General Information

What is the EANO School of NO and who is it for?

The EANO School of Neuro-Oncology is a comprehensive high level, postgraduate, in-depth 2-year virtual programme in neuro-oncology covering 7 weekends (one every 2-3 months) plus a one-day face-to-face meeting at the EANO Congress in Glasgow in October 2024. It aims to provide education on all aspects of the discipline, including basic science, epidemiology diagnosis and treatment of all neuro-oncology conditions for adults and children, as well as supportive care for survivors and end-of-life care and research to healthcare professionals and basic scientists planning a career in the field.

Each weekend will consist of approximately 12 teaching hours and will cover main topics in neuro-oncology fields, such as basic and translational research, gliomas, extra axial tumours, CNS lymphoma, paediatric NO, other rare primary CNS tumours, metastases to the CNS, and neurologic complication of tumours, treatments and palliative care.

The topics will be multi-disciplinary, pre-clinical and clinical with a translational focus and case-based teaching whenever possible. At the end of each weekend, a test will be held. In addition, a comprehensive test after completion of the course will lead to a certificate. A 1-3 months rotation at an accredited NO centre (for health care professionals) or research laboratory (basic/translational scientists) may follow, to acquire hands-on experience at the clinic/research laboratory.

The programme is available for a limited number of attendees, from the fields of neurology, medical oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, specialised nursing and allied health professionals, and basic/translational scientists working in NO or related fields, who commit to complete the whole course and are selected based on an application.

Working knowledge of English is required. The cost of the programme will be EUR 2.400 (+VAT) which includes participation in all sessions and course materials.

Who is eligible?

  • Students, Youngsters, Fellows, Postdocs, Nurses and AHP
  • Anyone with a master’s degree or above and interested in NO

Note: All participants of the EANO School must be active EANO members for the duration of the entire course.

All participants will be expected to attend ALL of the sessions as well as the first face-to-face day which will take place the day before the EANO Congress in Glasgow on the 16th of October 2024.

Learning objectives

1) Understand basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis in the central nervous system and basic concepts of neuroscience that allow for the understanding of the functioning of the normal nervous system as well as its impact on therapy for primary and metastatic brain tumors (including in your microenvironment, neurotransmitters cell interactions, etc.).

2) Understand basic concepts about the conceptualisation, design, organisation and conduct of Neuro-Oncology clinical trials.

3) Understand the concept and conduct of translational and basic research.

4) Understand the epidemiology diagnostic procedures and therapy of primary and secondary brain adult and paediatric tumor.

5) Understand the intricacies of spinal and extra axial tumors.





  1. What is the format of this programme (virtual, in-person, hybrid) ?
    An in-person kick-off meeting will take place on the Wednesday before the start of the annual EANO congress. All following weekends will be held online with the possibility of an in-person rotation (after the seven weekends) at a center of excellence (this is elective, not required).
  2. Are there any scholarships or fundings available?
    Two scholarships will be provided by EANO to candidates from lower-middle and low-income countries (Europe or international).
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  3. In what time zone will live course take place?
    As EANO is an European based society, the course will be scheduled for the Central European Time Zone.
  4. Is the 2-3 months rotation at a centre at the end of the course mandatory or optional?
    It is optional. The on-site experience AFTER the 7-week course is for the attendees to decide whether or not they want to participate in one and where that will be. There are instructors that are willing to host an attendee for about 1 to 3 months.
  5. Is it a diploma, certificate, master's degree or what? Will it be just a certification or what?
    It will be a certification from EANO and you will also receive CME credits for each online course.
  6. What can be expected with regard to time investment from self-study? Are there a lot of learning materials?
    This will be different from weekend to weekend, but most learning will take place during the lectures. Each weekend will be at least 2 or 3 months from the next one and therefore there should be time to review the materials.