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.
Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT): An Emerging Therapy for Brain Tumors on Tuesday, January 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
A brain lesion is caused by injured tissue or disease in the brain, such as a brain tumor. For some patients with brain lesions, surgical methods and medicines may not be enough as an effective treatment. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a new emerging therapy that uses heat to treat brain lesions. This new technology has already been used in more than 3,000 patients in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about LITT in the ABTA’s free educational webinar presented by Paul J. Camarata, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center, who will discuss how the emerging procedure works, when it may be an appropriate choice for patients, and what results one can expect after LITT. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive question and answer session. This webinar is sponsored by Monteris Medical. Please make sure to enter a valid email when registering for this webinar to ensure you receive any additional information about the session. Following the live webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording.
Click here to register for the Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT): An Emerging Therapy for Brain Tumors webinar.
Keeping a Focus on Function on Wednesday, February 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Brain tumors and its necessary treatments are often focused on improving and extending survival. However, these treatments can lead to problems such as fatigue, pain, weakness and cognitive difficulty. These problems may impact a brain tumor patient, such as the ability to manage pain, walking, swallowing, communication, effecting a patient’s ability to live their best lives. With improved understanding about the effects of brain tumors and their treatments, there is now a growing focus on not only surviving with a brain tumor, but also keeping a focus on a patient’s functioning.
Join Dr. Sam Shahpar, MD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, as he discusses the impact of brain tumors and its treatments on one’s functioning, including short- and long- or late-term effects; focus on the benefits of rehabilitation services to help patients with functional impairment; help patients and families understand the breadth and width of rehabilitation services over the trajectory of a brain tumor diagnosis and treatment; and the positive effect that exercise might have on improving a patient’s functioning. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive question and answer session. Please make sure to enter a valid email when registering for this webinar to ensure you receive any additional information about the session. Following the live webinar, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording.
Click here to register for the Keeping a Focus on Function webinar
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.