13th Annual MINS Conference — Breckenridge, CO


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Registration for the 13th Annual MINS Conference is now closed. 

For any sponsorship or other related questions, please contact Jennifer Harris at harrisjen10@yahoo.com or call 313-443-3882.


Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting & Oakland University, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

The Lodge at Breckenridge, Breckenridge, Colorado

March 7–9, 2024


Nuances and Techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery & Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine


Meeting Agenda (Subject to Change)


Thursday, March 7

4:00 – 5:00pm       Exhibitor Set-Up
5:00 – 6:00pm      Signature Cocktail Hour with Exhibitors

6:00 – 9:00pm      Dinner talks
6:00 – 6:05pm       Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, MSc – Welcome Address
MINS 3rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD
6:05 – 6:45pm      Keynote address: Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD – Evolution of Cranial and Spinal Endoscopic Surgery
6:45 – 7:00pm       MINS Lifetime Achievement Award to Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD (presented by Ernest Braxton, MD)
7:00 – 7:20pm       Daniel Kim, MD – Current Developments in Endoscopic Spine Surgery
7:20 – 7:40pm       Neel Anand, MD – Lessons Learned in Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery
7:40 – 8:00pm       Ernest Braxton, MD – Medical Outreach to Kathmandu: Update on Neurosurgery in Nepal

8:00 – 9:00pm      Exhibitor Sponsored Session
8:00 – 8:20pm       Chris Thompson – Medtronic AiBLETM
8:20 – 8:35pm       Ernest Braxton, MD – Accelus/Spinal Elements
8:35 – 8:50pm       Jeff Segal, MD, JD – Medical Justice
8:50 – 9:00pm       Ken Wittenberg – Physician Investment for the Future

           9:00pm       Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, MSc – Concluding Remarks


Friday, March 8

7:00 – 8:00am      Breakfast with Exhibitors
Minimally Invasive Cranial and Spine Session
Moderator: Jeff Jacob, MD

8:00 – 8:20am       Cesar Serrano Almeida, MD – Robotic Epilepsy Treatment
8:20 – 8:40am       Jeff Jacob, MD – Complex Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
8:40 – 9:00am       Peter Witt, MD – Endoscopic spine surgery
9:00 – 9:20am       Daniel Park, MD – Bi-portal endoscopic surgery
9:20 – 9:40am       Jon Schoeff, MD – Outpatient Anterior Lumbar Surgery: Safe and Effective Approach
9:40 – 10:00am     Arthur Jenkins, MD – Hypermobility Syndrome and Autonomic Dysfunction: A Surgical Condition

*Concurrent Session for Nurses, NP, PAs, Administrators*
8:00 – 8:20am       Natalia Holznagle – Keys to Effective Administration of a Neurosurgical Residency
8:20 – 8:40am       Allison Learner – Tips in Effectively Managing a Neurosurgical Operative Team
8:40 – 9:00am       Kristin McGrath – Medical Mission in Haiti
9:00 – 9:15am       Aaron Rapp, MD – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
9:15 – 9:30am       Lee Onn Chieng, MD – Deformity Spine Surgery
9:30 – 9:45am       Casey Spinelli, MD – Managing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients
9:45 – 10:00am     Eric Mong, MD – Cervical Spine Surgery

10:00am till 4:00pm    Enjoy the Mountains

4:00 – 5:00pm      Après-Ski with Exhibitors

5:00 – 6:00pm      Panel Discussion
Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center

Moderator: Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, MSc (ft. Ernest Braxton, MD; Steven Rapp, MD; Daniel Park, MD)

6:00 – 9:00pm      Dinner talks
6:00 – 7:00pm      Keynote Address: Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD – Human Stem Cell Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Special Session
7:00 – 7:20pm       Graciela Perez, DSc – Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Neurosurgery
7:20 – 7:40pm       Joshua Perez-Cruet, BS – Global Warming: Are Doctors Prepared

Double Black Diamond Extreme Session: Surgical Nuances and Techniques
7:40 – 7:55pm       Aaron Rapp, MD – Mastering Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Resident’s Prospective
7:55 – 8:10pm       David Fessler, MD, PhD – Trivergent: The Next Evolutionary Step in Lumbar Posterior Stabilization
8:10 – 8:25pm       Casey Spinelli, MD – Complex MIS Thoracic Surgery
8:25 – 8:45pm       Lee Onn Chieng, MD – Complex MIS Scoliosis Surgery
8:45 – 9:00pm       Eric Mong, MD – Long Term Outcomes of Large Series Patients Undergoing MIS TLIF

           9:00pm       Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, MSc – Concluding Remarks


Saturday, March 9

7:00 – 8:00am      Breakfast with Exhibitors

Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Session
Moderator: Rasul Chaudhry, PhD

8:00 – 8:20am       Rasul Chaudhry, PhD – Developments in Stem Cell Bench Research
8:20 – 8:40am       Arthur Jenkins, MD – Amniotic Membrane Use in Spine Surgery
8:40 – 9:00am       Graham C. Parker, PhD – Ethics in Regenerative Medicine
9:00 – 9:45am       Keynote Address: Kevin Chen, MD – Stem Cell Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Bench to Bedside and Back
9:45 – 10:00am     Ahmad Chehab, MD – Stem cell-based Intervertebral Disc Regeneration
10:00 – 10:15am   Lauren Eichenbaum, MD – Botox treatment of cervical muscular spasms
10:15 – 10:30am   Yusuf Jimoh – Evaluation of the therapeutic potential of dopaminergic progenitors to treat Parkinson’s disease

Exhibitor Sponsored Talks
10:30 – 10:45am   Maggie Brabbins, RN – M2 Macrophage Enhance Bone Fusion
10:45 – 11:00am   TBD



2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Hae-Dong Jho, MD & PhD

We are pleased to announce that Hae-Dong Jho, MD & PhD, Professor and Chairman Department of Neuroendoscopy at Allegheny General Hospital Drexel University College of Medicine is this years MINS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  

Dr. Jho’s contributions to the field of neuroendoscopy are well known and we are honored to recognize his significant achievements.  



Board of Directors





Sponsorship Levels


For any sponsorship or other related questions, please contact Jennifer Harris at harrisjen10@yahoo.com or call 313-443-3882.


Shipping Information

For shipping, please make sure to get tracking information and ship via the address below for the different providers:

The Lodge at Breckenridge
Attn: Corporate Name
PO Box 1078
Breckenridge, CO  80424

The Lodge at Breckenridge
Attn: Corporate Name
112 Overlook Drive
Breckenridge, CO  80424


Do you know how big is the items you’ll be shipping? And or how many items will be shipped? Once you get here, you will ask front desk for the items, and they will give it to you.


Our Sponsors

Below is a list of our sponsors for this year's event. Thank you to all of our exhibitors and sponsors for the 13th Annual MINS Conference.



– Primary Exhibitors –

Medtronic logo RGB 2

Double Black Diamond Extreme Exhibitor


Blue Exhibitor


Centinel Spine
Green Exhibitor


MIMEDX Group, Inc.
Green Exhibitor


ZimVie Logo

Green Exhibitor


ZimVie Logo

Green Exhibitor


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Centurion Logo Horizontal 3d 800px

MTF Biologics
Green Exhibitor


Centurion Therapeutics
Green Exhibitor


– Other Exhibitors –

KurosBiosciences logo 2021ClrRGB web

Kuros Biosciences
Display Table Exhibitor


Zavation Logo

Zavation Medical Products, LLC
Display Table Exhibitor


Theragen logo

Display Table Exhibitor


Enovis logo

Display Table Exhibitor


Bicomposites logo

Technology Exhibitor


Team Rehab logo

Team Rehab
Technology Exhibitor


Innovasis logo

Technology Exhibitor


– Additional Sponsors –

Nicholas Ventures

Veritas Principles, LLC



Location Information:

112 Overlook Dr
Breckenridge, CO 80424

For Reservations:  855-667-1741
Hotel Direct:  800-736-1607