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Basic and Translational Omics of Brain Tumors and Their Microenvironment 

A Virtual SNO Conference
July 15-16, 2021

 Faculty & Speakers Announced

Registration Now Open

The Society for Neuro-Oncology is pleased to announce a two-day conference and workshop focused on multiple omics technologies and their application for high-resolution characterization of brain tumor landscapes. Day One of the conference will feature keynote and invited lectures that focus on basic and translational omics of brain tumors and their microenvironment. In addition, conference participants will have the opportunity to present their own peer-reviewed research  as oral presentations and scientific posters selected by the abstract committee. Day Two will feature an interactive format with invited speakers providing the clinician and researcher with fundamentals of translational research in neuro-oncology using specific current hot topics of interest.


For details and to register for this virtual conference, click here.

Who Should Attend

Basic, clinician and computational scientists in neuro-oncology who are focused on harnessing omics data for hypothesis-driven experimentation and improving therapeutic approaches.  

Learning Objectives
Upon the conclusion of this educational event, learners should have an understanding of:

  • Composition of the tumor and microenvironment landscape
  • Omics of immunosuppression 
  • Advantages and disadvantages of single-cell analysis  
  • Current and upcoming omics methods for the analysis of tumor and microenvironment data
  • Insights into the fundamental drivers of malignancy and their relation to biological behavior of brain tumors
  • Basic biology of the tumor microenvironment and its relevance to clinical behavior of brain tumors
  • Scope of preclinical research and the principles of translation of laboratory insights into clinical applications
Abstract Categories:
  • (Epi)genetics and computational omics in adults 
  • (Epi)genetics and computational omics in pediatrics 
  • Omics of tumor evolution and heterogeneity 
  • Multi-omics 
  • Next-generation methods and approaches 
  • Omics of the tumor microenvironment 
  • Omics of response to therapy 
  • Computational and statistical approaches for omics  
  • Omics in molecular pathology and tumor classification 
  • Next generation methods and approaches 
Research accepted for presentation will be published in a supplement to SNO’s journal Neuro-Oncology Advances.

Day 1: Scientific Program Co-Chairs 

Joseph Costello 
University of California San Francisco 

Frank Furnari 
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Annette Molinaro
University of California San Francisco

Day 2: Scientific Program Co-Chairs 
Vinay Puduvalli
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Erik Sulman
New York University Grossman School of Medicine