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Partners in Treatment and Care Meeting Program

8:30 a.m.

Registration, Check-In, and
Resource Fair Opens (Light breakfast)

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Antoinette Tiu
Program Manager
American Brain Tumor Association


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Brain Tumor Treatment Trends

Thomas C. Chen, MD, PhD,FAANS
Director, Surgical Neuro-oncology
Director, Brain and Spine Tumor Research Group
Tenured Professor of Neurosurgery, Pathology, Orthopedic Surgery
USC Keck School of Medicine

Science and new technology are helping to provide patients with better prognoses while minimizing treatment side effects. You will learn about the latest treatments for brain tumors including: promising drug therapies, new device and cutting-edge options now available.


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break, Networking, and Resource Fair


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Living Well with a Brain Tumor: Patient & Caregiver Panel

Moderator: TBD

Panelists: TBD

Local patients and caregivers share their journey as they are navigating through the process of living with a brain tumor or caring for their loved one who has a brain tumor.

This session will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a discussion and relate with other patients and caregivers who are walking through a similar journey.

Patient & Caregiver Roundtables

Attendees will have the opportunity to breakout into patient and caregiver roundtables or small discussion groups so that they can share their journey and experiences with each other, offer each other encouragement and make new connections.


11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch (lunch provided), Networking, and Resource Fair


12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Advancing Brain Tumor Treatments: A Clinical Trial Primer

Clinical trials are essential to the development of new and more effective treatments for brain tumors. It can sometimes be overwhelming to understand what clinical trial options may be available to you.

This session will help answer some important and common questions patients often have, including what questions you should ask your doctor before participating in a clinical trial.



1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks