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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: 

Tuesday, 9/30/2014 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time- Living With Seizures. Seizure is a common symptom in people with brain tumors. For some people, a seizure might be the first clue that something unusual is happening in the brain. A seizure is an attack caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It lasts only a short period of time and may cause unusual movements, a change in the level or loss of consciousness, and/or sensory distortions. There are many different types of seizures. The type you experience depends on which area of the brain has the abnormal electrical signals. Join Kathy Lupica, MSN, CNP of Cleveland Clinic Burkhardt Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center as she presents, Living with Seizures. Ms. Lupica will discuss seizure triggers, first aid, medication choices, side effects and prevention. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with  Ms. Lupica. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when registering to ensure you receive the link to view the webinar.
Click here to register for the free Living With Seizures webinar.

Wednesday, 10/8/2014 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - Ketogenic Diet for Brain Tumor Patients. More and more patients and families are turning to integrative medicine to fight their brain tumor diagnosis.  One such integrative treatment is the Ketogenic Diet. Join Leonora Renda, RDN, of University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center as she discusses what the Ketogenic diet is, how to achieve ketosis, the challenges associated with this specialty diet and the results that have been seen thus far in the research studies. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Ms. Renda. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when registering to ensure you receive the link to view the webinarClick here to register for the free Ketogenic Diet for Brain Tumor Patients webinar.

 

Tuesday, 11/4/2014 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - The Latest Innovations in Surgically Treating Brain Tumors.  Julian Bailes, MD, surgical director, NorthShore Neurological Institute and chairman, Department of Neurosurgery will discuss how technology is revolutionizing the way neurosurgeons treat brain tumors. Dr. Bailes and the NorthShore Neurological Institute team are among only a few nationally, and the first in the Chicago area, to pioneer the use of Visualase, the MRI-guided laser technology. He will share case studies and provide insight into how the technology and other minimally-invasive procedures, including NICO BrainPath (part of the Six Pillars Approach) and stereotactic radiosurgery offer promising outcomes for patients with otherwise inoperable brain tumors. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Bailes. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when registering to ensure you receive the link to view the webinar. Click here to register for the free Latest Innovations in Surgically Treating Brain Tumors webinar.


Thursday, 12/11/2014 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time- Supplements for Brain Tumors. Many brain tumor patients have questions about which supplements they can take, should take, or can safely take with other medications and treatment regimes.  What happens if your doctor does not have the answer or is not open to this type of discussion?  There are other brain tumor patients who will choose to take a regiment of supplements on their own without trying to discuss it with their doctor at all. Your doctor and healthcare providers are your team members in your brain tumor journey, you need to partner with them in your care. Join Rekha Chaudhary, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute as she presents Supplements for Brain Tumors.  Dr. Chaudhary will present the research behind nutritional supplements, which ones to avoid, which ones will help with various side effects related to brain tumors, and if there is any new studies on the horizon involving brain tumors and supplements. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with  Dr. Chaudhary. The webinar will also be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants after the live session. Please make sure to enter a valid email address when registering to ensure you receive the link to view the webinar. Click here to register for the free Supplements for Brain Tumors 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.