019 Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon II: Skull Base, Pediatric and Spine Tumors

Saturday, April 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 252AB; BCEC

Fee: $450
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $315
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Assistant Director(s): Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS

Faculty: Franco DeMonte, MD, FAANS; Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS; Fred Gentili, MD, MSc (Canada); Ian F. Pollack, MD, FAANS

This course provides the general neurosurgeon, resident neurosurgeon and neurosurgical advanced practice provider (APP) with brief overviews of modern principles and practice paradigms for brain tumor patient management. The focus is on common clinical scenarios and management dilemmas that specialists and non-specialists encounter. The course will highlight surgical and medical strategies that have emerged over the past 12 months, as well as review the expanding roles for radiosurgery, functional mapping, molecular profiling and adjuvant therapy in this patient population. There is also a review of practical methods to manage and enhance quality of life among survivors.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate recent results of clinical trials related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with brain tumors.
  • Outline validated strategies to improve quality-of-life and symptom-management for brain tumor patients.
  • Compare and contrast targeted radiation treatment options for brain tumor patients.
  • Identify the roles for molecular profiling in customizing adjuvant therapy choices in neuro-oncology.