The 2011 SNO Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Orange County, California, from November 17 through November 20, 2011. SNO is pleased to announce that this year the meeting will be held in conjunction with the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. This added neurosurgical component will further enhance this already highly educational meeting.
The program will feature popular and informative plenary sessions, informal poster sessions and meet-the-expert sessions, as well as an Education Day, at which attendees can catch up with breaking areas of research and controversies in the field. The Education Day will focus on Radiosurgery and Radiobiology, with a concurrent Quality of Life session. In addition, a young investigators' workshop Thursday afternoon will explore current challenges associated with neuro-oncology clinical trials design, conduct and evaluation.
To download the preliminary program, click here.
To search the abtracts and build a custom itinerary, click here.
To view the Friday posters, click here.
To view the Saturday posters, click here.
Note to poster presenters: Your poster must fit within a 4' x 4' space - you are assigned one half of a standard poster board. No other guidelines.
Hotel and Disneyland Information
The host hotel, Hyatt Regency Orange County, is located near Disneyland, in Garden Grove, California. The hotel is 11 miles from Orange County (John Wayne) airport, 36 miles from LAX, and 17 miles from Long Beach airport.
The Hyatt is now sold out. SNO has arranged for overflow accommodations at the adjacent Residence Inn by Marriott. To book rooms at the Residence Inn, enter the appropriate code in the GROUP CODE discount box:
SNOSNOA - one-bedroom king suite @ $149
SNOSNOC - one-bedroom queen/queen suite @ $159
To reach the Residence Inn by phone, dial (714) 591-4000.
For more information on accommodations, click here.
Attendees to the SNO meeting are eligible for discounts to the Disneyland theme parks. For Disneyland ticket information, click here.
Basics of Clinical Trials Course for Young Investigators
To highlight the challenges of neuro-oncology trials with an emphasis on surgically based studies, a three hour educational workshop is planned for young investigators that will focus on topics pertinent to clinical trials. Members of the tumor section and SNO who have served as a Principal Investigator of clinical trials, will review trial endpoints, response assessments, evaluation of treatment toxicities as well as statistical considerations. Regulatory requirements for applications to the Federal Drug Administration and Institutional Review Boards will also be reviewed. For more information on this course, click here.