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SNO Launches New Career Center
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) has launched a new interactive job board and employment resource center on its Web site. In keeping with SNO’s mission to promote development of the field of neuro-oncology through multidisciplinary cooperation and interaction, the SNO Career Center is an additional way that the Society can more fully serve the neuro-oncology community. SNO expects that the center will become an important tool for professionals seeking new career opportunities, as well as a first-stop resource for those employers seeking trained, interested, like-minded physicians and researchers.
Through the SNO Career Center, job seekers can view online postings, apply for jobs directly via the site, and set up job agents that will automatically send e-mail alerts when new positions matching specific criteria are posted. In addition, users can upload their CVs into a searchable online database.
To learn more about this new resource or to post an opening, please visit www.soc-neuro-onc.org and click on “Career Center.”
Change in Communications for SNO
The leadership of the Society communications function has changed, with Dr. Christopher Pelloski and Dr. Erik Sulman, both of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, taking over as co-chairs of the committee. Dr. Pelloski will take responsibility for the News and Announcements section that appears in the journal (see contact information at the end of this month’s edition), and Dr. Sulman will take over as webmaster for www.soc-neuro-onc.org, the Society’s Web site.
Dr. Oliver Bögler, who has fulfilled these roles since being appointed by Dr. Mitch Berger in 1997, would like to thank the members and staff of SNO for 11 years of enjoyable collaboration.
4th Fred J. Epstein International Symposium on Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery, NF
March 15–19, 2009
The symposium is in memory of Fred J. Epstein, M.D., the founding director of the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN) at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Fred Epstein’s groundbreaking surgical techniques, and his commitment to humane patient care, earned him a reputation as the world’s leading pediatric neurosurgeon.
This event presents a further update in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the nervous system in infants and children that may be treated surgically. Emphasis will be placed on joint, rather than parallel, sessions with both neurological and neurosurgical approaches. This gathering of professionals should be a unique opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge and experience. We hope that this meeting will bridge the gap in communication among various disciplines for the benefit of both the child and the entire family.
For more information, contact Prof. Shlomi Constantini by phone at +972–3–517–5150 or visit the related Web page at http://www.fredhorizons.com.
Pediatric Neuro-oncology in the Proton Era
April 16–17, 2009
This international symposium offered by the Department of Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides a comprehensive overview of pediatric proton therapy. As one of only four major proton centers in the United States and an early contributor to the science and development of proton therapy, MGH is an established leader in the field. Experts will cover all aspects of the technology to inform physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals about the available technology and its applications. Clinical topics include the treatment of medulloblastoma, ependymoma, craniopharyngioma, optic glioma, other astrocytomas, and spinal cord neoplasms. Proton physics, radiobiology, and early clinical findings will also be discussed in depth. Practical topics include treatment planning, outcome analysis, multidisciplinary approaches, and protocols. Additionally, a facilities tour and a lecture on how to establish a facility will be included in the course. The course director is William E. Butler, M.D.
For more information, contact Alexandra Pecharich at telephone +1–305–27–2263 or visit online at http://cme.hms.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=02924193&SO=N.
American Academy of Neurology 61st Annual Meeting
April 25–May 2, 2009
The AAN Annual Meeting, one of the world’s largest gatherings of neurology professionals, brings together more than 12,000 neurologists and neuroscientists to share groundbreaking research and participate in a comprehensive curriculum-based educational program.
For more information, contact Lynn Ellen Smith by phone at +1–651–695–2756 or visit the related Web page: http://www.aan.com/am.
World Federation of Neuro-Oncology 2009 jointly with the 6th Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology
May 11–14, 2009
Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
On behalf of Prof. Masao Matsutani and organizers of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology, we are pleased to announce plans for the 3rd Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology, in conjunction with the 6th Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology.
Additional information may be obtained through the meeting Secretariat:
Yoko Nishikawa Nobuko, Baba Secretariat
The 3rd Quadrennial Meeting of the World
Federation of Neuro-Oncology jointly with The 6th
Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology
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2–3–22 Azabudai, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106–0041, Japan
19th Meeting of the European Neurological Society
June 20–24, 2009
The European Neurological Society (ENS) annual meeting provides an ideal platform for continuing education in all fields of neurology, covering a broad spectrum of topics with state-of-the-art lectures by acknowledged experts. The ENS is dedicated to giving the congress attendees the highest quality continuing medical education and professional education opportunities. The ENS provides a wide range of program formats, including main symposia, teaching courses, workshops, interactive case presentations, and oral and poster sessions.
For more information, contact Julia Bicher at telephone +41–61–691–51–11 or visit the related Web page: http://www.ensinfo.org.
Please send all items you would like to have included here in future issues to Christopher Pelloski, M.D., Departments of Radiation Oncology and Pathology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 0097, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, USA (tel.: 713–563–2331; e-mail: gro.cno_oruen_cos@swenyteicos).