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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, 1/7/2015 -1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - Financial and Legal Resources for Brain Tumor Patients. Crystal Ward, oncology social worker and program manager at the American Brain Tumor Association, will discuss financial and legal resources for primary, metastatic and benign brain tumor patients. Patients and families will learn tips for reducing medical costs, how to navigate insurance and ways to communicate financial concerns with your medical team. An overview of financial assistance resources and their eligibility will also be provided.This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Mrs. Ward. 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 Financial and Legal Resources for Brain Tumors webinar.


Wednesday, 1/21/2015 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central time - Brain Tumors 101. Dr. Raffel, professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics from University of California, San Francisco, will discuss brain tumor basics in this Brain Tumors 101 webinar. In this webinar Dr. Raffel’s presentation will include learning about different parts of the brain, symptoms, types of brain tumors, how a brain tumor is diagnosed, tumor grading and treatment. Also how the location and size of the tumor can cause different side effects for the patient. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Raffel. 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 Brain Tumors 101 webinar.

 

Thursday, 4/23/2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time - Integrative Treatment and Nutrition for Brain Tumor Patients. Carolyn Katzin is an Integrative Oncology Specialist from Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, with a special focus on nutrition and physical activity.  In this webinar she will inform brain tumor patients and their families on how to enhance wellbeing as they navigate treatment and beyond. She will provide helpful and practical suggestions that are science-based. She will discuss how food is an integral part of treatment and that there are a range of helpful practices for the mind, body and spirit that may improve quality of life. Ms. Katzin will educate patients and empower them to participate in their health and wellness throughout the brain tumor continuum.This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Ms. Katzin. 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 Integrative Treatment and Nutrition for Brain Tumor Patients webinar.

 

Wednesday, 5/27/2015 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central time- What Happens at a Tumor Board and How Can You Benefit From This Process? A tumor board is a weekly roundtable meeting where the cases of individual patients are presented one after another to a multidisciplinary team. The team includes physicians, nurses and specialists from many different backgrounds. Dr. McPherson, director of the Division of Surgical Neuro-Oncology at the University of Cincinnati, will describe the process and benefits of a tumor board. This webinar includes an online Q&A session with Dr. McPherson. 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 What Happens at a Tumor Board and How Can You Benefit From This Process webinar.



Please check back here on our Upcoming Webinars page for updates and more information on upcoming webinars in 2014 and 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.