Multi-Disciplinary Organization Dedicated to Promoting Advances in
Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education

18th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 7th Annual International Symposium on Long-Term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine


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.

Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Neuro-oncologists, Neurologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and allied healthcare professionals who work with patients with tumors.

Learning Objectives

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.

Abstract Requirements

  • Deadline date: September 30, 2016
  • One entry per presenter.
  • Submit your abstract as a Word document to Brigid Ring at
  • 300 word limit 

Symposium Co-Directors

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



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Sat, Oct. 22 - Sun, Oct. 23, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Mountain


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States