13th Annual MINS Meeting Held in Breckenridge, CO

MINS 2024 group pic Breckenridge

The 13th Annual Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society Meeting Held in Breckenridge, Colorado

The Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS), along with the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Oakland University, kicked off its 13th Annual MINS Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado from March 7-9th, honoring Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The three day conference, which was held at The Lodge At Breckenridge, hosted many educational lectures on topics such as Minimally Invasive Cranial and Spine, Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Surgical Nuances and Techniques, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and even held a special session for nurses, PAs and Administrators. When asked what the best part of this year's meeting was, Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, President of MINS said, “The Faculty by far. We had truly outstanding lectures.”

Dr. Jho is Professor & Chairman of Neuroendoscopy and Director of the Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Jho is a true master in minimally invasive cranial and spine surgery. He developed endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, “Band-Aid” craniotomy for anterior skull base tumors, orbital roof craniotomy for meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas and other skull base tumors among many other minimally invasive cranial approaches. He is an innovator and leader in endoscopic spinal procedures leading to the development of disc-preserving anterior cervical foraminotomy for cervical disk herniation, minimally invasive spinal cord decompression via anterior foraminotomy for cervical stenosis, an anterolateral or posterolateral approach for cervical spinal cord tumors, minimally invasive endoscopic thoracic discectomy, minimally invasive endoscopic lumbar discectomy, minimally invasive endoscopic decompression for lumbar stenosis, etc.

“Wanted to expand the meeting beyond Michigan and take it nationally and Breckenridge was an ideal location,” said Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet. “We are taking MINS international next year to Costa Rica in March 2025!”

The Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS) was established to promote minimally invasive neurosurgery that improves patient outcomes. The goal of MINS is to provide a forum for neurosurgical education, training, case discussion and research on minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques.