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D07 Basic Principles – Epidemiology, Pathology, Imaging, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy......
Date of Event
30th November 2017
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30th November 2017
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Basic Principles – Epidemiology, Pathology, Imaging, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Biological Agents, Symptomatic treatments, End of Life Care.

 

The need for multidisciplinary working in neuro-oncology is well established but a common theme that will be addressed is the need for better understanding between core specialties within the Neuro-oncology Multidisciplinary Team.

 

To address this, this course has been designed for Trainees, Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists in the core specialities of neuro-oncology – Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Oncology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology and Palliative Care.

 

The Aims of the Course are:

 

  • To introduce the basic principles and recent advances in Neuro-oncological treatments
  • To develop a standardised approach to the diagnosis and classification of brain and spinal tumours using modern imaging, histopathology and molecular genetic techniques.
  • To develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary management of patients with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumours, and other rarer tumours of the nervous system.
  • To develop an understanding of the symptomatic management of the brain tumour patient with neurological symptoms, including palliative and end-of-life care and treatment related toxicity.
  • To provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary discussion of common and rare cases

 

The course will be divided into four days throughout 2017-2018 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. There will be a series of lectures followed by an opportunity to discuss Case Presentations at the end of the day.

 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/education/courses/other/neurooncology

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