Nationally Recognized Brain Tumor Experts to Speak at American Brain Tumor Association Patient and Family Conference

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Conference to be held July 24-25 in Chicago

June 25, 2015

Chicago, Ill., June 25, 2015 – The American Brain Tumor Association announced today a distinguished lineup of keynotes speakers for its 2015 National Patient and Family Conference, Providing and Pursuing Answers: Advances in Research, Treatment and Care. The conference will be held in Chicago at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel, July 24-25, 2015.

“As advances in research accelerate the arrival of precision medicine in brain tumor treatment and care, it is critically important for patients and caregivers to be informed about their treatment options,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, President and CEO, American Brain Tumor Association. “There is no other forum like our national conference where patients and caregivers can ask questions and get answers from experts who are at the forefront of brain tumor research, treatment and care.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Susan Chang, MD, Professor in Residence, Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, University of California San Francisco
    Will moderate a session on how science and new technology are impacting the development of new treatments and advancing strategies to minimize treatment side effects. 
  • Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
    Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Medical Center
    Will discuss the latest surgical advancements enabling better recovery and prognosis.
  • Erik P. Sulman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Will present state-of-the-art options for radiation oncology treatment. 
  • Joon H. Uhm, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology & Oncology
    Mayo Clinic
    Will present promising drug therapies and new devices for chemotherapy and immunotherapy. 

The ABTA’s national conference is the largest gathering of brain tumor patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and researchers, attracting more than 200 attendees who come together for two days of education, support, and networking opportunities. Register today or to see the full program schedule, go to


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

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