Department of Neurological Surgery

John Raaf Day Lecture

John Raaf
Dr. Raaf

The Department of Neurological Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine is proud to recognize the accomplishments of John Raaf, M.D., (1905 – 2000), widely regarded as the father of neurosurgery in Oregon. Raaf advanced the profession during his years as chairman of neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital by creating an outstanding resource for the neurosciences community in the Pacific Northwest.

The 29th John Raaf Day Lecturer — Linda M. Liau, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Friday,  October 4, 2019
Richard Jones Hall, Room 4340

6:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am Strategies of Adjuvant Therapy for Brain Tumors
7.45 am Break
8.15 am Finding Balance: Neurosurgery and Motherhood

Dr. Liau
Dr. Liau

Dr. Linda Liau is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and researcher, and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Widely respected for her scientific brilliance, surgical skill, and compassion for her patients, it is an honor to host Dr. Liau as the 2019 John Raaf Professor.

Dr. Liau's clinical expertise is in intra-operative functional brain mapping and use of intra-operative imaging for resection of brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, and metastatic tumors). Her research efforts are focused on the molecular biology of brain tumors, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and brain cancer vaccines. Dr. Liau is the current Editor-in-Chief of the the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Accreditation: Accreditation:Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Neurological surgeons and the neuroscience community.

Course Objectives: To further education of the neuroscience community by introducing innovative, state-of-the art techniques in the field of neurological surgery. RSVP 503-494-6207, nsgeducation@ohsu.edu.