Oncology

Neuroscience Update in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology


Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Add to Calendar

Focus

This symposium will provide a unique platform on which subspecialty experts in pediatric brain tumors can share information.  Robust interactive sessions will allow participants to discuss current concepts, challenges, and ongoing research in the multimodal treatment of childhood brain tumors.

Educational Objectives

After attending the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate knowledge, demonstrate competence, and implement in clinical practice the molecular pathogenesis of pediatric brain tumors and clinical trials in newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors to improve survival of pediatric patients (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
  • Identify the immunogenic drivers of these tumors and be familiar with immunotherapeutic strategies used against them (Knowledge, Competence);
  • Demonstrate competence in understanding the advances in neurosurgical techniques,radiosensitizers, and ABTI and be able to judiciously implement them for diagnosis and follow-up of patients on treatment (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
  • Interpret the development of preclinical models replicating the evolving molecular subtype of different brain tumors and understand its translation into clinical therapeutics (Knowledge, Competence)


Location

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1155 Pressler Street, Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8, Rooms 1-8

Contact

Allison Baring

713-563-7388