C81 - Core Principles of Brain Tumors

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Neuro-oncology
Director(s): Nimish Mohile MD, FAAN
Description: Diagnosis, treatment, and managment of brain tumors is increasingly complex and this course aims to demystify the core principles of brain tumors. Faculty will review the evidence-based treament for malignant gliomas, focus on what a practicing neurologist needs to know, and include discussion of neurologic and medical management. The lower grade brain tumors are frequently encountered by neurologists and faculty will provide strategies to help participants determine frequency of observation, when to refer to a neuro-oncologist or neurosurgeon, and how to manage neurologic conditions, including tumor-related epilepsy. Faculty will discuss approach to brain and leptomeningeal metastases and help participants understand their role in this disease. Diagnostic considerations, various treatment modalities, and neurologic sequelae from treatment will be discussed. Finally, faculty will talk about how to approach diagnosis of suspected lymphomas in the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
Completion Message: Participants will improve their knowledge in the management of common primary and metastatic brain tumors, develop an improved understanding of neurologic care and supportive care of the brain tumor patient, and better define the role of the neurologist in multi-disciplinary teams.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems-based Practice

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