Penn Neuro-Oncology Symposium - Brain Tumors 2015: Bridging Precision Science and Personalized Medicine

Course details

  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.25 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 6.60 nursing contact hours
Title & description

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Barbara Lopez - 215.614.1954

Program Description: 

Brochure and Agenda

Online Registration

Overview & Target Audience:
The purpose of this activity is to provide new treatment options in neuro-oncology, including surgical techniques and intraoperative imaging that have improved patient outcomes. Sessions will feature the latest advances in state-of-the-art care for practicing physicians treating patients with brain tumors. Cutting-edge topics in precision medicine, including genetic, translational, and clinical research will also be featured. Each section will conclude with an audience interactive panel discussion with question and answer session.

This symposium is designed for neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with brain tumors.

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Describe emerging concepts in the diagnosis and management of brain tumors
• Discuss the risks and benefits of proton beam therapy and stereotactic intensity modulated radiation therapy for brain tumors
• Describe advances in genome sequencing
• Review clinical application of cancer gene panel sequencing
• Explain new vaccine therapies tailored to individual patients


The registration fee for practicing physicians is $50.00. For non-Penn residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, the fee is $25.00. For faculty, staff, residents, fellows and/or students of the University of Pennsylvania, the fee is $25.00. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, and course syllabus. Parking fees are not covered by this course. Register online at PennCancer.org/CME/Brain

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:

PHYSICIANS: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Education, Innovation and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been approved for 6.6 contact hours.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Cancellation Policy:

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will notify all pre-registrants but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines and travel agencies. In order to process refunds for conference withdrawals, we must receive cancellation in writing by March 26, 2015.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This activity closed on September 30th, 2016 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 7.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 7.25
  • nursing contact hours: 6.60
Activity Documents
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.