Queen Square Multi-disciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course
The course is divided into four days and is delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. 2017-2018 dates are:
- 30th November 2017 Basic Principles – Epidemiology, Pathology, Imaging, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Biological Agents, Symptomatic treatments, End of Life care
- 25th January 2018 Gliomas/Teenage Young Adult Tumours (medulloblastoma, germ cell tumours)
- 12th April 2018 Benign and Metastatic Tumours – Skull Base, Pituitary, Spinal tumours, Cord compression
- 11th July 2018 Leptomeningeal Metastases, Neurotoxicity, Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Rare Tumours (Primary CNS lymphoma, pineal tumours), Ethical Considerations
The need for multidisciplinary working in neuro-oncology is well established but a common theme that will be addressed is the need for better understanding between core specialties within the Neuro-oncology Multidisciplinary Team.
To address this, this course has been designed for Trainees, Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists in the core specialities of neuro-oncology – Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Oncology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology and Palliative Care.