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ORLive and Methodist University Hospital Present

September 19, 2008

Methodist University Hospital, home to one of the busiest neuroscience institutes in the country, made an innovative breakthrough in medicine by launching a Virtual Brain Tumor Board Webcast series, the first program of its kind. Join us at 7:00 AM CDT on Wednesday September 3rd for the third in this series.

Virtual Brain Tumor Board (VBTB) expands on the universal tumor board concept by providing an online platform where a multi-disciplinary team of experts including neurosurgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and neuro interventional radiologists reviews challenging clinical cases and collaborates together to create the best treatment plan for each patient. Webcasting the tumor board to physicians across the country and around the world opens dialogue to improve cancer care by providing physicians the opportunity to get expert opinions from top-tier, highly respected neuro-oncology leaders.

“Our goal is to give physicians in other geographic areas the chance to receive the expertise and experience from our physicians here regarding brain tumor treatment and care for their patients,” said Allen K. Sills, M.D., neurosurgeon and moderator of VBTB. Our first two VBTB Webcasts were very successful in providing an interactive, collaborative platform to viewers across the globe. We’ve seen participation from over 500 registered participants from more than 50 countries and nearly every state in the USA. Methodist University Hospital’s multi-disciplinary team of experts has reviewed cases for patients outside of the country in Australia, India, Japan as well as from Michigan and Montana. Physicians across the globe are invited to submit cases for live review.

This innovative, educational forum is designed to provide real-time collaboration and on-demand access to some of the most leading-edge treatments in brain tumor care. Physicians may also:

 --  Earn CME credits --  Submit challenging cases in advance for live review --  Email questions to be answered during live events --  Get a fast-paced case evaluation in real-time, with each event     archived for later viewing      

Virtual Brain Tumor Board live Webcasts take place at 7 a.m. (Central) the first Wednesday of each month and will continue through November 2008.

Visit: www.methodisthealth.org/virtualbrain to learn more. Upon approval, this activity will be accredited for CME credit. There is no fee for participation in this CME activity.

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