MEDIA ADVISORY: Fifth Annual International Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor Conference

June 8, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Fifth Annual International Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor Conference hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Germ cells are a specific cell that grows during the development of a fetus. These cells go on to become sperm in the testicles or eggs in the ovaries. During the growth of the fetus, germ cells can sometimes travel to other parts of the body and develop into germ cell tumors. Benign or malignant, these tumors can form in the brain or spinal cord.    

WHEN: Thursday, June 8 at 1:10 p.m.

WHERE: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

50 N. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215

Please email Nationwide Children’s Hospital Media Relations to confirm attendance – mediarelations@nationwidechildrens.org

WHO:

Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, Co-Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Neuro-Oncology Program and Conference Chair

Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Neuro-Oncology Program and Conference Co-Chair

WHY: To recognize the emerging and evolving understanding of the molecular biology, epidemiology, genetics, neurosurgical management, radiation oncology management and medical oncology management of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumors, as well as the late effects of these tumors and their treatment. 

Develop basic, translational and clinical collaborations with other physicians and scientists participating in the symposium in order to accelerate progress in the management of patients with central nervous system germ cell tumors.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

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CONTACT:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Danielle Warner; (614)355-0492/Email: Danielle.Warner@nationwidechildrens.org

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.