Upcoming Webinars

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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: 

 
Wednesday, 8/6/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Demystifying Palliative Care.
Palliative Care's focus is on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a brain tumor diagnosis for both the patient and the family. Many are hesitant to ask for palliative care services because they associate it with hospice care.  When in actuality, palliative care begins at diagnosis.  Join Michael Chan, MD, assistant professor, radiation oncology at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as he explains what palliative care includes, members of the palliative care team and what you can expect by adding this treatment modality to your care. 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 regsiter for the free Demystifying Palliative Care webinar.


Wednesday, 8/13/2014 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - Living Well, With and Beyond a Brain Tumor.
Join Elizabeth Sherwood, RN, MS, ANP-C, of the University of North Carolina's Survivorship and Integrative Medicine Programs in Oncology for ABTA’s webinar on Living Well, With and Beyond a Brain Tumor. Living with and beyond a brain tumor diagnosis can have multiple challenges and stressors for patients and caregivers.  Ms. Sherwood will discuss helpful strategies for approaching wellness and teach skills for living mindfully with a brain tumor diagnosis. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Ms. Sherwood. 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 Well, With and Beyond a Brain Tumor 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. 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 Meningiomas: Risk Factors, Treatment Options and Future Advances 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 webinar. Click 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.

 

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.