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2017 SNO-SCIDOT Joint Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS


November 15 - 16, 2017 Marriott Marquis Hotel San Francisco
Held in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Meeting and Education Day of
the Society for Neuro-Oncology


Conference Overview

The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) and the Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics (SCIDOT) invite you to attend the 2017 SNO-SCIDOT Joint Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS which will be held on November 15-16, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California (in conjunction with the SNO Annual Meeting). 


Abstracts now being accepted. Submission deadline July 10, 2017. TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT, CLICK HERE

The conference organizers will include abstract presentations of original research on the interstitial delivery of therapeutics to the CNS selected from the following categories: 

  • BBB Physiology and Barriers to CNS drug distribution
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CNS therapeutics
  • Methods for evaluating drug delivery to the CNS
  • Devices that directly treat CNS pathology
  • Pharmacologic approaches to overcoming the BBB
  • Devices for delivery of therapeutics to the CNS
  • Nanoparticles and liposomes for drug delivery
  • Gene therapy for CNS pathology
  • Clinical trials using convection enhanced delivery
  • Regulatory considerations for delivery of therapeutics directly into the CNS
  • Mathematical and computational modeling of transport in the CNS


Scientific Committee

Conference Chairs

  • SCIDOT Chair: Michael A. Vogelbaum MD, PhD - Cleveland Clinic
  • SNO Chair: Manish Aghi MD, PhD - University of California, San Francisco

Committee Members:

  • Krys Bankiewicz MD, PhD - University of California, San Francisco
  • Waldemar Debinski MD, PhD - Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Russell Lonser, MD - Ohio State University
  • Raghu Raghavan PhD – Therataxis, Inc.
  • Zvi Ram MD - Tel Aviv University
  • Mark Souweidane MD, Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Manfred Westphal MD - University of Hamburg - Eppendorf



Online registration will open in June 2017. Please refer back to this site for additional information.


Hotel Accommodations

To book a hotel room at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, click here.


Exhibit and Support

For exhibit and support questions, please email Megan Bell Johnston at   For information on exhibits and support, click here.  



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