JPNI Annual Symposium: Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders
15th Annual Symposium: Saturday, November 3, 2018
The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado
More than 200 attended the 14th Annual symposium on Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders on November 3, 2018. Symposium attendees heard from ten speakers and faculty discuss a wide variety of topics including surgical treatments for epilepsy, update on brain tumor markers and treatments, advances in degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis surgical treatments, and military applications to civilian trauma. The afternoon featured a pro-con argument on the use of medical marijuana.
The highlight of the day came from our keynote speaker, and visiting professor, Saulius Ročka, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Ročka specializes in neuro-oncology, traumatic brain injury, neurovascular, and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Ročka received his medical degree from Vilnius University in Lithuania and currently the chairman of the neurosurgery center and associate professor of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Department. 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.
Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors that made the event possible, with more than more than 32 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 to disseminate advancements, scientific discoveries and innovative medical technologies to the medical community and into clinical practice.
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Photos from 2018 Symposium
Thank You to Our Supporters
Educational Grants:Avista Adventist Hospital
Boulder Community Health
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Longmont United Hospital
Professor Saulius Ročka, MD, PhD
Dr. Ročka is the Chairman of the Neurosurgery Center and Associate Professor of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Department at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania
Dr.Ročka received his medical degree from Vilnius University in 1998, where he also completed his residency training in 2005. In 2003, Dr.Ročka defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled Hydrodynamic Peculiarities of the Non-Invasively Acquired Ultrasonic Intracranial Pulse Waves. He completed clinical fellowships with the Georgia Neurosurgical Institute (Macon, GA, USA), the Southern General Hospital Institute of Neurological Sciences (Glasgow, Scotland), and Sahlgrens University Hospital (Gothenburg, Sweden). Dr. Ročka currently serves as President of the Lithuanian Neurosurgical Society. He is also a member of the Training Committee for European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, Lithuanian Neuroscience Society, and Lithuanian Society of Epileptology. Dr. Ročka specializes in neuro-oncology, traumatic brain injury, neurovascular, and epilepsy surgery.
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.