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2023: We’re Better Together

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As we welcome 2023, it’s a time to embrace the new year and new ways to get involved and make an impact in the brain tumor community. From educational programs to 5k’s and marathon events, there’s something for you at the ABTA in 2023!

Educational / Support Programs
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National Conference

Held annually,  the ABTA National Conference brings together more than a thousand patients, survivors, and caregivers to learn, engage, and connect. Hear the latest advances in brain tumor research, treatment, and care from nationally recognized experts.

The 2023 conference will be held Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 virtually and in person at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Click below to sign up for conference announcements!

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ABTA webinars are designed for brain tumor patients and caregivers to learn more about brain tumor types, treatments, and research in free, 60-minute online sessions. Upcoming webinars include:

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Patient & Family Meetings

These free, half-day virtual meetings allow patients, caregivers, and loved ones to get in-depth knowledge on targeted brain tumor topics. Attendees go through a series of expert-led discussions with opportunities to ask questions and walk away with valuable resources. Upcoming meeting topics include:

  • Low-Grade Gliomas: Saturday, March 4
  • Brain Metastases: Saturday, June 17
Community Events
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Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k (BT5K)

Join the brain tumor community and make a difference supporting critical research and patient services. Walk or run with us at a BT5K in a city near you. Upcoming events include:

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Host Your Own Event

Whether you’re turning your favorite hobby into a fundraiser or celebrating your craniaversary, there’s no limit when it comes to fundraising ideas, and the ABTA is here to help.


From people who’ve never run more than a mile to annual marathoners, Team ABTA members all have a common goal: to find a cure by raising funds for brain tumor research and patient programs.

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie is Managing Editor of the bi-monthly e-newsletter MindMatters. Submit story ideas or questions to jschlacks@abta.org.