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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 congress attendees the highest quality continuing medical education and professional education. The ENS meeting 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 by telephone at 011–39–02–61–691–51–11 or visit the related Web page at www.ensinfo.org.
4th Aspen Symposium on Brain Tumor Immuno- and Gene Therapy
August 9–12, 2009
The 4th Aspen Symposium on Brain Tumor Immuno- and Gene Therapy is a unique opportunity for clinicians and basic science researchers with an interest in brain tumor therapies to gather and share their mutual research and clinical experiences. Past conferences have attracted some of the foremost national and international scientists in our field. The organizers invite you to submit an abstract to join them at the Given Institute in Aspen, Colorado, during the internationally renowned Aspen Music Festival.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to understand and discuss current and past immunologic therapies for brain tumors; recent advances in the understanding of the immune mechanisms of the brain; recent advances in the development of tumor vaccines for treatment of primary gliomas; and recent advances in the use of monoclonal antibody and cytokine treatment strategies for primary gliomas.
For more information, contact Diana Doyle by telephone at 011–303–724–2294 or visit the related Web page at www.cuneurosurgery.com/aspensymposium.htm.
2009 Joint Meeting of SNO and AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
October 22–24, 2009
New Orleans, LA
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors are coming together for the first time to present the latest developments in neuro-oncology and tumor surgery.
The educational portion of the meeting will be limited to a half day and will focus on the concept of personalized medicine and improving the quality of life for patients with central nervous system malignancies. The remainder of the meeting will include sessions on cancer biology, clinical trials, epidemiology, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, medical/immunotherapy, and pediatric neurologic malignancies. Groundbreaking abstracts will be presented in plenary sessions, with a special section reserved for the top-scoring abstracts.
Please visit the SNO Web site at www.soc-neuro-onc.org for specific details on the scientific program and to obtain registration forms.
Please send all items you would like to have included in future issues of Neuro-Oncology to Christopher E. Pelloski, MD, Brain Tumor Center and Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Unit 97, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030; tel.: 011–713–563–2415; fax: 011–713–563–2331; e-mail: gro.nosrednadm@iksollepc; to submit a posting to the SNO Web site, please contact Erik P. Sulman, MD; e-mail: gro.nosrednadm@namluspe