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The Society for Neuro-Oncology hosted the 2020 Virtual Conference on Brain Metastases in association with the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 10 am – 3 pm CST. A total of 785 physicians participated live on the day, representing 17 subspecialties from 63 countries. The entire conference is free to view on-demand in the SNO Online Education Center and on the 2020 Brain Metastases event page.

Scientific co-chairs, Priscilla Brastianos, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Rohan Ramakrishna, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, David Shultz, MD, PhD, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, and Paul Kongkham, MD, PhD, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, were dedicated to ensuring that the content was delivered in a dynamic and virtual fashion. 

Invited speakers and top-scoring abstract presenters presented the latest in brain metastases treatment and research, with lively Q and A from the viewing audience. The first sessions focused on advances in systemic therapy, including clinical trial design and precision medicine approaches, and recent developments in radiation. The second session covered surgical advances and Leptomeningeal disease. The last session focused on basic science and translational talks. 

In addition to the virtual program, pre-recorded abstracts presentations  and electronic posters  are also viewable in the SNO Online Education Center. All accepted abstracts from this meeting are available in Neuro-Oncology Advances online supplement. Click here to view the supplement

A special thanks to AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Section their partnership, and an exceptional thanks to the supporters of this conference: American Brain Tumor Association, National Brain Tumor Society, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Tukysa, Medtronic, Illumina, Novocure, Kazia, Orbus, Elekta, Monteris, and GT Medical.

Save the Date for the 2021 Third Annual Conference on Brain Metastases, which will be held in Toronto over the dates of August 19-21, 2021. The abstract submission site will open in early 2021, so please check the SNO website as we finalize the details.