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Miami Brain Symposium, Third Annual

Friday, December 6, 2019
Hilton Miami Dadeland, Florida

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Symposium Overview

The Miami Brain Symposium will focus on state-of-the-art approaches in the management of primary and metastatic brain tumors, along with an understanding of current standards of care as well as a look at future directions. For one full day this symposium will engage participants, as the expert faculty navigate through complex cases and novel treatment strategies and lively panel discussions.

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Primary CNS Tumor
  • Systemic Therapy Breakthroughs
  • Immunotherapy Breakthroughs
  • Tumor Neurosurgical Advances
  • Molecular Profiling of Metastases
  • Next Generation Radiation Therapy
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Adult and Pediatric Neurologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Adult and Pediatric Medical Oncologists
  • Diagnostic Radiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Neuro-Oncologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Neuroscience Nurses
  • other specialists interested in the fields of neuro-oncology and neuroscience
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Neurosurgery Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Radiology Technologists
  • Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Themes: Brain metastases, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, spine metastases, glioma management, craniopharyngiomas, neurofibromatosis, cognitive preservation in radiation therapy. ​

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Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.

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Agenda

07:30 AM

Continental Breakfast, Visit Posters and Exhibits

Continental Breakfast, Visit Posters and Exhibits

07:55 AM

Welcome and Introduction

​Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

Welcome and Introduction
​Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

08:00 AM

Brain Metastases: Once Size Does Not Fit All

​​Moderator: Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.​

Brain Metastases: Once Size Does Not Fit All
​​Moderator: Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.​

08:00 AM

Immunotherapy for Melanoma Brain Metastases

​Sarah Weiss, M.D.​

Immunotherapy for Melanoma Brain Metastases
​Sarah Weiss, M.D.​

08:25 AM

Targeted Therapy for NSCLC Brain Metastases

​Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.​

Targeted Therapy for NSCLC Brain Metastases
​Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.​

08:50 AM

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Molecular-Based Therapies

​Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.​

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Molecular-Based Therapies
​Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.​

09:15 AM

Hippocampal Avoidance Whole-Brain Radiotherapy

​Paul D. Brown, M.D.​

Hippocampal Avoidance Whole-Brain Radiotherapy
​Paul D. Brown, M.D.​

09:40 AM

Visit Posters and Exhibits

Visit Posters and Exhibits

10:00 AM

Improving Outcomes for Spine Metastases

Moderator: Vitaly Siomin, M.D.​

Improving Outcomes for Spine Metastases
Moderator: Vitaly Siomin, M.D.​

10:00 AM

Stereotactic and Conventional Radiation Strategies

​Mark Bilsky, M.D.​

Stereotactic and Conventional Radiation Strategies
​Mark Bilsky, M.D.​

10:25 AM

Improving Outcomes of Spine Surgery

​Vitaly Siomin, M.D.​

Improving Outcomes of Spine Surgery
​Vitaly Siomin, M.D.​

10:50 AM

Interventional Radiology Advances

​Brian Schiro, M.D.​

Interventional Radiology Advances
​Brian Schiro, M.D.​

11:15 AM

Spinal Tumor Imaging

​Kevin Abrams, M.D.

Spinal Tumor Imaging
​Kevin Abrams, M.D.

11:40 AM

Case Discussions

​Matthew Hall, M.D.​

Case Discussions
​Matthew Hall, M.D.​

12:05 PM

Lunch and Poster Session

Lunch and Poster Session

01:00 PM

Advancing Glioma Management

Moderator: Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

Advancing Glioma Management
Moderator: Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

01:05 PM

Chemotherapy for Glioblastoma: The Empire Strikes Back

​Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D.​

Chemotherapy for Glioblastoma: The Empire Strikes Back
​Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D.​

01:30 PM

TTFields: The Great Debate

Pro: Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D.
Con: Jaishri Blakeley, M.D.​

TTFields: The Great Debate
Pro: Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D.
Con: Jaishri Blakeley, M.D.​

02:15 PM

Role of Immunotherapy in Gliomas

​Linda M. Liau, M.D.​

Role of Immunotherapy in Gliomas
​Linda M. Liau, M.D.​

02:40 PM

Panel Questions and Answers

Moderator: Yazmin Odia, M.D.
Panel: Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D., Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D., Jaishri Blakeley, M.D., Linda M. Liau, M.D.​

Panel Questions and Answers
Moderator: Yazmin Odia, M.D.
Panel: Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D., Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D., Jaishri Blakeley, M.D., Linda M. Liau, M.D.​

02:55 PM

Visit Posters and Exhibits

Visit Posters and Exhibits

03:00 PM

Hits of 2019

Moderator: Minesh Mehta, M.D.​

Hits of 2019
Moderator: Minesh Mehta, M.D.​

03:15 PM

Craniopharyngiomas: Revolutionary Advances

​Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.​

Craniopharyngiomas: Revolutionary Advances
​Priscilla Brastianos, M.D.​

03:40 PM

Neurofibromatosis: Treatment Advances

​Jaishri Blakeley, M.D.​

Neurofibromatosis: Treatment Advances
​Jaishri Blakeley, M.D.​

04:05 PM

Cognitive Preservation Strategies in Radiation Therapy

​Rakesh Jalali, M.D.​

Cognitive Preservation Strategies in Radiation Therapy
​Rakesh Jalali, M.D.​

04:30 PM

Midline Gliomas: Changing the Landscape

​Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

Midline Gliomas: Changing the Landscape
​Yazmin Odia, M.D.​

05:00 PM

Adjourn and Closing Remarks

​Minesh Mehta, M.D.​

Adjourn and Closing Remarks
​Minesh Mehta, M.D.​
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Faculty

Yazmin Odia, M.D., M.S.

Yazmin Odia, M.D., M.S.

Neuro-oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.

Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Vitaly Siomin, M.D.

Vitaly Siomin, M.D.

Neurosurgeon and Medical Director
Brain Tumor Program at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Miami, Florida

Kevin Abrams, M.D.

Kevin Abrams, M.D.

Medical Director, Neuroradiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Baptist, Homestead and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Nicholas G. Avgeropoulos, M.D.

Nicholas G. Avgeropoulos, M.D.

Neuro-Oncologist
Co-director, Brain and Spine Tumor Program
Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center
Orlando, Florida

Mark H. Bilsky, M.D.

Mark H. Bilsky, M.D.

William E. Snee Endowed Chair; Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery
Chief, Multi-Disciplinary Spine Tumor Service
Attending Neurosurgeon
Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York, New York

Jaishri O'Neill Blakeley, M.D.

Jaishri O'Neill Blakeley, M.D.

Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Oncology
The Marjorie Bloomberg Tiven Professor in Neurofibromatosis 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Priscilla Kaliopi Brastianos, M.D.

Priscilla Kaliopi Brastianos, M.D.

Director, Central Nervous System Metastasis Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Paul D. Brown, M.D.

Paul D. Brown, M.D.

Professor
Co-Section Chief, CNS/Pediatrics
Co-Chair, CNS Disease Group
Department of Radiation Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Matthew Hall, M.D.

Matthew Hall, M.D.

Lead Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D.

Fabio M. Iwamoto, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Columbia University, Department of Neurosurgery
New York, New York

Rakesh Jalali, M.D., DNB, FRCR

Rakesh Jalali, M.D., DNB, FRCR

Medical Director
Head of Radiation Oncology
Apollo Proton Cancer Center
Chennai, India​

Linda M. Liau, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Linda M. Liau, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Professor and W. Eugene Stern Chair
Department of Neurosurgery 
Director, UCLA Brain Tumor SPORE
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California  

Brian J. Schiro, M.D.

Brian J. Schiro, M.D.

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Miami, Florida

Sarah Weiss, M.D.

Sarah Weiss, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut

Faculty Disclosures

Faculty Disclosures

​Disclosure Policy

Baptist Health has a process in place to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in CME programming. Through this process Baptist Health identifies and, when applicable, resolves conflicts of interest of all individuals in a position to control or influence CME content, including faculty, conference directors, planners, content reviewers, CME Committee members and the CME Department staff. The CME Department is responsible for content review and, when necessary, makes modifications to resolve conflicts of interest so final presentations are fair and unbiased.

These efforts are intended to affirm that the educational content is not controlled or influenced – directly or indirectly – by a commercial interest. As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Individuals participating in this CME activity are responsible for identifying references to off-label or unapproved product usage in their discussions and recommendations.

Non-faculty Contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Copyright
Baptist Health is not responsible for any image/illustration content prepared by faculty members for their presentations.

Disclosures for individuals in a position to control or influence content​. ​

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​​Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

2019 Rates  Registration Fees
Physicians $295*
Other Healthcare Professionals $95
Baptist Health Employees $55
Fellows/Residents $95**

Symposium fee includes Continental Breakfast, Breaks and lunch on Friday.

*Group discount available for physicians when three or more register together as a group by Friday, November 29.

Add-ons will not be accepted. Call 786-596-2398 for details.

**Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.​


The following options are available to expedite your symposium registrations:

Mail registration with check payment only to
Baptist Health CME Department, 
8900 North Kendall Drive, 
Miami, Florida 33176.

Registration Form

Register online (Master Card, Visa, American Express)

NOTE: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone. 
Registration Online

Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​

 

Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

Cancellations must be received by November 21, 2019.  to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after November 21, 2019. ​

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Location & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations
Hilton Miami Dadeland boasts an ideal location in the heart of South Miami’s hottest attractions. The area’s most iconic shopping center, Dadeland Mall, is just two miles away, and we are only three miles from Fairchild Tropical Gardens. Explore the wildlife, plants and exhibits at Zoo Miami, home of Florida’s largest and oldest zoological garden.

You’ll find fun in the sand and sun just minutes away at Miami’s beautiful beaches, and with the Metro Rail station just 1.5 miles from our hotel, you have easy access to Miami Airport and Downtown Miami. The neighboring popular hot spots of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Homestead, Key Biscayne and The Keys are just a short drive away.

Make your hotel reservation now by calling 786-975-1920 or booking at www.miamidadeland.hilton.com​ to receive the special group rate of $189, plus applicable taxes. 

Hurry! Make your reservation today. Rates are based on availability.  

For additional tourist information, including a host of annual art festivals and events, please visit miamiandbeaches.com

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To expedite your request, you can contact us directly by phone at 78​6-596-2398.

You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department
Baptist Health South Florida​
8900 N. Kendall Drive​
Miami, Florida 33176

 

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