20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neurooncology

Hamburg, Germany

from 12/06/2022 until 15/06/2022


Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-

Oncology, ISPNO 2022, in Hamburg, Germany, from 12–15 June, 2022.

ISPNO is by far the largest international scientific meeting of multidisciplinary professionals

in research, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with tumors

of the Central Nervous System. ISPNO 2022 will be co-hosted by the University Medical Center

Hamburg-Eppendorf with its Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, and the German

Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg.

The program will include the most recent cutting-edge preclinical and clinical research from the

fields of neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, biology, radiotherapy, pediatric neuro-oncology,

immunotherapy, late effects, rehabilitation, and nursing. We will also have state-of-the art

symposia, interdisciplinary sessions and round tables on the most challenging and timely topics

in the field of pediatric neurooncology.

The vibrant and maritime metropolis of Hamburg, the second largest city of Germany, is located

in Northern Germany. With its international airport only 20 minutes from the city center, it is easy

to approach. The venue of ISPNO 2022, the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH Hamburg), is situated

in the heart of the city.

We have planned ISPNO 2022 as a flexible hybrid meeting with live attendance in accordance

with the rules for the pandemic. We are fully convinced, that these formats will ensure high

participation numbers by multidisciplinary health-care professionals and scientists from all over

the world.

For further information, please see our website.



12–15 June 2022 | CCH - Congress Center Hamburg | Hamburg, Germany


  • 12 Jun 2022 until 15 Jun 2022

    20th International Symposium on Pediatric Neurooncology

Past Congresses

Ist Congress

September 6, 1969

Colmar, France

Presidents: J.P. Braun & A. Wackenheim


IInd Congress

September 24-25, 1971

London, United Kingdom

President: J.D.W. Bull


IIIrd Congress

August 23-24, 1972 

Bologna, Italy            

President: G. Ruggiero


IVth Congress

September 28-29, 1973

Frankfurt, Germany

President: H. Hacker


Vth Congress

September 4-6, 1975    

Gello, Norway

President: P. Amundsen


VIth Congress

September 16-18, 1976

Dijon, France

President: J. Bories


VIIth Congress

September 9-10, 1977

Barcelona, Spain

President: M. Rovira


VIIIth Congress

September 7-8, 1979

Strasbourg, France                      

President: A. Wackenheim


IXth Congress                  

September 12-13, 1980

Brussels, Belgium

President: G. Cornelis


Xth Congress

September 25-26, 1981

Milan, Italy

President: A. Passerini


XIth Congress

September 15-17, 1983

Bern, Switzerland

President: H. Huber


XIIth Congress

September 27-29, 1984

Prague, former Czechoslovakia

President: J. Jirout



XIIIth Congress

September 11-15, 1985  

Amsterdam, The Netherlands          

President: J. Valk


XIVth Congress

September 8-12, 1987

Udine, Italy

President: M. Leonardi


XVth Congress

September 13-17, 1988    

Wurzburg, Germany

President: M. Nadjmi


XVIth Congress

July 2-6, 1989

Paris, France 

President: E.A. Cabanis


XVIIth  Congress

October 8-13, 1991

Zurich, Switzerland    

President: A. Valavanis


XVIIIth Congress

September 8-12, 1992

Stockholm, Sweden                    

President: K. Ericson


XIXth Congress                  

September 8-12, 1993

Bruges, Belgium

Presidents: B. Appel & D. Balériaux


XXth Congress

June 14-18, 1994

Nancy, France

President: L. Picard



XXIst Congress   

September 20-23, 1995   

Budapest, Hungary         

President: J. Kenéz 


XXIInd Congress

September 17-21, 1996

Milan, Italy

President: G. Scotti



XXIIIrd Congress

September 16-20, 1997   

Oxford, United Kingdom

President: J.V. Byrne


XXIVth Congress 

September 23-26, 1998

Lisbon, Portugal

President: A. Goulão



XXVth Congress

September 7-11, 1999    

Vienna, Austria 

President: E. Schindler


XXVIth Congress  

September 10-13, 2000

Oslo, Norway

President: P.H. Nakstad   


XXVIIth Congress (with ESHNR)

September 13-16, 2001   

Ancona, Italy     

President: U. Salvolini


XXVIIIth Congress

September 11-14, 2003   

Istanbul, Turkey                         

President: E. T. Tali


XXIXth Congress                        

September 8-11, 2004

Aachen, Germany

President: A. Thron


XXXth Congress  

September 15 -18, 2005

Barcelona, Spain

President: J. Ruscalleda


XXXIst Congress

September 13-16, 2006

Geneva, Switzerland

President: D. Rüfenacht