Brain Tumor Awareness Month Webinar: Advances in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
Every May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month offers a special opportunity for the pediatric brain tumor community to come together, learn from one another, and raise awareness for kids with brain tumors. Although staying connected may look different this year, it is more important than ever.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation invites you to join us on Tuesday, May 19, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT for Advances in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research, a free webinar featuring Dr. Joanne Salcido, PBTF’s Vice President of Research and Advocacy, and Dr. Will Parsons, MD, PhD, Deputy Director, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Program. Dr. Parsons will present on the latest advances in precision oncology and genomics in pediatrics.
“Patient-focused research puts science in service to people. It happens when researchers address questions in the lab or the clinic that advance our biomedical knowledge to improve diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and other key aspects of patient care,” says Salcido. “Dr. Parsons’ critical work is at the cutting edge of those questions for children battling brain tumors -- getting insightful, actionable answers.”
Advances in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research is free to attend, but registration is required. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions through a text chat during the webinar; a recording will be made available afterward.
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If you or a family you know is in need of support, please reach out to PBTF's national family support team or your region’s family support contact and regional director listed below. Additional resources for pediatric brain tumor families can be found on our COVID-19 Family Resource Center, which includes answers to key questions, ways to manage your family’s emotional wellbeing, and resources to help you during this time.
National Family Support Contacts:
- Kathy Riley, Vice President of Family Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Keila Levis Aguilar, Manager of Family Support: 800-253-6530, x306 and email@example.com
Regional Family Support Contacts and Directors:
- Central Region: Tammy Bristol and Bob McNamara
- Northeast Region: Icandace Woods and Kimberly Roy-Canning
- Southeast Region: Heather Held and Tammy Bates
- West Region: Cynthia Rodriguez and Valerie Loduem
Along with funding research for cures that will lead to a better quality of life for kids with brain tumors, the PBTF is committed to equipping and empowering family members by providing meaningful resources and support. Find out more about our family support programs here.