onalized medicine – an increasingly important topic as researchers start to identify what treatments work on certain patients and why. It will also include tips on talking with your health care team, being your own best advocate, improving patient and family quality of life during this journey, returning to work after diagnosis, nutritional support through diagnosis and treatment, and survivorship strategies for patients and caregivers. Tools for managing patient and caregiver stress, fatigue and seizures will also be presented.
Conference presenters include medical professionals and other allied health care professionals from leading institutions, including Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Emory University, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Ohio State University and Roswell Park Cancer Center. A full list of topics and presenters, who will be available for Q&A sessions throughout the weekend, can be found at http://www.braintumorconference.org.
The ABTA is recognizing its 40th anniversary in conjunction with the conference. "An Evening of Love and Laughter" at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 26 includes a reception, dinner, leadership recognition program, and performance featuring the Second City Touring Company.
The 2013 American Brain Tumor Association Patient and Family Conference is being held at the Marriott Renaissance O’Hare Hotel and Suites, 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. To register, visit http://www.braintumorconference.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).
Sponsors for the 2013 Patient and Family Conference include Genentech, Inc., Northwest Biotherapeutics, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Novocure Inc.,
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