Scoring Key: 5=Strongly Agree 4=Agree 3=Neutral 2=Disagree 1=Strongly Disagree 0=Not applicable to my practice
Assess clinical decision making regarding the use of chemotherapy, targeted agents and immunotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of brain tumors.
Interpret recent clinical data on experimental agents under evaluation for gliomas and other brain tumors.
Recognize the role of whole-brain radiation therapy versus stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of brain metastases.
Examine the rationale for proton therapy in brain tumor patients as well as the patient selection criteria.
Explain the role of and indications for novel treatment strategies including tumor-treating fields, laser interstitial thermal therapy and tumor vaccines for the treatment of brain tumors.
Discuss the benefits and applications of contemporary surgical techniques for brain tumors.
Recognize essential imaging modalities including imaging advances for CNS tumors.
Explore current clinical trial options for patients with brain tumors.
Scoring key: 5=Very effective, 4= Effective, 3= Somewhat effective, 2= Slightly effective, 1= Completely Ineffective Speakers are listed according to the lecture schedule.
Genomics Guides Therapy for CNS Tumors - Moderator: Minesh Mehta, M.D
New WHO Classification for Gliomas - Kenneth Aldape, M.D.
Precision Medicine for Gliomas -Yazmin Odia, M.D.
Molecular Targeting in CNS Lymphoma: An Emerging Story - Fabio Iwamoto, M.D.
Precision Radiation Therapy for Glioblastoma - Javier Torres-Roca, M.D.
Surgical Management of CNS Tumors - Moderator: Kevin Abrams, M.D.
fMRI and Preoperative Planning for CNS Tumors - Andrei Holodny, M.D.
Mapping Improves Surgical Outcomes for Gliomas - Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
Modern Techniques in Brain Tumor Surgery - Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
Laser Thermal Ablation (LITT) for CNS Tumor Management - Guy McKhann, M.D.
Base of Skull Tumors: Contemporary Surgical Strategies - Luis Borba, M.D.
Mitochondria and Chemotherapy Resistance in Glioblastoma Models - Jeremy Chambers, Ph.D.
Nanoparticles as a Treatment Modality for CNS Tumors - Sakhrat Khizroev, Ph.D.
Applications and Implications of Radiation Therapies - Moderators: Marcio Fagundes, M.D., Michael Chuong, M.D.
The Challenge of Managing Brain Metastases - Michael Vogelbaum, M.D.
Hippocampal-sparing IMRT Is the New Standard - Vinai Gondi, M.D.
Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors: Hope or Hype? - Matthew Hall, M.D.
Management of Primary CNS Tumors - Moderator: Vitaly Siomin, M.D.
Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors: Reality Check - Mark Gilbert, M.D.
Vaccines: The New Frontier? - David Reardon, M.D.
Tumor Treating Fields: A New Standard of Care – Why the Reluctance? - Roger Stupp, M.D.
Contemporary Management of Vestibular Schwannoma - Gerardo Guinto, M.D., Vitaly Siomin, M.D., Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., Peter Volsky, M.D.
Modern Approaches to Treating Meningioma - Michael Vogelbaum, M.D.