Miami Brain Symposium, Seventh Annual

Miami, FL US
December 13, 2024
 

Live Symposium
Friday, December 13, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Miami Dadeland, Miami, Florida

The Miami Brain Symposium will focus on state-of-the-art approaches to 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 panel discussions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine the role of novel bench-to-bedside investigations for treating glioblastoma by targeted androgen receptors and exploring glutaminase inhibitors. 
  • Recognize the advancements of implementing tumor treating fields for patients with brain metastasis.  
  • Evaluate novel systemic therapeutics for gliomas with preclinical and early clinical data, such as CAR T-cell therapies and other vaccine options.  
  • Understand the role of systemic therapies and craniospinal irradiation in treating leptomeningeal disease.  
  • Recognize the roles of surveillance, surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with benign tumors, such as vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas.

Who Should Attend

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

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

Registration and Fees

 Before Monday, September 2, 2024After Monday, September 2, 2024
Physicians*$245$295
Baptist Health Employees$45$55
Physicians-in-Training**$75$95
Others$75$95

* Group discounts available for three or more physicians who register together as a group by Friday, November 15. No add-ons. Call for details.

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

Event date: Friday, December 13, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received by Friday, November 29, 2023 to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $35 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after Friday, November 29, 2023

Course Summary
Course opens: 
06/12/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
12/13/2024 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/13/2024 - 4:30pm EST
Cost:
$1.00

Agenda

7:30 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:55 - 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Glioblastoma Therapy Advances from Bench to Clinic
Moderator: Rupesh Kotecha, M.D. 
8:00 - 8:25 a.m. This House Believes There Is No Role for Dose-escalation for Glioblastoma
Michelle Kim, M.D. 
8:25 - 8:50 a.m.Targeting Androgen Receptors in Glioblastoma
Chi (Kevin) Zhang, M.D. 
8:50 - 9:15 a.m. Exploring Glutaminase Inhibition in Glioma
Sani H. Kizilbash, M.D.
9:15 - 9:40 a.m. Vaccine Therapy for Glioblastomas
Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D. 
9:40 - 9:55 a.m. Questions and Answers
9:55 - 10:10 a.m. Break and Visit Exhibits
Advances in the Management of Other Brain Tumors
Moderator: Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
10:10 - 10:40 a.m. Surveillance vs. SRS for Asymptomatic Vestibular Schwannomas
Pablo Recinos, M.D.
Paul Brown, M.D. 
10:40 - 11:05 a.m. Radiation Therapy for Skull Base Tumors
Joshua D. Palmer, M.D.
11:05 - 11:30 a.m. Radiotherapy Advances for Skull Base Tumors
Robert Press, M.D.
11:30 - 11:55 a.m. Novel Systemic Therapies for Recurrent Meningiomas
Yazmin Odia, M.D. 
11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Questions and Answers
12:10 - 12:20 p.m. Visit Exhibits
12:20 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Product Theater
1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Visit Exhibits
The Great Debates
1:10 - 1:40 p.m. Systemic Therapy vs. Craniospinal Irradiation for Leptomeningeal Disease
Adriene Boire, M.D.
Jonathan Yang, M.D. 
1:40 - 2:10 p.m. SRS vs. WBRT for Multiple (>10) Brain Metastases
Paul Brown, M.D.
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
2:10 - 2:40 p.m. Surgery vs. SRS Meningiomas
Pablo Recinos, M.D.
Joshua D. Palmer, M.D.
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Break and Visit Exhibits
Innovations
Moderator: Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D. 
3:00 - 3:25 p.m. Novocure METIS
Minesh Mehta, M.D. 
3:25 - 3:50 p.m. Pediatric Brain Tumor
TBD
3:50 - 4:15 p.m. Development Considerations for CAR T Cell Therapy for GBM
Steven Bagley, M.D. 
4:15 - 4:25 p.m.Questions and Answers
4:25 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Yazmin Odia, M.D.
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (786) 975-1920

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.

COVID-19 Protocols Notice for All Attendees, Exhibitors and Vendors

Self-screening is required for all in-person attendees. If you have any symptoms of respiratory illness, you must refrain from attending in person.

Please be sure to read our COVID Protocols for all in-person education prior to registering for this activity.

Symposium Directors

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Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA, FASCO
Deputy Director
Chief, Scientific Officer
Chief, Solid Tumor Medical Oncology
Baptist Health 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
Director of Research, Radiation Oncology
Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida
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Michael McDermott, M.D., FAANS
Chair, Division of Neurosurgery
Chief Medical Executive
Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute
Irma & Kalman Bass Endowed Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
Miami, Florida
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Minesh Mehta, M.D., FASTRO
Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology
Baptist Health 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
Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida

Faculty

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Steven Bagley, M.D.
Hematology-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Adrienne Boire, M.D.
Neurologist and Neuro-Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
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Paul D. Brown, M.D.
Wilmeth Professor of Radiation Oncology
Co-Section Chief, CNS Pediatrics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
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Michelle Kim, M.D.
Director, Medical Student Education 
Professor, Radiation Oncology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Sani H. Kizilbash, M.D.
Neuro-Oncologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
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Joshua D. Palmer, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director of CNS
Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology
The James Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
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Robert Press, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida
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Pablo Recinos, M.D.
Neurosurgeon
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
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Jonathan T. Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist
NYU Langone Health
New York, New York
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Chi (Kevin) Zhang, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
University of Nebraska Medical Center 
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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