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COGNO Looks to the Future

Professor Ian Law

The 12th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future will be held  on Sunday 27th October - Tuesday 29th October 2019 at the  International Convention Centre Sydney, New South Wales, Australia The theme for this year’s meeting is “The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future.”

Associate Professor Ben Ellingson
As the title suggests, a major focus for this year’s meeting is imaging in neuro-oncology.  To this end we are delighted to have Associate Professor Ben Ellingson from UCLA, and Professor Ian Law from University of Copenhagen as two of our international guest speakers.

Other areas of emphasis for this year’s meeting include updates on glioma surgery, treatment of skull base tumours, and recognition and treatment options for recurrent glioma.  To this end we are delighted to have Professor Colin Watts from University of Birmingham and Associate Professor Helen Shih from Harvard Medical School to speak to some of these areas.  Additionally Associate Professor Seema Nagpal from Stanford University will provide an update on immunotherapy for glioma.
Professor Colin Watts

The organisers have also been fortunate to secure a number of local speakers including Professor Richard Harvey (to speak about endoscopic skull base surgery), Associate Professor Kate Burbury (to speak on Tele-trials and their application to Neuro-oncology) as well as many more. 

Associate Professor Helen Shih
A free patient forum will be held on Sunday 27 October where patients and carers will have the opportunity to meet and hear some of Australia’s and the world’s leaders in neuro-oncology.Sessions include:
< >Recent advances in MRI for brain tumoursRecent advances in PET Imaging for brain tumoursIntraoperative ImagingAwake surgery – is its role expandingEndoscopic Endonasal SurgeryRadiation for Skull Base Tumours [endif]-->

Dr Jonathon Parkinson
Radiation for Skull Base Tumours < >Re-operation for treatment effect Pseudoprogression Radiogenomics in glioma Palliative care for Glioma PatientsRehabilitation for Glioma Patients

You can register for the conference at the COGNO website or the patient forum on the BTAA website.

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