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Innovative Approaches to Brain Tumor Management

March 18, 2016

Seattle Science Foundation
550 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98122

The Innovative Approaches to Brain Tumor Management Course is targeted towards healthcare providers who manage and treat patients with brain tumors.  Leading experts in the field will come together to discuss the future of brain tumor management including the progress in personalized medicine and implications of immunotherapy in specializing treatment.  The design is to focus on the future of brain tumor therapy with the goal of improving treatment response rates, outcomes, and overall patient care.

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Registration Information

M.D. or D.O.:  $300 (After Mar. 7 - $330)
Allied Health Professionals:  $275 (After Mar. 7 - $305)
Medical Student:  $50
Resident/Fellow:  $50


Needs Statement

This course provides a targeted focus on brain tumors covering the future of brain tumor management and treatment including the application of personalized medicine and immunotherapy.


Objectives

By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to: 

  • Apply new knowledge of personalized medicine and immunotherapy in brain tumor management to their clinical practice. 
  • Explain the benefits and obstacles of personalized medicine and immunotherapy treatment.
  • Integrate the knowledge of targeting tumor markers, use of vaccines and antiviral therapy and tracking biomarkers into their practice. 
  • Utilize the mechanism of action behind an engineered virus delivered via vaccine.
  • Discuss current treatment options for malignant meningioma with their patients.

Intended Audience

The sessions are targeted to neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, radiation therapists, and allied health professionals who specialize in the treatment of patients with brain tumors.


CME Information

Accreditation with Commendation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and the Seattle Science Foundation. Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Contact Hours
Nursing contact hours will be provided by Swedish Medical Center Clinical Education and Practice, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Acknowledgments

This symposium is financially supported in part by educational grants in accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support.  At the time of this printing, a complete listing of commercial supporters was not available.  Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the symposium. 


LOCATION

The Seattle Science Foundation is located at 500 17th Avenue, James Tower, Suite 600 in Seattle, Washington. Parking is available in the garage on 16th Avenue between Cherry and Jefferson at a maximum fee of $16.50.  From I-5 (northbound and southbound), take the James Street exit.  Travel east on James Street.  James will become Cherry Street.  Turn right (south) on 16th Avenue.  Turn right into the main garage entrance.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Phone:      (206) 732-6500
Fax:           (206) 732-6599
E-mail:      info@seattlesciencefoundation.org