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The leadership of SNO and the SNO International Outreach Committee are pleased to announce that Dr Yi Lin of China has been selected as the first SNO International Outreach Research Fellow. This fellowship was made possible by the generous support of the American Brain Tumor Association and EMD Serono. The purpose of this 1-year fellowship is to provide a program for professionals from developing regions to perform clinical, translational, or basic research in the area of pediatric or adult neuro-oncology in a clinical or laboratory setting in the United States or Canada.
Applications were reviewed on the basis of the novelty and scientific merit of the proposed study and the credentials of the applicant, as well as the potential effect on the advancement of neuro-oncology in the applicant's home country upon completion of the fellowship. The Tufts Medical Center has agreed to host Dr Lin for the 1-year fellowship period, where she will study under the supervision of Dr Jay-Jiguang Zhu. The call for applications for the next fellowship cycle will be announced in May 2010, and details will be available at www.soc-neuro-onc.org.
The Sixteenth Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting, organized by the Oregon Health and Science University Blood-Brain Barrier Program, will focus on the 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.
The 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology will be held at the Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria. Attendees are encouraged to register early to secure the special conference room rate. The International Society of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology will begin accepting abstracts for the meeting in the fall of 2009, with a final deadline of January 12, 2010.
Please check the website www.ispno2010.com for more information.
The 9th EANO Congress will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Sessions will be held in the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre. Abstracts for the conference are due March 5, 2010, and early registration ends June 15, 2010.
For more information, visit the meeting website at www.medacad.org/eano2010/eano2010.htm.
The 2010 SNO Annual Meeting and Education Day will be held in Montreal, Canada. More information, including the preliminary agenda and registration details, will be posted on the SNO website (www.soc-neuro-onc.org) in early 2010.
Please send all items you would like to have included here in future issues to Christopher E. Pelloski, MD, Brain Tumor Center and Department of Radiation Oncology, Unit 97, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030; Tel: +1-713-563-2415; fax: +1-713-563-2331; e-mail: gro.nosrednadm@iksollepc.
To submit a posting on the SNO website, please contact Erik P. Sulman, MD, PhD, e-mail: gro.nosrednadm@namluspe.