August 24 Aug 24
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Sat

Acoustic Neuroma Association Patient Education Day at Stanford

The Acoustic Neuroma Association's Patient Education Day hosted by Stanford's Departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology. 


Arillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA 94305

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Arillaga Alumni Center

326 Galvez St.
Stanford CA, 94305
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Join the Acoustic Neuroma Association for a day of patient education, networking and support. This event will include presentations from distinguished medical professionals working with acoustic neuroma patients.

This event is free and open to the public, registration is required, space is limited. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Presentations Include:

  • Treatment Panel
  • Anxiety, Depression and Coping
  • Nutrition
  • Hearing Panel
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Facial and Eye Issues
  • Q&A and Networking


Event Directors and Speakers:

Steven D. Chang, MD
Event Co-Director

Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Neuroscinces Professor and, by Courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and of Neurosurgery

Allison S. Feldman
CEO, Acoustic Neuroma Association

Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology and Professor, by Courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Surgery


Gordon Li, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by Courtesy, of Neurology and of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Nikolas Blevins, MD
Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor of Otolaryngology, and, by Courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Iris C. Gibbs, MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

James R. Doty, MD, FACS, FICS, FAANS
Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery

Scott G. Soltys, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

Matthew Fitzgerald, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Otology and Neurotology)

Peter Luke Santa Maria, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Otology and Neurotology)

Jennifer Christy Alyono, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Jon-Paul Pepper, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Y. Joyce Liao, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and of Neurology

Bret Schneider, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)

Pamela Triano, PT, NCS
Physical Therapist, Neuro-Rehab

Education Day Agenda

Agenda subject to change.

Check-In: Coffee and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Steven Chang and Allison Feldman
History of Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Robert Jackler, MD
Overview of Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Steven Chang
Treatment Panel; Radiation and Surgery-decision making, hearing preservation, doctor/patient communication, regrowth, subtotal resection, etc.
Drs. Gordon Li, Nikolas Blevins, and Iris Gibbs
The Power of Compassion and Meditation
Dr. James Doty
Patient Stories
ANA Annoucements
Hearing Panel: Hearing preservation, devices and hearing protection, tinnitus
Drs. Scott Soltys, Matthew Fitzgerald, and Peter Santa-Maria
Ventibular Therapy Pre and Post-Treatment, Balance Issues
Dr. Jenniver Alyono and Pamela Triano
Facial Reanimation
Dr. Jon Pepper
Eye Problems
Dr. Joyce Liao
Anxiety, Depression, Coping with Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma
Dr. Bret Schneider
Closing Remarks, Questions and Networking