The Career Development and Networking Reception will take place on Thursday, November 16, 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Attendees will take part in an organized networking and mentoring session where each participant will have the opportunity to interact with many potential collaborators and mentors for brief, high-value exchanges that will form the basis of mutually beneficial professional relationships. The formal session will then transition to the SNO welcome reception to allow for more extensive follow-up conversations and socializing. There is no charge for this event, which can be added to your meeting registration at any time. Note that space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


The SNO Young Investigator's Luncheon will be held Saturday, November 18, 12:15pm - 1:15pm. This year's lunch will focus on the topic “Demystifying the Grant Application Process” and will feature a panel of four experts who will cover various aspects of the process, as well as answer questions. Pre-registration not required. Pick up your lunch and make your way to the meeting room (location available in onsite program)

  • Part 1: Pre-grant preparation (choosing a study section, how much preliminary data do you really need, etc), Balveen Kaur
  • Part 2:  Writing the grant (dos and don’ts, touching on comments that routinely come up in study sections, etc.), Eva Galanis
  • Part 3: Addressing an unfunded grant (when to resubmit, when to not, flipping a grant for another Institute, etc.), Justin Lathia
  • Part 4:   The NIH perspective (common oversights/mistakes, current climate for ESIs and NIs, any of the above topics, etc.), Jane Fountain

The First Annual Neuro-Oncology Trainee Forum -SNO 2017 Session, entitled, "No pseudoprogression - making progress from fellowship to leadership in Neuro-Oncology" will be held Friday, November 17, 12:15pm-1:15pm. This is a new initiative founded within the Neuro-Oncology Section of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2017 and now in partnership with SNO.  The Neuro-Oncology Trainee Forum (NOTF) is focused on addressing contemporary career questions and challenges faced by young investigators, fellows and residents choosing careers in Neuro-Oncology.  The NOTF Steering Committee and its advisors strive to provide up-to-date resources and advice on selecting training programs, career planning, job search, and navigating the early years as junior faculty.  The SNO 2017 NOTF Session will focus on three primary topics (listed below) and offer a follow-up panel discussion on a broad range of topics.  We need to take the pulse of our audience so that we might continue to serve as a relevant resource for our participants.  Pick up your boxed lunch and make your way to room Foothill G for this exciting event.
Session Topics:
1.  Fellowship application process:  Taking the Match by the Horns
2.  Neuro-Oncology career search: Avoiding Pitfalls and Accurately Gauging your Needs Against what Programs have to Offer
3.  Early career development: Working Through Challenges and Adding Value to your New Institution
The NOTF Steering Committee
Sylvia Eisele, MD PhD (New York University, New York):
Jenny Clarke, MD MPH (University of California San Francisco, San Francisco):
Kait Nevel, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York):
Na Tosha Gatson, MD PhD (Geisinger, Danville):
Advisor: Vinay Puduvalli (Ohio State University, Columbus)