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.




The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) 2016 Annual Meeting
4-8 September 2016
Athens, Greece

13th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology
11-14 September 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia

9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
11-14 September 2016
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2016 Annual Meeting
24-28 September 2016
San Diego, California, USA

58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2016
25-28 September 2016
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

6th Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference
30 September - 1 October 2016
Marseille, France


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

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


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


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


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


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


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 17 September 2016