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COGNO ASM Session 1: Imaging - Abstracts and Early Bird Due Fri 9 Aug

Dear COGNO members,
In just under three months, the COGNO ASM for 2019 will be held in Sydney.
The theme for this year’s meeting is "The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future" reflecting the focus of this meeting on advanced neuro-imaging and how this impacts on clinical decision making.

We are delighted to open the meeting with presentations from three of our esteemed international speakers.  Firstly, Prof Ben Ellingson of the Brain Tumor Imaging Laboratory at UCLA will present on recent updates in MRI Imaging in Glioma.  The second presentation for the session will be an update on PET Imaging for glioma and will be given by the second of our international guest speakers, Professor Ian Law of the University of Copenhagen. Thirdly, Professor Colin Watts of University of Birmingham will present on maximising extent of resection in glioma.

The final talk of the opening session will be given by A/Prof Kate Drummond of University of Melbourne. A/Prof Drummond will present further on extent of resection, and the use of intraoperative aids such as fluorescence and intraoperative MRI.

Call for Abstracts - Submissions will be closing next Friday 9 August 2019
Members of the neuro-oncology community and related professions are invited to submit abstracts for presentation as part of the COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts of original work for both poster and oral presentations will be considered. Further information is available on the abstracts page.

Abstract Awards
COGNO is again offering awards for the best abstracts. There will be a total of four awards available for accepted oral and poster abstracts:
•  BTAA Lynette Williams Award - There will be a prize of $600 for the first prize, and $400 for the second prize, for posters from any discipline in research related to supportive care for people with brain tumours.
•  Most Outstanding Oral Presentation - There will be a prize of $500 for the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation.
•  Most Outstanding Poster Presentation - There will be a prize of $500 for the Most Outstanding Poster Presentation.
•  Young Investigator Award - The Young Investigator Award is to encourage clinicians and researchers early in their career to submit an abstract.  A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best poster or oral presentation meeting the eligibility criteria.
Further information is available on the awards page.

Take advantage of the early bird registrations and register now. The early bird rate is available until next Friday 9 August 2019.

A preliminary program is available on the program page.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in October for what is sure to be an interesting and exciting meeting.

Kind regards
Dr Jonathon Parkinson
Convenor, 2019 COGNO ASM

E: cognoasm@ctc.usyd.edu.au