American Brain Tumor Association Offers Worldwide Live Streaming of Annual Conference

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July 18, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - For the first time, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will offer live streaming of its annual Patient and Family Conference entitled, “Redefining Survivorship through Science, Technology and Clinical Innovation,” being held at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. on August 4-5. Live streaming is real-time, live video footage of the event that will be broadcast to a remote audience accessing the video stream over the internet.

“Every year, we make extraordinary efforts to bring the best and brightest minds dedicated to brain tumor research, treatment and care to Chicago, and this year, we are excited to make our dynamic program and speakers accessible to a worldwide audience with a live streaming option,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, President and CEO, American Brain Tumor Association. “While the live stream audience will not be able to participate in the networking opportunities our onsite brain tumor patients and caregivers have always valued, live streaming does enable us to give more people in more places access to these renowned experts and the empowering information they provide.”

By registering for this live stream event, participants will be able to view the following panel presentation discussions led by experts from top brain tumor treatment and research centers in the United States and Canada:

Science and Survivorship
panel covering:

  • Neurocognitive Function in Patients with Brain Tumors
  • Discovering New Genes for Glioma
  • Novel Designs for Brain Tumor Clinical Trials

Technology, Clinical Innovations & Survivorship panel covering:

  • Is Gross Total Resection Always the Best Choice
  • How does Image-Guided Surgery Improve Patient Outcome
  • Radiation vs. Stereotactic

Targeted Therapies panel covering:

  • Meningioma and Brain Metastases 
  • Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Glioma

Streaming registration also gives streaming participants the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers either by utilizing YouTube's chat feature or sending an email to with questions. Prior to the conference, participants registered for the live streaming will receive a URL to access to real-time presentations and a post-conference email that will include the speakers’ power point presentations.

For optimal viewing, it is recommended that live stream participants use the Chrome browser and have broadband connection with at least 7Mbps download speed. Viewers with slower Internet connections will see a lower resolution stream.

To view the full program or to register for the live stream event, visit or email by Friday, August 4, 2017.

The ABTA National Patient & Family Conference, Redefining Survivorship Through Science, Technology and Clinical Innovation is being held at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., August 4-5. Advance registration is encouraged; walk-in registration will be based upon space availability.  


Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national patient advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information for people of all tumor types and all ages.  For more information, visit or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

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