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Abstract deadline Approaching!
Abstract deadline:  June 30, 2021
Only 20 seats available!

On behalf of the chair, Dr Gelareh Zadeh, and the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), we are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for Current and Future Directions in Neuro-Oncology: A Virtual Young Investigators Forum.  Current and Future Directions in Neuro-Oncology: A Young Investigators Virtual Forum is designed to prepare Young Investigators to succeed in translational and clinical research. The program is ideally suited for North American-based Junior Faculty and Fellows who are pursuing a career in academic research by conducting basic science, translational, and/or clinical research in neuro-oncology.

The Forum offers an opportunity for the Young Investigators to:
  • Present their original research and receive feedback from experts in the field
  • Develop skills for succeeding in academic life.

  • The top two abstract presentations will be selected by the expert panel of judges, and each winner will be provided an award to their institution to assist in current or future research.

    Submit your abstract today!

    There are only 20 seats available! Young Investigators will be selected based on a competitive abstract review and selection process. Abstracts will be accepted through June 30, 2021.  Please see more information on eligibility and selection process and attendee responsibilities.

    Young Investigators Criteria

  • North American-based junior faculty and fellows (MDs and DOs) conducting research in neuro-oncology
  • Junior faculty are individuals who have completed a fellowship within the past 5 years and have an academic appointment at a level no higher than assistant professor
  • Applicants must be members of the Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Fellows must be enrolled in a recognized fellowship program (clinical or basic science research)
  • PhD-only research fellows are not eligible

  • Competitive Selection Process

    One application allowed per candidate
  • An abstract of original, unpublished research specific to neuro-oncology – the research may be presented at future meetings
  • Current CV
  • Career goals

  • The faculty judges will review and score all abstracts in a blinded manner.  A maximum of 20 young investigators will be selected to participate and present at the live virtual meeting to be held September 20-23, 2021

    Accepted Young Investigators’ Responsibilities

  • Each selected young investigator will participate in an online video activity, Current and Future Directions in Neuro-Oncology, presented by expert faculty judges
  • Each selected young investigator will prepare and deliver a 5-minute plenary style abstract presentation. Faculty judges will provide a 5-minute commentary and critique

  • Award Process

  • The top five abstract presenters will be asked to present a second time. Each will have 12 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions, faculty discussion, and critique
  • The top two presenters will be awarded a monetary prize to their institution, which will be designated toward their research

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for participation without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.