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Neuro-oncol. 2006 October; 8(4): 517–518.
PMCID: PMC1871959

SOCIETY NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

  • A Pilot Study of the Association of Inflammation-Related Genes and Glioblastoma Melissa L. Bondy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • The Role of Tumor Antigens in the Immunologic Rejection of Brain Tumors (BTEC Pilot Study) Joseph L. Wiemels, University of California, San Francisco

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Oncology Congress

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

E-mail: moc.dedemdeer@namhcepa

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

E-mail: gro.cno-oruen-cos@naj

Telephone: 713-349-0952

Fax: 832-201-8129

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

Portland, Oregon

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


Articles from Neuro-Oncology are provided here courtesy of Society for Neuro-Oncology and Oxford University Press