Third Annual Conference of the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Sahara Africa will be virtual

By 11th August 2020 IBTA News, SNOSSA

SNOSSA (the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub-Saharan Africa) has announced that their annual conference will take place virtually as a series of two webinars on Saturday, 22nd August and Sunday, 23rd August 2020. Admission will be free. The events start at 13:00 UTC/GMT (15:00 CAT) on these two days.

This will be the third annual meeting of SNOSSA, a society that was formed to improve the outcomes of patients with brain tumours in the sub-Saharan Africa region, and to give them hope. The meeting will offer education on brain/spinal cord tumours, collaboration among participants, interaction between clinicians and patient advocates, and development of a blueprint to foster better care for patients with brain and spinal cord tumours in the region.

The multidisciplinary scientific programme includes a range of eminent local and international speakers, covering topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on brain tumour care in sub-Saharan Africa; epidemiology of brain tumours in Africa;  a tumour board and discussion on medulloblastoma; palliative care; the question of tumour banking in Africa and many more topics of interest.

From the patient advocacy perspective, Irene Ngong (the founder of Jacob’s Hope Foundation, a brain tumour patient organisation in Cameroon) will speak on “The Advocacy Playbook: Keeping Motivated and Impactful” and the IBTA’s Kathy Oliver will be speaking on the newly published Brain Tumour Patients’ Charter of Rights and its application in sub-Saharan Africa.

For further details of the programme and to register for the event, please email Dr Teddy Totimeh at, stating your name, discipline, institution, city and country.

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