UCSF Neuro-Oncology Update 2023

July 29, 2023
Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Sausalito, CA
Course# MNS24005

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July 29, 2023
Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate
Sausalito, CA
Course# MNS24005

COVID-19 Guidelines



Registration Fees

Early Bird: Register By 6/1/23
Physicians $250
Allied Health Professionals $195
Residents/Fellows $195
Regular Fee: Register After 6/1/23   
Physicians $300
Allied Health Professionals $245
Residents/Fellows $245

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before July 27, 2023 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco, Division of Neuro-Oncology presents its annual Neuro-Oncology Update course.  The program endeavors to provide the latest updates and recent advances in the field of Neuro-Oncology.  General Oncologists, Neuro-oncologists Neurosurgeons, Radiation oncologists, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and advanced health practitioners can benefit from this program in the treatment of neuro-oncology problems.


An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  • Incorporate into practice the latest surgical techniques in the management of brain tumors;
  • Understand the newest WHO classification of brain tumors
  • Understand novel imaging techniques for the identification and monitoring of brain tumors
  • Improve the management of brain tumors using the most up-to-date data and studies; across disciplines including radiation as well as chemotherapy
  • Recognize the gaps in supportive care for patients with brain tumors and review alternative therapies and neurocognitive rehab strategies. 


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Course Outline

Saturday July 29, 2023
7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast    
8:00 Welcome and Overview    Dr. Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush
8:05 WHO 2021: Adult-type Diffuse Gliomas Dr. Arie Perry
8:30 Anatomic Imaging in Neuro-Oncology Dr. Soonmee Cha 
9:00 Next Generation Sequencing of Brain Tumors Dr. David Solomon
9:30 Surgical Advances in Glioma: Awake Mapping and Beyond Dr. Mitchel S. Berger 
10:00 Surgical Advances in Glioma and Metastatic Disease: LITT Dr. Brian Toyota 
10:30 Break  
10:50 Current and Future Management of High-Grade Glioma Dr. John DeGroot
11:20 Current and Future Management of Low-Grade Glioma Dr. Jennie W. Taylor 
11:50 Challenging Cases in Neuro-Oncology/Mock TB Dr. Gigi Chen
12:20 PM Lunch  
1:30 Surgery in Metastatic Disease Dr. Manish K. Aghi
1:55 Radiation Therapy Advances in Glioma and Metastatic Disease   Dr. Steve Braunstein
2:20 Advances in Management of Meningioma Dr. David Raleigh
2:45 Break  
3:05 Integrative Medicine Approaches to Brain Tumor Patients Dr. Nicholas A. Butowski 
3:30 Cognitive and Supportive Therapies for Patients with Brain Tumors Dr. Chris Weyer-Jamora
3:50 Summary/Closing Remarks  
4:30 PM Adjourn  


Course Chairs

Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair Department of Radiation Oncology



(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)


Travel & Lodging

Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito
Sausalito CA 94965

Hotel Phone: (415) 339-4700
Reservations: (888) 651-2003