Neuro-Oncology Symposium Brain Tumors 2018 Master Class in Brain Tumor Treatment - Best Practices

Course details

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.25 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 6.25 nursing contact hours
Title & description

For information and questions, please contact Barbara Lopez: lopezb@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Program Description: 



Program Overview & Target Audience:

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide a review of new treatment options in neuro-oncology, including surgical techniques and intraoperative imaging that have improved patient outcomes. Sessions will feature the latest advances in state-of-the-art care for practicing clinicians treating patients with brain tumors. Cutting-edge topics in precision medicine, including genetic, translational, and clinical research will also be featured. Each section will conclude with an audience interactive panel discussion with question and answer session.

This symposium is designed for neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with brain tumors. Additionally, patients and their caregivers, family members, advocates and members of the public who may benefit from understanding current innovative approaches to brain tumor care are invited.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Review the new WHO classification of brain tumors and how molecular profiling affects diagnosis, MRI interpretation, prognosis and therapy of patients with gliomas
  • Describe advances in the surgical treatment of brain tumors including the use of fiber tracking (DTI), awake craniotomy, brain mapping, laser thermocoagulation, and fluorescence IGS (image-guided surgery)
  • Explain the role of immune system to defend against CNS malignancy including the new class of checkpoint inhibitors and the potential use of CAR-T cell therapy
  • Review the benefits and application of proton therapy for low-grade and malignant gliomas
  • Describe the scientific rationale, practical application, and survival benefit of electric field therapy for malignant brain tumors
  • Explain the rationale and potential for viral therapies for malignant gliomas
  • Describe recent advances in anti-angiogenic therapy in the treatment of gliomas

At the completion of this course patients and families will be able to:

  • Describe the latest advances in brain cancer treatment
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the terminology and technical aspects of brain cancer care
  • Demonstrate patient-active behavior in working with the healthcare team to make ongoing treatment decisions


Registration fee includes meals and access to course materials. In addition, pre-registered attendees will receive a copy of the book Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Practices of Highly Effective Medical Organizations by Ezekiel Emanuel. Also, physicians, residents, fellows and nurses will receive a copy of Glioblastoma 1E by Dr. Steven Brem. All conference materials will be available online. Please bring your electronic device to view presentations in real time.

  • Industry & Non-Penn Physicians.................................$225.00
  • Non-Penn residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.......$150.00
  • Penn Faculty, staff, residents, fellows and nurses....$100.00
  • Penn Students.....................................................$0.00
  • Patients, family members, advocates, and general public.............$0.00

The Law Auditorium is located in the Jordan Educational Center on the 5th Floor of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavillion.

For public transportation, directions, and parking information, go to PennMedicine.org/Perelman/visitor_info. Parking is available at the 3600 Civic Center Boulevard Parking Garage. Parking fees are not covered by this course.

Accreditation & Designation of Credit:

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: This activity has been approved for 6.25 contact hours.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation Policy:

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines and travel agencies.

In order to process refunds for conference withdrawals, we must receive cancellation in writing no later than 30 days prior to the event

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:00am - 3:15pm
Jordan Medical Education Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Jordan Law Auditorium and Commons
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on June 8th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 6.25
  • nursing contact hours: 6.25
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.