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.
The Role of Genetic Information in Understanding and Treating Low-Grade Glioma - Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST
One of the most critical questions in the field of neuro-oncology today is how to best manage and treat low-grade glioma, a malignant tumor of the brain. Dr. Elizabeth B. Claus, professor and director of Medical Research, Yale School of Public Health and attending neurosurgeon and director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has focused her research and clinical practice on this common but malignant tumor. As part of the ABTA’s Educational Webinar Series, Dr. Claus will discuss current treatment options for low-grade glioma and how genetics plays a role in selecting treatment. She will also discuss her efforts to develop an international low-grade glioma patient registry, particularly using web-based methods to advance research of low-grade gliomas. Initial funding for the patient registry was funded in part by the American Brain Tumor Association. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the interactive Q&A with Dr. Claus and offer suggestions about the types of questions they feel may be important to include in the registry. 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. Sign up for The Role of Genetic Information in Understanding and Treating Low-Grade Glioma webinar today!
Caring for the Caregiver - Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST
Caregivers of brain tumor patients face many difficult issues, including fatigue, serious role changes, depression and grief related to the trajectory of the disease. But unlike other caregivers of other conditions, they may also deal with sudden and significant neurological and functional changes of their loved one. Join the American Brain Tumor Association’s interactive educational webinar to learn more about how caregivers can navigate these rough waters. Vickie Leff, MSW, LCSW, ACGP-SW, clinical social worker, Palliative Care at Duke University Hospital will discuss these challenges faced by caregivers, and offer immediate and long-term strategies to help them cope and manage all along the brain tumor journey. This session will also focus on finding educational, financial and emotional support. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the interactive Q&A with Ms. Leff. 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. Sign up for the Caring for the Caregiver webinar today!
Please check back here on our Upcoming Webinars page for updates and more information on upcoming webinars in 2015. 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.