CHOP Talks: Pediatric Brain Tumors — Advances and Breakthroughs in Treatment

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Kasych Pavilion, Room 6, Allentown, PA 18103  

May 20, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (ET)

The CHOP Talks CME lecture series is an opportunity for pediatric subspecialists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to share their expertise with you.

At every CHOP Talks session, you’ll improve your ability to diagnose, treat and manage common pediatric disorders, and learn more about the latest treatment breakthroughs and how they can benefit your patients.


  • 6 p.m. — Registration and Meet and Greet
  • 6:30 p.m. — Current Therapies and Breakthroughs in Neuro-oncology
    Kavita Desai, MD
  • 7 p.m. — Proton Radiation for Pediatric Brain Tumors
    Robert Lustig, MD, FACR
  • 7:30 p.m. — Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: New Advances in Neurosurgery
    Shih-Shan Lang Chen, MD
  • 8 p.m. — Question and Answer Session
  • 8:15 p.m. — Adjourn


All faculty is from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shih-Shan Lang Chen, MD
Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Kavita Desai, MD
Neuro-oncology Fellow

Robert Lustig, MD, FACR
Chief of Clinical Operations, Attending Radiation Oncologist
Department of Radiation Oncology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Affiliation
Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this CME live activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the new approach to treating medulloblastoma
  2. Discuss the novel clinical trials available to pediatric brain tumor patients
  3. Review the advantages of proton radiation
  4. Discuss the indication for proton radiation of brain tumors
  5. Discuss new techniques in the field of neurosurgical oncology
  6. Review how new techniques improve patient care outcomes in brain surgery

There is no charge for this program; however, registration is required. RSVP to Abe Cooperman by May 13, 2020, at or 267-426-2506. Please provide your name, practice affiliation, credentials, work address, phone, fax and email address. 

ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Shih-Shan Lang Chen, MD (Speaker); Kavita Desai, MD (Speaker); Robert Lustig, MD, FACR (Speaker); Lisa Biggs, MD (Course Director); and Monica S. Williams, MS (CME Planner) have signed the CHOP CME Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and have no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose.

Services for People with Disabilities: If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this meeting, please contact Abe Cooperman at or 267-426-2506.