University of Nebraska Medical Center

Grey Matters: Brain and Spine Cancer Symposium

Grey Matters: Brain and Spine Cancer Symposium

This symposium is designed to update the target audience on the current multi-disciplinary approach to patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent gliomas. Presentations will be delivered by key thought leaders while allowing the opportunity for participants to be involved in the interactive question/answer sessions.

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Discuss cutting-edge brain and spine cancer research initiatives and resources originating from trials at Nebraska Medicine.
  2. Summarize the collective responsibility of the multidisciplinary team approach in managing patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent gliomas for optimized patient outcomes while emphasizing shared accountability.
  3. Explain the importance of obtaining molecular testing in brain tumor patients for more personalized treatment strategies.
  4. Explain how gliomas can impact patients’ cognitive and physical function.

General Information

Registration Information


There is no fee to participate in this activity. Registration is required.


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The deadline to register is April 12, 2024.

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.


Cancellation Policy

If you are registered for this activity and now can't attend, please email conted@unmc.edu so your registration may be canceled.

Symposium Directors

Michele R. Aizenberg, MD, FAANS, FACS

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UNMC
Director, Brain and Spine Cancer Center, Nebraska Medicine

Michele R. Aizenberg, MD, FAANS, FACS
Nicole A. Shonka, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Oncology and Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC
Medical Director, Clinic and Infusion Center, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Nicole A. Shonka, MD


This symposium is co-sponsored by the UNMC Departments of Neurosurgery and Internal Medicine (Division of Oncology and Hematology), and Nebraska Medicine, through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education.



Missy Edwards

Educational Projects Coordinator, UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Missy Edwards