The 9th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Advances in Multidisciplinary Care for Cancers of the Central Nervous Systems.


Anti-Angiogenic Therapy:  Efficacy and Mechanisms of Resistance

John Degroot, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology

Division of Cancer Medicine

Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program

Department of Neuro-Oncology

University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Neoplastic Meningitis:  How Can We Stop Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Michael Glantz, M.D.

Professor neurosurgery, Medicine and Neurology

Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


The Emerging Molecular Foundations of Diffuse Gliomas

Jason T. Huse, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Attending

Department of Pathology

Affiliate Member

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Surgery for Gliomas:  How Far Should We Go?

Michael Vogelbaum, M.D.,, Ph.D.

Associate Director Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center

Cleveland Clinic




The 8th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  New Horizons in Neuro-Oncology:  Innovations in the Treatment of Brain Tumors


Evolution of Radiosurgery and the Cleveland Clinic Experience

Gene Barnett, M.D., M.B.A.

The Rose Ella Burkhardt Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Professor and Director,The Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Clinic Neurological and Cancer Institutes

Vice-Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

The Cleveland Clinic


Assessment and Utilization of Focused Ultrasound Surgery

W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology

Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

University of Virginia Health Systems


Efficacy and Limitations in the Use of Quantitative Fluorescene Intracranial Tumor

Nathan E. Simmons, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery,

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center


Glioblastoma:  Past, Present, and Future

Andrew B. Lassman, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Director of Neuro-Oncology

New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Medical Director, Clinical Research Management Office,

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center




The 7th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Controversies in Neuro-Oncology and Paraneoplastic Syndromes Affecting the CNS


Paraneoplastic Syndromes Affecting the CNS

Jerome Posner, M.D.

Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor

George C. Cotzias Chair of Neuro-Oncology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY


Radiosurgery and Whole Brain XRT in Cerebral Metastasis- Current Controversies

Dheerendra Prasad, M.D.

Medical Director, Department of Radiation Medicine

Director, CNS and Pediatric Radiation Medicine

Director, Gamma Knife Center

Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine and Neurosurgery

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Buffalo, New York


Update on Molecular Pathogenesis and Management of Low-Grade Gliomas

David Schiff, M.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor, Neuro-Oncology Center

Department of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Medicine

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA


Pitfalls in Neuro-Oncologic Imaging

Andrei Holodny, M.D.

Chief, Neuroradiology Service

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY




The 6th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Update of New Guidelines in Neuro-Oncology


Surgical and Radiosurgical Management of Simple and Complex Intracranial Meningiomas

Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Arkansas Neuroscience Institute

Little Rock,  AR


New Agents in the Treatment of Malignant Glioma Presentations and Management

Jeffrey Raizer, M.D.

Northwestern University M.C.

Chicago, IL


QOL and Neurocognitive Deficits in Brain Tumor Patients-Assessment and Importance

Christina Meyers, Ph.D., ABPP
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX


Spinal Radiosurgery- Current Techniques and Results

Yoshiya Yamada, M.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY




The 5th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Emerging Trends in Neuro-Oncology


Targeted Molecular Therapies in Glioblastoma

Andrew Norden, M.D.

Instructor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Neurologist, Department of Neurology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Neuro-Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology

Center of Neuro-Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer  Institute

Boston, MA


Functional MRI in the Management of Brain Tumors:  Techniques and Limitations

Joy Hirsch, Ph.D.

Professor of Functional Neuroradiology in Radiology and

Center for Neurobiology and Behavior

Professor of Psychology

FMRI Research Center Neurological Institute

Columbia University

New York, NY


Advances in the Surgical Management of Skull base Tumors

Chandranath Sen, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York, NY


The Promise of Protons for Neuro-Oncology

Torunn Yock, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Radiation oncology

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Boston, MA




The 4th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Innovations in Neuro-Oncology


Leptomeningeal Neoplasia

Tracy T. Batchelor, M.D., MPH

Executive Director,

Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology

Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Boston, MA


Current Management of Spinal Metastasis

Mark H. Bilsky, M.D.

Department of Neurosurgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York ,NY


Advances in MR Imaging- Applications in Brain Tumors

Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR

Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY


Genomic Systems of Glioma:  Can We Put All the Pieces Together

Wei Zhang, M.D.

Director of Cancer Genomics Core Laboratory

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX




The 3rd Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Management of Skull Base Meningiomas and Immunotherapy for Gliomas- An Update on Treatment Options


Advances in Surgical Management of Skull Base Meningiomas

Chandranath Sen, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Beth Israel Medical Center

Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery

New York, NY


Vaccine Trials- Therapy in the Management of Malignant Gliomas

Amy Heimberger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Tenured Track

Department of Neurosurgery

The University of Texas

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX


Linac Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Skull Base Meningiomas

William A. Friedman, M.D.

A.L. Rhoton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Autologous Tumor Derived Heat Shock Protein Vaccination for Glioma

Andrew Parsa, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence, Step 3 (Accelerated Track)Department of Neurological Surgery

University of California-San Francisco

San Francisco, CA




The 2nd Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  Current Trends in the Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumors


Treatment of Malignant Gliomas

Henry Friedman, M.D.

James B. Powell, Jr. Professor of Neuro-Oncology

The Brain Tumor Center at Duke

Duke University Medical Center


Primary Brain Lymphomas

Fred H. Hochberg, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School


Aberrant Signaling Complexes in Human Gliomas

Abhijit Guha, M.D.

Professor Surgery, Co-Director and Senior Scientist

Arthur and Sonia Labatts Brain Tumor Center

Alan and Susan Hudson Chair in Neuro-Oncology

University of Toronto, Canada


Integrating Bioanatomic Imaging Into Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery Treatment Planning

Volker W. Stieber, M.D.

Assistant professor

Department of Radiation

Wake Forest University School of Medicine




The First Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium:  New Frontiers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors


Current Concepts in Brain Tumor Imaging

Soonme Cha, M.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence of Radiology and Neurosurgery

University of California, San Francisco


New Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Peter Black, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Convection Enhanced Delivery for Brain Tumor Therapy

Jeffrey Bruce, M.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Gene Therapy in Neuro-Oncology, Current and Future Potential and Limitations

Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

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