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Brain Tumor Patient and Caregiver Forum Register

Monday, October 17

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
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The Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute will offer this free program for brain tumor patients and their families on Monday, October 17, 2016. 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.

Brain tumor patients and caregivers will learn about strategies to help them cope with a wide range of concerns. The program includes 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 and Exhibits
3:30 p.m. Schwartz Welcome
Margaret Schwartz, MSN, APN, CNRN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
3:45 p.m. Amidei Deciding on a Cinical Trial
Christina Amidei, APN, PhD, FAAN
Director of Clinical Research, Neurological Surgery
Northwestern Medicine
4:15 p.m. Lutkus Keto Conundrum: What is a Ketogenic Diet and Should I Be Following It?
Jocelyn Lutkus, RD, CSO, LD
Registered Dietitian, Lurie Cancer Center
4:45 p.m. Lesniak Advancing the Science, Advancing the Care
Maciej (Matt) Lesniak, MD
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Northwestern Medicine
5:15 p.m. Voigts Help at Home: Understanding and Navigating Your Options
Jessica Voigts, LCSW, OSW-C
Social Worker, Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute
5:45 p.m. Break and Boxed Dinner
6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions