2021 Mayo Clinic and the Society for Neuro Oncology - Online CME Course

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Course Directors: Maciej M. Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D,  Katherine B. Peters, M.D., Ph.D. (Duke Cancer Center, Durham, NC) and J. Charles Haynes, J.D. (Society for Neuro Oncology) 

Available until November 6, 2022 - Online CME Course

This comprehensive online review of critical neuro-oncology topics will address most frequently encountered clinical challenges, such as: management of primary and metastatic CNS tumors, pathology and classification, neuro-surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, imaging, pediatric brain cancer, brain and spine metastases, management of neurological complications, and palliative care.  Participants will benefit from presentations by faculty representing the top national neuro-oncology centers across the country. After completing both modules, they will find this course to be an excellent resource in preparing for the neuro-oncology board exam

Target Audience

We invite neuro-oncology physicians (MD/DO), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, fellows, residents, medical students, social workers, and industry contacts to participate.

Learning Objectives

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Recognize the most common diagnostic entities in neuro-oncology
• Explain available treatment options for primary and secondary brain tumors
• Identify the types of radiotherapy used in neuro-oncology and describe associated adverse effects
• Apply management techniques for neurologic complications of cancer
• Explain which chemotherapies are used in the treatment of brain cancer and related side effects
• Recognize the most common medical complications in patients with brain cancer
• Identify the most common diagnostic entities in pediatric neuro-oncology
• Explain available treatment options for pediatric brain tumors

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