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 patient and 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



Together in Hope 2017
28-30 April 2017
Houston, Texas, USA

ABTA Partners in Treatment and Care Meeting
30 April 2017
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Head to the Hill 2017
8-9 May 2017
Washington, DC, USA

Ependymoma Awareness Day
8 May 2017
Washington, DC, USA

ABTA Partners in Treatment and Care Meeting
21 May 2017
Denver, Colorado, USA

ABTA 2017 Patient and Family Conference
4-5 August 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA

ABTA Partners in Treatment and Care Meeting
15 October 2017
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

11th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
21-28 October 2017
Activities will be held around the world to raise awareness of brain tumours




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

EORTC 4th International Quality of Life Conference
20-21 April 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Neuroscience Update in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology - in memory of Dr Marnie Rose
22 April 2017
Houston, Texas, 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

5th International CNS Germ Cell Tumour Symposium
7-10 June 2017
Columbus, Ohio, USA

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

Annual Meeting of the British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS 2017) - "Engaging Science Enhancing Survival"
21-23 June 2017
Edinburgh, UK

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


ESMO 2017 Congress
8-12 September 2017
Madrid, Spain


10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
23-24 October 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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


22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2017)
16-19 November 2017
San Francisco, California, USA

ESMO Asia 2017 Congress
17-20 November 2017


The Royal Marsden Neuro-Oncology Conference
8 March 2018
London, UK

18th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO 2018)
29 June-3 July 2018
Denver, Colorado, USA

ESMO 2018 Congress
19-23 October 2018
Munich, Germany

Last updated 31 March 2017