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



Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada National Conference 2018 (Toronto)
19-20 October 2018
Toronto, Canada

Women's Retreat for Brain Cancer
19-21 October 2018
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

12th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week
20-27 October 2018
Activities will be held around the world to raise awareness of brain tumours

London Cancer Brain and Spine Patient Event, UCLH Education Centre
(For enquiries: email or phone 0203 447 2795)
25 October 2018
London, UK

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada National Conference 2018 (Montreal)
27 October 2018
Montreal, Canada


Rare Disease Day
28 February 2019




European Cancer Summit (ECCO 2018) "From Science to Real-Life Oncology"
7-9 September 2018
Vienna, Austria

The Brain Tumour Charity Nurse and Allied Health Professional Conference: "Difficult Conversations"
19 September 2018
Birmingham, UK

ESO Masterclass in Neuro-Oncology: Multidisciplinary Management of Adult Brain Tumours
20-22 September 2018
Milan, Italy

8th Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapy Conference
21-22 September 2018
Marseille, France


2018 Tumor Section Satellite Symposium: Innovative Technology that Advances Patient Care
5-6 October 2018
Houston, Texas, USA

11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Co-operative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
7-9 October 2018
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

13th Congress of EANO
10-14 October 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

ESMO 2018 Congress
19-23 October 2018
Munich, Germany

Neurosciences and Brain Tumour Research: Joining Forces for Greater Impact Workshop
23 October 2018
London, UK

15th Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO 2018)
25-28 October 2018
Beijing, China


3rd CNS Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development Conference
14-15 November 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

23rd Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO 2018)
15-18 November 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

50th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2018)
16-19 November 2018
Kyoto, Japan


2nd Annual Miami Brain Symposium
7 December 2018
Miami, Florida, USA



SNO Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference
3-4 May 2019
San Francisco, California, USA

5th EORTC Quality of Life and Cancer Clinical Trials Conference
16-17 May 2019
Brussels, Belgium

3rd Molecular Pathology Symposium 2019 | 2nd Asia Pacific Molecular Brain Tumour Course
18-19 May 2019
Gold Coast, Australia

Brain Tumor Meeting 2019
23-24 May 2019
Berlin, Germany

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2019 Annual Meeting
31 May-4 June 2019
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Annual Meeting of the British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS 2019)
3-5 July 2019
London, UK


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


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


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


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

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 29 September 2018