New Developments in the Management of Childhood Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the second-most common cancer in children, after leukemia. Learners will hear about the new developments in the management of childhood brain tumors supported by current evidence.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Pediatric Oncologists, Hematologists/Oncologists, Infectious Disease Pediatricians, Pediatric General Internists, Family Physicians, Neonatologists and Emergency Department Physicians.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the most common pediatric brain tumors, their clinical manifestations and genetic causes. 
  • Explain the difference in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors. 
  • List the classifications of new molecular brain tumors. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
Armstrong, G. T., Stovall, M., & Robison, L. L. (2010). Long-term effects of radiation exposure among adult survivors of childhood cancer: results from the childhood cancer survivor study. Radiation research, 174(6b), 840-850.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020

Ziad Khatib, M.D. 
Director of Neuro-Oncology
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Kidz Medical Services
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Ziad Khatib, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020
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