We are currently living through uncertain times, as new decisions on whether or not our meeting can take place in physical form could be taken at any moment. Since currently, there is no interdiction to hold the meeting in physical form, we are pursuing on the track of having an actual, physical meeting at Dolce.

Of course, the Covid Safe Pass and masks are mandatory for all attendees. The walking dinner has been cancelled, however, and lunch will be seated (in a room where sufficient spacing is possible)
The number of registrations will be limited to 100 (on a first-come-first-serve basis) to allow for sufficient spacing in the auditorium. 
We are working on fallback solutions (hybrid or virtual meeting) in case new government decisions force us to do so, and will inform you as soon as there is a change in the planning.  

If you have not registered yet, you can do so via this link.

We would also like to remind you that new elections for BANO board members are being. Any BANO member (only board-certified specialists, including paramedics, assistants cannot apply) can apply. Applicants should send one PowerPoint slide with their name, specialty, affiliation, and photo via e-mail to nicolas.whenham@uclouvain.be (secretary) and jean-francois.daisne@uzleuven.be (president). Deadline for application is 26 November

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2021 Annual meeting program

Morning session

Complication Avoidance and Management in Neuro-oncology

9:00 – 9.25 Lode Goderis  “Professional rehabilitation”
9:25 – 9:50 Sylvain Rheims (Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology, Hospices Civils de Lyon and University of Lyon, Lyon, France) “Epilepsy in patients with CNS tumors: principles of therapeutic management” 
9:50 – 10:15 Damien Ricard (Neurology Dept, Hopital d’Instruction des Armées Percy, Clamart France) “Neurological side effects of brain radiotherapy: avoidance and treatments”

10:15 – 10:45 BREAK

10:45 – 11:10 Walter Stummer (Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Münster, Germany) “Quality Indicators and complication avoidance in surgical neuro-oncology”
11:10 – 11:35 Karen Van Beek, (neuro-radiation oncologist and palliative unit coordinator at UZ Leuven) “Symptom management and end-of-life care for patients with incurable brain tumors”

11:35 – 12:00 Clinical cases

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH

Afternoon session

CNS Tumours in pediatrics and young adults

13:00 – 13:25 Sven Dekeyzer (radiology, UZA) “Radiology of CNS tumors in pediatrics and young adults”
13:25 – 13:55 Pieter Wesseling (pathology, Netherlands)  “Neuro-pathology of CNS tumors in pediatrics and young adults”
13:55 – 14:30 Martina Messing-Jünger (neurosurgery, Germany) , Stéphanie Jünger surgery for ependymoma “Surgical therapy for CNS tumours in pediatrics and young adults”

14:30 – 15:00 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

15:00– 15:25 Geert Janssens (Princess Maxima Center Pediatric Oncology / University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands) “The role of radiotherapy in current European pediatric CNS tumor protocols”
15:25 – 15:50 Stefan Rutkowski (pediatric oncologist, Germany) “Pediatric Oncology aspects of CNS tumours in children”
15:50 – 16:15 Peter Hau (neurology, Germany) “Medulloblastoma in adolescents and young adults”

16:15 – 16:45 BREAK

16:45 – 17:10 Charlotte Sleurs (Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Leuven) “Neuroimaging and cognitive outcomes of childhood CNS cancer patients: towards better predictions and rehabilitation”
17:10 – 17:35 Claire Rommelaere (Center for Bioethics, University of Namur, Belgium) “Patient’s Rights : a few highlights”

17:35 – 18:00 BANO prizes 2019 presentations & announcement of BANO prizes 2021