EANO is Europe’s multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology organisation representing all medical and scientific disciplines involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tumours of the central nervous system (CNS). EANO is dedicated to promote advances in Neuro-Oncology through innovative research and concerted education and training. It enhances collaboration between all relevant disciplines - Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology, and Radiation Oncology as well as Nursing - and aims at bridging science, knowledge and practice gaps in the management of CNS malignancies.
Today, EANO has over 700 members from more than 70 countries. EANO stimulates (inter)national cooperation together with our major partner societies, the Society of Neuro-Oncology in the US (SNO) and the Asian Society of Neuro-Oncology (ASNO); together, EANO, SNO and ASNO are charter societies of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS).
EANO provides multiple services to its members. We organise scientific and educational webinars and meetings with 'state of the art' lectures covering the broad spectrum of all disciplines in Neuro-Oncology, including our flagship annual EANO Meeting and the quadrennial WFNOS Meeting.
Further, EANO offers exclusively to its members free access to Neuro Oncology, Neuro Oncology Practice and the Neuro Oncology Advances Journals.
EANO considers the preparation of multidisciplinary guidelines as a prime task to support the development of high quality care for brain tumour patients across Europe. The EANO Youngster Initiative is a highly active platform for exchange, networking and career support for young clinicians and scientists. We also offer high level post-graduate education through the EANO School of Neuro-Oncology launched in 2022 and strongly support increasing diversity in the Neuro-Oncology community.
EANO President (2022-2024)
We are contacting you today on behalf of the following organisations:
· European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
· Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
· International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)
· EURACAN, Domain 10 (the European Reference Network for Rare Adult Solid Tumours, Brain and CNS Tumour Subgroup)
· ASNO (Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology)
· WFNOS (World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies)
· EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies)
We write to express our deep regret and worry regarding the crisis in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all patients, their families/caregivers and healthcare professional colleagues in that country in these terrible days.
The leadership teams of our societies are jointly evaluating which actions can be taken to provide remote support in relation to the care of people with brain tumours and to assist our professional colleagues in connection with the provision of that care. We welcome any insights and feedback by those directly affected by the war in Ukraine and from those in the neighboring countries. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and provide us with any information on what help is needed.
While our societies and organisations are not set up to provide direct medical supplies at this point, we do recommend our members to consider donations to internationally recognized and credible agencies, such as the following:
Médecins Sans Frontières https://www.msf.org
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) https://www.unhcr.org
We sincerely hope that this war comes to an end as soon as possible and we will continuously monitor and assess how our societies and organisations can provide help to the Ukrainian brain tumour community.
Matthias Preusser, Tracy Batchelor, Kathy Oliver, Enrico Franceschi, Ahmed Idbaih and Ryo Nishikawa
on behalf of EANO, SNO, IBTA, EURACAN Domain 10, ASNO, WFNOS and EANS