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Partners in Treatment and Care Meeting Program

LOCATION: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE, THE THOMAS B. TURNER AUDITORIUM 720 RUTLAND AVENUE BALTIMORE, MD 21205

PARKING: RUTLAND GARAGE 1821 E MADISON STREET BALTIMORE, MD 21205

8:30 a.m.

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

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

Welcome

Leticia J. Kees, M.S.
Director, Programs and Outreach
American Brain Tumor Association

 

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

Brain Tumor Treatment Trends

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 devices, 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.

Living Well with a Brain Tumor: Patient & Caregiver Panel

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. A Health Care Professional will then to speak to the challenges their patients and loved ones have living with a brain tumor and offer their expertise. 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. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional panelists.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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 Networking and Resource Fair
(Lunch provided)

 

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

Advancing Brain Tumor Treatments: A Clinical Trial Primer 

Michael Lim M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Institute of Nano Biotechnology
Director of the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
Director of the Metastatic Brain Tumor Center
Director of Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

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