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Neuro-oncol. 2004 January; 6(1): 80–82.
PMCID: PMC1871973


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 Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Telephone: 313-916-7293

Fax: 425-732-8379

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

Society for Neuro-Oncology Headquarters

Members and prospective members should note the change of address for the Society for Neuro-Oncology administrative office. Please address correspondence to

Jan Esenwein

Society for Neuro-Oncology, 4617 Birch Street, Bellaire, TX 77401-5509, USA


Society for Neuro-Oncology, P. O. Box 890886, Houston, TX 77289-0886, USA

New telephone number: 713-349-0952

New fax number: 832-201-8129

E-mail: moc.loa@niewnesenaj



New Brain Tumor Center of Excellence

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and the Section of Hematology and Oncology, is pleased to announce the formation of The Brain Tumor Center of Excellence of Wake Forest University.

New SNO Officers Announced

The ballots have been counted. Races for the offices were very tight, barely 5% of the votes separating the two candidates for each office. The announcement of the new officers and representatives for the Society for Neuro-Oncology appeared September 30 on the SNO Web site.

President: Michael D. Prados

Vice President: Susan M. Chang

Secretary-Treasurer: Corey Raffel

Pathology Representative: David N. Louis

Radiation Oncology Representative: Minesh P. Mehta


2004 Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Symposium on Metastatic Disease
May 7, 2004, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

This seminar on metastatic cancers highlights well-recognized authorities in the field.

Session I: Modeling and Mechanisms

Mark Rosenblum, M.D., and Irene Newsham, Ph.D. Welcome and Introduction to Symposium

Lisa Rogers, D.O. Metastasis to the CNS—The Clinical Picture

Ann Chambers, Ph.D., London Regional Cancer Centre. Metastasis: Seeding, Survival, Growth Regulation, and Dormancy

Erik Sahai, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Modes of Tumor Cell Invasion

Janet Price, Ph.D., The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Models of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Emile Voest, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Centre Utrecht. Determinants of Tumor Growth in the Leptomeningeal Space

Avraham Raz, Ph.D., Wayne State University. On the Role of Galectin-3 in Tumor Metastasis

Keynote Address: Isaiah Fidler, D.V.M., Ph.D., The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Antivascular Therapy of Organ-Specific Cancer Metastasis

Session II: Markers and Prediction

Danny Welch, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham. Does BRMS1 Control Metastasis via Interactions with Histone Deacetylases?

Douglas Yee, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Cancer Center. The IGF Pathway in Metastasis

Laurie Owen-Schaub, Ph.D., University of California-Riverside. Fas/Fas Ligand Interactions in Cancer

Yibin Kang, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Genes and Functions Behind Tissue-Specific Metastasis of Breast Cancer

Sridhar Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Molecular Staging of Solid Tumors

The symposium will be held at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and will be free to attendees. For details and registration, please visit the Web site.

Contact: Irene Newsham, Ph.D., David and Doreen Hermelin Scholar, Director, Laboratory of Molecular Oncogenetics, Department of Neurosurgery and Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, Henry Ford Hospital, E&R Building, Room 3096, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Telephone: 313-916-8640

Fax: 313-916-9855

E-mail: ten.relgob@eneri

Web site:

Eleventh International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
June 13–16, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Hosted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Children’s Hospital Boston, and Harvard Medical School, in cooperation with the Children's National Medical Center and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, this symposium will be held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The series of debates, seminars, and poster discussions will focus in particular on medulloblastoma, infant tumors, low-grade gliomas, and neuro-oncology outcomes. Further details are available at the Web site.

Contact: ISPNO 2004, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, SW331, Boston, MA 02115, USA

E-mail: ude.dravrah.icfd@4002onpsi

Web site:

Twelfth International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring
August 17–24, 2004, Hong Kong

Originally scheduled to be held in August 2003, this symposium is now rescheduled to August 2004. The Satellite Symposium on Neurochemical Monitoring will be held before the ICP meeting on Monday, August 16, 2004. The conference venue is the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Contact: Secretariat, ICP2003, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China

Telephone: 852-2632-2951

Fax: 852-2647-3074

E-mail: kh.ude.khuc@3002pci

Web site:

World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS): Tumor Section Meeting
October 11–13, 2004, Jaipur, India
October 15–16, 2004, Satellite Meeting, Kolkata, India

Announcement is made of the WFNS meeting, featuring international experts in surgery, radiation, and medical research in neuro-oncology.

Contacts:, ni.tenrahcnas@rekrahd, ku.shn.yhtron.htun@atpugneS.R (for satellite meeting)

Organizers of the main meeting: A. Guha and J. Rutka, Canada, and S. Dharker, India

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Thirteenth World Congress of Neurological Surgery June 19–24, 2005, Marrakesh, Morocco

The Thirteenth World Congress of Neurological Surgery, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, will take place in Marrakesh June 19–24, 2005. The congress will be hosted by the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgeons and the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences.

Abdeslam El Khamlichi, M.D., President, Thirteenth World Congress of Neurological Surgery

Edward R. Laws, M.D., F.A.C.S., President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

Abdessamad El Azhari, M.D., Chairman, Scientific Program Committee

Contact: The Congress Secretariat, 13th World Congress of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital des Spécialités, P.O. Box 6444 Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco

Telephone: 212-37-77-55-61

Fax: 212-37-77-55-64

E-mail: am.ten.mai@hsekarramsnfw

Web site:

Second Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology/EANO VI
May 5–8, 2005, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The conference venue for this meeting, to be hosted by the European Association for Neuro-Oncology, is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Edinburgh EHS 8EE, United Kingdom.

Contact: Conference Secretariat, EANO VI, Federation of European Cancer Societies, Avenue E. Mounier 83, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium

Telephone: +32-(0)-2-775-02-01

Fax: +32-(0)-2-775-02-00

E-mail: ku.shn.tocs.thul@tnarG.niboR

Local Organizer: Robin Grant

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