ABTA National Conference

The ABTA National Conference is the only advocacy-led educational meeting designed specifically for patients, survivors and caregivers that brings together the entire brain tumor community.

Held annually, thousands of attendees learn from the nation’s leading experts about the latest advances in brain tumor research, treatment and care. 

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Meet the 2022 Co-Chairs

Nancy Oberheim Bush, MD

Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Clinical Director of Neuro-Oncology
University of California San Francisco

Vinai Gondi, MD

Director of Research & Education, Northwestern Medicine Proton Center
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center
Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville

Meet our 2022 Keynote Speaker: Matt Tifft

Matt Tifft Headshot

Brain Tumor Survivor & Advocate, NASCAR Team Owner

Matt Tifft, 26-year-old NASCAR Team Owner of Live Fast Motorsports, is the youngest owner in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is a former NASCAR Cup Series driver who is used to living in the fast lane. However, Matt’s professional driving career was sidelined after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. He quickly underwent surgery and eventually made his way back to the track with renewed purpose. 

Matt resides outside of Charlotte, N.C., where he works in the racing industry as the youngest team owner in NASCAR history. He partners with charitable organizations like the ABTA to help lead the push for new treatments and breakthrough research to ultimately find cures for brain tumors.  

In 2021, Matt ran the ABTA No. 78 Racecar to honor brain tumor survivors, folks who have passed away, and family members affected by brain tumors. He was recently named a Forbes “30 Under 30” awardee for the Class of 2022.

“I can’t wait to share my story about chasing my dreams despite all the bumps in the road. Resilience keeps me going and inspires me to appreciate every single day. There are so many of us who have a similar story to share — my goal is to push for a change in a positive light for the entire brain tumor community.”

Mat Tifft, ABTA National Conference Keynote Speaker

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Rush University Medical Center
VBI Therapeutics