Above: Brain tumour patient advocates from around the world attended the IBTA’s Third World Summit of Brain Tumour Patient Advocates in London, England, in October 2017. 

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



EORTC Patient Days 2020
28-29 February 2020
Brussels, Belgium

ABTA Regional Patient and Family Meeting
7 March 2020
New York, New York, USA

ABTA Regional Patient and Family Meeting
7 April 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ABTA Regional Patient and Family Meeting
20 June 2020
Tampa, Florida, USA

ABTA 2020 National Conference
11-12 September 2020
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
24 - 31 October 2020
Patient advocates around the world will be holding activities to promote awareness of brain tumours




Workshop on Drug Delivery to the Brain
27 February 2020
Edinburgh, UK


Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Updates in Medical and Surgical Management of Brain Tumors 2020
6-7 March 2020
Orlando, Florida, USA

26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting
12-13 March 2020
Portland, Oregon, USA

EANO Winter School - Advances in Neuro-Oncology: how to translate into clinic
12-14 March 2020
Warsaw, Poland


Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference
12-14 May 2020
London, UK

20th Biennial Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting
14-17 May 2020
Ottawa, Canada

6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology
23-26 May 2020
Paris, France

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Annual Meeting
29 May-2 June 2020
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium 22nd Annual Meeting (BTEC 2020): "Brain Tumor Biomarkers: For Research, Clinics and Registries"
10-12 June 2020
Lyon, France

19th International Symposium on Pediatric Oncology (ISPNO 2020)
(Introductory video can be viewed here)
21-24 June 2020
Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

Brain Tumors Meeting 2020
22-24 June 2020
Warsaw, Poland


2nd Harvard Asia-Pacific Neuro-Oncology CME Conference
3-7 August 2020
Lahaina, Hawaii, USA

Brain Tumors - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course
4-10 August 2020
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA

2nd Annual Conference on Brain Metastases
14-15 August 2020
Toronto, Canada


15th Congress of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
10-13 September 2020
Glasgow, UK


The Royal Marsden Neuro-Oncology Conference: Low Grade Gliomas - The Bigger Picture
15 October 2020
London, UK

13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
18-20 October 2020
Melbourne, Australia

17th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology
28-31 October 2020
Bali, Indonesia


25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2020)
18-22 November 2020
Austin, Texas, USA



6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS) and 18th Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO)
6-9 May 2021
Seoul, South Korea


25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2021)
17-21 November 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Last updated 5 February 2020