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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Meningioma Symposium

A collaborative initiative of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors and the Society for Neuro-Oncology
The AANS/CNS 10th Biennial Satellite Tumor Symposium is scheduled for April 26-27, 2013, in conjunction with the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.
This year the Society for Neuro-Oncology will join the Section on Tumors in hosting a special symposium on meningiomas which will take place on April 27. Taken together, the multidisciplinary nature of this biennial event will provide an exceptional opportunity to share and discuss fundamental advances in neuro-oncology and neurosurgical oncology.

Session organizers: Michael Vogelbaum, Patrick Wen, and Leland Rogers 
Preliminary Program

Session I
8:00–8:10 AM
Introduction to the Symposium on Multidisciplinary Management of Meningiomas
Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD
8:10–8:30 AM
Pathology and Molecular Genetics of Meningiomas
Arie Perry, MD
8:30–8:50 AM
Mouse Models of Meningiomas
Michel Kalamarides, MD, PhD
8:50–9:10 AM
9:10–10:10 AM
Selected Oral Abstract Presentations and Discussions
10:10–10:30 AM
Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall
Session II
10:30–10:50 AM
Surgery for Meningiomas
Michael W. McDermott, MD
10:50–11:10 AM
Fractionated Radiation Therapy of Meningiomas
Leland Rogers, MD
11:10–11:30 AM
Radiosurgery of Meningiomas
Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Selected Oral Presentations and Discussions
12:30–1:30 PM
Session III
1:30–1:50 PM
Medical Therapies of Meningiomas
Patrick Wen, MD
1:50–2:10 PM
New Therapeutic Targets of Meningiomas
Rameen Beroukhim, MD
2:10–2:30 PM
Quality of Life of Patients with Meningiomas
Susan M. Chang, MD
2:30–3:30 PM
Selected Oral Presentations and Discussions
3:30–4:00 PM
Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall
Session IV
4:00–5:00 PM
Selected Oral Presentations and Discussions
5:00–5:40 PM
Debate and Discussion:
Should Radiation be used for Newly Diagnosed or Recurrent WHO Grade II Meningiomas?
Yes: Ricardo Komotar, MD
No: Franco de Monte, MD
5:40–6:00 PM
Clinical Trial Opportunities in Meningioma
Thomas Kaley, MD


Discounted registration fee available for SNO members. Detailed registration information can be found at




Sat, April 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130