2020 Bass Neurosurgery Symposium: Challenges in Neuro-Oncology (RP2003D)

Dallas, TX US
March 7, 2020

The field of neuro-oncology is undergoing rapid evolution. Significant advancements have been made in both the clinical and research arenas. The 2020 Bass Neurosurgery Symposium will provide an update on the clinical and research advancements in this field, providing participants with comprehensive knowledge of the current state-of-the art in neuro-oncology.  After attending this Symposium, we expect that all participants will have enhanced knowledge regarding the current state-of-the-art treatments in neuro-oncology and be able to apply this knowledge to their clinical practice.




Target Audience

Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nurse Practitioners, Neuroradiologists, Neuropathologists, Nurses, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists, and other healthcare workers interested in Neuro-Oncology.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA
  • 5.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/07/2020 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/07/2020 - 3:00pm CST
UTSW T. Boone Pickens Auditorium
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dinner and Keynote Address (included with registration fee):

Belo Mansion 
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

6:30-7:15pm Cocktails
7:15-7:25pm Welcome and Introductions
7:25-8:15pm Dinner
8:15-8:45pm Special Discussion
8:45-9:00pm Closing Remarks


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Symposium with Speakers

UT Southwestern Medical Center - T. Boone Pickens Auditorium
6001 Forest Park Road
Dallas, Texas 75235

8:00 – 8:30 am      Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits
8:20 – 8:30 am      Introduction - Toral Patel, M.D.
8:30 – 9:15 am      Understanding Glioma Metabolism in the Context of Preclinical Modeling - Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Ph.D.
9:15 – 10:00 am    Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases - Robert Timmerman, M.D.
10:00 – 10:15 am  Break and Exhibits
10:15 – 11:00 am  Approaches to Brain Tumor Immunotherapy - Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, M.D.
11:00 – 11:45 am  Panel Discussion: Clinical Trial Design in Neuro-Oncology
11:45 – 12:45 pm  Lunch and Exhibits
12:45 – 1:30 pm    New Therapeutic Strategies for IDH Mutant Glioma - Sam McBrayer, Ph.D.
1:30 – 2:15 pm      Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Neuro-Oncology - Joseph Maldjian, M.D.
2:15 – 3:00 pm     Survivorship Concerns for Individuals Living with Brain Cancer - Ashley Sumrall, M.D.
3:00 pm               Closing Remarks - Babu Welch, M.D.


Babu G. Welch, M.D.
Duke Samson Chair in Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Medical Director of the Neurological Surgery Clinic
Co-Director of the Paul M. Bass Center for Neurosurgical Innovation
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Toral Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



UT Southwestern Medical Center is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 5 contact hours.



Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA
  • 5.50 Attendance


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Refund Policy:

A $25 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email at cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu by February 15, 2020. No refunds will be made thereafter.