Regional Meetings

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

Attendees will hear from local experts about brain tumor treatments, discuss methods to improve quality of life and understand available resources in the community, while sharing experiences with other brain tumor patients and loved ones. 

Upcoming Regional Meetings 

New York, NY   *Livestream Available*
Saturday, March 7, 2020
New York University Langone Health

Minneapolis, MN   *Livestream Available*
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
University of Minnesota

Tampa, FL
Saturday, June 20, 2020 
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Los Angeles, CA 
Fall 2020

Date and location coming soon. 

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.