Sunday, April 14
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
040 Update on Tumors for the General Neurosurgeon II: Skull Base, Pediatric and Spine Tumors
Director(s): Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Faculty: Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FAANS; Franco DeMonte, MD, FAANS; Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS; Fred Gentili, MD, MSc (Canada); Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS; Ian F. Pollack, MD, FAANS
This course will provide the general neurosurgeon, resident neurosurgeon and neurosurgical advanced practice provider (APP) with brief overviews of modern principles and practice paradigms for brain tumor patient management. Our global emphasis will focus on common clinical scenarios and management dilemmas that specialists and non-specialists encounter. The course will highlight surgical and medical strategies that have emerged over the past 12 months, as well as review the expanding roles for radiosurgery, functional mapping, molecular profiling and adjuvant therapy in this patient population. We will also review practical methods to manage and enhance quality of life among survivors.
- Evaluate recent results of clinical trials related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with brain tumors.
- Outline validated strategies to improve quality-of-life and symptom-management for brain tumor patients.
- Compare and contrast targeted radiation treatment options for brain tumor patients.
- Identify the roles for molecular profiling in customizing adjuvant therapy choices in neuro-oncology.