Annual Neuroscience Symposium Focuses On
Innovative Brain Tumor Diagnosis And Treatment

Originally published Summer 2001

The annual William R. Pitts Neuroscience Symposium and Memorial Lecture was held in Charlotte on May 1, 2001. This year’s scientific program focused on new advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, and was held in the Carolinas Medical Center Auditorium. Local and nationally renown experts, including Edward R. Laws, M.D., F.A.C.S., of the University of Virginia, offered insights into the field regarding diagnostic tools, surgery, radiation techniques, chemotherapy, and other novel approaches to patients with brain tumors.

Edward R. Laws, M.D., F.A.C.S., Scott Simon, NPR National Correspondent & Anthony L. Asher, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The day scientific program was presented for all physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health personnel with an interest in brain tumor diagnosis and therapy. Individuals outside the healthcare field with an interest in brain tumors were also invited. CME credit was available to all attendees. The evening memorial lecture was presented at the Morehead Inn, and featured National Public Radio correspondent Scott Simon.

“We’re very proud to be a part of this annual event,” said Anthony Asher, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. “We’re fortunate to have exceptional guest speakers from across the country join our local experts in providing information about advanced neurosurgical techniques. While attendees gain valuable knowledge at these yearly symposiums, a goal of our practice is to serve as a resource for physicians in this region all year long.”

This symposium was sponsored by the William R. Pitts Foundation, which was established in honor of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates’ founder William Reid Pitts, M.D. The foundation was created to support research and education in the field of neurosurgery.

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