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 International Low Grade Glioma Registry Webinar - Wednesday, October 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT The management of patients with low grade glioma (LGG) remains one of the most controversial topics in neuro-oncology today. No comprehensive clinical prognostic or predictive classification for LGG exists leading to confusion over how to best manage these patients. To address these knowledge gaps, 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 malignant tumor. Join Dr. Claus who will discuss her efforts to close this knowledge gap through the development of the International Low Grade Glioma Registry. The purpose of this registry is to discover why some people develop LGG while other people do not. She will implement web- and smartphone-based recruitment in partnership with the American Brain Tumor Association to enroll and collect clinical, biological, quality-of-life data for LGG patients. Dr. Claus also hopes to learn more about the effect of this diagnosis and the associated treatments on daily life including the ability to work, drive, sleep, exercise or take care of oneself and/or family. Initial funding for the patient registry was funded in part by the American Brain Tumor Association and details for registry entry will be given during the webinar. Webinar participants will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Claus questions in an interactive Q&A session.
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New Global Classification of Brain Tumors Improve Diagnosis and Treatment, Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT Brain tumors have been traditionally classified by pathologists mainly based on their histologic appearance under the microscope. While this tried-and-true method is still extremely important for the identification and classification of brain tumors, in some cases, genetic testing of the tumor can more precisely classify the tumor based on important molecular markers. Recently, the World Health Organization updated its guidelines for brain tumor classification. This update included molecular features to help define and diagnosis brain tumors. Join Kenneth Aldape, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology at University of Toronto, in the next free ABTA educational webinar, where he will discuss the importance of this global change for brain tumor classification and provide information on how molecular markers have been incorporated into tumor classification. He will also present how this may help move the field forward for improved diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Aldape 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.
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