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Inaugural Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference October 2, 2009 Asheville, NC
The first Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference will be held on October 2, 2009, at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference will provide a forum for researchers engaged in the discovery of the pathogenic mechanisms of pediatric brain tumors and the translation of laboratory discoveries into novel therapies. Attendance at this conference is by invitation only, and all invited researchers will make oral presentations.
For additional information, please contact Diane Traynor atgro.suftbp@ronyartd.
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 that focuses on personalized medicine and improving the quality of life of patients with central nervous system malignancies. The remainder of the meeting will include sessions on cancer biology, clinical trials, diagnostic imaging, epidemiology, medical/ immunotherapy, pediatric neurologic malignancies, and radiation oncology. Groundbreaking abstracts will be presented in plenary sessions, with a special session reserved for top-scoring abstracts.
Visit the SNO Web site at www.soc-neuro-onc.org for online registration and downloadable registration forms to mail or fax, details on the conference program, and how specific abstracts are scored and integrated into the meeting agenda.
Sixteenth Annual Blood-Brain Barrier
March 18–20, 2010
Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR
The Sixteenth Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium meeting, organized by the Oregon Health & Science University Blood-Brain Barrier Program, will focus on translational research in the blood-brain barrier and neuro-oncology. Partial funding comes from a National Institutes of Health R13 meeting grant, with support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Please send all items you would like to have included in Society News in future issues of Neuro-Oncology to Christopher E. Pelloski, MD, Brain Tumor Center and Department of Radiation Oncology, Unit 97, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030; phone: 011–713–563–2415; fax: 011–713–563–2331; e-mail:gro.nosrednadm@iksollepc.
To submit a posting on the SNO Web site, please contact Erik P. Sulman, MD, PhD; e-mail:gro.nosrednadm@namluspe.