Brain Tumor Symposium

ABTA abta at aol.com
Tue May 2 17:39:40 EST 1995


The American Brain Tumor Association is having it's second biennial Brain
Tumor Symposium in Chicago June 9-11, 1995.  The following is the program.

To register, call the American Brain Tumor Association at (708) 827-9910
or (800) 886-2282.  

BRAIN TUMOR SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY
JUNE 10 - 11, 1995

SATURDAY___________________________________________

9:00 Welcome
         Susan Kramer, ABTA Co-founder
         Lewis Strauss, MD, Session Moderator

9:10  Empowering the Patient
        Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD

9:30  What Causes Brain Tumors?
        Melissa L. Bondy, PhD

9:50  The Incidence of Brain Tumors - Who's Keeping Score?
        Carol Kruchko, ABTA Board member, Central Brain Tumor Registry of
the
US

10:10 Question & Answer Opportunity

10:45 Beverage Break

11:15 New Tools for Treatment
         Mitchel S. Berger, MD

11:35 Question & Answer

12:00 Lunch & Poster Session


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1:30 WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLES

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                     Workshops

Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors - An Overview
        Henry S. Friedman, MD

Answers to Your Questions about Symptoms & Side Effects
        Panel Moderator: Christina Stewart-Amidei, RN, MSN

Malignant Brain Tumors
        Robert G. Selker, MD

              Roundtable Discussions

Stress Management for Healthcare Professionals
        Joyce Von Shade-Zeldow, PhD

The Challenges of Returning Your Child to School
        Marilyn Lees Reinish, LCSW

Starting a Support Group
        Kathryn Wirtz, RN, MSN
        Sally Schnell, RN, MSN

Relaxation, Biofeedback & Imagery
        Susan Needham, PhD

Caring for the Caregiver
         John Franklin, MD

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2:30 WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLES
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                     Workshops

Operating on the Tough Tumors in Children
        Fred Epstein, MD

About Rehabilitation Services
        Panel Moderator: Ruth Ann Brinkman, BSN

Metastatic Brain Tumors
        Olifunmilayo Olopade, MD

                   Roundtables

The Gamma Knife
        Tomasz Helenowski, MD

Bone Marrow Transplantation for Pediatric Brain Tumors
        Stewart Goldman, MD

Brachytherapy
        Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD

About Your Seizure Medications
        Teresa Omert, RN, MS

Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
        Steven Brem, MD

Differentiation Therapy and Anti-Sense Therapy
         Herbert Englehard, MD, PhD


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4:00 WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLES
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                  Workshops

The Long Term Impact of Treatment on Children
         Stewart Goldman, MD

Stress Management for Patients, Survivors and Families
         Joyce Von Shade-Zeldow, PhD

Brain Tumor Treatments at the National Cancer Institute
         Richard S. Kaplan, MD

                      Roundtables

Pituitary Tumors
         Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD

Pediatric Tumors
         Fred Epstein, MD
         Henry Friedman, MD
         Mitchel S. Berger, MD

Metastatic Tumors
         Olifunmilayo Olopade, MD

Recurrent Tumors
         Robert G. Selker, MD

Meningiomas
         Fady T. Charbel, MD


SUNDAY______________________________________________________

9:05 Welcome/Opening Remarks
        Nicholas A. Vick, MD - Session Moderator

9:15 Surgery
        Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD

9:35 Radiation Therapy
        Jay S. Loeffler, MD

9:55 Question & Answer 

10:25 Beverage Break

10:55 Chemotherapy
         Nicholas A. Vick, MD

11:15 Gene Therapy
         Kenneth Culver, MD

Question & Answer Opportunity

12:10 Research - Our Hope for the Future
         Joseph Moskal, PhD

12:30 Adjourn



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