Brain tumour patient advocates representing 20 countries attended the IBTA’s First World Summit of Brain Tumour Patient Advocates in Lafayette, California, USA in 2013.

Below is a list of scientific conferences of interest to the international brain tumour community. For a list of patient conferences and events please scroll to the bottom of the page. If you know of a conference or event which is not listed, please email us at




CDDF-ITCC-SIOPE 4th Paediatric Oncology Conference
20-21 January 2016
Brussels, Belgium

International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Seminar: "Development of Paediatric Cancer Medicines"
27 January 2016
Brussels, Belgium


22nd Annual Blood-Brain-Barrier Consortium Meeting
3-5 March 2016
Stevenson, Washington, USA

3rd Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC-3)
21-23 March 2016
Munich, Germany

Society for NeuroOncology Latin America (SNOLA 2016): Update on Neuro-Oncology
24-26 March 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2nd EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit
31 March-1 April 2016
Brussels, Belgium


68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
15-21 April 2016
Vancouver, BC, Canada

107th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR 2016)
16-20 April 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

5th Symposium of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
17-22 April 2016
Tehran, Iran

84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
30 April-4 May 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA


The Royal Marsden Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Study Day
26 May 2016
London, UK


2016 ASCO Annual Meeting
3-7 June 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA

17th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO 2016)
12-15 June 2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom

1st International Meeting on Meningioma
17-18 June 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

18th Annual Meeting of the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC 2016): Immunefactors and viral interactions in brain cancer etiology and outcomes
21-23 June 2016
Barcelona, Spain


24th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR 24)
9-12 July 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom


13th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology
11-15 September 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia

9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
11-15 September 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2016 Annual Meeting
24-28 September 2016
San Diego, California, USA

58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016
25-28 September 2016
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


12th Congress of EANO
12-16 October 2016
Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany


21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2016)
17-20 November 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA


CNIO Frontiers Meeting: Primary and Secondary Brain Tumours
19-22 February 2017
Madrid, Spain




ESMO Workshop: Cancer Patient Advocacy Networks Driving Research
5-7 February 2016
Brussels, Belgium
A weekend workshop looking at the research potential of cancer patient advocacy networks, the different types of research that patient networks can drive, and what it takes to do this successfully.

International Rare Disease Day
29 February 2016
Coordinated by the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), Rare Disease Day will see hundreds of patient organisations from all over the world holding awareness-raising activities for rare diseases, including brain tumours.

Innovative Approaches to Brain Tumor Management
18 March 2016
Seattle, Washington, USA

National Brain Tumour Society 2016 Scientific Summit
29 September 2016
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

10th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
23-29 October 2016
Activities will be held around the world to raise awareness of brain tumours

Last updated 18 December 2015