Neuro-Oncology Symposium

Neuro-Oncology Symposium

September 28, 2019

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock • Round Rock, Texas

Program Objectives

  • Improve primary care triage of brain cancer patients
  • Increase awareness and incorporation of current neuro-oncology trends into practice
  • Expand communication between physicians, patients, and advocates


Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m.


  • 8 a.m.

    Welcome Speech and Overview of Brain Cancer in Central Texas

    Danijela Levacic, MD
    Neuro-Oncologist BSW

  • 8:15 a.m.

    Brachial Plexus Tumors

    Jason Huang, MD, FACS
    Chair, Department of NeuroSurgery BSWH, Temple  

  • 8:40 a.m.

    Meningioma Survivor Experience and Advocacy Work

    Jo Evans Coleman, EdD, PhD, CNP
    Educations Strategies Inc

  • 9:05 a.m.

    Skull-based Brain Surgery

    Dongxia Feng, MD, PhD,
    Neuro-Surgeon BSWH, Temple

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Panel Discussion of Ancillary Team of Brain Tumor Patients

    Veronica Grand RN, BSN, OCN
    Amanda Johnson Ibanez, LCSW
    Jana Munoz MSW
    Rinska Flores, Clinical Research Coordinator, BHSc

  • 10:10 a.m.

    Quality of Life in Brain Cancer Ppatients

    Katy Peters, MD, PhD
    Neuro-Oncologist-Duke Cancer Center

  • 10:40 a.m.

    Future of Diagnosing Brain Cancer

    Touradj Solouki, PhD
    Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Baylor University

  • 11:10 a.m.

    Physical Therapy in the Brain Cancer Patient

    Larissa Mosley PT/MSPT
    Orthopedic Manual Therapist,  BSWH

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Incidence of Cancer in the US Military in Central Texas

    Jennifer Murillo, MD
    Neurology Resident, BSWH Temple

  • 12 p.m.


  • 1 p.m.

    Mood Disorders and Driving in Brain Cancer patient

    Jared Benge, PhD
    Neuro-psychologist, BSWH - Temple

  • 1:20 p.m.

    History of Brain Cancer in Central Texas

    Karen Fink, MD, PhD
    Neuro-Oncologist, BSWH - Dallas

  • 1:40 p.m.

    Life with Brain Cancer

    Patient/Caregiver Panel:
    Martha Degrasse
    Heather Renelle
    Richard Jenkins
    Allen Sutterfield
    Nelson Ancalmo

  • 2:30 p.m.

    Intimacy and Brain Cancer

    Maria Boccia, PhD,
    Professor of Family and Consumer Science Child and Family Studies - Baylor University

  • 3 p.m.

    Ask the Expert Session

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Farewell Speech

    Ekokobe Fonkem, DO

  • 3:35 p.m.

    Closing Remarks and Thank You

    Danijela Levacic, MD

Accreditation and Credit Designation


The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibitor Information

The Neuro-Oncology Symposium welcomes exhibitor participation at this activity.

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If you would like more information about granting and/or other sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions about exhibiting, please contact CME coordinator Cheryl Massar.


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — Round Rock

The symposium will be held in the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — Round Rock campus.

300 University Blvd,
Round Rock, TX 78665

Baylor Scott & White Health employees must follow the reservation and lodging guidelines outlined in the Travel and Business Expense Policy.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We request that all conference attendees pre-register to assure the availability of all conference materials.

The conference organizers will not be responsible for reimbursement of airline fees and other accommodation expenses. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but we cannot guarantee seating or conference materials the day of the conference.

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