Virtual Event

28th Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)

Monday 20 Nov, 2023


SNO2023: Inspiring Connections, Groundbreaking Research, and Hope for the Future

Greetings from Vancouver, where the 28th annual Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) meeting is drawing to a close! This year’s gathering has been nothing short of incredible, filled with stimulating discussions, groundbreaking research, and a renewed sense of hope for the future of neuro-oncology.

For many of us, the highlight was reconnecting with fellow colleagues, like the ever-supportive Liz Salmi. We’ve been eagerly exchanging insights on cutting-edge research, sharing experiences, and building lasting collaborations. This sense of community is at the heart of SNO, and it truly shines through in moments like these.

One particularly impactful session was Janet Fanaki’s (@resilientpeopl) talk on resilience and caregiving challenges. Her candid perspective on navigating the emotional rollercoaster of neuro-oncology touched a nerve with many, sparking valuable discussions about support strategies and navigating the realities of this journey. This conversation, fueled by empathy and understanding, serves as a powerful reminder of the human side of this complex disease.

Of course, SNO is also about celebrating scientific advancements. A huge congratulations goes to Debarati Bhanja for her well-deserved award for CNS brain metastasis research! Her dedication and groundbreaking work offer hope for countless patients grappling with this difficult diagnosis.

Beyond the research, this year’s meeting has emphasized the importance of transparency and open communication in healthcare. Liz Salmi’s passionate advocacy for patient access to doctor’s notes resonated deeply, reminding us of the crucial role patient empowerment plays in successful treatment outcomes.

A heartfelt thank you to Katy Peters,MD, PhD for orchestrating such a meaningful event. Her leadership and vision have fostered an environment where diverse perspectives can come together to advance the field of neuro-oncology.

As SNO2023 draws to a close, we carry with us the energy of these enlightening conversations and the promise of future collaborations. We’re grateful to the entire SNO community for their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of patients with brain tumors. Together, we can pave the way for a brighter future, one discovery at a time.

Here’s to more inspiring conversations, groundbreaking research, and hope for the future!

#SNO2023 #NeuroOncology

The conference focused on several key Educational Objectives, including:

  • Summarizing the latest breakthroughs in basic science within the neuro-oncology field.
  • Discussing advancements in multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment for patients with CNS malignancies.
  • Defining progress and challenges in clinical trial design, delivery, and treatment for individuals with CNS malignancies
  • Identifying new strides in the multidisciplinary care of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with CNS malignancies.
  • Exploring the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning models in the advancement of patient care for those with CNS malignancies
  • This gathering provided a platform for meaningful discussions and insights, contributing to the ongoing efforts to enhance neuro-oncology research and patient outcomes


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