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.
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 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 and a survey. Those that complete the post-webinar survey will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Target gift card.
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Diet and Nutrition for Brain Tumor Patients on Thursday, March 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Brain tumors and their associated treatments have the potential for a number of side effects such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, to taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Engaging in healthy diet and nutrition habits can play an integral, complementary role with traditional cancer therapies and for the management of symptoms resulting from those treatments. Join us for an interactive webinar that focuses on strategies for optimal nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment. Hear from Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss foods that will help alleviate symptoms and side effects or those that can support optimal health, including certain diets and supplements. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert in 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 and a survey. Those that complete the post-webinar survey will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Target gift card.
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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.