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Basic and Translational Omics of Brain Tumors and Their Microenvironment 

A Virtual SNO Conference
July 15-16, 2021

Now Accepting Abstracts
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2021

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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 engaging participants in discussions on practical scenarios from both the basic science and translational perspectives.


Registration for the virtual conference and workshop will open soon.

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
Abstract Submission Categories
The conference organizers welcome the submission of original research on the following topics:

  • (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 
San Francisco, CA 

Frank Furnari 
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
San Diego, CA 

Annette Molinaro
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 

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

Erik Sulman
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY