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Childhood Cancer Survivorship Conference: Focus on Brain Tumors

Al's Comment:

 Sounds like a great conference.


Posted on: 03/31/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

 

Childhood Cancer Survivorship Conference:  Focus on Brain Tumors

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

 

Childhood Cancer Survivorship Conference:  Focus on Brain Tumors

 

CHEVY CHASE, Maryland (April 19, 2015) – This one-day conference for parents and survivors, etc is to provide comprehensive information presented by experts, covering topics that may be relevant to survivors of childhood cancer.  Medical education, supportive/preventative care, and guidance helps provide support to families and survivors.

 

The free?? conference is planned for Sunday, April 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. (continental breakfast), at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m.  The conference closes at 5:00 p.m.  

 

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) and Children's National Health Care Systems, Washington, DC are pleased to present this comprehensive program. The brochure and registration information is available online at http://www.childhoodbraintumor.org.  E-mail your registration to CBTF@childhoodbraintumor.org by sending the registration panel or an e-mail with the registration details.

 

Although survival rates have been improving, survivors are often left with lifelong cognitive, motor, or sensory disabilities that vastly affect quality of life. Founding advisor of CBTF, Dr. Roger J. Packer, Sr. Vice President of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine and Director of the Brain Tumor Institute at Children's National will be the morning keynote speaker.  He will address  State of the Science: Advances in Research.  Throughout the day, excellent speakers Dr. Elizabeth Wells (neurosurgeon), Dr. Kristina Hardy (child psychologist), Dr. Alma Morgan (education), Dr. Gilbert Vezina (radiology), Dr. Maya Lodish (endocrinology), Dr. Justin Burton (rehab), Dr. Natalie Feleppele (audiology), and Alyssa Smith (nutrition) will share their expertise.  Lauren Hancock, will facilitate a Parent Panel just before the closing keynote address delivered by Dr. Brian Rood (oncologist), Future Directions in Research.

 

Since its founding in 1994, CBTF has awarded significant funding for basic pediatric science and clinical brain tumor research after thorough review and advice from our expert team of scientific advisors.  CBTF also helps support pediatric brain tumor conferences, holds educational retreat events for families, and offers informational materials to families and medical institutions.

 

Online registration and complete details may be found by clicking on the link: www.childhoodbraintumor.org or E-mail cbtf@childhoodbraintumor.org.

 

CBTF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization founded by families, friends and physicians of children with brain tumors.

 

 

 


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