Date: 27 Sep 2023

Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course: Principles of Neuro-oncology

Venue: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 33 Queen Square, basement lecture theatre.


Event Notes:

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust & UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

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. The anticipated audience are medically qualified professionals working within the neuro-oncology MDT. Other professionals e.g. CNSs and AHPs are welcome but may find some of the content quite technical.

The Aims of the Course are:

  • To introduce the basic principles and recent advances in Neuro-oncological treatments
  • To develop a standardised approach to the diagnosis and classification of brain and spinal tumours using modern imaging, histopathology and molecular genetic techniques
  • To develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary management of patients with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumours, and other rarer tumours of the nervous system
  • To develop an understanding of the symptomatic management of the brain tumour patient with neurological symptoms, including palliative and end-of-life care and treatment related toxicity
  • To provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary discussion of common and rare cases