National Conference 2022

2022 National Conference will be held Sept. 9-10

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.

2022 National Conference Interest 

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Unparalleled Brain Tumor Education, Information & Connection

Learn how the ABTA National Conference presents cutting-edge information to empower you along the brain tumor journey.

2021 Keynote Speaker

Courtney Burnett, 30-year-old internal medicine physician, author, speaker and brain tumor survivor, shares her unexpected brain tumor diagnosis of a malignant grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma.

Hear how her experience reshaped her thinking and approach to life, including how she found and spread joy with a “difficult gift,” a gift that teaches us, motivates us, changes us and inspires us.

2021 Conference Recordings

View presentations, research updates and sessions with brain tumor experts, researchers, patients and caregivers.

2021 Program & Sessions

Review the conference program composed of sessions to inform across all stages of a brain tumor diagnosis.


Frequently Asked Questions

Maximize your conference experience and learn about access to the virtual conference, interactions with speakers and more.

2021 National Conference Co-Chairs

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD, FAANS

Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director, Glial Tumor Neuroplasticity Research Laboratory
Co-Director of the Sheri Sobrato Brisson Brain Cancer Survivorship Program, University of California San Francisco

Evanthia Galanis, MD

Professor of Oncology, 
Sandra J. Schulze Professor of Novel Therapeutics
Mayo Clinic