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Anyone in the neuro-oncology profession may submit to the journal announcements of meetings, conferences, and funding opportunities of interest to colleagues. Please send announcements to Oliver Bögler, Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery and Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA (Telephone: 313-916-7293; E-Fax: 425-732-8379; E-mail: gro.cno-oruen-cos@swenyteicos).
Correspondence to the Society should be sent to Society for Neuro-Oncology, Post Office Box 890886, Houston, TX 77289-0886, or in care of Jan Esenwein, 4617 Birch Street, Bellaire, TX 77401-5509, USA (Telephone: 713-349-0952; Fax: 832-201-8129; E-mail: gro.cno-oruen-cos@naj or gro.cno-oruen-cos@pihsrebmem).
The SNO Web site (www.soc-neuro-onc.org) is undergoing an upgrade, and the new site is scheduled to be online by April 2005. The main motivation behind the upgrade is to allow greater involvement by the membership, and so the new site will make it easy for members to post news items, announcements, and job positions and to participate in discussions. In addition, some new features are planned, so please keep an eye on your e-mail in-box for announcements from the site.
The publisher of Neuro-Oncology, Duke University Press, has contracted with Aries Editorial Manager to implement an online manuscript submittal, tracking, and review system for the journal. Details of the company and the service are available on the Web (www.editorialmanager.com). This online system is expected to be operational in summer 2005. Watch our Web site (http://neuro-oncology.mc.duke.edu) for the link.
The National Brain Tumor Foundation completed its National Brain Tumor Caregiver Program at five medical centers across the country, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Los Angeles City of Hope, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, the University of Virginia Medical Center, and the San Antonio Cancer Therapy and Research Center. This eight-hour training is designed to teach family caregivers the practical skills they need when caring for a loved ones. The curriculum was developed through focus groups with caregivers and a three-year pilot program in the Bay Area. For more information about conducting the program at your medical center, contact the National Brain Tumor Foundation (800-934-2873, ext. 103, or gro.romutniarb@ftbn).
The National Brain Tumor Foundation has been supporting the work of the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium, which most recently met at the SNO meeting. The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium recently formed as a self-directed group of researchers committed to developing international collaborations that will lead to a better understanding of causes and risk factors for development of brain tumors (adult and pediatric). The NBTF will also be offering a research grant in support of epidemiology. More information is available from the National Brain Tumor Foundation (800-934-2873, ext. 103, or gro.romutniarb@ftbn).
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson and the National Brain Tumor Foundation have again joined forces to offer a brain tumor conference for patients and family members, which will take place April 29–May 1, 2005. For more information, contact M.D. Anderson (713-792-2222) or visit the Web site (www.mdanderson.org/conferences).
The second quadrennial meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology, in conjunction with the sixth meeting of the European Association for Neuro-Oncology (WFNO-II/EANO-VI), will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in the Exchange District, at the center of Edinburgh. The advance program and the accommodation booking forms for the WFNO-II/EANO-VI conference are available at the Web site of the coordinating organization, the Federation of European Cancer Societies (www.fecs.be). See the advertisement in this issue.
The Thirteenth World Congress of Neurological Surgery, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, will take place in Marrakesh from June 19 to 24, 2005. The congress will be hosted by the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery and the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences. Additional information is available at the Web site (www.marrakesh2005.org).
The biennial symposium Advances in Biology and Treatment of Malignant Brain Gliomas, Stem Cells and Neurosciences, organized by the nonprofit association ATENA ONLUS (Associazione Terapie Neurochirurgiche Avanzate, Organizzazioni non Lucrative di Utilità Sociale), will be held at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, in Rome, Italy. The advance program, registration information, and accommodation booking forms are available on the Web site. Online registration is also available on the Web site. Registration dates are as follows: May 15, early registration; May 31, late registration. The local organizer is the ATENA ONLUS association.
Contact: ATENA ONLUS Association, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A. Gemelli, Istituto di Neurochirurgia, Largo A, Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
Telephone: 0039 06 30154028, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Rome time Secretariat ATENA ONLUS, Miss Maria Vittoria Tolazzi
Web Site: http://www.neurosciences2005.org
The second international CNS germ cell tumor conference will be held at Universal City in Los Angeles at the Hilton Los Angeles. We expect that this conference will be equally as beneficial as the first international symposium on CNS germ cell tumors, held in Kyoto in 2003. The program includes a half-day workshop on November 19 for parents and patients with CNS germ cell tumors. The preliminary program, registration information, and abstract submission information can be found at the symposium Web site. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 1. The members of the symposium Organizing Committee are as follows: Jonathan Finlay, Los Angeles, President; Derek Jenkin, Ontario, Honorary President; Masao Matsutani, Tokyo, Vice President; and Gabriele Calaminus, Dusseldorf, Vice President.
Contact: Jonathan L. Finlay, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles