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Neuro Oncol. 2008 December; 10(6): 1173.
PMCID: PMC2719006

Society News

M. D. Anderson Brain SPORE launches weblog

As part of its outreach efforts, the SPORE at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has launched a weblog, or blog, to post news, announcements, and requests for applications. It is available by visiting and clicking on the link to the “Brain SPORE blog” in the main part of that page.


4th Fred J. Epstein International Symposium on Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery, NF

March 15–19, 2009

Eilat, Israel

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 3–517–5150 or visit the related Web page at

World Federation of Neuro-Oncology 2009 jointly with the Sixth 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 Third Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology, in conjunction with the Sixth Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology.

A call for abstracts is in effect from October 11 to December 10, 2008.

For more information on the meeting and the submission of abstracts, visit the website at

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 c/o Convex Inc. Ichijoji Bldg.

2–3–22 Azabudai, Minato-ku

Tokyo 106–0041, Japan

phone: +81–3–3589–4422

fax: +81–3–3589–3974

e-mail: pj.oc.xevnoc@9002onfw


Please send all items you would like to have included here in future issues to Oliver Bögler, PhD, Brain Tumor Center & Dept. of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit BSRB 1004, Room S5.8136, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030; phone (713) 834 6216; fax (713) 834 6257; e-mail gro.cno-oruen-cos@swenyteicos.

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