Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 21st International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO 2024) from June 29 – July 2, 2024, and the Annual Meeting of the Brain Tumor Group of SIOP Europe (SIOPE-BTG) from June 28-29, 2024, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA.

The third ISPNO was held in 1991 in Philadelphia, and we are excited to host again!  In the ensuing three decades, ISPNO has grown into the largest and most important scientific meeting focused on pediatric central nervous system tumors.  It attracts clinicians and researchers from a wide range of disciplines including neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, rehabilitation medicine, nursing, and more, as well as advocates and supporters of the pediatric neuro-oncology community.  ISPNO welcomes attendees from around the world, including those joining for the first time.  It is an amazing opportunity to meet experts in the field, learn about cutting-edge science, launch new collaborations, and catch up with colleagues and friends.

ISPNO 2024 will be hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Brain Tumor Program.  The symposium will include a comprehensive scientific program covering the latest preclinical, translational, and clinical research updates on virtually all areas of pediatric neuro-oncology – diagnostics, treatment and clinical trial advances, novel drug delivery systems, biomarkers, preclinical models, tumor microenvironment, imaging, outcomes and late effects.  There will also be an Education Day, nursing sessions, keynote lectures, panel discussions on challenging issues in the field, sunrise sessions, lunchtime symposia, and, of course, a social program.

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Michael J. Fisher, M.D.

Chief, Neuro-Oncology Section
Director, Neurofibromatosis Program
Hubert J.P. and Anne Faulkner Schoemaker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Center for Childhood Cancer Research
and Division of Oncology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Phillip B. Storm, M.D.

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuroscience Center
Leslie N. Sutton Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania