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. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current literature regarding the optimal treatments for brain tumor patients; and demonstrate how to appropriately apply these treatments in your current clinical practice
  • Assess the role of immunotherapy in brain tumor patients
  • Improve knowledge regarding emerging techniques to bypass the BBB
  • Describe brain mapping techniques (awake and asleep) that can be used for the surgical removal of eloquent location brain tumors
  • Examine the potential uses of the MasSpec Pen for the intra-operative evaluation of brain tumor patients
  • Investigate the current state-of-the-art with respect to glioma metabolism
  • Evaluate the potential for AI to improve outcomes for brain tumor patients, via improvements in imaging analysis
  • Identify the current best practice guidelines for the management of brain metastases
  • Increase awareness of interventions that may improve quality of life for brain tumor patients/survivors.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA
  • 5.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/07/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/07/2020 - 3:00pm
UT Southwestern Medical Center - T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
6001 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75390
United States

Friday Night Dinner:
Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75201


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 R. Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                          Departments of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
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.



Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA
  • 5.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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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.