We are committed to improving education and dialogue between clinicians tasked with managing children with brain tumours, with a special emphasis on the needs and resources for children in Africa. Below are details of upcoming and past meetings.
Paediatric Brain Tumour Workshop
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This year's meeting will be held at the Wolfson Auditorium, UCT Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town, 25 – 26 November 2017.
Every year we conduct a workshop on childhood brain tumours in which we have presentations from local clinicians as well as from invited overseas speakers. The goal of this workshop is to create and maintain awareness of the latest aspects of paediatric brain tumour management. The 2017 invited guest is François Doz, professor of Paediatrics at the University Paris Descartes. He is a paediatric oncologist, and deputy director for research and training in the paediatric, adolescents and young adults’ oncology integrated center at the Curie Institute. Click above to learn more about this year’s workshop and register.
Our guest speaker was Professor Michael Taylor from Toronto. Prof Taylor is a world renowned researcher in brain tumours and a paediatric neurosurgeon at Sick Kids in Toronto, where he heads up a world leading centre for childhood brain tumour research. He spoke on the current progress in medulloblastoma and ependymoma research.
Cape Town was priveliged to host the 2015 SIOP meeting. As part of this meeting we had dedicated neuro-oncology sessions and a separate workshop supported by SIOP Europe, the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, with leading speakers from the US, UK, Brazil, France, Germany, and Australia.
International Society for Intraoperative Neurophysiology: 4th Biennial Congress and Educational Course, 2013
Intraoperative Neurophysiology comprises a collection of advanced methods to monitor electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord in real time during an operation. With reference to tumours of the brain and spinal cord, these are used to increase the safety of an operation and maximise resection of tumours in critically located areas. We hosted this meeting in 2013.