Course Directors: James P. Chandler, MD, and Jeffrey J. Raizer, MD
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.
After attending this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Review current treatment strategies for glioblastoma
- Discuss the indications for endoscopic or endoscope-assisted
- Discuss the current data on radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery for
- Interpret new clinical data on experimental agents currently under evaluation
in glioblastoma and other brain tumors to identify opportunities to optimize
- 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
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.