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




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

Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015
29 May 2015
New York, New York, USA

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

One Day Against Brain Tumors
11 September 2015
Ferrara, 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