Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Community International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Convention Centre, Liverpool 12th – 15th June 2016 We would very much like to welcome you to ISPNO 2016. Building on the success of previous ISPNO meetings, we are delighted to host this congress that has clearly become the pre-eminent event in in the field of Central Nervous Tumours in children and young people. We are honoured that the meeting has come to Liverpool; a vibrant city with a rich maritime, art and musical heritage – one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. We are very proud of our city as a centre of research and learning with a proven track record of hosting major national and international congresses. The venue for the conference is the award winning Liverpool Convention Centre set on a delightful waterfront that has achieved world heritage status. We promise you an amazing, not to be missed, conference that will be a landmark event in the science and clinical practice of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. The meeting will follow the successful format of previous ISPNO meetings with a full program of plenary and poster sessions, keynote talks and round table discussions covering all the main aspects of CNS tumours in children and young people. We will offer a memorable networking and social program with the Welcome Reception at the brilliantly designed waterside Museum of Liverpool, a fantastic gala dinner and optional social events at the Cavern Club – home of the Beatles – or a Latin themed evening at the fabulous Alma de Cuba restaurant. The meeting will be of importance to all those who are involved with Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. As well as the main meeting itself, we will have a day dedicated to Neuro-oncological surgery that will be of great interest to neurosurgeons and neurosurgical nurse specialists. An full day for nurses is also included as well as a pre-meeting Education day with world leading speakers. In addition, there will be an open meeting of Posterior Fossa Society on the 12th June, to which all are welcome. The Cure Starts Now Foundation Childhood Brain Tumour Snap Grant New to ISPNO 2016, The Cure Starts Now Foundation is running a US$50,000 grant competition for innovative project proposals in any area of paediatric neuro-oncology research. Full details and application form can be downloaded by clicking this link CSN ISPNO Snap Grant 2016. PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Please register as soon as possible to take advantage of our early registration rates. Tickets for the gala dinner and optional events are limited, so don’t miss out! A full range of hotels can be booked all of which are within walking distance of the Convention Centre. We also look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming the international Pediatric Neuro-oncology community to Liverpool. Together we will create an incredible meeting.
With Very Best Wishes
Professor Barry Pizer
Chair of the Local Organising Committee of ISPNO 2016 – Liverpool.
The Guest Relations at ACCL have kindly put together some information on things to do in Liverpool during your stay in the City – please click here for further details Be Our Guest – ISPNO 2016