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Igniting Hope at the National Conference

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Save the date for the nation’s largest educational brain tumor conference Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. Whether you join us in-person or virtually, we can’t wait to see you!

Registration opens in early spring. Sign up to receive conference announcements.

Designed specifically for patients and caregivers, the conference will feature specialized breakout sessions, networking opportunities and presentations by leading researchers and medical professionals covering all major brain tumor types and stages of diagnosis.

Program highlights include:

  • Treatment Panel exploring new technologies and targeted therapies 
  • Holistic Care for brain tumor patients 
  • Breakout Sessions on emotional wellbeing and patient advocacy 

Some sessions will also feature a patient voice, so you can hear directly from folks just like you.

What attendees say:
“The speakers all left me with a feeling of HOPE...”
What attendees say:
“I appreciated the variety of topics and opportunities to select breakout sessions.”
What attendees say:
“Great information presented in easy-to-understand ways.”
What attendees say:
“Wow! So many amazing speakers and real-life stories from survivors!

Led by Industry Visionaries

Susan M. Chang, MD, and James K. C. Liu, MD, our 2023 National Conference co-chairs

The 2023 conference is co-chaired by Susan M. Chang, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and James K. C. Liu, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center.  

Susan is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at UCSF and Co-Leader of the Neuro-Oncology Program for the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center. She studies experimental brain tumor treatments and evaluates the use of novel imaging techniques as management tools.

In addition, Susan is medical director of the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, developed to address the needs of family members and others who care for patients with brain tumors. She is a Co-Director of the Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program to enhance the wellness of patients.

James is an Associate Member in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. As a neurosurgeon, James specializes in surgical and radiosurgical treatment of brain and spine tumors. He also leads a translational research effort focused on understanding molecular mechanisms that drive the formation of brain tumors.

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Jessie Schlacks

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