Mayo Clinic Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit 2018

Key Biscayne, FL US
October 18, 2018 to October 20, 2018

Course Directors: Joon H. Uhm, M.D.Kaisorn L. Chaichana, M.D.Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.Julie E. Hammack, M.D.Ronald Reimer, M.D., Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D., Ian F. Parney, M.D., Ph.D. and Steven S. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Course Directors: Kaylie D. Yost, 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. 

Registration Fees 


On or Before
September 18, 2018 

September 18, 2018 


Scientists and PhDs$500$600
ARNPs & PAs, Residents, Fellows, RNs, Allied Health and Retirees$400$500

Call for Abstracts

Submission Form 

As part of the 2018 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 20, 2018. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference. Please email FLA CME Abstracts for additional details.

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: 
  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 ANCC
Event starts: 
10/18/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/20/2018 - 4:00pm
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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
455 Grand Bay Dr
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
United States
+1 (800) 241-3333

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is offering rooms starting at $279 per night, plus tax for attendees and their guests. When calling to make a reservation, identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation. Special room rates are available until the block is sold out or September 28, 2018, whichever comes first. 

Escape to a luxurious Miami resort that captures the spirit of the Caribbean. Located on an exclusive five-mile barrier island, our Key Biscayne hotel offers an atmosphere of sequestered serenity just minutes from downtown Miami. With features including separate family and adult pools, globally-inspired dining destinations, luxurious full service spa and fitness center, world-class Tennis Center, nearby golf and Ritz Kids program, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami offers opportunities for adventure, recreation and relaxation at every turn.        

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 18.0 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 18.0 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare 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

  • 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.00 ANCC

Accreditation Period

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