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2017 Annual Meeting


November 16-19, 2017
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California


We are pleased to invite you to attend the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology! This year's meeting will highlight a number of the 10 Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations related to the “Cancer Moonshots”  program. Dr. WK Alfred Yung, a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel, will present an introduction to the Moonshot program and three prominent keynote speakers will offer presentations related to the specific recommendations. Scientific Program Chairs: Manish Aghi, MD, Phd, Frank Furnari, PhD, and Vinay Puduvalli, MD

To view the conference program and schedule, click here.
Each day will offer multiple sunrise sessions and lunch tutorials. To view a complete list of these special sessions, click here.


In keeping with the main meeting theme, the Education Day will focus on two of the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations: “Developing Ways to Overcome Resistance” and “Minimizing Cancer Treatments Debilitating Side Effects.” Concurrent tracks in both basic science and applied neuro-oncology will offer a comprehensive look at these two recommendations. Education Day Chairs: Khalid Shah, PhD, Albert Kim, MD, PhD, Susan Bell, MS, APN, and Robert Cavaliere, MD

To view the preliminary education day program, click here.


The 2017 SNO-SCIDOT Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS will be held on November 15 - 16th, also at the Marriott Marquis. This conference is jointly hosted by the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) and the Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics (SCIDOT). This year's conference will address the multiple laboratory and clinical advances that have been made in the field of interstitial delivery of therapeutics.  Conference Chairs: Michael Vogelbaum, MD, PhD (SCIDOT), Manish Aghi, MD, PhD (SNO).  For complete information, click on the "quick link" to the right.


Back for a 3rd consecutive year, the Neuro-Oncology Review Course will be held Wednesday, November 15. This fast paced, full-day activity will provide high quality education and CME credits for all participants. Practicing physicians, residents and fellows, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, and all those interested in reviewing and enhancing their knowledge in the principles of clinical neuro-oncology will benefit from this program. The faculty of the course, selected from top neuro-oncology programs, will offer a comprehensive overview of clinical neuro-oncology. Course Chair: Maciej Mrugala, MD, PhD, MPH   For complete information, click on the "quick link" to the right.


This year's social highlight will be held at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball franchise. Tickets are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on the link to the right for complete information. You won't want to miss this exciting evening!


The host hotel is the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Please take care to book your room ONLY through the links contained on the SNO website. Click here to read important information regarding possible reservation fraud. SNO seeks to protect its attendees from any illegal scam activities. To book your room, click here or visit the quick link to the right.


Please click on the individual quick links to the right for details as they become available. We look forward to seeing you in November!