Above: Brain tumour patient advocates representing 27 countries attended the IBTA’s Second World Summit of Brain Tumour Patient Advocates in Sitges near Barcelona, Spain, in 2015. Find out more about the IBTA World Summit of Patient Advocates here.

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

For a list of patient conferences and events please scroll to the bottom of the page.




European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress
7-11 October 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

12th Congress of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
12-16 October 2016
Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany

48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
19-22 October 2016
Dublin, Ireland

18th Annual Brain Tumor Update and 7th Annual International Symposium on Long-Term Control of Metastases to the Brain and Spine
22-23 October 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

5° Día de la Concientización de los Tumores Cerebrales - "Manejo Práctico de Tumores Cerebrales"
25 October 2016
Buenos Aires, Aregntina


2nd CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development Conference
16-17 November 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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



European Cancer Conference (ECCO) 2017
27-30 January 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


The Royal Marsden Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Study Day
13 February 2017
London, UK

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


23rd Annual Blood-Brain-Barrier Consortium Meeting
2-4 March 2017
Stevenson, Washington, USA


AACR 108th Annual Meeting 2017
1-5 April 2017
Washington, DC, USA

85th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: "Neurosurgery - A World of Innovation"
22-26 April 2017
Los Angeles, California, USA


The 5th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS)
4-7 May 2017
Zurich, Switzerland

Braintumor Berlin 2017
18-19 May 2017
Berlin, Germany


2017 ASCO Annual Meeting
2-6 June 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA

4th Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference
15-16 June 2017
New York, New York, USA

Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium 19th Annual Meeting (BTEC 2017) - "Brain tumor epidemiology in the era of precision medicine"
27-29 June 2017
Banff, Alberta, Canada


10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
13-14 October 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

14th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO 2017)
29-31 October 2017
Osaka, Japan




ABTA 2016 Patient and Family Conference
29-30 July 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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

4th National Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) Summit
13-14 September 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Brain Tumor Survivor and Caregiver Symposium
1 October 2016
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada National Conference: "Join the Movement to End Brain Tumours"
21-22 October 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Live streaming: Plenary sessions on 21 October will be live-streamed to various locations across Canada for those unable to attend. For more details and to register your interest click here.

10th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
22-29 October 2016
Activities will be held around the world to raise awareness of brain tumours

Last updated 18 October 2016