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Neuro-Oncology Review Course at SNO

November 16, 2016. Register in conjunction with the SNO Annual Meeting

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CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development Conference

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18th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 7th Annual International Symposium on Long-Term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine

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2nd CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery/Development Conference

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2012 SNO Annual Meeting Sunrise Sessions


Sunrise Sessions of the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day
of the Society for Neuro-Oncolgy
Friday November 16, 7:00am - 8:00am
From Guidelines to New Trials in Low Grade Gliomas: The American and European Views
(European Society for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) and the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Joint Session)
Moderators: Riccardo Soffietti, University of Turin, Italy; Mark Gilbert, MD Anderson
  • What is the role of awake surgery?
    North America: Guy McKhann, II, Columbia University
    Europe: Hugues Duffau, Montpellier University Medical Center
  • What is the role of chemotherapy
    North America: David Schiff, University of Virginia
    Europe: Riccardo Soffietti, University of Torino

NF2 Update: Hearing Restoration and Foundations for the Future

Moderator: Scott Plotkin, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Frederick Barker, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Scott Plotkin, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • William Slattery, House Ear Institute
  • Jaishri Blakeley, Johns Hopkins University

Energetics and Metabolism

Moderator: Mariano Viapiano, Ohio State

  • University Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital
  • Elizabeth Maher, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Corinne Griguer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Gregory Riggins, Johns Hopkins University


Re-Enginereed T Cells and Bone Marrow Cells for Cancer/Glioma Therapy
Moderator: Bob Carter: University of California, San Diego
  • Steven Rosenberg, National Institutes of Health
  • Hans-Peter Kiem, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle
  • Bob Carter, University of California, San Diego
Saturday, November 17, 7:00am - 8:00am
Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) Session
Moderator: Ryo Nishikawa, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan
  • Toward understanding the pathogenesis of intracranial germ cell tumors:
    Koichi Ichimura, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • Vasculogenic mimicry: Alternative target for glioma treatment:
    Zhong-Ping Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Clinical, molecular correlation, and translational study on CNS AT/RT:
    Tai-Tong Wong, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
  • Opportunities and challenges in neuro-oncology practice in India
    Rakesh Jalali, The Indian Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Planned microsurgical and gamma knife treatment for large vestibular schwannomas and prospective series of 42 patients
    Turker Kiliç, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • Protocol review committee and current multicenter clinical trials in Korea
    Ho-Shin Gwak, National Cancer Center, Korea

The CMV and Glioma Connection

Moderator: Chang-Hyuk Kwon, Ohio State University
  • Duane Mitchell, Duke University Medical Center
  • Chang-Hyuk Kwon, Ohio State University
  • Liliana Soroceanu, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Mechanisms of Glioblastoma Immuno-Evasion
Moderator: David Reardon, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Gordon Freeman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Andrew Parsa, University of California, San Francisco
  • Amy Heimberger, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Peter Fecci, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Pituitary Tumors: Biology and Treatment

Moderator: Manmeet Ahluwalia, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Russell Lonser, NIH/NCI
  • Edward Laws, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Douglas Kondziolka, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sunday, November 18, 7:00am - 8:00am

Oncolytic viruses: Clinical Trials Update

Moderator: Eva Galanis, Mayo Clinic
  • Eva Galanis, Mayo Clinic
  • Nori Kasahara, University of California, Los Angeles
  • James Markert, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Juan Fueyo, MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Radiobiology of CNS Tumors

Moderator: Gelareh Zadeh, University of Toronto
  • Martin Brown, Stanford University
  • Richard Hill, University of Toronto
  • Arnab Chakravrarti, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • John Fike, University of California, San Francisco


The Biology of Brain Metastases
Moderator: Peter Forsyth, University of Florida
  • Rakesh Jain, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Frank Winkler, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • Brunilde Gril, NIH/NCI


microRNA Biology in CNS Tumors
Moderator: Sean Lawler, Leeds Cancer Center, Leeds, UK

  • Benjamin Purow, University of Virginia
  • Mark Johnson, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Jakub Godlewski, Ohio State University and James Cancer Hospital
  • Anne Krichevsky, Brigham and Women’s Hospital