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SNO 2011 Education Day - November 17

The 2011 SNO Education Day on November 17 includes concurrent sessions on Radiosurgery and Radiobiology, and Quality of Life issues.

The Radiosurgery and Radiobiology track will have sessions devoted to:
  • Technology of Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy:  Evolution from Brain to Spine
  • Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: What is it? What are the outcomes? What are the issues, controversies?
  • Spine Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Spinal cord Tolerance: Contrasting human and animal data
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Malignant Epidural Spinal Cord Compression
  • Perspective I: How does surgery integrate with radiosurgery for primary and spinal cancers?
  • Perspective II: How does surgery integrate with radiosurgery for primary and spinal cancers? 
  • Skull Base Radiosurgery:  Current Knowledge and Unanswered Questions
  • Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases Based on the Currently Available Evidence
  • Radiosurgery for Gliomas
  • Radiosurgery for the postoperative resection cavity
  • Radiation and Brain Tumor Microenvironment
  • Nanodevices and radiation therapy, ways around the barrier? 
  • Neural Stem Cells and Radiation
  • Radiation-Induced Targeted and Non-targeted Response: Mechanism and Clinical Implication
  • Ultrasound, High and Low dose radiation and Apoptosis
  • PARP Inhibitors and Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors
The Quality of Life concurrent session is under development.
An afternoon 3-hour course for young investigators on clinical trials design, conduct and evaluation will also be offered. The course will include presentations by seasoned investigators:
  • Phase 0 and I trials- how can they expedite the clinical research agenda
  • Challenges in Phase II trial design
  • Overview of the basics of Phase III trials
  • Challenges of response assessment/endpoint evaluations for surgically based studies
  • Responsibilities of a PI
  • Overview of Regulatory Requirements (Institutional and FDA)
  • Personal experience in conducting a clinical trial- pearls and pitfalls
Registration for the Education Day includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch for Thursday, November 17.

If you require assistance with hearing, vision or mobility, or require a special diet, please specify in the Comments section.

The Pre-registration deadline for lowest registration rates is October 17.

The Registration deadline is November 10. Online registrations cannot be accepted after November 10. You will have to register on on-site, and on-site surcharges will apply.

CANCELLATIONS must be received in writing no later than November 10, and registration fees will be refunded less a $50 handling fee. Cancellations received after November 10 cannot be refunded, but the meeting registration can be transferred to another person with written authorization.


Organizer Linda Greer


Thu, Nov. 17, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0700) US/Pacific

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Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840