Dr. Joseph Maroon has been selected to be the Keynote lecturer at the Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Symposium 2020. This year’s virtual CME lecture series is hosted annually at the Penn Medical Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Previously, keynote speakers included, (e.g., Ezekiel Emanuel, Neil Canavan) distinguished authors, recognized for their transcendent and inspiring work to place neuro- oncology in the wider societal and scientific context.
Dr. Maroon is the former president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and his presidential address, “From Icarus to Aequanimitas” is well known it the neurosurgical community. In his most recent book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, Dr Maroon is not afraid to discuss critical life lessons and “keen insights into what it takes to avoid burnout and to seek more joy and creativity”. His message resonates with patients, colleagues and the general public, in need of resilience and hope.
The purpose of this educational activity is to provide a review of new treatment options in neuro-oncology, including surgical techniques, and intraoperative imaging, along with, radiation and systemic therapies that have improved patient outcomes. Sessions will feature the latest advances in state-of-the-art care for practicing clinicians treating patients with brain tumors. Cutting-edge topics in precision medicine, including genetic, translational, and clinical research will also be featured. Activity format will provide significant opportunity for interaction with expert faculty and other attendees with the aim of implementing new standards of patient care. Participants will leave with up-to-date, practical information which will have immediate clinical application, as well as technical and scientific background on the current state, and where the latest scientific advances may take the field.