Sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Course Directors: James P. Chandler, MD and Jeffrey J. Raizer, MD
The symposium will present an up-to-date review of current treatments (Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy) for malignant gliomas and newer areas of research within neuro-oncology occurring in clinical trials (including many trials being performed at Northwestern). In the past few years, there have been exciting technical and technological advances in surgical and radiation therapy and newly FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of brain tumor patients. This data will be discussed in dedicated lecture formats. This educational program is focused toward healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with brain tumors. There will be time at the end of the lectures for participants to present cases for discussion.
- After attending this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Review current treatment strategies for glioblastoma
- Discuss the indications for endoscopic or endoscope-assisted surgical procedures
- Discuss the current data on radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for gliomas
- Interpret new clinical data on experimental agents currently under evaluation in glioblastoma and other brain tumors to identify opportunities to optimize treatment
- Discuss the current developments in novel therapeutic agents based on glioma biology
- Review the current clinical trial options
- Develop a systematic approach to palliative care treatment for patients with late-stage gliomas
For more information, please contact Sarah Baggs in the Department of Physician Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 312-926-7975 or visit our website.
Come join us for the Women in Science 2012: Big Ideas Big Impact which builds on the successful 2010 Women in Science: Building an Identity, during which more than 200 women scientists attended an exciting day of plenary talks, panel discussions and breakout sessions.
Specifically the Women in Science Symposium 2012 will focus on:
- Highlighting innovative, game-changing women in diverse science and engineering fields
- Discussing modern approaches to research practice, work-life balance, entrepreneurship and administration
- Providing meaningful opportunities for discourse and networking
This event will convene women scientists and engineers interested in sharing ideas and learning from leading women in –academia, industry, government, business and the nonprofit sectors – to share ideas and experiences critical for the 21st century.
The registration and reception will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 pm followed by the key note speaker and RSVP is required.
Alice Huang - Senior Faculty Associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and Past President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Registration fees; options to attend one or both days:
Student: Friday $25 / Saturday $75 / Friday & Saturday $100
General: Friday $50 / Saturday $100 / Friday & Saturday $150
For more information on the event, please visit here.