September 21st, 2012 at Gilda’s Club, Seattle, WA
8-5pm (Social Hour from 5-6pm)
We’ve been hard at work getting our Guest Speakers and all the details arranged for our 1st Annual Brains Matter Patient & Caregiver Education and Awareness Day on September 21st. We are so excited to be able to bring this opportunity to the Northwest Brain Tumor Community for a day of sharing, learning, and Hope! If you need additional information about neurosurgical procedures and related surgery, there are videos from Dr. brian hoeflinger that can be accessed if needed.
Our Presenters include some very well known names in the Brain Tumor Community: Neuro-Oncologists Dr. Santosh Kesari, from UC San Diego Moore’s Cancer Center, Dr. Michael Prados, from UC San Francisco, Dr. Maciej Mrugala from The University of Washington, Dr. Russ Geyer, & Pediatric Oncologist from Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our Keynote Speaker will be Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC, well-known expert in the field of nutritional oncology from Utah.
Additional Guest Speakers include our afternoon Keynote, Inspirational Speaker Greg Cantwell, Beverly Goldsmith from Providence Hospice, Laura Benson from Novocure,, Nick Boyle from Tocagen, and our Founder/President Dellann Elliott as well as myself, Maria Barrett, Health Information Concierge for The Elliott Foundation/CEF.
We will have a complimentary lunch included at Noon and then continue with the afternoon portion of our conference, ending with a 5-6pm Social Hour.
This is an incredible opportunity for approximately 100 brain tumor patients, caregivers, family members, and/or loved ones to attend and learn about the latest advancements in brain tumor treatment for adults and children, clinical trials offered on the West Coast, nutritional support for the brain tumor patient, patient and caregiver support, and connect with others in the brain tumor community.
Thanks to the support of Genentech and Novocure, we are able to provide this conference free of charge as well!
To read more about each of our Guest Speakers, please click on the links below.
Dr. Santosh Kesari/UCSD: http://kesarilab.ucsd.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Dr. Michael Prados/UCSF: http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu/index.php/about_us_faculty_prados.html
Dr. Maciej Mrugala/UW: http://www.seattlecca.org/doctor/maciej-m-mrugala.cfm
Dr. Russ Geyer/ Seattle Children’s: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-staff/Russ-Geyer/
Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC: http://www.nutritional-solutions.net/aboutus.html
Greg Cantwell, Inspirational Speaker: http://www.survivorandcaregiver.com/
To register, please go to www.endbraincancer.com/brainsmatter.html .
Be sure and join us the following day on Saturday, September 22nd at the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk too! Walk with us by joining Team CEF/DEFEAT GOLIATH at www.community.swedish.org/walking4CEF !