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. Click here to watch and listen to pre-recorded webinars in the Anytime Learning section of our website.
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, 3/19/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Managing Survivorship for Adolescents and Young Adults who have Been Diagnosed with Pediatric Brain Tumors. Join Stewart Goldman, MD, Gus Foundation chair and medical director of Neuro-oncology, and Jennifer Reichek, MD, MSW, attending physician, Hematology/Oncology, and director, STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility), of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, as they present a webinar on survivorship for adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors. Adolescent and young adults have different concerns than the adult brain tumor patient, and this webinar will address quality of life concerns which include social skills, dating, employment, education and more. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Goldman and Dr. Reichek. Click here to register for the free Managing Survivorship for Adolescents and Young Adults who have Been Diagnosed with Pediatric Brain Tumors webinar.
Thursday, 3/27/2014 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update. A metastatic, or secondary, brain tumor is formed by cancer cells from a primary cancer elsewhere in the body that have spread to the brain. Cancers that frequently spread to the brain include lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, colon cancer and kidney cancer. While learning about the standard and experimental treatment options for metastatic tumors, we will also discuss the quality of life concerns that are related to these types of tumors. Concerns about the primary tumor remain even with this new diagnosis; how do patients emotionally cope with these fears? Neurocognitive changes are frequently seen with metastatic tumors and their treatments. Learn what can be done to overcome these difficulties. Join Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD and Maryam Rahman, MD, of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, as they co-present this ABTA webinar. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Rahman. Click here to register for the free Metastatic Brain Tumors: A Treatment and Care Update webinar.
Wednesday, 4/9/2014 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Oligodendroglioma: New Treatments and Updates in Care. Oligodendroglioma (a specific type of glioma) are infiltrating tumors that may be low grade or high grade and are uniquely sensitive to treatment. Join Nina A. Paleologos, MD, neuro oncology researcher and clinician at Rush University Medical Center, with an expertise in oligodendroglioma, as she shares with us the latest treatment options and care for patients with oligodendroglioma, whether newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence. She will discuss 1p and 19q deletions and what these terms mean in relation to your diagnosis. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Paleologos. Click here to register for the free Oligodendroglioma: New Treatments and Updates in Care 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. 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 - 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. Click here to register for the free Brain Tumor Treatment Therapy Update 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. Click here to register for the free Brain Cysts: A Treatment and Care Update 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.