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Living with Melanoma Symposium: Melanoma Brain Metastases

This virtual presentation at MD Anderson Cancer Center is for melanoma patients, family members, and loved ones. Please register to attend below.

Date: Saturday – August 27, 2022
Time:  8:00 AM (ET)| 19:00 AM (CT) | 10:00 AM (MT) | 11:00 AM (PT)
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Presenters & Topics

9:00 AM CT

Symposium Welcome
Samantha Guild
President
AIM at Melanoma Foundation

9:05 AM CT

Welcoming Remarks, Goals for the Symposium, Introduction of Speakers
Hussein A. Tawbi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Chair
Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy
Co-Director of the Brain Metastasis Clinic
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session One
Treatment Overview and Landscape

9:20 AM CT

Role of Surgery & Brain Mets
Sherise D. Ferguson, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery
Medical Director, Department of Houston Area Location
MD Anderson Cancer Center

9:40 AM CT

Radiation Oncology
Todd A. Swanson, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Division of Radiation Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:00 AM CT

Systematic Therapies for Brain Mets
Michael A. Davies, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:20 AM CT

Q&A
Panel

10:30 AM CT

Break

Session Two
Survivorship

10:35 AM CT

Session Opening and Overview
Hussein A. Tawbi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Chair
Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy
Co-Director of the Brain Metastasis Clinic
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:40 AM CT

LMD (Leptomeningeal disease)
Isabella C. Glitza Oliva, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:00 AM CT

Microbiome and Diet
Jennifer L McQuade, M.D., M.S., M.A., LAc
Assistant Professor and Physician Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:20 AM CT

Multi-Disciplinary Brain Mets Clinical and Research
Hussein A. Tawbi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Chair
Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy
Co-Director of the Brain Metastasis Clinic
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:40 AM CT

Patient/ Multidisciplinary Provider Panel Discussion

12:00 PM CT

Closing Remarks
Hussein A. Tawbi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Deputy Chair
Director of Personalized Cancer Therapy
Co-Director of the Brain Metastasis Clinic
Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Samantha Guild
President
AIM at Melanoma Foundation

Registration