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Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Forum Register

Monday, October 16

Registration/Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Program: 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie
Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Baldwin Auditorium
(Google map)

The Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute will offer this free program for brain tumor patients and their families. Our experts will discuss advances in brain tumor treatment, as well as skills and resources for managing the unique challenges faced by patients and caregivers. Brain tumor patients and caregivers will learn about strategies to help them cope with a wide range of concerns. The program will include opportunities to ask questions and meet other brain tumor patients and their families. The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute hosts this free event, led by physicians and members of the Supportive Oncology team.

3:00 p.m. Registration & Exhibits
3:30 p.m. Survey of the Therapeutic Landscape in High-Grade Gliomas
Rimas Lukas, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
4:15 p.m. The Role of Exercise and Rehabilitation During and After Cancer Treatment
Samman Shahpar, MD, Lurie Cancer Center
4:45 p.m. Coping with Cancer
Christopher Balmaceda, LCSW, Lurie Cancer Center
5:15 p.m. Sexuality and Intimacy: Maintaining Relationships
Margaret Schwartz, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Northwestern Medicine
5:40 p.m. Break & Boxed Dinner
6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Caregivers | Patients


The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center is located on the corner of Fairbanks Ct. and Superior St. (Google map)


Parking is available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Huron Superior Garage, 222 E. Huron St. (Google map) and at the Erie / Ontario Garage, 321 E. Erie (Google map). Discounted passes can be purchased for $7 at the registration table.

View a printable map with directions from the parking garages to the Lurie Medical Research Center.


Please direct questions to Kate Harken at or 312.695.1390.