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, 5/29/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - The Role of Rehabilitation in Recovery for the Brain Tumor Survivor. This webinar will help explain the commonly reported brain tumor-related side effects of dizziness and balance deficits. It will also discuss how physical therapy can help throughout the recovery process. Presented by Kevin Svoboda, PT. Mr. Svoboda is an actively practicing physical therapist in Southeastern Wisconsin and has more than 15 years of clinical experience. He is involved with teaching and mentoring physical therapists locally and Nationally. Kevin is also a regular lecturer at Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences in North Chicago, IL. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Mr. Svoboda. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Wednesday, 6/12/2013 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Fertility Concerns for the Brain Tumor Survivor. Brain tumor survivors may face reproductive challenges as a result of their treatment, but with successful treatment, tumor patients may still have the opportunity to have children. However, without research and forethought, the ability to conceive naturally may be a challenge. While some cancer treatments such as chemotherapies may affect fertility, not all of them do. Radiation treatment can impact fertility as well. This interactive webinar will discuss both female and male fertility issues for brain tumor patients. Co-presented by Dr. Pravin Rao and Dr. Lisa Kolp of Johns Hopkins University. The program includes an online Q & A session with Drs. Rao and Kolp. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Thursday, 6/27/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - How Neuropathologists Generate Rapid Diagnoses During Surgery. In this webinar, you will learn how neuropathologists provide critical information during surgery. This will include a preoperative review of a case, visual inspection of the tissue biopsy, preparing a stained slide, examining it under the microscope, and communicating diagnoses to the neurosurgeon. A step-by-step video of an actual neuropathology consultation will be part of the webinar. Presented by Craig Horbinski, M.D., Ph.D., with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Horbinski is an assistant professor of pathology, an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Biochemistry, and director of both the Brain Tumor Bank and the Solid Tumor In Situ Hybridization Laboratory at the University of Kentucky. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Horbinski. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Wednesday, 7/10/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Updates in Surgery & Surgical Techniques for Brain Tumor Patients. Whether you use the word “surgery,” “resection,” “operation,” “brain operation” or “brain surgery,” surgery is usually the first step in treating most benign and many malignant tumors. It is often the preferred treatment when a tumor can be removed without unnecessary risk of neurological damage. This webinar will discuss new imaging technologies, mapping and planning systems, navigational tools, and imaging devices used during surgery. Presented by Ryan Barrett, DO, FACOS. Dr. Barrett is the Program Director for Neurosurgery Residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Barrett. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Thursday, 8/22/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Understanding Meningioma Tumors: Update in Treatment and Trends. Meningiomas account for about 34% of all primary brain tumors. They are most likely to be diagnosed in adults older than 60 years of age, and the incidence appears to increase with age. Meningiomas are rarely found in children, and occur about twice as often in women than men. This webinar will provide an update in the "watch and wait" approach, plus treatment and care of people navigating a Meningioma tumor. The latest information regarding the genetics of meningiomas and how this may affect treatment will also be discussed. Presented by Mark D. Johnson, MD, Harvard Medical School; Brigham & Women's Hospital. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Johnson. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Tuesday, 9/17/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Updates in Pediatric Brain Stem and Spinal Cord Tumors. Brain and spinal cord tumors are masses of abnormal cells that have grown out of control and these tumors are different in adults and children. They often form in different areas, develop from different cell types, and may have a different outlook and treatment. To understand brain and spinal cord tumors, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the central nervous system. This webinar will discuss Brain Stem & Spinal Cord tumor types, updates in surgical treatments and research. Presented by George Jallo, MD. Dr. Jallo is Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Oncology at Johns Hopkins where he is an expert in treating intradural spinal tumors, brainstem and eloquent brain tumors in both children and adults. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Jallo. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Thursday, 9/26/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Advanced Care Planning and Making Family Decisions. Planning ahead is an important way to gain peace of mind and ensure an orderly future. When you take the time to clarify what you would like to happen with future health care decisions, your family can feel more confident in deciding what steps should be taken in the event you are incapacitated. Join us for an Advanced Care Planning webinar with Lynne Taylor, MD, FAAN. Dr. Taylor is Director, Palliative Care Service and Neuro-Oncologist, Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Taylor. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Wednesday, 10/23/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - The Impact of Complementary Therapies on Quality of Life for Brain Tumor Patients. Today, more hospitals and medical centers are offering, and new research is supporting, the use of complementary therapies to help minimize brain tumor and treatment side effects. While not a cure, many complementary therapies – as part of an overall treatment plan, and with the consent of your medical team – have the potential to improve overall health and life quality in brain tumor patients. This webinar will discuss the use of complementary therapies and nutrition while navigating a brain tumor diagnosis. Presented by Mary Hardy, MD, medical director for Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Hardy. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Tuesday, 12/3/2013 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central time - Understanding Fatigue. One of the most common side effects following treatment of a brain tumor is fatigue. Fatigue may accompany surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or biologic therapy, and may continue even after treatment is completed. Fatigue associated with brain tumors can create a profound lack of energy that can come on suddenly and bring dramatic changes to your daily life. This webinar will explore fatigue symptoms and discuss practical strategies to manage them. Presented by Terri S. Armstrong, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP. Dr. Armstrong is Professor in the Department of Family Health at University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing and Adjunct Professor and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This webinar includes an online Q & A session with Dr. Armstrong. Click here to register for this free webinar.
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