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6th Biennial Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Conference
June 10-12, 2021, Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. 

Abstract Submission Deadline Has Passed 

Join SNO for the 6th Biennial Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Conference in Washington, DC. Building on the success of our previous pediatric meetings, this biennial conference encourages the sharing of ideas and results, new collaborations, and offers attendees a state-of-the-art update in the field of pediatric brain tumor research. 

The scientific program will offer outstanding keynote and plenary addresses on a range of timely topics. Conference participants will also have opportunities to present their work and learn about other's advances — through short oral presentation and scientific posters selected by the abstract review committee. Against this backdrop, the conference promises to be an outstanding forum for networking and building lasting relationships with like-minded pediatric colleagues from around the world.

What's New This Year
This year's program will kick off with an Education Day on Thursday, June 10, with Defining Our Population as the overarching theme. Participants will hear topics from expert speakers on Health disparities, diversity and inclusion in clinical trials, AYA population, tumor predisposition syndromes, and BRAF mutations in adults and children. 

Who Should Attend
Pediatric neuro-oncologists, medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, physician/scientist, and clinical and laboratory trainees.

What To Expect
  • Lectures, Q&A sessions, posters and poster discussions 
  • Live activities to earn AMA PRA Category  1 Credit and CME Certificate
  • Opportunities to engage with industry and nonprofit partners 
  • Accepted abstracts to be published in SNO's flagship journal Neuro-Oncology
  • Networking opportunities, especially at the Poster and Networking Reception 
Scientific Program Co-Chairs
Stefan Pfister 
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg, Germany

Kathy Warren
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Keynote Speakers 
Crystal Mackall
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Developing CAR T cell Immunotherapies for Children with CNS Tumors

Pieter Wesseling
Amsterdam University Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Innovations in the New WHO Classification of CNS Tumors: How to Diagnose Brain Tumors in Children

Exhibits and Support
Sponsors and exhibitors at the SNO Neuro-Oncology Pediatric Research Conference will enjoy direct contact with the decision makers and key opinion leaders that are shaping the future of pediatric neuro-oncology. The Conference presents a unique opportunity to promote your organization to this highly specialized group of interdisciplinary professionals.  SNO is pleased to offer a variety of support and exhibit opportunities with a range of price points to fit most any budget. For more information on how you can help move the needle in pediatric research and help improve children's outcomes, contact Megan Bell-Johnston.

Ancillary Meetings

Groups interested in hosting an ancillary meeting at the 6th Biennial Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Conference may contact Shelley Pressley  for more information.  Space is limited and will be assigned on an as-available basis. Audio visual, food and beverage, and other associated costs will be the responsibility of the organizer.

SNO is planning an exceptional educational program in Washington, D.C. To that end, SNO will continue to monitor the COVID vaccine landscape, state, and local travel restrictions while following the guidelines set forth by the CDC