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



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




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

Sixth Annual World Course in Advanced Brain Tumour Surgery
7-11 June 2017
London, United Kingdom

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

SNOLA 2018: State of the Art in Neuro-Oncology
15-17 March 2018
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 13 June 2017