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A typical pathway to leadership starts by joining a SNO Committee. Interested SNO members, please send your current CV to the SNO office by contacting [email protected] .  

 

SNO encourages neuro-oncology professionals from all relevant sub-specialties to engage with the Society and their colleagues by serving in a leadership capacity.

  • SNO Annual Meeting Committee

    Mission: The Annual Meeting Committee supervises and coordinates all aspects of the next SNO Scientific Meeting and Education Day.
    Membership: The Scientific Program Chair, Education Day Chair, the immediate past Chairs of the Annual Meeting Committee and other members representing each of the SNO specialty areas. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer. 
    2022 Scientific Meeting Co-Chairs: Priscilla Brastianos, Albert Kim, and Shawn Hervey-Jumper.
    Track Leader:  Farshad Nassiri
    Education Day Co-Chairs: Milan Chheda, Mariella Filbin, Jennie Taylor, Jeffrey Wefel, Michelle Monje, Humsa Venkatesh, and Varun Venkataramani

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Audit Committee

    Mission: The Audit Committee has the responsibility of overseeing annual internal audit of the Society’s financial affairs, and conveying the audit to the President and the Board, who may approve review of the audit by external committees as needed. The committee shall also advise and make recommendations to the Board of Directors based on findings of such audits. The Audit Committee members shall serve a two-year term and such term may be renewable at the discretion of the President. 
    Membership: The Audit Committee Chair, SNO Vice President and the Secretary-Treasurer. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer.
    Chair: James Perry 

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Awards Committee

    Mission: The Awards Committee develops criteria for all SNO meeting awards, annually reviews meeting award candidates, and forwards to the Board a list of awards and award recipients to be honored at the Annual Meeting.
    Membership: The Awards Committee Chair, the Scientific Program Chair(s) and other members as appointed by the SNO President.  Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer. 
    Co-Chairs: Priscilla Brastianos, Eva Galanis, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Albert Kim, Gelareh Zadeh

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Bylaws Committee

    Mission: The Bylaws Committee reviews the Bylaws annually and makes recommendations for revision as necessary. Members of this committee shall review any proposed changes and advise the Board of Directors on proposed revisions. 
    Membership: The Bylaws Committee Chair, and two other members as appointed by the President.  Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director, Chief Administrative Officer, and the Secretary/Treasurer. 
    Chair: Nick Butowski

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Career Development and Training Committee

    Mission: The Career Development and Training Committee is responsible for developing and applying codes of conduct for fellowship programs, developing and applying codes of conduct for residents, developing match participation agreements, and other actions as necessary to ensure the operations of an effective fellowship matching program.  The Career Development and Training Committee members shall serve a two-year term and such term may be renewable at the discretion of the President. 
    Co-Chairs: Jaishri Blakeley, Ashley Margol, Vinay Puduvalli, Shaan Raza

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Communications Committee

    Mission: The Communications Committee is responsible for the news section of the Society’s official journal and the Society’s newsletter, and has the responsibility of advising the Board of Directors on the Society’s internal and external communications.  
    Membership: The Communications Committee Chair(s) and other members as appointed by the President. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Secretary/Treasurer. 
    Co-Chairs: Linda Bi, Iyad Alnahhas, Luis Nicolas Gonzalez Castro

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Community Neuro-Oncology Committee

    Mission: The Community Neuro-Oncology committee plays an important role in positioning SNO as an educational resource for community practitioners and contributes to greater clinical trial engagement between academic and regional brain tumor centers.
    Membership: The Community Neuro-Oncology Chair(s) and other members as appointed by the President. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Director of Administration.
    Co-Chairs: Christine Lu-Emerson, Sajeel Chowdhary, Erin Dunbar

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO External Relations Committee

    Mission: The External Relations Committee shall evaluate and provide guidance to the Board regarding initiatives and programs between SNO and external organizations such as sister membership societies, nonprofit associations and continuing medical education providers. 
    Membership: The External Relations Committee Chair(s)
    Co-Chairs: Erin Dunbar, John de Groot, Karisa Schreck

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Future Sites Committee

    Mission: The Future Site Committee reviews potential sites and hotel proposals for future meetings, evaluates size and appropriateness of meeting space, availability and quality of sleeping rooms, proposed room rates, and recommends to the Board the most appropriate venue. 
    Membership: The Communications Committee Chair(s) and other members as appointed by the President. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Director of Administration.  
    Co-Chairs: Temporarily Inactive 

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Guidelines and Reported Outcomes Committee

    Mission: The Guidelines and Reported Outcomes Committee is responsible for the evaluation of internally and externally produced clinical practice guidelines of potential relevance to neuro-oncology practice and recommending approval or revisions before consideration by the Board. 
    Membership: The Guidelines and Reported Outcomes Committee Chair(s), the Secretary/Treasurer (ex officio) and other members as appointed by the President.  Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer.
    Co-Chairs: Manmeet Ahluwalia, Maryam Fouladi, Tobias Walbert

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO International Outreach Committee

    Mission: The International Outreach committee has the responsibility of advising and making recommendations to the Board of Directors on international affairs, promoting international membership, and develops the criteria and review candidates for SNO international outreach travel grants and fellowships. 
    Membership: The Chair(s) of the International Outreach Committee and other representative international members recommended by the Chair or President. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer.
    Co-Chairs: James Balogun, Mary Jane Lim Fat, Zarnie Lwin

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Membership Committee

    Mission: The Membership Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning efforts to promote and increase membership in Society.  The committee also reviews and votes on all applicants for membership and may evaluate a member's professional conduct as requested by a majority of the Board of Directors. 
    Membership: The Membership Committee Chair and SNO members as appointed by the President.  Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Membership Manager. 
    Co-Chairs: Oluwatosin Akintola, Omar Arnaout, Julie Miller, Alissa Thomas

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Public Policy Committee

    Mission: The SNO Public Policy Committee shall advise the Board on legislative, regulatory and advocacy issues that may impact or be of interest to the SNO membership. The committee shall evaluate and recommend official position statements and act as a conduit for enquiries of a public policy nature from external constituencies. 
    Membership: The Public Policy Committee Chair, Chair, the Secretary/Treasurer (ex officio) and other members as appointed by the president. Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director, Chief Administrative Officer.
    Co-Chairs: E. Antonio Chiocca, Erik Sulman

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Wellness Committee

    Mission: The Wellness Committee shall have the responsibility of recommending initiatives and programs to the Board of Directors that contribute to the improvement in wellness and work/life balance amongst the SNO membership. 
    Members: The Wellness Committee Chair(s) and other members as required.
    Co-Chairs: Alvina Acquaye, Katy Peters, Shlomit Yust Katz

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Women and Diversity Committee 

    Mission: Women and Diversity Committee shall recommend to the Board initiatives and programs that contribute to the advancement of the careers of women and underrepresented members of SNO. 
    Membership: The Women and Diversity Committee Chair(s) and other members as required
    Co-Chairs: Macarena de la Fuente, Jose McFaline Figueroa, Reena Thomas

    TIME COMMITMENT
    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.

  • SNO Young Investigators Committee

    Mission: The Young Investigators Committee has the responsibility of advising the Board of Directors on issues pertaining to graduate students, residents, fellows and members within the first five years of their initial clinical or academic appointment. The Young Investigators Committee shall also have the responsibility of coordinating the SNO Grant Review initiative. 
    Membership: The Young Investigators Committee shall consist of the Young Investigators Committee Chair and other members as appointed by the President.  Ex officio: SNO President, Executive Director and the Chief Administrative Officer. 
    Co-Chairs: Tab Cooney, Elizabeth Gerstner, Sam McBrayer

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Two face-to-face meetings. Conference calls as needed.