This event ensures that all those working in neuro-oncology in the UK meet to learn, discuss and impart findings within a friendly and informative atmosphere.

The multidisciplinary role of BNOS is represented by plenary presentations, discussions, debates, sponsored symposia, oral presentations and posters covering a wide variety of topics which may range from stem cells and in-vitro models to classification and biomarkers, neuro-imaging and neurosurgical techniques, immuno-oncology, quality of life and indicators of patient performance.

THEME | Current, innovative and alternative. Raising the standard

BNOS Liverpool 2022 is the first BNOS meeting in 2 years to return to being in person. The aim of the meeting is to define current standards, examine alternative treatments available, and to look to new and exciting future developments. This is a practical conference for the working clinician and scientist, providing information to help improve treatment and direct investigations for the future. Three educational sessions (Standard setting, Improving video consultations, and Preclinical models) on the Wednesday morning kick off a varied and interesting programme set over three days. Invited speakers, submitted presentations, and poster presentations will cover topic sessions including ‘Beyond NICE’ alternative treatments, Immunotherapy now and the future, Neurooncology and social media, The implications of the new WHO classification, as well as sessions on gliomas, metastases, meningiomas, and surgical techniques.

Prof Roger Stupp will open the conference with a talk on innovative clinical trials and the future. Prof Stupp is in a unique position as the lead investigator on the RCT of temozolamide, which changed how we treat patients with Glioblastoma, and the RCT of tumour treating fields, which has not yet achieved such wide acceptance. On Thursday, David Bolton will present ‘Mental resilience and coping with change’. David is someone with an exceptional story, who has a message that is relevant to us all in these difficult times.

Amongst the many distinguished speakers at BNOS in Liverpool this year, we are privileged to have John Barnes speaking. John, a former professional footballer and manager, will talk about ethnicity and diversity after the society dinner, and has agreed to take questions afterwards. This is sure to be part of a thought provoking and entertaining evening.

Virtual attendance is also possible on Thursday 23rd June only, streaming the main conference session.

Please join us for what promises to be an interesting, varied, and entertaining meeting in Liverpool. June 22-24th 2022.

The organising committee.