FAIRMONT ORCHID HOTEL • WAIMEA, HAWAII

 

COURSE DIRECTOR

Tracy Batchelor, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS

Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jay Loeffler, M.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Nancy Tarbell, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Patrick Wen, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

 

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Overview

Neuro-oncology is a rapidly evolving multi-disciplinary field, which involves the medical, surgical and radiation management of adult and pediatric patients with primary and metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors. In addition, modern molecular neuropathology and neuroradiology concepts are essential for accurate diagnosis and classification. This five-day CME course, the Harvard Medical School Asia-Pacific Neuro-Oncology CME Conference, is designed to provide an international audience with a comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric patients with primary and metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors and neurologic complications of cancer. Our target audience will be the health care specialists involved in the care of adult and pediatric neuro-oncology patients (oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists and neuropathologists).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric patients with primary and metastatic central nervous system tumors
  • Appreciate the role of biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Recognize and address neurological complications associated with cancer and new cancer therapies
  • Discuss the role of palliative and supportive care in neuro-oncology

Target audience

Physicians and Allied Health Professionals in the field of:

 

  • Adult Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Neuropathology

 

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

IOM Competencies

  • Provide Patient-Centered Care
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
  • Utilize Informatics
FAIRMONT ORCHID HOTEL • WAIMEA, HAWAII COURSE DIRECTOR Tracy Batchelor, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center COURSE CO-DIRECTORS Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Jay Loeffler, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Nancy Tarbell, M.D. Harvard Medical School Patrick Wen, M.D. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
FAIRMONT ORCHID HOTEL • WAIMEA, HAWAII COURSE DIRECTOR Tracy Batchelor, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center COURSE CO-DIRECTORS Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Jay Loeffler, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital Nancy Tarbell, M.D. Harvard Medical School Patrick Wen, M.D. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute