Many of the GLIOTRAIN PhD students are now regularly presenting their work at national and international conferences. In April 2019 Francesca Lodi (VIB), Gonca Dilcan Durdag and Jenny Weng (VIB) attended the 3rd VIB NGS meeting, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium.
News and Events
PPI is a crucial aspect of the GLIOTRAIN outreach strategy and all PIs and ESRs are encouraged to take as many opportunities as possible to get involved in PPI events, schools visits, fundraisers and any other events that help to engage with the wider public and patient communities.
On October 23rd and 24th 2018 the 1st GLIOTRAIN annual meeting, followed by the EC Project Check took place. The Project Check, devised to take place 12 - 14 months into the Programme, ensures appropriate project progress. Management, PIs, students, associated post-doctoral researchers and the GLIOTRAIN Project Officer (from the European Commission) attended the two-day meeting. Ms Kathy Oliver, Prof Martin van den Bent and Prof Monika Hegi, GLIOTRAIN external advisory board members, were also present for the annual meeting.
The European Society for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) 2018 meeting took place in October 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.
In March 2018, GLIOTRAIN PI Dr Anna Golebiewska gave a talk to high school students in the framework of the 'Researcher at the School' initiative in Luxembourg. She introduced the everyday reality of being a researcher in academia. GLIOTRAIN students at the University of Stuttgart have also been partaking in outreach activities: In June 2018, Nivetha Krishna Moorthy featured in the Research Life Publication from the Universität Stuttgart in an Article called "Cancer Experts of tomorrow".
In May 2018, Dr Ahmed Idbaih, GLIOTRAIN PI (ICM) presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 meeting that took place in Chicago, IL. Dr Idbaih presented his talk entitled "Safety and preliminary efficacy data from a phase I study of an implantable low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPU) device for disrupting the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients treated by chemotherapy for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)".
GLIOTRAIN was represented at the inaugural CRUK Brain Tumour Conference, which was held in London from 1–3rd May 2018.
GLIOTRAIN was represented by Dr Alice O'Farrell at The Patient Voice in Cancer Research IV event held at UCD.
On Friday 9th March Prof Annette Byrne, GLIOTRAIN Coordinator and Mr Stephen McNally, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Beaumont Hospital took part in a joint event hosted by Brain Tumour Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
GLIOTRAIN was represented by Programme Manager Dr Alice O'Farrell, PI Dr Brona Murphy and ESR Viktorija Juric at the "Research and Healthcare Responses to the Challenge of Brain Conditions in Ireland" Conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland on 6th March 2018. The conference, organised jointly by the Irish Brain Council and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, kicked off #brainawarenessweek. The event focussed on the societal challenges and funding requirements for all brain conditions in Ireland.