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Anyone in the neuro-oncology profession may submit announcements of meetings, conferences, and funding opportunities of interest to colleagues. Please send announcements to Oliver Bögler, Ph.D., Brain Tumor Center and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit BSRB 1004, Room S5.8136, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA (telephone: 713-834-6216; fax: 713-834-6257; e-mail: gro.cno-oruen-cos@swenyteicos).
Correspondence to the Society should be sent to Society for Neuro-Oncology, P.O. Box 890886, Houston, TX 77289-0886, USA, 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 new Web site for SNO debuted a few weeks ago at www.soc-neuro-onc.org. At MySNO, any SNO member can now easily submit content such as job ads or meeting announcements. Also, members may recover their password as follows: Click on MySNO, enter username (the characters that precede the @ symbol in the member’s registered e-mail address), click on “Forget your password?” and when asked for the password hint, enter “Other” (case sensitive). New members who register at the site will be granted access once we have confirmed your membership.
Another new feature of the Web site is the Neuro-Oncology Center Directory, akin to a “yellow pages” of brain tumor centers. Every center is invited to submit a listing to this directory to allow their clinical and/or research enterprise to be showcased. These listings are searchable by the public, and by your colleagues, and are intended as an aid in geographic referrals and to build collaborations. Those who wish to include a listing in the Center Directory should click on the Neuro-Oncology Center Directory button and then on “Submit a listing.”
Those who have comments or concerns and those who wish to confirm their user name should contact Oliver Bögler ( gro.cno-oruen-cos@retsambew or cell 832-863-4757).
In December, the Neuro-Oncology online publications moved to HighWire Press. Subscribers may access articles in all issues by logging on at www.dukejournals.org.
The 2006 Canadian Neuro-Oncology meeting will be held in Winnipeg, Canada, on May 26–28, 2006, at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The scientific program will encompass basic science, medical neuro-oncology, radiation neuro-oncology, pediatric neuro-oncology, and quality of life/epidemiology.
Contact: David D. Eisenstat
The Twelfth International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology will be held June 6–9, 2007, at the Nara-Ken New Public Hall in Nara, Japan. Masao Matsutani is President of the meeting, and Roger J. Packer is Vice President. Further detail is available at www.convex.co.jp/ispno2006/index2.html.
The Second Annual Aspen Symposium on Brain Tumor Immunotherapy, to be held at the Given Institute in Aspen on August 7–9, is a unique opportunity for clinicians and basic science researchers with an interest in brain tumor immunotherapy to gather and share their mutual research and clinical experiences. We invite you to join us at the Given Institute in Aspen, Colorado, during the internationally renowned Aspen Music Festival. Attend this distinctive conference, and experience summer in the Rockies! Abstracts may be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Contact: Diana Doyle, 4200 East Ninth Ave., C-307, Denver, CO 80262
Fax: 303-315-6197 (attention: Diana Doyle)
The seventh congress of the EANO will take place at the historic Hofburg Palace (www.hofburg.com), one of Vienna’s finest congress centers. The meeting will include, in addition to the main program, a teaching course and a number of meet-the-expert sessions covering many aspects of the wide field of neuro-oncology. The local organizer is Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grisold ( email@example.com).
Secretariat: EANO-VII Conference Secretariat, Vienna Medical Academy
The Chicago Supportive Oncology Conference will be held September 27–30, 2006, at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. This CME-accredited meeting is designed to provide oncology health care providers with the latest clinical data and best practices for providing supportive care to patients living with cancer.
Contact: Angi Pechman
Telephone: 203-840-5537, 888-799-2995
Web pages: communityonc.com, www.ChicagoSupportiveOncology.com
The Oncology Congress will be held on October 18–21 at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York. This CME-accredited meeting addresses the most pressing, practical concerns of the U.S.-based oncologist. The Congress provides relevant information regarding the latest clinical data, best practices, new technologies, regulations, and reimbursement policies that are directly applicable to the practice of oncology today.
Contact: Angi Pechman
Telephone: 203-840-5537, 888-799-2995
Web site: www.OncologyCongress.com
The Fifth Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology will be held November 2–4, 2007, at the Hotel Hilton and Convention Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Abstracts should be submitted online (www.asno2007.org) by July 31, 2007. In 2009, the sixth biennial ASNO meeting will be held in Japan in conjunction with the third quadrennial meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology societies meeting.
The eleventh annual meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 16–19, 2006, at the Orlando Peabody. Education Day is November 15. The program will include topics ranging from basic molecular and genetic research to reports of recent clinical research. Abstracts must be received at SNO by May 15 and release forms by June 15. Both forms follow these announcements. In 2007, the annual SNO meeting will be held November 15–18 at the Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine outside Dallas, and in 2008, it will be held November 20–23 at the Lake Las Vegas Resort outside Las Vegas. For information on abstracts, accommodations, and meeting sponsorship for the 2006 meeting, contact Jan Esenwein at the SNO headquarters.
Contact: Jan Esenwein
Web site: www.soc-neuro-onc.org