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



Rare Disease Day
28 February 2019

Brain Tumour Support Patient and Family Weekend 2019
22-24 March 2019
Northamptonshire, UK

Head To The Hill 2019
5-7 May 2019
Washington DC, USA

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




SANO Neuroonko - Update 2019
11 January 2019
Salzburg, Austria

Brain 2019: 16th Asia Pacific Multidisciplinary Meeting for Nervous System Diseases (BRAIN), 3rd Asian CNS Germ Cell Tumour Conference (CNSGCT), 9th Interim Meeting of the International Chinese Federation of Neurosurgical Sciences (ICFNS)
18-20 January 2019
Hong Kong

Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course: Gliomas/Teenage and Young Adult Tumours
31 January 2019
London, UK


American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 110th Annual Meeting 2019
29 March - 3 April 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


24th Annual Neuro-Tumor Club Meeting at AACR
1 April 2019
Atlanta, Georgia

11th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology
5 – 7 April 2019
Bhopal, India

Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course: Benign and Metastatic Tumours
11 April 2019
London, UK


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

Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Annual Meeting 2019
21-23 May 2019
Edinburgh, UK

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


Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium 21st Annual Meeting (BTEC 2019) - "Brain Tumor Disparities: From Biology to Social Determinants"
5-7 June 2019
Los Angeles, California, USA

5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology
29 June - 2 July 2019
Oslo, Norway


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

Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course: Neurotoxicity, Late Effects, Rehabilitation and Ethics
11 July 2019
London, UK

EANO Summer School: Diagnosis and Molecular Classification of Neuro-oncological Tumors
25 - 27 July 2019
Berlin, Germany


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 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


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 15 January 2019