Friday, September 20, 2013

Annenberg Conference Center - George Bush Presidential Library
College Station, TX

Research Poster Session

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1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Poster Session
4:50 p.m. - Awards (will be presented during the Scientific Lecture)

Scientific Lecture

For professional and public audiences
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - (Check-in/Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.)

Speakers:

  • Alessandro Olivi, M.D. - Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins
  • Andrew Parsa, M.D., PhD - Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University
  • L. Gerard Toussaint III, M.D.

Keynote Public Address

“Cancer and the Nervous System: A Meeting of Caregivers, Medical Providers and the Community”
6:00 - 7:15 p.m. - (Check-in/Seating begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Guest Panelists:

  • Jennifer Brusstar - Caregiver of Tug McGraw & CEO of Tug McGraw Foundation
  • Randi Glass Murray - Caregiver and Co-Chair of the UCSF Gordon Murray Caregiver Initiative



Panel Speakers:

  • Andrew Parsa, M.D., PhD - Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University
  • Alessandro Olivi, M.D. - Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins
  • L. Gerard Toussaint III, M.D.
  • Spouses and families of local survivors

Breakout Sessions

7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

  • "Cancer 201: The Biology Behind Tumor Formation and Treatment"
    • Raquel Sitcheran, PhD
  • "Cancer Treatment and the Nervous System: From Numb Hands to Chemo Brain"
    • Nancy Leslie, PhD
    • Bobby Niemann, M.D.
  • "Treatments for Tumors Affecting the Nervous System"
    • Erin Fleener, M.D.
    • Scott Goble, M.D.
    • Jonathan Friedman, M.D.