Miami Brain Symposium, Fifth Annual

Miami, FL US
December 9, 2022

Live Symposium | 6.25 Cat. 1
Friday, December 9, 2022
Hilton Miami Dadeland, Miami, Florida

The Miami Brain Symposium will focus on state-of-the-art approaches in the management of primary and metastatic central nervous systems tumors, along with an understanding of current standards of care and a look at future directions. This symposium will engage participants as the expert faculty navigate through complex cases, novel treatment strategies and lively panel discussions.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the role of molecular histopathology in the diagnosis, characterization, and management of primary and metastatic brain tumors.
  • Recognize the controversies of implementing tumor treating fields for glioblastoma.
  • Recognize the controversies of using systemic therapy alone or whole brain radiation, versus stereotactic radiosurgery for select patients with brain metastases.
  • Apply advances in systemic therapy, tumor neurosurgery and radiation therapy to achieve contemporary management of primary brain tumors, including primary CNS lymphoma, craniopharyngioma, medulloblastoma and gliomas.
  • Examine recent breakthroughs in proton therapy for pediatric CNS malignancies.

Who Should Attend

Adult and pediatric neurologists, adult and pediatric medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, emergency medicine physicians, neuroscience nurses, neurosurgery nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and techs, dietitians, occupational therapists, rehabilitation and pain management specialists and physician assistants, physical therapists (pending), as well as other specialists interested in the fields of neuro-oncology and neuroscience.

This course will add tremendous value to residents in training and fellows in multiple specialties, including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology.

Registration and Fees

 Registration Fee
Physicians$295*
Baptist Health Employees$35
Other$95
Fellows**$95**

* Group discounts available for three or more physicians who register together as a group by Friday, November 18. No add-ons. Call for details.

** Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.

Event date: Friday, December 9, 2022

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 6.25 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 6.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 7.50 Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
Course opens: 
07/01/2022
Course expires: 
01/31/2023
Event starts: 
12/09/2022 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/09/2022 - 4:00pm EST
Cost:
$1.00

Agenda

7:30 a.m.Breakfast and Visit Exhibits
8:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Clinical Implications of Molecular Profiling
Moderator: Yazmin Odia, M.D., M.S., FAAN
8:05 a.m.Leveraging Molecular Signatures to Guide Treatment of Ependymoma
Stephen Mack, Ph.D.
8:30 a.m.Clinical Implications of Molecular Profiling of Brain Metastasis
Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.
8:55 a.m.Clinical Implications of Molecular Profiling of Gliomas
Patrick Wen, M.D.
9:20 a.m.Panel Discussion, Questions, and Answers
9:45 a.m.Break and Visit Exhibits
Advances in the Management of Primary Brain Tumors
Moderator: Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., FACP, MBA
10:05 a.m.Primary CNS Lymphoma
Fabio Iwamoto, M.D.
10:30 a.m.Advances in the Management of Craniopharyngiomas
Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.
10:55 a.m.Application of Advanced Tractography and Functional Network for Glioma Surgery
Michael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS
11:20 a.m.Panel Discussion, Questions, and Answers: GBM – What’s the Deal?
11:45 a.m.Visit Exhibits
12:05 p.m.Lunch
The Great Debates
Moderator: Michael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS
1:05 p.m.Systemic Targeted Therapies Should Replace SRS for Brain Metastasis
Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., FACP, MBA
Veronica Chiang, M.D.
1:35 p.m.ALL GBM’s Should be Treated with TT Fields
Roger Stupp, M.D.
Patrick Wen, M.D.
2:05 p.m.Managing Brain Metastasis After SRS: All Patients Should Salvage SRS
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Viani Gondi, M.D.
2:35 p.m.Break and Visit Exhibits
Advances in the Management of Brain Tumors
Moderator: Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., FASTRO
3:00 p.m.Clinical Trials of Surgical Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma
Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D.
3:25 p.m.Advances in the Management of Pediatric Brain Tumors – Proton Radiation for All
Matthew Hall, M.D., MBA
3:50 p.m.Questions and Answers
4:00 p.m.Closing Remarks
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
4:05 p.m.Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States

About the Venue

Next to Baptist Hospital, Hilton Miami is two miles from Dadeland Mall and 10 minutes from Dadeland South Metro Station. Miami International Airport is 13 miles away. Hilton Miami offers a wellness center with yoga and Pilates classes plus massages, a heated pool, and guest rooms with fitness equipment. Hilton Miami Dadeland has met cleanliness standards for a WELL Health-Safety Rating.

Symposium Directors

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Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., FACP, MBA
Deputy Director
Chief Scientific Officer
Chief, Solid Tumor Medical Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida
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Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Chief, Radiosurgery
Director, CNS Metastasis Program
Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida
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Michael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS
Chair, Division of Neurosurgery
Chief Medical Executive
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Irma & Kalman Bass Endowed Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
Miami, Florida
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Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., FASTRO
Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida
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Yazmin Odia, M.D., M.S., FAAN
Chief, Neuro-Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida

Symposium Faculty

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Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Central Nervous Metastasis Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
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Veronica Chiang, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
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Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-director, Institute for the Neurosciences
Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Vinai Gondi, M.D.
Director, Research and Education
Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center
Co-director, Brain and Spine Tumor Center
Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville
Health System Clinician, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
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Matthew Hall, M.D., MBA
Lead Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
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Fabio Iwamoto, M.D.
Neuro-oncologist
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York
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Stephen Mack, Ph.D.
Developmental Neurobiology Department
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Memphis, Tennessee
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Roger Stupp, M.D.
Paul C. Bucy Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Co-director, Lou & Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute
Chief, Division of Neuro-oncology, Department of Neurology
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
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Patrick Wen, M.D.
Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology
Institute Physician
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Accreditation

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a total of 6.25 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-945338, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 6 credits for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dietitians and Occupational Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Physical Therapy credits have been applied for 7.5 CEUs.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 6.25 Nurse Practitioners
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 6.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 7.50 Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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