ABTA National Conference

Thank you for joining the 2023 National Conference.

We hope to see you next year!

We hope to see you again!

The ABTA extends immense gratitude to all of the attendees, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers who made the 2023 National Conference a huge success.

The nation’s largest educational brain tumor conference was held September 8-9 in Chicago and online. 

Session recordings will be accessible to registered attendees through December 9 on our conference app, Whova. Recordings will also be posted on our YouTube channel.

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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!

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop: Podcaster, Author & Brain Tumor Survivor

Bryan is a 14-year brain tumor survivor and American radio and podcasting personality, known for his career with “The Adam Carolla Show.” In May of 2009, Bryan publicly shared to fans and followers that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor—just two months before his wedding.

Bryan inspired fans by sharing his experience in the New York Times best-selling book, Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me,” published by MacMillan in 2014.

Bryan has spoken at companies including SpaceX, Genentech, Stupid Cancer, and has served as a brain tumor community advocate in a variety of different roles.

A native of the Bay Area, Bryan now lives with his wife, Christie, and daughter, Tessa, in Los Angeles. 

Meet Our Conference Chairs

Susan M. Chang, MD

Professor, Division of
University of California, San Francisco

James K. C. Liu, MD

Associate Member, Neurosurgical Oncology
Department of Neuro-Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!