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Murali Chintagumpala, MBBS
Target Audience and Needs
Faculty, fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals in pediatric neuro-oncology need to receive regular updates regarding advances in the multi-disciplinary strategies used to treat brain and other central nervous system tumors in children. The tumor board aims to increase knowledge of the learners in the topic areas discussed, and encourages learners to implement current clinical practice guidelines and advanced treatment strategies to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.
Educational methods will include lectures, case presentations, and literature review.
At the conclusion of the sessions, the participants should be able to:
- Examine the importance of an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to the management of children with brain tumors and incorporate that approach into clinical practice.
- Explain the rationale for specific tests for the diagnosis and management of pediatric brain tumors.
- Discuss the design of various phases of clinical trials, and compare the significance of early phase clinical trials versus phase 3 clinical trials.
- Evaluate the various therapeutic interventions for brain tumors, particularly with reference to neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
- Collect data to assess a process-related problem, devise a plan to improve the process, put the plan into practice, study the results, and implement the plan if there is demonstrable improvement.
Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.