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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 Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Members and prospective members should note the change of address for the Society for Neuro-Oncology administrative office. Please address correspondence to
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
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.
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
This seminar on metastatic cancers highlights well-recognized authorities in the field.
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
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
Web site: http://www.hermelinbraintumorcenter.org
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
Web site: http://www.ispno2004.org/
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
Web site: http://www.surgery.cuhk.edu.hk/icp2003/
Announcement is made of the WFNS meeting, featuring international experts in surgery, radiation, and medical research in neuro-oncology.
Organizers of the main meeting: A. Guha and J. Rutka, Canada, and S. Dharker, India
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
Web site: www.marrakesh2005.org
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
Local Organizer: Robin Grant