin KH Chow, MD
Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma
12:20 pm
Alan Zacharias, MD
Alzheimer’s Advances: Get to Know Your Fluorinated Probes
1:20 pm
Afternoon Session I
1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
2:20 pm
Huntington Potter, PhD
Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis and Therapy
3:00 pm
Sharad Rajpal, MD
Spinal Technologies: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Material Science: A New Era in Spine Surgery
3:20 pm
Afternoon Session II
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
3:20 –
4:00 pm
Hamid Abbasi, MD
Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Thoracolumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint and Their Impact on Key Stakeholders: Patient, Provider and Healthcare Economy
4:00 –
4:40 pm
Emily Lampe, MD
Current Treatments for Ischemic Stroke
4:40 pm
Alan Villavicencio, MD
Adjournment, Raffle & Closing Remarks
5:00 pm
Reception (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 Colorado Medical Society and the Justin Parker Neurological Institute.  The CMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The CMS 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.




Educational Grants

Avista Adventist Hospital
Boulder Community Health
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Longmont United Hospital

Platte Valley Medical Center
Premia Spine 

Diamond Exhibitor


Platinum Exhibitors

Altitude Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Gold Exhibitors

KLS Martin Group
Nerve Watch

Silver Exhibitors

Aspen Medical Products
Boston Scientific
Hanger Clinic
Southwest Surgical LLC
Zimmer Biomet

Bronze Exhibitors

Alpine Dentistry
Arbor Pharmaceuticals
Health Images
Physical Therapy of Boulder