Mayo Clinic Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit 2017

Orlando, FL US
December 14, 2017 to December 16, 2017

UPDATE: This course has been RESCHEDULED to December 14-16. 


Course Directors: William D. Freeman, M.D., Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., Joon H. Uhm, M.D., Betty Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Robert B. Diasio, M.D. and Asher A. Chanan-Khan, M.D.

Co-Course Directors: Christina Smith, A.R.N.P. and Suzanne Brown, B.S.N., C.N.R.N., S.C.R.N.

This course will provide attendees with an update in major areas of neuroscience and oncology research from basic science, translational laboratories and clinical trials research. Lectures will cover neuroscientific arenas including brain tumor biology and growth, vascular neogenesis, nanotechnology for tumor suppression, viral vectors for tumor destruction, and other new agents to target and destroy brain tumors.  The conference will discuss basic tumors of the brain and other sites including breast in addition to metastatic brain tumor therapies.  Also, the course will cover the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to tumors. Lectures will be supplemented with high yield industry and CEO-level Q&A sessions, precision medicine, and patient and celebrity stories. Other high yield sessions will include governmental policy makers that are guiding brain tumor patient care for future health care systems.

Registration Fees 


On or Before
November 14, 2017 

November 14, 2017 


Scientists and PhDs$400$500
ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees$400$500

Public/Student (No CEUs or CMEs Awarded)*
*If you are not claiming continuing education credits, please contact the CME Department at 1-800-462-9633 to register by phone.

$50 per day$150 per day

Additional Information:

Course Brochure (PDF)
Exhibitor Information

Call for Abstracts

As part of the 2017 Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit course, an e-Poster session for presentation of original research and challenging cases dedicated to the fields of Neuroscience, Neuro-Oncology, and Oncology will be held at this meeting. Abstracts can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Neuro/Oncology research: The conference will also review randomized trials, outcome studies, potential practice innovations, basic and translational research, as well as health economics of neuro/oncology patient care.  Also research into  systems-based practice innovation or improvements will be reviewed for acceptance.
  • Challenging Neuro/Oncology and Oncology Cases.  These may include challenging clinical cases encountered in practice (ie., case reports) of those encountered in clinical practice. 

Posters will be peer-reviewed. Accepted abstract recipients will be notified by email after the deadline, Monday, August 7, 2017. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference. Please email FLA CME Abstracts for additional details.

Submission Form

Exhibit Opportunities:

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Florida Exhibits

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuropathologists, neurointerventional surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, ARNPs/PAs, nurses and other healthcare personnel who are interested in this field.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer and primary and metastic brain tumors 
  • Define tumor biology of primary and metastatic brain tumors as well as new scientific methods to destroy and neutralize tumor growth
  • Provide cutting-edge updates in neuroscience, neuro-oncology, and oncologic biology research
  • Outline U.S. health challenges in patient care for the future of those with brain and other tumors and cancer

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/14/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/16/2017 - 12:00pm
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
10100 Dream Tree Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32836
United States
+1 (800) 267-3046

Four Seasons is offering rooms starting at $249 per night, plus tax for attendees and their guests. When calling to make a reservation, identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgical Symposium. Special room rates are available until the block is sold out or November 14, 2017, whichever comes first. 

From a transcendent resort spa inspired by the Everglades to a rooftop steakhouse with views of fireworks spectaculars over the skyline, no one brings dreams to life quite like Four Seasons and the magic of Disney. At Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World®, find all this and more nestled in a tranquil, Floridian landscape within the gates of the Golden Oak community at Walt Disney World®.

Mayo School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is  jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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