2021 Neuro-Oncology Symposium

Neuro-Oncology Symposium

The mission of the Neuro-Oncology Symposium is to educate researchers, clinicians, students, trainees, patients, caregivers, and community members on current and developing therapies for brain and nervous system tumors.

May 17-18, 2021

This two day virtual event will feature presentations about Fundamental Brain Tumor Science, Translational Research, and Clinical Trials from leading brain cancer experts. This symposium will be of interest to researchers and students as well as physicians and other health care providers.

Agenda

Session One: Fundamental Brain Tumor Science

TIME ACTIVITY/SESSION
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome & Announcements
David Largaespada, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

8:10 AM – 8:55 AM


 

Drug Distribution, Efficacy, and Tumor Cell Response in Brain Tumors
Forest White, PhD
Professor of Biological Engineering
MIT, Cambridge, MA

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

The Role of Histone Mutations in Pediatric High-Grade Glioma
James Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Hormel Institute, Austin, MN

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

TITLE TBD
Valerie Weaver, PhD
Director of the Center for Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
University of California - San Francisco

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break Out Rooms for Discussion with Speakers
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Bodystorming
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Lunch / Break

 

Session Two: Translational Research

TIME ACTIVITY/SESSION
12:10 PM - 12:15 PM

Announcements
Michael Olin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

KEYNOTE: Pediatric High-Grade Glioma: Cancer at the Crossroads of Development and Epigenetics
Suzanne Baker, PhD
Director, Division of Brain Tumor Research
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Trouble Inside and Out: Glioma Exosomes Alter Signaling, Metabolism, and Extracellular Environment of Normal Brain Cells
Michael Graner, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM - 3:25 PM

Brian Tumor Therapies - Where Have We Gone Wrong?
Jann Sarkaria, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Revolution in Molecular Diagnostics for Human Brain Tumors
Andrew Venteicher, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Selected Abstracts for Oral Presentation
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual Poster Session

 

Session Three: Clinical Research

TIME ACTIVITY/SESSION
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome & Announcements
Elizabeth Neil, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM Courtney Burnett, MD (Patient Story)
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM

Advances in Brain Tumor Imaging: Current Clinical Utilization and Future Applications
Christopher Wilke, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM Break
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Molecular Classification and Characterization of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Marcel Kool, PhD
Groupleader Division of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Hopp Children’s Cancer Center, Heidelberg, Germany

10:05 AM – 10:50 AM

“CANINE” CANine ImmuNEurotherapeutics: A Comparative Genomics, Oncology and Immunotherapy Consortium
M.R. Chambers, DVM, MD
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:55 AM – 11:25 AM Break Out Rooms for Discussion with Speakers