Multi-Disciplinary Organization Dedicated to Promoting Advances in
Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education

2013 Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference

 
 
 Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 16 - 17, 2013
 
Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel
2301 S.E. 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 16-17, 2013
 
TO BOOK A ROOM, click here.
Note 5/6/13: Hotel near capacity. If unable to reserve online,
please contact Linda Greer linda@soc-neuro-onc.org .
 
 
**Preliminary program with abstract text now available. To view individual abstracts within each session, open the session and click on the abstract title. Click here.**
 
 
OVERVIEW
 
Building on the success of our 2011 event, this biennial conference encourages the sharing of ideas and results, new collaborations, and offers attendees a state-of-the-art update in the field of pediatric brain tumor research.
 
A Scientific Program Committee has been formed that will create a highly informative and educational program from the accepted abstracts. The program will feature popular and informative plenary sessions and an informal poster session, as well as “Meet the Expert Sunrise Sessions”, at which attendees can catch up with late breaking areas of research and controversies in the field.
 
This meeting is being organized by the Society for Neuro-Oncology with the generous support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
 
 
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
 
Thursday, May 16
 
Sunrise Sessions 7am - 8am:
  • Optic pathway tumours in children: towards standards of care
    Ian Pollack, Nancy Tarbell, Mark Kieran
  • Advancing translational therapeutics in patients with neurocutaneous syndromes
    David Gutmann, Eric Bouffet, Russell Lonser
  • Radiation therapy for pediatric brain tumours: A comprehensive review of current delivery strategies
    Daphne Haas-Kogan, Thomas Merchant, Carolyn Freeman
Session 1 - Medulloblatoma 8:25am - 10:15
 
Session 2 - Pediatric Brain Tumor Models - 10:30- 12:00
 
Session 3 - Ependymoma, High Grade Glioma, Translational Therapeutics - 1:00 - 3:15
 
Session 4 - Stem Cells, Genetics/Epigenetics, Basic Biology - 3:40 - 5:15
 
POSTER SESSION - 5:30 - 7:30
 
Reception and Social Event - 7:30 - 10:00
 
 
Friday, May 17
 
Sunrise Sessions:
  • Targeted therapies for pediatric brain tumours: What works, what doesn’t, and how will we know?
    Maryam Fouladi, Oren Becher, Michael Prados
  • Optimum therapy for craniopharyngioma: The pendulum keeps on swinging
    Jeffrey Wisoff, Normand Laperriere, Juliette Hukin
  • The epigenome of pediatric brain tumours: Clues to new therapies
    Nada Jabado, Michael Taylor, Joseph Costello

Session 5 - Brainstem Tumors, Radiation Therapy, Medulloblastoma II - 8:25 - 10:25

Session 6 - Immunology/Immunotherapy, Signaling, Germ Cell, Medulloblastoma III - 10:40 - 12:00

 

CLOSING REMARKS

 
 
 

ABSTRACTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES AND WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL NEURO-ONCOLOGY:

  • Basic Biology
  • Brainstem Tumors
  • Ependymoma
  • Immunology/Immunotherapy
  • Genetics/Epigenetics
  • Germ Cell Tumors
  • High Grade Gliomas
  • Medulloblastoma/PNETs
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Models
  • Stem Cells
  • Signaling
  • Translational Therapeutics
 
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
 
James Rutka - Chair
The Hospital for Sick Children
 
Kenneth Aldape
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
 
Mitchel Berger
University of California, San Francisco
 
Darell Bigner
Duke University Medical Center
 
Charles Eberhart
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Anat Erdreich-Epstein
University of Southern California
 
Maryam Fouladi
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

David Gutmann
Washington University, St. Louis

Ian Pollack
Children's Hospital of Pittsburg
 
Robert Wechsler-Reya
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Speaker

Organizer Linda Greer

When?

Thu, May. 16 - Fri, May. 17, 2013
8 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Event has ended

Where?

Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel
2301 S.E. 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
USA