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




106th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
18-22 April 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

21st Annual Neuro-Tumor Club Dinner Meeting at AACR
20 April 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2015 Henry Ford Brain Tumor Symposium – “Focused Forward: New thoughts on brain tumor treatment”
24 April 2015
Detroit, Michigan, USA


83rd AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: “Neurosurgery’s Founding Principles”
2-6 May 2015
Washington, DC, USA

3rd Biennial Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Science Conference
7-8 May 2015
San Diego, California, USA

IV Congresso Internacional de Neuro-Oncologia (2nd Satellite SNOLA Meeting)
8-9 May 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Wyss Family Symposium on Genetic Predisposition to Brain Cancer
11-12 May 2015
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Advances in Brain Cancer Research
27-30 May 2015
Washington, DC, USA

Braintumor Berlin 2015
28-29 May 2015
Berlin, Germany

2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
29 May – 2 June 2015
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium 16th Annual Meeting (BTEC 2015)
2-4 June 2015
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Pre-symposium course: “Tumours of the Central Nervous System”
8-10 June 2015
Odense, Denmark

XI Northern Lights Neuroscience Symposium on Brain Tumours
10-13 June 2015
Hindsgavl, Denmark

EACR-AACR-SIC Special Conference: from Cancer Biology to the Clinic
20-23 June 2015
Florence, Italy

XVII Congreso Peruana de Neurocirugia (3rd Satellite SNOLA Meeting)
24-28 June 2015
Lima, Peru

Childrens’ and Young People’s Oncology Psychological and Neuropsychological Study Day
29 June 2015
London, UK


Annual Meeting of the British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS 2015) – “Neuro-oncology Across the Ages”
1-3 July 2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom


15th Interim Meeting of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
8-12 September 2015
Rome, Italy

Paediatric Oncology Solid Tumour Study Day
14 September 2015
London, UK

12th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO 2015) – “Neuro-Oncology Challenges in a Diverse Asia”
17-20 September 2015
Manila, Philippines

18th ECCO-40th ESMO European Cancer Congress: Reinforcing Multidisciplinarity
25-29 September 2015
Vienna, Austria


47th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
8-11 October 2015
Cape Town, South Africa

The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) 2015 Annual Meeting
18-21 October 2015
Madrid, Spain

8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
23-24 October 2015
Brisbane, Australia


20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2015)
19-22 November 2015
San Antonio, Texas, USA


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

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

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

12th Congress of EANO
13-16 October 2016
Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany

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




15th Annual UCLA Brain Tumor Conference
13-14 March 2015
Los Angeles, California, USA

Together in Hope 2015
24-26 April 2015
Houston, Texas, USA

Head to the Hill 2015
4-5 May 2015
Washington, DC, USA

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Parents and Survivors Conference
24 October 2015
Chicago, Illinois, USA

9th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
25-31 October 2015
Activities will be held around the world to raise awareness of brain tumours

Last updated 27 February 2015