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The Career Development and Networking Reception 
Thursday, November 15, 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.  Note that space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The SNO Young Investigator's Luncheon
Friday, November 16, 12:15pm - 1:15pm. This year's lunch will focus on the topic “Demystifying the Grant Application Process” and will feature a panel of experts who will cover various aspects of the process, as well as answer questions. Pre-registration not required. Attendees will pick up lunch and make their way to meeting room.

  • Part 1: Pre-grant preparation (choosing a study section, how much preliminary data do you really need, etc) , panelist Dr.  Amy Heimberger
  • Part 2:  Writing the grant (dos and don’ts, touching on comments that routinely come up in study sections, etc.), Dr. Eva Galanis
  • Part 3:   The NIH perspective, panelist Dr. Jane Fountain

Neuro-Oncology Trainee Forum
From Fellowship to Leadership – Navigating the Early Years in Neuro-Oncology
Saturday Nov 17th at 12:15-1:15PM

Tentative Program:
  • Neuro-Oncology career search - avoiding pitfalls and gauging the needs against what programs have to offer, Vinay Puduvalli, MD
  • Contract negotiation - pitfalls and opportunities, Nina Paleologos, MD
  • Working for the FDA as a Neuro-Oncologist, Joohee Sul, MD