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12 September 2019

Recruitment to post of Honorary Treasurer

BNOS Council wishes to announce the upcoming vacancy of Honorary Treasurer and invites expressions of interest, of up to one page maximum, from individuals within the BNOS membership who would like to be considered for this role.

As the current postholder has been in the role for some time and now needs to step down, the role will commence in January 2020 and will be a three-year term of office.  Duties for this voluntary post will include:

  • Being accountable for the Society’s financial affairs, transactions and decisions
  • Preparing and presenting the Society’s financial accounts at the AGM
  • Arranging for independent annual audit of Society accounts
  • Advising Council on membership rates and meeting registration discounts
  • Advising meeting Local Organising Committees (LOCs) on available working budget
  • Advising Council on funds available for awards, bursaries and prizes
  • Advising Council on proposed costs linked to Society development (PR, website etc)
  • Authorising payments on invoices by prior agreement
  • Administering travel expense claims, venue and catering costs for Council meeting expenses
  • Dispersing bursaries, prize monies and awards
  • Additionally, the Honorary Treasurer will be recognised by the Royal Bank of Scotland as the primary account holder

Previous experience of financial/budget management would be desirable.

Please contact Becci Pearson, BNOS Administrator,, with your expression of interest by no later than Friday 11 October 2019, 5pm.  Elections for the post of Honorary Treasurer will take place via a confidential online voting system, details of which will be announced in due course.

8 February 2019

FREE ebrain access to BNOS members

In November 2018 BNOS became a Member Society of the Joint Neurosciences Council (JNC) and is delighted to have the opportunity to participate in joint collaboration and discussions with a number of key UK based neuroscience organisations.

New and existing BNOS members will be offered free login access to ebrain from February 2019 onwards.  Login details have now been sent to existing members.

If you are not already a member, we warmly invite you to join the society, and benefit from ebrain access, in addition to significant meeting registration discounts at our BNOS 2019 meeting in London, 3rd – 5th July 2019.


All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours

Brain Tumours – a cost too much to bear?


In early 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) launched its first-ever Inquiry. This sought to learn more about the economic and social impacts of a brain tumour diagnosis in order to shine a light on these issues, many of which, although seemingly invisible, are felt deeply.

Please visit Brain Tumour Research for further information.

Download a copy of the report Brain Tumours – a cost too much to bear?


22 November 2018

A statement from the British Neuro-oncology Society

with support from:

The Brain Tumour Charity, Brain Tumour Research, brainstrust, Brain Tumour Action, Brain Tumour Support, Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire, and the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA)

The British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) is the UK national learned society for all disciplines within the field of brain and CNS tumours. In accordance with our goals of providing the very best research, care and support for people affected by brain and CNS tumours – many of which are rare cancers – we ask the UK Government to urgently clarify their intentions on the status of European Reference Networks (ERNs) in the UK, post-Brexit, and what progress has been made in relation to this specifically since the publication of the “Collaboration on science and innovation: a future partnership paper”.

We also urge the European Commission to clarify their intentions on the status of European Reference Networks in the UK, post-Brexit.

Please read the full statement here


17 May 2018

New funding for Brain Tumour research

In February 2018, the government announced a £45 million brain cancer research fund, to include a Cancer Research UK contribution of £25 million and a government contribution of £20 million, to be rolled out over five years. Plans to double the initial government investment to £40 million have been announced on the 13th of May, and Cancer Research UK, in partnership with Stand Up to Cancer has announced an additional £10 million fund.

With the announced increase, a total research package of £75 million will be made available, through the National Institute for Health Research and Cancer Research UK over a five year period.

BNOS has been campaigning together with brain tumour charities, patient organisations and high profile patrons for an increase in brain tumour research investment for many years and we welcome this announcement.

We will endeavour to keep the neuro-oncology community informed of funding opportunities, when they become available.

Current open funding calls emanating from this commitment are:


Updated September 2019