Education and Updates: Childhood Brain Tumors

Jeanne Young

On Sunday, April 2, 2017 the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation in collaboration with Children's National held a conference at the National 3-H Conference Center entitled Education and Updates: Childhood Brain Tumors

The conference included continental breakfast, six excellent speakers, covering a variety of important topics.  Children were cared for by our volunteers and during the afternoon sessions enjoyed entertainment by Rocknoceros  (a super kids’ rock group) and Photo Shop Photo Booth.  

Jeanne Young, President of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, and Lauren Hancock, CPNP from Children’s National thanked the speakers and warmly welcomed the attendees.  Sessions included the following:  

Childhood Brain Tumors: Challenges Ahead

Roger J. Packer, M.D. (Morning Keynote Speaker)
Senior Vice-President Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor Institute, Director, Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children’s National Health System

Tackling school challenges in survivors of pediatric brain tumors:  Learning tools and strategies for the 21st century

Kristina Hardy, M.D.
Children’s National Health System

Neuroradiology:  Reading and Understanding MRI and brain anatomy

L. Gilbert Vézina, M.D.
Director, Program in Neuroradiology
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
Children’s National Health System

Family Adjustment and Coping:  Models & Challenges

Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., CN, ABPP
Neuropsychologist
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Matthew Ladra, M.D., MPH
Johns Hopkins-Sibley Memorial Hospital and Children’s National

Drug Development for Brain Tumors:  Why It’s Not So Easy

Katherine Warren, M.D.  (Afternoon Keynote Speaker)
Senior Investigator
Pediatric Oncology
Bethesda, Maryland

Survivor and Parent Panel

Facilitated by Lauren Hancock, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC
Children’s National Health System

Children were cared for by our volunteers and during the afternoon sessions enjoyed entertainment by Rocknoceros  (a super kids’ rock group) and Photo Shop Photo Booth.

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