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15th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting
Bridge to the Future: Biomarkers in Brain Tumour Care
Sunday 8th October - Tuesday 10th October 2023
Hilton Sydney, NSW, Australia
Satellite Meetings and Social Functions
ABCARA Scientific Research Symposium 
Date: Sunday 8 October 2023
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel, Level 4, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Professional registration $175 (+ GST/fees) / Student registration $50 (+ GST/fees) - registration is required with ABCARA via: https://ABCARA2023.eventbrite.com.au 
In the third Annual Scientific Research Symposium, you will hear from a diverse line-up of esteemed national and international speakers sharing their advancements within the field of neuro-oncology. International keynote speakers, Prof Justin Lathia (Cleveland Clinic) and A/Prof Charles Unsworth (University of Auckland), will be presenting as well as an outstanding series of national speakers.
The program is available here
This event is run by ABCARA as part of the COGNO ASM.
BTAA Patient Education and Information Forum 
Date: Sunday 8 October 2023
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel, Level 4, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Attendance is free, but registration is required via: https://btaapatientforum23.eventbrite.com.au
The Patient Education and Information Forum is an opportunity for patients, families and their supporters to hear from international and national experts in brain cancer treatment, research and support.
The program is available here.
The event is hosted by Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) and COGNO, and sponsored by The Brain Cancer Group.
COGNO Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (open to COGNO members only)
Date: Monday 9 October 2023
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Free event for COGNO members, registration required through the COGNO ASM registration page.
Welcome Reception and Poster Walkaround
Date: Monday 9 October 2023
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
This function is included in the registration fee, however for catering purposes we ask that you indicate your intention to attend during the COGNO ASM registration.
COGNO Conference Dinner   
Date: Monday 9 October 2023
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Quayside Room, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
The COGNO Conference Dinner will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), located in Circular Quay West, Sydney. Tickets can be purchased during the COGNO ASM registration process – tickets are limited.

Delegate ticket $150
Accompanying person ticket $150
Servier Breakfast Symposium - IDH Mutated Glioma: A journey from discovery to precision medicine
Virtual Guest Speaker: Prof Tim Cloughesy
Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023
Time: 7:15 - 8:30am
Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Attendance is limited, please RSVP through the COGNO ASM registration page.

Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations have been recognised as an oncogenic driver in gliomas for more than a decade. 
IDH mutant gliomas are the most common adult, malignant primary brain tumours diagnosed in patients younger than 50, causing significant morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been significant progress in understanding the molecular pathogenesis and biology of these tumours, driving several therapeutically focused programs to improve diagnosis and treatment.

We invite you to join us as Prof Tim Cloughesy shares insights from his involvement in the clinical development of IDH inhibitors and the practical implications of the latest data guiding treatment of these challenging tumours.
Prof Tim Cloughesy
Professor of Neurology and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology 
University of California
Los Angeles, California, USA
This event is run by Servier as Gold sponsor of the COGNO ASM.