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Brain Tumor Survivor and Caregiver Symposium


This program will focus on providing the brain tumor patient and their caregivers with information and tools to help handle the challenges that may come up after a brain tumor diagnosis. We will provide a forum for the brain tumor survivor and caregiver to get information and ask questions specifically related to their particular issues.


Saturday, February 27, 2021
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM MST
Virtual On-Demand

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7:30 AM – Registration

7:55 AM – Welcome – Nader Sanai, MD

8:00 AM – Phase 0 Clinical Trials – Nader Sanai, MD

8:30 AM – Radiation Therapy for Brain & Spine Tumors – Michael Garcia, MD

9:00 AM – Break

9:15 AM – Learning to Live Life After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis: Emphasis on Quality Rather than Quantity – Ekokobe Fonkem, MD

9:45 AM – Knowing Your Options: Considerations for Benefits and Finances – Sadie Kleiman

10:15 AM – Break

10:30 AM – Common Challenges and Coping Mechanisms After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis for Patients and their Caregivers – Pamela Klonoff, PhD

11:00 AM – What to Know about COVID-19 when Dealing with a Brain Tumor Diagnosis – Ana Moran, MD