Patient & Family Meetings

The Patient and Family Meetings are free virtual events, designed for brain tumor patients, caregivers and their loved ones to learn, gain support and build a community. 

These educational meetings allow attendees to hear from and engage with experts about brain tumor treatments, including standard of care and clinical trials, discuss methods to improve quality of life and understand invaluable resources in the community, while sharing experiences with other brain tumor patients and loved ones.

This year, each meeting focuses on an important topic impacting patients, caregivers and families along the brain tumor journey. 

These meetings will be held virtually to ensure the health and safety of our participants. 

The entire program has been a good way! So much great information, so well done, by so many different articulate and heartful experts. It was truly wonderful!

Sharon R., Meeting Attendee

Upcoming Patient & Family Meetings

Brain tumors can recur even after successful surgery and treatments. Attendees will learn about preparing for and navigating treatment and care after a brain tumor recurrence.

Our virtual educational meeting topics include:

Seema Nagpal, MD
Seema Nagpal, MD

This meeting is Chaired and moderated by Seema Nagpal, MD, Stanford University.

Ashlee R. Loughan, PhD

A brain tumor diagnosis can have long-lasting effects on patients, survivors and caregivers, including effects on the mind and emotions. Attendees will learn about monitoring and managing behavioral and emotional changes before, during and after brain tumor treatment to improve overall quality of life.

This meeting is Chaired and moderated by Ashlee R. Loughan, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University & Massey Cancer Center.

Michael A. Vogelbaum MD, PhD

Brain tumor research continues to evolve with new treatments and clinical trials. Attendees will learn about how basic science research moves from bench to bedside, ways you can get involved with the latest brain tumor studies, and debunking clinical trial myths. 

This meeting is Chaired and moderated by Michael A. Vogelbaum MD, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center.