Regional Meetings

The American Brain Tumor Association’s 2019 Regional Patient and Family Meeting is coming to a city near you. Patients, families, caregivers and allied healthcare professionals are invited to participate in these free educational and networking meetings. Join us to learn the most up-to-date advances in brain tumor research and treatment from leading experts, receive guidance on symptom management and lifestyle management, and share experiences with other brain tumor patients and families.

*Regional Meetings will resume in 2020

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Funded in part by Abbvie & Genentech

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.