Evaluation and Management of the Patients with Brain and Spinal Metastasis - July 10, 2015

When Jul 10, 2015
from 07:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Where UofL Clinical and Translational Research Building 505 South Hancock Street Louisville, KY 40202
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Course Description
This James Graham Brown Cancer Center initiative will present a multidisciplinary approach needed for the care and treatment of patients with CNS metastasis in order to educate and inform health care providers, patients and their caregivers about best current practices and future treatment directions for patients with CNS metastasis. Several disciplines will be represented including neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuroradiology and neuro-oncology. It is also expected that this cross-sectional platform will stimulate innovative and insightful research in a collaborative environment and improve the regional standard of care.

Target Audience
The target audience for this seminar is neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, oncology rehabilitation professionals and other healthcare providers with an interest in CNS metastasis.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Registration and Breakfast

Donald Miller, MD, Ph.D.

Introduction and Overview to CNS Mets
Eric Burton, MD

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
Michael Glantz, MD

Spinal Mets
Maxwell Boakye, MD

9:30- 10:00am
Surgery Options
Warren Boling, MD

Radiation Options
Shiao Woo, MD

Randomized Clinical Trials for CNS Mets
Roy Patchell, MD

Recent Treatment Protocols for CNS Mets
Vinai Gondi, MD

Discussion and Adjournment

Course Director
Eric Burton, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty:
Maxwell Boakye, MD    
Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Warren Boling, MD    
Interim Chair and Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Michael Glantz, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Medicine and Neurology
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

Vinai Gondi, MD    
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Radiation Oncology Consultants
Chicago, IL

Roy Patchell, MD    
Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell
Capital Institute for Neurosciences
Pennington, NJ

Shiao Woo, MD    
Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Demonstrate when surgery, whole brain radiation, and radiosurgery are appropriate for patients with CNS metastasis.
2. Discuss research trials available for patients with CNS metastasis.

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 5.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-862. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact the Emily Rollins at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


Click Here for a copy of the course brochure (Under Construction)

Registration Fees:

All Participants:   FREE

Although there is no registration fee for participants in this event, please register in advance to allow for event planning.

Online registration for this event is now closed.You may still attend the event by registering and signing in at the registration desk beginning at 7:15 on Friday July 10, 2015 at the UofL Clinical and Translational Research Building 505 South Hancock Street Louisville, KY 40202.


We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the Evaluation and Management of the Patients with Brain and Spinal Metastas conference!

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.