This symposium will examine the therapeutic strategies in the management of central nervous system tumors and metastases. The program will review the molecular biology of glioma and innovative therapeutic approaches in treatment of glioma. There will be additional focus on Meningiomas and Pituitary Tumors. The Brain Tumor Partners in Care Session will enhance knowledge about brain tumor types, and treatments. Experts will present the latest data on management of survivorship needs, such as symptoms, coping, financial issues, palliative care and caregiving.
Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Neuro-oncologists, Neurologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and allied healthcare professionals who work with patients with tumors.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1.Discuss the roles of surgery, radiation therapy and systemic therapy in the management of central nervous system metastases. 2.Discuss the management of Meningiomas and Pituitary Tumors. 3.Discuss the innovative therapeutic approaches in treatment of gliomas. 4.Describe common tumor types, their effect on cerebral functions and their treatment. 5.Identify specific practical issues focusing on living with a brain tumor including: symptoms, caregiver needs, palliative care and financial aspects. 6.Provide management strategies for issues pertaining to living with a brain tumor.
Call For Papers
Abstracts will be solicited for electronic poster presentations. Electronic posters will be on display during breaks and lunch. Poster participants will be notified of acceptance as well as poster format and content requirements on or before October 7, 2016.
- Deadline date: September 30, 2016
- One entry per presenter.
- Submit your abstract as a Word document to Brigid Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 300 word limit
Cleveland Clinic Co-Directors
Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD, FACP Director, Brain Metastasis Research Program Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Gene Barnett, MD, MBA Director, Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Glen Stevens, DO, PhD, FAAN Section Head, Adult Neuro-Oncology Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
John Suh, MD Chairman, Radiation Oncology
Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD Associate Director, Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
American Brain Tumor Association Co-Director:
Leticia J. Kees, MS Director, Programs and Outreach
For complete information, registration, accommodations, etc. visit http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/live/courses/brainmets/