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4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology

4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology
held in conjunction with the
2013 Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology

November 21-24, 2013
San Francisco, California
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Scientific Chair: Mitchel Berger, MD
This year the Society for Neuro-Oncology is honored to host the 4th Quadrennial World Federation of Neuro-Oncology (WFNO) meeting in San Francisco from November 21st to the 24th.  Meeting chairman Dr. Mitchel Berger extends a warm welcome to members of all neuro-oncology societies to share in this unique educational event.
Preliminary program now available HERE. Click on each section within the program link for specific speaker and presentation information.
The meeting will build on the traditional SNO format presenting top-scoring abstracts, and invited meet-the-expert sessions. The Education Day takes place Thursday, November 21 from 8am - 5pm, followed by the Welcome Reception. The Scientific Meeting begins Friday, November 22, with sunrise sessions starting at 7am, followed by the start of the first general session. The meeting is expected to conclude by 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 24.
The Education Day entitled "From Drug Discovery to Clinic" will address the various aspects of clinical development of agents that range from preclinical testing, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations, first in man studies and the challenges of phase 0-III clinical trials.  Concurrent sessions will address the specific challenges of clinical design and specific pathways that are being evaluated in the preclinical arena. Also featured will be a Quality of Life Session with modules focused on Palliative Care, Symptom Management, and Pediatric Quality of Life.
Following the Education Day sessions, a satellite symposium is scheduled: "CNS Cancer Tumor Board: Clinical Investigators Provide Perspecitves on Current Cases from their Practices". Registration is limited to clinicians in practice. There is no registration fee for this event, however, preregistration is advised as seating is limited. For more information and for registration, click here.
Friday evening, a special “Townhall Meeting” is planned that will review the results of the recent international randomized phase III trials evaluating the use of antiangiogenic strategies for newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma session.  This special session will provide a forum for open and interactive discussion about how these results may impact clinical care and efforts for further research.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

To register, click here.
Registration questions? Contact SNO registrar Linda Greer at
The Pre-registration deadline for lowest registration rates is October 18, 2013.

The online registration deadline is November 13. Online registrations cannot be accepted after November 13. You will be required to register on on-site, and on-site surcharges will apply.

CANCELLATIONS must be received in writing no later than November 8; registration fees will be refunded less a $50 handling fee. Cancellations received after November 8 cannot be refunded, but the meeting registration can be transferred to another person with written authorization. E-mail all cancellation and transfer requests to Program Registrar Linda Greer,
The social highlight of the meeting will be a gala dinner at the magnificant San Francisco City Hall.  Please note that registrants who want to join the gala dinner must buy a ticket to attend. Seats are limited, and it is highly recommended to purchase the ticket during on-line registration as it is likely the gala will be sold-out

The meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Mariott Marquis is steps away from Union Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, renowned museums, and cultural attractions. To book a room, click here 
Networking and Career Development Reception - Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Round Table Luncheon - Friday, November 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Both events require separate registration at no charge to meeting attendees. For complete information, event descriptions, and registration, click here.
Posters may be no larger than 48" x 48" (121cm x 121cm). Presenters will have one half of a standard North American poster board. Posters can be attached with push pins or velcroe - push pins will be supplied. Presenters are expected to attend their poster during their designated poster session and to remove their poster at the conclusion of the session.
New this year, SNO has created a special category for Late-Breaking Abstracts. Before submitting an abstract in this category, it is hightly recommended that you review the Late-Breaking Abstract guidelines.
A total of 10 Travel Scholarships to attendees from developing countries have been awarded in the following regions: Central America & the Caribbean, Central and Southern Africa, China & associated countries, Eastern Europe, Far East and Australasia, Indian Sub-Continent, North Africa & the Middle East, and South America.
SNO provides complimentary registration to professional journalists representing media organizations for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of the meeting. For more information on SNO's media policy click here.