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Thrive events

Thrive webinars and workshops are meticulously curated by brainstrust and hosted by leading experts to help you tackle the challenges that make life with a brain tumour so hard.

So that you can be more informed, more engaged, and cope better, you can now access brainstrust workshops online. Thrive events are more focussed than a Meet Up – if you are feeling lost or confused, need practical information and would like a deeper dive into specific aspects of life with a brain tumour, then Thrive events are for you.

Thrive, understanding imaging and brain tumours – Monday June 29th, 11am-12.30pm

Come and join us for a webinar with Dr Gerry Thompson, an Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist for NHS Lothian. Gerry will be bringing his Neuroradiologist’s expertise to answer the questions that you have shared with us. In this webinar, he will cover:

  • The different types of scanning- CT/MRI/fMRI etc
  • What is a good scanner?
  • What do the plans of imaging mean?
  • What is the role of contrast?
  • How accurate is scanning for diagnostic purposes
  • Interval scanning
  • Pseudoprogression

This webinar will be hosted by Dr Gerry Thompson.

Gerry is an Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist for NHS Lothian. He is particularly involved in the Neuro-oncology and dementia services. A core member and lead Radiologist for the NCRI Glioma Clinical Studies Group advising on multicentre brain tumour clinical trials in the UK, he is the Principal Investigator in Edinburgh for a large multicentre study of Diffusion Imaging in Glioma (DIG).

Sign up for the webinar here.

Webinars with brainstrust

Signing up for a webinar is simple. We’ve put together some guidance here! If you have any questions please email

These webinars are a little different to those you may have attended previously! They are deliberately kept to small numbers, so that everybody can make the most of the experience by interacting with each other and asking questions (although there is no pressure to share, and if you would like to keep your camera or microphone turned off that is fine).  If you sign up but can’t attend, please do let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

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