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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 Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA (Telephone: 313-916-7293; Fax: 425-732-8379; E-mail: gro.cno-oruen-cos@swenyteicos).
Correspondence to the Society for Neuro-Oncology should be sent to Post Office Box 890886, Houston, TX 77289-0886, 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).
Richard Kaplan left the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the end of May to become Associate Director of the National Cancer Research Network in the United Kingdom. Dr. Kaplan has been the coordinator for NCI-funded and -sponsored brain tumor clinical trials since 1992, chief of the Clinical Investigations Branch of NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program since 2000, and program director for the adult brain tumor consortium, as well as the NCI’s Clinical Cooperative Group Program. His new position will involve a similar range of activities for the United Kingdom, and he hopes to become active in the United Kingdom’s Brain Clinical Studies Group and to facilitate trans-Atlantic research collaboration.
Habla Espanol? New fact sheets and brochures are available in Spanish, including “Coping with Your Loved One’s Brain Tumor” and “How Brain Tumors Affect the Mind, Emotion, and Personality.” Also, the NBTF Web site, www.braintumor.org, can now be translated and viewed in 8 languages. For more information, e-mail gro.romutniarb@ftbn, or call 1-800-934-2873.
NBTF and ALCASE (Alliance for Lung Cancer, Advocacy, Support and Education) have partnered to produce “Understanding Brain Metastases,” a free brochure that explains diagnosis and treatment options for patients with metastatic brain tumors. To order free copies of the booklet, e-mail gro.romutniarb@ftbn, or call 1-800-934-2873.
NBTF will sponsor a teleconference by Dr. Gina Solomon about environmental links to brain tumors on July 8, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m., P.T. (1–2 p.m. E.T.). Learn more about the environmental causes of brain tumors—what is known and the latest research. To register, e-mail gro.romutniarb@ftbn or call 1-800-934-2873.
The Twelfth International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong. The satellite Neurochemical Monitoring Symposium will be held before the ICP meeting on Monday, August 16, 2004.
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
The Neuro-Oncology Working Group (NOA) of the German Cancer Society will host an international symposium entitled “Progress in Molecular and Translational Neuro-Oncology” at Heinrich-Heine-University. Major topics of the symposium are (1) Progress in the Molecular Pathology of Brain Tumors, (2) Novel High-Throughput Techniques in Brain Tumor Research, (3) Modeling Human Brain Tumors in Mice, (4) Recent Advances in Radio- and Chemotherapy, (5) Novel Therapeutic Approaches in Neuro-Oncology, and (6) Progress in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. Further information, including the list of keynote speakers and the meeting program, is available on the Symposium Web site. Registration and submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations should be carried out online. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2004.
Contact: Guido Reifenberger, Department of Neuropathology, Heinrich-Heine-University, D-40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Web site: http://www.noa-symposium-2004.de
The 2004 EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium, jointly sponsored by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will be held at the Geneva Palexpo. Further details about EORTC-AACR-NCI 2004 are available from the EORTC-NCI-AACR 2004 Secretariat or at the EORTC Web site.
Contact: EORTC-NCI-AACR 2004 Secretariat, Federation of European Cancer Societies Conference Unit, Avenue E. Mounier 83, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (2) 775-02-02
Fax: +32 (2) 775-02-00
Web site: http://www.eortc.be
Announcement is made of the WFNS meeting, featuring international experts in surgery, radiation, and medical research in neuro-oncology. Information on faculty, abstract forms, and registration is available at the Web site. Organisers of the main meeting are A. Guha and J. Rutka, Canada, and S. Dharker, India.
Web site: http://www.wfnstumormeet2004.com
The 2004 AANS/CNS meeting will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Tumor Section. The keynote speaker is Charles B. Wilson, M.D. Symposium topics include Stem Cells and Brain Tumors: Biology and Therapeutic Applications, Molecular Imaging in Brain Tumors, and Neurosurgical Oncology: Not Just Glioma Surgery. Presentations will cover neuro-oncology of the spine, skull base, and peripheral nerve tumors, as well as pain management, and a seminar will be held on the neurosurgeon’s role in clinical trials of brain tumors. Further information, including a Call for Abstracts, is available at the Web site.
Contact: AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Phone: 888-566-AANS or 847-378-0500
The ninth annual meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology will be held in Toronto. For details, see the Call for Abstracts in the April issue of the journal or the announcement online (http://www.dukeupress.edu/neuro-oncology or http://www.soc-neuro-onc.org).
The conference venue for this meeting, to be hosted by the European Association for Neuro-Oncology, is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), The Exchange, Edinburgh EHS 8EE, United Kingdom. The abstract deadline is December 1, 2004.
Registration dates are as follows: August 1, 2004, registration online; January 6, 2005, early registration; April 1, 2005, late registration.
Contact: Conference Secretariat, EANO VI, Federation of European Cancer Societies Conference Unit, Avenue E. Mounier 83, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium
Local Organiser: R. Grant
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: http://www.marrakesh2005.org