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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).
Society for Neuro-Oncology Headquarters
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).
SNO Appoints Executive Director
The Society for Neuro-Oncology has announced that Charles (Chas) Haynes will serve as the Society’s first Executive Director. Chas has more than a decade of experience in providing operations management, conference planning, and communications services to nonprofit clients.
Neuro-Oncology Moves to Houston
In 2007, W.K. Alfred Yung and C. David James will take over as Editors of Neuro-Oncology, and the journal’s main Editorial Office will move to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Web address for submitting manuscripts to Neuro-Oncology (www.editorialmanager.com/n-o) will remain the same.
International Outreach Committee Launched
Abhijit Guha, President of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, has announced the creation of the SNO International Outreach Committee. The committee is currently seeking volunteers with contacts in or knowledge of the following geographical regions: Africa, Australasia, China, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia-Indian Subcontinent. Committee members will be tasked with fostering collaborative relationships with local oncology societies, leading neuro-oncologists, or ministries of health from their geographical region. Further information is available at the SNO Web site, and those wishing to join should contact Chas Haynes, in the SNO Office ( gro.cno-oruen-cos@sahc).
National Brain Tumor Foundation Award Recipients
The National Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF) has announced its research awards for the Epidemiology grants for 2006. Two members of the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC) received an NBTF award for the following projects.
October 18–21, 2006, New York, New York
The Oncology Congress, a CME-accredited meeting, will be held on October 18–21, 2006, at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York.
Contact: Angi Pechman
Telephone: 203-840-5537, 888-799-2995
Web site: www.OncologyCongress.com
Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
November 16–19, 2006, Orlando, Florida
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. 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.
Contact: Jan Esenwein
Web site: www.soc-neuro-onc.org
Thirteenth Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Meeting
March 22–24, 2007, Stevenson, Washington
The Thirteenth Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Meeting will be held March 22–24, 2007, at Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, Washington. The focus of the meeting will be translational bloodbrain barrier research. The meeting is partially funded by an NIH R13 meeting grant from NCI, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders. The registration deadline is February 1, 2007.
Contact: Blood-Brain Barrier & Neuro-Oncology Program
Oregon Health and Science University
Office of Edward A. Neuwelt, M.D.
E-mail: Emily Hochhalter, ude.usho@tlahhcoh
Nancy Doolittle, ude.usho@lttilood
Telephone: Emily Hochhalter, 503-494-7801
Nancy Doolittle, 503-494-5626
Web site: www.ohsu.edu/bbb/meeting2007