The annual conference takes place at various UK locations and runs over three days. This major event ensures that all those working in neuro-oncology in the UK meet to learn, discuss, and impart new findings within a friendly and informal atmosphere. The multidisciplinary role of BNOS is represented by plenary sessions, presentations, discussions, debates, sponsored symposia, meet-the-expert sessions, role-play and posters covering a wide variety of topics which may range from stem cells and in-vitro models to classification and biomarkers, neuro-imaging and neuro-surgical techniques, immuno-oncology, quality of life and indicators of patient performance. The first day is dedicated as the Education Day with its particular emphasis on providing comprehensive scene setting for those earlier in their research or clinical careers. Throughout the entire Conference, presentations are made by renowned international speakers, national thought leaders and by up-and-coming researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals, and by a wide variety of others from allied communities, political systems, regulatory institutions, legal sectors etc. Since 2015 presentations have been video-ed. Care is taken to ensure adequate time for informal individual discussion and there is always an enjoyable social programme.
The recipient of the Young Investigator Award is invited to speak during a dedicated session at the BNOS Conference. BNOS is grateful to Brain Tumour Research for their generous joint sponsorship of this award.
Prizes are awarded each year at the Conference for best oral presentation, best oral poster, best clinical poster and best scientific poster.
BNOS offers bursaries to cover the subsidised registration rate for non-medical trainees (eg. research PhD students), junior medical PhD students, undergraduate students, nurses, allied health professionals, and young clinicians who do not receive funding from elsewhere to attend the Conference.
- BNOS 2017 keynote speaker video presentations
- BNOS 2017 Conference Report by Maryanne Roach
- Young Investigator Award 2017
At our BNOS 2017 meeting in Edinburgh:
- Sana Sharrack won best clinical oral prize for her presentation ‘The impact of visual impairment on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) scores in brain tumour patients‘.
- Jignesh Tailor won best scientific oral prize for his presentation ‘A human iPS cell-based model of medulloblastoma demonstrates co-operativity between SHH signalling and mutation in an epigenetic modifier’.
- Matthew Grech-Sollars for his poster presentation ‘18F-methylcholine PET/CT, in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging and tissue enzyme biomarkers of choline metabolism in primary brain gliomas‘.
At our BNOS 2016 meeting in Leeds:
- best oral presentation prize was awarded to Jason Adhikaree (University of Nottingham)
- best clinical poster prize was awarded to Ingela Oberg (Cambridge University Hospital Addenbrookes)
- best scientific poster prize was awarded to Ciara Moriconi (University of Cardiff)
BNOS 2015 presentations
- The presentations made at the 2015 Conference were all filmed courtesy of jimmyteens.tv (now known as JTV Cancer Support)
- Links to the video presentations are inserted in the BNOS 2015 programme
- BNOS 2015 Conference Report by Maryanne Roach
At our BNOS 2015 meeting in Nottingham best presentation and poster prizes were awarded to:
- Ruman Rahman (University of Nottingham)
- Matt Baker (University of Strathclyde)
- Rebecca Lewis (N Bristol NHS Trust)
- Kate Hollingshead (University of Birmingham)
- Durga Sabnis (Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, Nottingham)