Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute CME Symposium 2013

Course Directors: James P. Chandler, MD, and Jeffrey J. Raizer, MD

Symposium Brochure

Saturday, March 23, 2013: 7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Prentice Women's Hospital
3rd Floor, Room L South
250 E. Superior St., Chicago

The symposium will present an up-to-date review of current treatments in neurosurgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy for malignant gliomas and newer areas of research within neuro-oncology occurring in clinical trials, including many trials being performed at Northwestern. In the past few years, there have been exciting technical and technological advances in surgical and radiation therapy and newly FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of patients with brain tumors. This data will be discussed in dedicated lecture formats. This educational program is focused on healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with brain tumors. There will be time at the end of the lectures for participants to present cases for discussion.


The content of the program is appropriate for physicians and other healthcare providers caring for and/or who conduct research on adult brain tumor patients.

Program Objectives

After attending this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review current treatment strategies for glioblastoma
  • Discuss the indications for endoscopic or endoscope-assisted surgical procedures
  • Discuss the current data on radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for gliomas
  • Interpret new clinical data on experimental agents currently under evaluation in glioblastoma and other brain tumors to identify opportunities to optimize treatment
  • Discuss current developments in novel therapeutic agents based on glioma biology
  • Review the current clinical trial options
  • Discuss the psychosocial needs of patients with malignant gliomas


7:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration
7:45 a.m.
James P. Chandler, MD, and Jeffrey J. Raizer, MD
8:00 a.m.
Brain Tumor Standard Treatment
Priya U. Kumthekar, MD
8:45 a.m.
Updates in Neurosurgery
James P. Chandler, MD
9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
Advances in Radiotherapy
Samir V. Sejpal, MD
10:30 a.m.
Novel Glioblastoma Therapies and Survey of Clinical Trials
Jeffrey J. Raizer, MD
11:00 a.m.
Psychosocial Issues in Supportive Care
Mary Koludrovic, LCSW
11:45 a.m.
Closing Comments and Adjournment


The fee is $25 for physicians and is waived for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Continental breakfast and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Refunds will not be issued. We are unable to accept money grams or wire transfers.

Complete the registration form and mail it with your $25 check made payable to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (CME) to the address listed below, prior to March 15. Or call Sarah Baggs at 312-926-7975 to register and pay by credit card.

Directions and Parking

Please visit Google Maps for directions to the conference. We offer discounted parking in the garage just south of the hospital, at 222 E. Huron St. It is located between Superior and Huron streets on the east side of Saint Clair Street and there are entrances and exits on both Superior and Huron streets. Please bring your parking ticket to the program for the discount.

For additional information

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Department of Physician Services (CME)
541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 1842
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-926-7975
Fax: 312-694-2249

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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