2014 State of the Art Neuro Oncology

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State-Of-The-Art Neuro Oncology Conference
Sheraton Sand Key
Clearwater, FL
April 10-11, 2014

Conference Description:

Hear national experts present the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances and treatment options in neuro-oncology. Topics on primary gliomas, metastatic brain tumors and spinal cord tumors will be presented in didactic lectures with interactive case presentations. Additionally, a 60 minute nursing track is available that focuses on brain functions, comprehensive neuro assessments with a case discussion mock tumor board.
Conference attendees are provided continuing medical education and continuing education units, syllabus material, meal functions and the opportunity to network with exhibitor medical industry associates and colleagues.


USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. USF Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  A maximum of 7.5 contact hours may be awarded by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.



  • Discuss the current concepts of oncogenesis, stem cell research, analytical viruses and classification of primary brain tumors
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of neurological complications of systemic cancer
  • Explain the major advances in molecular genetics, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy and how these findings are being applied to diagnosis and treatment
  • Discuss the newest technical surgical advances including awake craniotomy, endoscopy, and spinal stabilization
  • Discuss advancement in surgical techniques for spine tumors, including vertebral augmentation, en bloc resection and address the concept of spinal instability
  • Identify the use of radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors


  • Identify various anatomical parts of the brain and their radio graphic images
  • Discuss functions of the different anatomical part of the brain
  • Develop an advanced understanding of cancer imaging techniques and findings


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