2020 Neuro-Oncology Symposium

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The mission of the Neuro-Oncology Symposium is to educate researchers, clinicians, students, trainees, patients, caregivers, and community members on current and developing therapies for brain and nervous system tumors. 

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  • WHEN: April 6th - April 7th, 2020
  • WHERE:  Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Center, 2231 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS:
    • Suzie Baker, PhD, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • Renee Chambers, DVM, MD, University of Alabama, Birmingham
    • Michael Graner, PhD, University of Colorado
    • Marcel Kool, PhD, Hopp Children's Cancer Center
    • Valerie Weaver, PhD, Center for Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
    • Forest White, PhD, MIT

Event Details

This two day event will feature presentations about Fundamental Brain Tumor Science, Translational Research, and Clinical Trials from leading brain cancer experts. This symposium will be of interest to researchers and students as well as physicians and other health care providers. 

We will also be hosting a concurrent program tailored specifically for patients/caregivers on the second day of the conference, in partnership with the American Brain Tumor Association. Attendees are welcome to attend presentations in both programs. 

IEM Innovation Week

This symposium is taking place alongside several other innovative events geared towards bringing together engineering and medicine, sponsored by the UMN Institute for Engineering in Medicine. Fine out more about these events at IEM.umn.edu/conferences-and-meetings

Presented in Partnership With:

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
M Health Fairview
American Brain Tumor Association

This event would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors. View our current sponsors. 

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

  • Regular Registration
    • Early Registration (available until February 29): $200
    • Late Registration (March 1 - April 7): $250
  • Student/Resident/Fellow: $75
  • Patient/Caregiver*: $0.00 - Complimentary registration has been provided thanks to support from the American Brain Tumor Association. Please register on the ABTA website (link to be added in early 2020. Click here to be notified via email once the patient/caregiver registration is open.)

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days. 

Parking & Hotels

Parking & Hotels

Parking

Parking ramps, surface lots, and parking meters are available at your expense. The Maroon Lot and the Victory Lot are the closest public parking lots. They have a daily parking rate of $5. For those arriving by public transportation, we are close to the Stadium Village MetroTransit stop

Hotel Accomodations

Overnight accomodations are not included with registration. There are several hotels located nearby and can be contacted directly for reservations: Days Hotel by Wyndham University Ave SE (612-254-6418), Graduate Minneapolis (612-379-8888), DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-University Area (612-504-3000), Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area (612-259-8797), University Inn (612-746-1300).

General Schedule

General Schedule

Monday, April 6, 2020

Morning and afternoon scientific sessions, CCRB 1-125

Poster session and reception in the afternoon, CCRB Atrium

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Morning scientific sessions, CCRB 1-125

Morning patient/caregiver sessions, MRF 1-101

Lunchtime/early afternoon Bodystorming, Beacon Room, Rec Center

Poster Session Abstract Submission

Poster Session Abstract Submission

Abstract Guidelines

Submit your abstract through the online Google Form below in order to be considered for the Monday afternoon poster session. Abstracts must be submitted as a 1-page maximum Word document, font type Arial size 11, with poster title and all authors included. The presenting author should be underlined. 

Submit your Abstract Here

Deadlines

Deadline for poster abstract submissions is February 7th, 2020. 

Selected abstracts will be notified by February 14th, 2020. The top abstracts will also be given a 5-minute flash talk during the symposium. 

Scientific Program

Scientific Program

Program Overview

  • The Scientific Program is designed for researchers, clinicians, students, and trainees with an interest in neuro-oncology. However, everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Experts from the University of Minnesota and around the country and world will discuss current advances in neuro-oncology research. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with patients, families, caregivers, and community members.
  • Session topics: Fundamental Brain Tumor Science, Translational Research, Clinical Trials
  • All attendees are welcome to attend these sessions; however, please note that there will be more technical jargon in these talks.

Preliminary Program

  • Stay tuned. This will be added soon.

Patient/Caregiver Program

Patient/Caregiver Program

Program Overview

  • The Patient/Caregiver Program is designed for patients, families, caregivers, and community members with an interest in neuro-oncology. 
  • Participants have the opportunity to interact with leading researcher and providers in the field of neuro-oncology.
  • This platform gives patients, families, caregivers, and community members the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the latest treatments and theories directly from those who develop and practice them.
  • All attendees are welcome to attend these sessions. These talks will be aimed for a general audience.

Preliminary Program

  • Stay tuned. The program is currently being developed by our partners at the American Brain Tumor Association.

Sponsors

Sponsors

This event would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors. Thank you for your support!

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If you are interested in learning about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at braintumor@umn.edu