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Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Forum Register

Monday, October 19

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

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Baldwin Auditorium
(Google map)

Join the Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute at 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. A boxed dinner and discounted parking will be provided to all pre-registered guests.

Register online or call 312.695.1390. Walk-ins welcome.


3:00 p.m. Registration and Visit Exhibits
3:30 p.m. Welcome
3:40 p.m. Horbinski Molecular Biology of Brain Tumors
Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD
Lurie Cancer Center
4:20 p.m. Wirpsa Planning for the Future:
The Role of Advanced Directives

M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC
Northwestern Medicine
5:00 p.m. Shahpar Cancer Rehabilitation 101:
When Survival is Not Enough

Sam Shahpar, MD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
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/St. Clair 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.