Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships
Travel scholarships are awarded each year for international attendees from eight different geographical regions (one per region): 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. The deadline for scholarships to the 2013 4th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology, being held in conjunction with the 18th annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology is July 1, 2013. To download the application, click here.
Recap of the Brain Tumor Worshop Held in Morocco
Organized by representatives of the Moroccan Society of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the International Outreach Committee of the Society of Neuro-Oncology, a Brain Tumor Workshop was held in Casablanca on March 5-6, 2010, as part of the 6th Congress of the Moroccan Society of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology. To view the recap of this meeting, click here.
Latin American Neuro-Oncology Network (RedLANO) Formed
RedLANO is a new web-based platform that represents the first regional effort to bring together Latin American neuro-oncologists. The RedLANO is designed as a forum for all medical and scientific disciplines involved in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the nervous system as well as the management of neurologic complications related to the administration of cancer treatment. The mission is to stimulate interaction and collaboration between those with an interest in neuro-oncology and provides educational activities through events such as biennial congresses and also via an interactive website. For more information, click here.
New Society Established in India
The Neuro-Oncology Society of India (NOSI) has been established to meet the following goals: 1. the promotion and advancement of scientific knowledge and research in tumours of the brain, spinal; cord and peripheral nerves, 2. increasing the awareness amongst both physicians and general public regarding the proper management of tumours of the brain, spinal; cord and peripheral nerves, 3. to increase interaction between Clinicians of different specilaities dealing with management of these Tumours at the National and International level; and also between clinicians and basic scientists working in this field, 4. to bring uniformity in management through introduction of Evidence-Based Guidelines and management protocols, and 5. to encourage basic and clinical research in Neuro-Oncology. To learn more about NOSI, visit: www.nosi.in
Presentation Slide Available
In February, 2009, SNO International Outreach Committee Chair, Jonathan Finlay, spent several days at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of their International Outreach Program. While there, Dr. Finlay delivered a presentation entitled: The Management of Patients with Brain Tumors in Developing Countries: the Society of Neuro-oncology Initiative. To view the powerpoint slides that accompanied this presentation, click here. SNO looks foward to collaborating with St. Jude on International Outreach efforts in the near future. To visit the St. Jude International Outreach site, click here
SNO International Outreach Mission
The Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) understands that brain tumors do not recognize geographical boundaries. Through this initiative, SNO seeks to promote clinical and research activities in both pediatric and adult neuro-oncology in developing regions of the world.
Geographical Interest Areas and SNO International Volunteers
With the support of the SNO membership and volunteer leaders, we seek to provide educational materials, teaching and training resources as well as information on international fellowships and funding opportunities. To view a list of our current activities and those we are planning for the future, click here.
Reduced Subscription to Neuro-Oncology
Neuro-Oncology, the official journal of SNO, participates in several initiatives that make the publication available at a significant discount to qualifying institutions in developing nations. For more information on these initiatives and qualification criteria, please click here.
SNO members are asked to support this initiative by volunteering their time and/or making a financial pledge to support our international outreach efforts.