Penn Neuro-Oncology Symposium - Brain Tumors 2017 Master Class in Brain Tumor Therapy - Best Practices

Course details

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

For information and questions, please contact Jaime Burrell: jamie.burrell@uphs.upenn.edu

Program Description: 



Program Overview & Target Audience:

The purpose of this activity is to provide 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 physicians 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, pathologists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with brain tumors.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Describe emerging concepts in the diagnosis and management of patients with brain tumors
• Discuss the risks and benefits of proton beam therapy and stereotactic intensity modulated radiation therapy for brain tumors
• Describe advances in genome sequencing
• Review clinical application of cancer gene panel sequencing
• Explain new vaccine therapies tailored to individual patients


Registration fee includes admission to the course, breakfast, lunch and course syllabus. Parking fees are not covered. All conference materials will be available online. Please bring your electronic device to view presentations in real time.

  • Non-Penn Physicians.................................$100.00
  • Non-Penn residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.......$50.00
  • Faculty, staff, residents, fellows and/or students of the University of Pennsylvania....$50.00

The Arthur Rubenstein Auditorium is located on the first floor of the Smilow Translational Research Center, which is adjacent to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Enter through the Perelman Center. For public transportation, directions, and parking information, go to PennMedicine.org/Perelman/visitor_info. For additional information please contact Jamie Burrell at 215.662.7328.

Accreditation & Designation of Credit:

PHYSICIANS: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been approved for 6.4 contact hours.

AAPA: 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 2.5 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 by May 2, 2016. No refunds will be issued thereafter.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 7:00am - 3:30pm
Jordan Medical Education Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Jordan Law Auditorium and Commons
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on June 9th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.50
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 6.50
  • contact hours: 6.40
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.