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Upcoming Virtual Discussion: The Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Brain Tumor Research and Treatment

September 30, 2020, 12:00-1:15 pm EST

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The Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation are pleased to announce a virtual discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Brain Tumor Research and Treatment. Registration is free and limited to the first 1,000 participants. The target audience is pediatric brain tumor patients, survivors, family members, and advocates. Healthcare providers are also invited to attend. This panel discussion will be recorded and hosted on the SNO's Online Education Center. 

The learning objectives are as follows:
  1. Describe the impact of COVID-19 on the conduct and progress of pediatric brain tumor laboratory and clinical research and patient care. 
  2. Characterize opportunities for new partnerships and innovative strategies for research and patient care created by the disruption due to COVD-19. 
  3. Identify meaningful contributions patients, survivors, family members, advocates, doctors, and researchers can make to continuing research and clinical care for pediatric brain tumors in the wake of the COVID-10 disruption. 

James T. Rutka, OC, O Ont, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRSC, FACS, FAANS
RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair 
Department of Surgery | University of Toronto
Neurosurgeon, Senior Scientist and Director
Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre
The Hospital for Sick Children 
Toronto, Canada

Maryam Fouladi, MD, FRCPC FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, CNS Tumor Committee, Childrens Oncology Group
Co-Executive Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program Nationwide Children's Hospital
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Eric Bouffet, MD FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Past president and Advocacy Lead, International Society of Pediatric Oncology
Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program 
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Director, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Co-Director, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy 
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Laura Donovan PhD
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of NeuroOncology
University College, London
United Kingdom

Camille Conner - Parent of a Brain Tumor Survivor
Atlanta, GA


Annie Huang, MD, PhD, FRCP(C) Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto,  Senior Scientist, 
Neuro-Oncologist Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre, Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

Kathy Riley, MPH, CHES
Vice President of Family Support
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation 

We hope you are able to participate in this upcoming webinar. If you have ideas or topics you would like us to consider for future webinars, please email, or complete the online form .