Educational Webinar Series

The educational webinar series is designed for brain tumor patients and caregivers to learn more about brain tumor types, treatments and research.

Webinars are 60 minutes, allow for questions and are free to all who are interested.

LEARN MORE OR REGISTER: Simply click on the topic of interest.

January:              Holistic Management of Brain Tumor Symptoms
February:            Therapies Given During Surgery
March:                Controversies in Clinical Trials, A Debate
April:                   Your Tumor’s Personality: The Importance of Molecular Profiling
May:                    Metastatic Brain Tumors 101
June:                   Late Treatment Effects in Survivorship
July:                    Why Tumor Location Matters
August:               Know Your Tumor: Medulloblastoma
October:             Reading Your Radiology Report
November:         Navigating Your Medical Care
December:         Know Your Tumor: Acoustic Neuroma

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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.