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The American Brain Tumor Association offers free, hour-long monthly webinars on topics of interest to brain tumor patients, families, and health care professionals. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience. If you can't attend an upcoming live webinar session, please register by clicking on the link at the bottom of each webinar description to receive a link to the recorded webinar afterwards. 

Please note: the webinar times listed below are in Central Time.  Please check your time zone to adjust for this accordingly.  In addition, when you visit any of the registration links below, you can click on "Show in My Time Zone" below the webinar's title to confirm the time for your location.


Upcoming webinars include: 

 

Thursday, 5/1/2014 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Brain Tumor Treatment Therapy Update. Join Susan Chang, MD, director of Division of Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Research Center, Department of Neurological Surgery UCSF, for the ABTA’s “Brain Tumor Treatment Therapy Update.” This webinar will discuss how scientists, including Dr. Chang, are using their emerging knowledge on the formation of brain tumors. It will also explore development of new treatment strategies using science and new technology, and the efforts of being made to reduce the side effects of treatments. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Chang. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Click here to register for the free Brain Tumor Treatment Therapy Update webinar.

  

Tuesday, 5/6/2014 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - Treatment of Craniopharyngiomas: An Update on Current Trends in Surgical, Medical and Radiation Therapy.  Craniopharyngioma is a benign tumor arising from small nests of cells near the pituitary stalk.  These tumors typically occur in a bimodal distribution centered in children up to the age of 14 and in adults ages 50-70. While clinically benign these tumors behave in a very aggressive fashion with a strong tendency for recurrence. Join Kevin Lillehei, MD, professor and Ogsbury-Kindt chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, director of the Neuro-Oncology Program, University of Colorado Hospital, as he discusses the clinical presentation of these lesions, the associated pathologic features and there implications for management and finally, the current trends in therapy. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Lillehei. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Click here to register for the free Treatment of Craniopharyngiomas: An Update on Current Trends in Surgical, Medical and Radiation Therapy webinar.

 

Thursday, 5/22/2014 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Genomics and its Implications for Brain Tumors.  Join Dr. Parsons, pediatric neuro-oncologist and the co-director of the Neuro-Oncology Program and the Cancer Genetics & Genomics Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, as he discusses genomic testing (gene sequencing) and its relevance to brain tumors. He will explain how genomic tests are being used to study the biology of brain tumors and the similarities and differences between tumors. In particular, he will focus on the clinical application of genomics for  personalized medicine,  including how to determine what genomic findings are now clinically actionable for patients with brain tumors and the pro’s and con’s of population-based genomic testing. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Parsons. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session.  Click here to register for the free Genomics and its Implications for Brain Tumors webinar.

 

Thursday, 6/5/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors and Late Effects of Radiotherapy in Children.  Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for many types of brain tumors. There are a number of special considerations when it is used to treat these tumors in children.  Join John Breneman, MD, as he presents a webinar discussing radiotherapy for pediatric brain tumors, proton therapy and late effects of radiation in children.  John Breneman, MD, is professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and adjunct professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; associate director, University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center; and a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Radiotherapy Committee. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Breneman. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Click here to register for the free Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors and Late Effects of Radiotherapy in Children webinar.

 

Wednesday, 6/18/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Brain Cysts: A Treatment and Care Update. Brain Cysts are not brain tumors in the classic sense, but can appear similar to certain brain tumors. While often considered benign, these cysts can cause symptoms similar to brain tumors. Richard Peterson, MD of Regions Hospital Cancer Care Center will help us understand the different types of cysts, the treatment options and how to cope with having this diagnosis.  This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Peterson. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Click here to register for the free Brain Cysts: A Treatment and Care Update webinar.

 

Wednesday, 9/10/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Meningiomas: Risk Factors, Treatment Options and Future Advances.  Meningioma is a type of tumor that arises from the protective membranes, called meninges, which surround the brain and spinal cord. Join Ronald Warnick, MD, as he presents a webinar discussing incidence rates, risk factors, tumor classification and presenting symptoms of meningiomas. He will explain the role of imaging as well as various treatment options including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The presentation will also explore clinical trials and future advances. Ronald Warnick, MD is the John M. Tew, Jr., chair in Neurosurgical Oncology, professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology, University of Cincinnati; neurosurgeon, Mayfield Clinic; and medical director, University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with  Dr. Warnick. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Click here to register for the free Meningiomas: Risk Factors, Treatment Options and Future Advances webinar.

 

Please check back here on our Upcoming Webinars page for updates and more information on upcoming webinars in 2014. To view any of our past webinars, which feature a variety of brain tumor related topics, visit our Anytime Learning webpage. You can also click here to register to receive periodic updates and communications via email from ABTA, and be first to hear about our upcoming webinars as well as other programs we offer.