IVth Symposium on Neuro-oncology in Practice. Brain Tumours: Now is the Future ... !
27 January 2012
Course language: English
A major part of this international symposium is devoted to glioblastomas, including the role of targeted agents, the road to individualised treatment by means of molecular markers and reliable MR recognition of tumour response, progression and pseudo-progression.
The frequency of primary CNS lymphoma continuous to rise, and poses the dilemma of when and how to combine radiation with chemotherapy.
In controlling brain metastasis, a major issue constitutes the proper indications for stereotactic radiation on what is the role of the size and number of lesions. New surgical techniques, including radical vertebral resection, use of prosthesis and stabilising the spine enable the neurosurgeon to achieve better tumour control with longstanding intact functioning of patients having vertebral metastatic disease.
In paraneoplastic disease of the brain, extracranial tumour cells share similar antigenic characteristics with neuronal cells providing essential insights into immunological mechanisms.
Improvements in survival makes it ever more imperative to maintain an intact nervous system. Understanding the mechanisms of brain toxicity, and how to preserve the quality of life constitutes an inherent task of every specialist involved in the care of patients with brain tumours.
Now we have knowledge on cell-cycle control of brain tumour cells, in picturing the brain, on new applications of surgery, radiation and systemic therapy, we did not dare to dream of only a few years ago.
This comprehensive post-graduate course offers an update on progress in neuro-oncology by speakers, many of whom are world experts with major contributions to the field.
Educational Grants by
Wilco C. Peul, Martin J.B.Taphoorn en Charles J. Vecht
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Programme09.15 – 09.45 Welcome and Registration
Chairman: Martin Taphoorn
09.45 – 10.00 Neuro-Oncology in a Teaching Hospital
10.00 – 10.30 Glioma Surveillance: Applying new
Geert Lycklama à Nijeholt
10.30 – 11.00 Understanding and Treating Glioblastoma: Past, Present, Future
11.00 – 11.30 How to Target Glioblastomas ?
Martin van den Bent
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 12.30 Paraneoplastic CNS Disease: Underlying
Mechanisms and Immune Targets for Therapy
Peter Sillevis Smitt
12.30 – 13.00 Primary CNS Lymphoma: Radiation,
Chemotherapy or both?
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Stereotactic Radiation in Brain Metastasis:
Number, Size and Timing
14.30 – 15.00 Radical Surgery in Spinal Oncology:
When and How?
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break
15.30 - 16.00 Brain Toxicity in Oncology:
Underlying Mechanisms and How to
16.00 - 16.30 Impact of Cognitive Dysfunction on Brain
16.30 - 17.00 On Neuro-oncology Wards
|Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging (NIV)||5 points|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Pathologie||5 points|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiotherapie en Oncologie (NVRO)||5 points|
|Nederlandse Vereniging van Neurochirurgie (NVVN)||5 punten|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurologie (NVN)||5 points|
|Nederlandse Vereniging voor Radiologie (NVVR)||5 points|
|Nederlandse Associatie Physician Assistants (NAPA)||5 punten|
|Verpleegkundig Specialisten Register (VSR)||5 punten|
27 January 2012
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA The Hague (The Netherlands)
- G.P. (Elly) van Manen, organisator nascholing, e-mail
|Registration fees for (trainees)||€ 225,00|
|Registration fees||€ 285,00|
|Member of non-sponsoring company of congress||€ 600,00|
|Physician assistants (PA)||€ 225,00|
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Terms and conditions
To this course the general terms and conditions of Boerhaave CME are applicable.
- prof.dr. M.J. van den Bent, Neurologist, Erasmus MC
- Prof. Lisa M. DeAngelis, Neurologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
- Prof. Jean-Yves Delattre, Neurologist, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, FR
- Dr. Willem Geerlings, !unknown!, Medical Center The Hague
- Dr. Geert J. Lycklama à Nijeholt, Radiologist, Medical Center The Hague
- prof. dr. W.C. Peul, Neurosurgeon, LUMC en MCH
- Prof. P.A.E. Sillevis Smitt, Neurologist, Erasmus MC
- prof.dr. M.J.B. Taphoorn, Neurologist, LUMC en MCH
- Dr. Charles J. Vecht, Neurologist, Medical Center The Hague
- Prof. Michael Weller, University Hospital Zurich, Zwitserland
- Dr. Ruud G.J. Wiggenraad, Radiotherapist, Medical Center The Hague