Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lurie Cancer Center Learning Series

Brain Tumor Patient & Caregiver Forum

During 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 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.

Register now for Monday, Oct. 16

Event Details

Monday, Oct. 16
Registration/Check-in: 3 p.m.
Program: 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Baldwin Auditorium
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3 PM

Registration & Exhibits

3:30 PM

Survey of the Therapeutic Landscape in High-Grade Gliomas

Rimas Lukas, MDRimas Lukas, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

4:15 PM

The Role of Exercise and Rehabilitation During and After Cancer Treatment

Samman Shahpar, MD, Lurie Cancer Center Samman Shahpar, MD
Lurie Cancer Center

4:45 PM

Coping with Cancer

Christopher Balmaceda, LCSWChristopher Balmaceda, LCSW
Lurie Cancer Center

5:15 PM

Sexuality and Intimacy: Maintaining Relationships

Margaret Schwartz, RN, MSN, ANP-BCMargaret Schwartz, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Northwestern Medicine

5:40 PM

Break & Boxed Dinner

6 PM

Breakout Sessions Caregivers | Patients

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
  • 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.
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