Advances in Neuro-Oncology: how to translate into clinic
The EANO Winter School aims to provide an update on the recent advances in the pathogenesis and management of CNS tumors with particular attention devoted to the application in the clinical practice. The educational event will include lectures and case-based workshops, and is aimed to attract scientists, physicians and healthcare professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.
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The following activities were organised by the EANO Youngsters during the annual EANO Meeting:
- Second official meeting of EANO youngsters committee
- Youngsters Networking Event September 19th: meet – discuss – collaborate
The EANO youngsters networking during EANO 2019 was again well attended. Lively discussion was going on. The current EANO president Martin van den Bent gave a welcome introduction.
- Survey during Youngsters Networking event
- Poster walks during the poster sessions
- Actively participation of Youngsters during sessions, session chairs, and workshop leaders
- EANO Youngsters Session on Sept 22nd
- How to write a successful paper - Matthias Preusser (Vienna, AT)
- Dos and Don’ts in basic science – how to make your basic science project count - Michael Platten (Mannheim, DE)
- What to expect and not to except from your PostDoc time - Georg Widhalm (Vienna, AT)
- Why Neuro-Oncology has a great work life balance - Jacoline Bromberg (Rotterdam, NL)
- Highlight: Mentoring session
The EANO Youngsters established a mentoring session during the EANO 2019 meeting. 6 mentoring groups headed by 6 senor scientists were open for pre-registration. All groups were well attended, and lively discussion was going on. The feedback for the session was very positive.
The EANO Summer School 2019 on „Essential (molecular) neuropathology for neuro-oncologists“ took place at the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus in Berlin on July 25th - 27th, 2019. Endorsed by the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (EURO-CNS), the programme aimed to provide an overview on established molecular markers and future perspectives in the field.
Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of neuro-oncology, the faculty encompassed renowned speakers from various backgrounds, including neurologists, medical and radio-oncologists, neurosurgeons and - due to the scope of the meeting most prominently - neuropathologists from many European centres. So were the participants, which included youngsters working in different medical specialties, but also students and basic scientists with a focus on neuro-oncology.
The well-conceived programme was divided into a plenary lecture part and interactive workshops. Instructive talks on the 2016 WHO classification, cIMPACT-NOW statements and state-of-the-art testing algorithms helped a lot to catch up with knowledge on molecular tests and the latest developments in tumor classification. Tumor board cases illustrated how molecular markers translate to clinical practice and pave the way for innovative treatment approaches. Further outlooks on DNA/RNA sequencing, DNA methylation, proteomics and immuno-neuro-oncology rounded off the plenary part of the meeting.
The interactive workshops gave us the possibility to share experiences from our own institutions and to discuss day-to-day practice and research issues. Most importantly, the smaller group sizes allowed for a lively discussion on different thoughts and approaches, despite the sweltering heat in Berlin (and it was not noticeably cooler at the venue).
Personally, I left the meeting with a significant increase in knowledge and many ideas to follow in my own research projects. But most valuably, the EANO Summer School (with its social evening in Clärchens Ballhaus!) was an inspiring forum to meet and network with experts and peers from all over Europe, whom I am happy to meet again at future EANO meetings.
In the end, I would like to express my thanks to the organizers of the EANO Summer School and I am looking forward to further educational activities of the EANO Youngsters!
Maximilian Mair Medical University of Vienna
Thanks to the faculty for your significant contribution and thanks to all the participants who made this first EANO Winter School on "Complications of primary and secondary brain tumors: prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up" such a great success!
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The EANO Winter School is endorsed by EAN (European Academy of Neurology)
Click here to read the full article int the WFNOS Magazine on the first EANO Winter School!
Do not hesitate to forward your ideas for the program to any of the EANO Youngsters committee members. Further, we represent the interest of EANO Youngsters with in the conduction of the EANO Summer and Winter Schools.