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Laser Hyperthermia for CNS Disorders

Educational Webinar

July 21, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Complimentary Registration

Overview
Join the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Society for Thermal Medicine for a unique webinar, entitled Laser Hyperthermia for CNS Disorders, that will emphasize the biologic rationale and current clinical role for hyperthermia. Hyperthermia technologies, and their use with other modalities, including radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, will be discussed. The role of hyperthermia in disrupting the blood-tumor barrier and/or blood-brain barrier will also be addressed.  The webinar will include practical information both for basic scientists, such as modeling hyperthermia in cells and animal models, and for clinicians, such as surgical approaches to delivering hyperthermia and the rationale for combined modality therapies.

Learning objectives:
  • Participants will understand the biological and immunologic consequences of thermal therapy.
  • Participants will develop competency on the hyperthermia in the management of patients with CNS tumors, including primary tumors, brain metastases, and radiation necrosis.
  • Participants will learn about the latest developments in laser hyperthermia technology
Target audience
Neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, biologists and engineers

Webinar Moderators
Jennifer Yu, Cleveland Clinic
Paul Kongkham, University of Toronto

Speakers and Topics

Overview of hyperthermia technologies  
Costas Hadjipanyas, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 

Biologic and immunologic effects of thermal therapy 

Albert Kim, Washington University

Treatment of gliomas
Alireza Mohammadi, Cleveland Clinic

Treatment of brain metastases and radiation necrosis
Veronica Chiang , Yale University

For information on sponsoring this webinar, click here.