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



Together in Hope 2019
2-4 August 2019
Houston, Texas, USA

American Brain Tumor Association 2019 National Conference
6-7 September 2019
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Webinar Series
"Transitioning Between Pediatric Brain Tumours to an Adult Setting"
18 September 2019, 6.00-6.45pm GMT

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Webinar Series
"Canadian Brain Tumour Registry: Past, Present & Future"
9 October 2019, 6.00-6.45pm GMT

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
26 October - 2 November 2019
Patient advocates around the world will be holding activities to promote awareness of brain tumours




DIPG Symposium
2-3 August 2019
Sydney, NSW, Australia

2nd Conference of the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa (SNOSSA)
7-8 August 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

SNO Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases
16-17 August 2019
New York, New York, USA


European Cancer Summit (ECCO) 2019
12 - 14 September 2019
Brussels, Belgium

2nd Annual Middle East Neuro-Oncology Conference
13-14 September 2019
Beirut, Lebanon

14th Congress of European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
19-22 September 2019
Lyon, France

16th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO 2019)
26-29 September 2019
Taipei, Taiwan

ESMO 2019 Annual Congress
27 September - 1 October 2019
Barcelona, Spain


9th Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference
4-5 October 2019
Marseille, France

Neuroscience 2019
19 - 23 October 2019
Chicago, USA

47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN2019)
20-24 October 2019
Birmingham, UK

International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) 2019
23 - 26 October 2019
Lyon, France

12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
27 - 29 October 2019 (Patient Information Forum on 27 October)
Sydney, Australia


2019 NCRI Cancer Conference
3 - 5 November 2019
Glasgow, UK

2019 SNO-SCIDOT Joint Conference on Therapeutic Delivery to the CNS
20 - 21 November 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2019)
20 - 24 November 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, USA



The Royal Marsden Paediatric Solid Tumours Study Day
14 January 2020
London, UK


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


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


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


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


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

Last updated 26 August 2019