Neuro-Oncology Symposium 2021: Acoustic Neuroma – From Diagnosis to Restoration - May 15, 2021

Acoustic Neuroma is diagnosed in approximately 2,000-3,000 people per year in the United States. Though usually benign tumors, they can cause significant symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus, issues with balance, headache, facial weakness and/or facial paralysis. Though the cause of acoustic neuromas is usually unknown, once diagnosed there are three main treatment options available to the patient: observation, surgical resection, and radiation. Regardless of the treatment modality chosen, acoustic neuromas affect patients for the rest of their lives. In this course, our speakers will discuss acoustic neuroma from diagnosis to treatment to restoration.
When May 15, 2021
from 07:30 AM to 04:15 PM
Where Virtual Webinar
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-588-2578
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Target Audience

General practitioners, surgeons, ENTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, radiologists, health techs, oncologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

7:30 am
Open Virtual Lobby for Audience to Join

7:50 am
Welcome by Drs. Andaluz & Williams

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Diagnosis & Overview of Surgical Practices
Dr. Jerry Lin

8:50 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Radiotherapy & Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Shiao Woo

9:50 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 10:10 am

10:10 am – 11:00 am
Management of Patients with Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Norberto Andaluz

11:00 am – 11:10 am

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Nursing Perspective for Management of Acoustic Neuroma
Alexandra Schaber, APRN and Katie Archer, APRN

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Keynote: Restoration after Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Ravi Samy

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm
Patient Speaker Presentation
Jessica Toews

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
Rehabilitation after Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Megan Nelson, Dr. Alex Carrasquer, Kathy Past, PT, and Brittany Kyzer, AuD

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm

4:15 pm

Course Directors
 Norberto Andaluz, MD
Department of Neurological Surgery
Director of Skull Base Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

 Brian Williams, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Director of Brain Tumor Program
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Participating Faculty
Alex Carrasquer, MD, PHD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Brittany Kyzer, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist
University of Louisville Health
Louisville, KY

Jerry Lin, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Megan Nelson, MD
Associate Professor
Specialty: Cancer Rehabilitation
Department of Neurosurgery
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Ravi Samy, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Alexandra Schaber, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
UofL Physicians Restorative Neuroscience
Louisville, KY

Jessica Toews
Patient Speaker
Louisville, KY

Shiao Woo, MD, MBBS, FACR    
Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Learning Objectives

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

1. Discuss the biology and indicators of acoustic neuroma to build knowledge on diagnosis ability.
2. Describe the treatment options currently in use both locally and nationally in the treatment of acoustic neuroma.
3. Identify ongoing rehabilitation options and best practices for acoustic neuroma patients.
4. Identify and discuss trends and future treatment options for acoustic neuroma currently being researched.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 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 8.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-12-22-1209. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.

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 at least 7 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.


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Registration Fees:
There is no fee to attend this event. Advance registration is required to allow for event planning.

An email will be sent to all registrants 1 week prior and again 2 days prior with instructions for webinar sign-in.

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We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the "Neuro-Oncology Symposium 2021: Acoustic Neuroma – From Diagnosis to Restoration" conference.

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