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Join the nation's largest brain tumor conference.

September 5-7, 2024 | Chicago and Online

Learn, engage and connect with patients and caregivers impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

Learn. Engage. Connect.

The ABTA National Conference is the largest educational meeting designed specifically for patients and caregivers to learn the latest advances in research, treatment and care from top brain tumor experts. We hope to see you in 2024!

Registration opens in early spring! Sign up to receive the latest announcements:

Program Highlights

Get ready for three days filled with educational sessions, personalized breakout groups, and networking activities tailored just for you. Learn about:

  • Advances in research and emerging treatments
  • Understanding your tumor report and treatment options
  • Breakout sessions addressing different stages of treatment and what to expect
  • Practical tips on nutrition and exercise, caregiving, and building resilience

The full program will be available soon.

Conference Details

Date: Thursday, September 5 - Saturday, September 7, 2024

Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Chicago and online

Registration Cost:
In-person: $40 per person; Livestreaming: Free

Financial Aid: Limited scholarships will be available soon to help attendees in financial need with their hotel stay.

Meet Our Conference Co-Chairs

Marta Penas Prado, MD, MSc

Marta Penas-Prado, MD, MSc

Senior Clinician, Neuro-Oncology Branch
Clinical Research Program Co-Director
Lead Physician, NCI-CONNECT Rare CNS Tumor Clinic, Neuro-Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Roy Strowd, MD, MEd, MS

Roy Strowd III, MD, MEd, MS

Associate Professor, Neuro-Oncology
Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

*COVID-19 Safety: The ABTA recognizes that COVID-19 is a serious and fluctuating situation and is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all attendees. The ABTA is closely monitoring the situation and is dedicated to following the CDC guidelines at the time of the event as well as the state, local, and hotel requirements to be mindful of the health and safety of our attendees.

Questions? Contact ABTA Patient Services at info@abta.org or call our CareLine at 800-886-2282 during weekday business hours.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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