Sunrise Sessions

Sunrise Sessions

Sunrise Session Chairs:

  • Todd Hankinson, MD
  • Jean Mulcahy-Levy, MD

Sunday, July 1 (7:30 - 8:30am)

WHO 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?

Presenters:

  • Cynthia Hawkins
  • David Ellison
  • Tom Jacques

Topics:

  • The Consortium to Inform Molecular and Practical Approaches to CNS Tumor Taxonomy (cIMACT), progress in relation to pediatric low grade glioma and vision for the future.
  • Epilepsy-associated neuroepithelial tumors in the 2016 WHO classification and directions for the future.

Emerging Neuroimaging Techniques for CNS Tumors

Presenters:

  • Nicholas Stence
  • Giovani Morana

Topics:

  • Blood Vessel Wall Imaging
  • Hybrid PET/MR in pediatric glioma and advanced MRI for pediatric brain tumors

Identification and Approach to Brain Tumor Cancer Predisposition Syndromes

Presenters:

  • Uri Tabori
  • Additional Speakers TBD

Monday, July 2 (7:30 - 8:30am)

Intraoperative MRI: Clinical Advance or Marketing Tool

Presenters:

  • Sergio Cavalheiro
  • Nalin Gupta

Topics:

  • Limited Utility of the IMR Polestar System in Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Application of iMRI in the modern pediatric neurosurgical oncology facility

Animal Models for Preclinical Studies in Pediatric CNS Tumors

Presenters:

  • Ulrich Schuller
  • Eric Holland
  • Yanxin Pei

Topics:

  • New models of ETMR
  • Development of genetically accurate mouse models of gliomas
  • Models of MYC-driven medulloblastoma

Using Molecular Diagnostics in Developing Therapy for Pediatric CNS Tumors

Presenters:     

  • Carl Koschmann
  • Will Parsons
  • David Jones

Topics:

  • CNS – Targeted Agent Prediction method in clinical decision making
  • Baylor Advancing Sequencing in Childhood Cancer Care (BASIC3)
  • Molecular profiling for the development of new therapies and translation to the clinic.