The memorable first meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) was held in Kumamoto, Japan, in November 2002 and was organized by brain tumour societies or neuro-oncology societies in 5 countries/regions (Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Turkey) and featured 142 presentations.
Right from the start, the main focus of ASNO has been on diagnosis, treatment, pathology, and biology of brain tumours. Another aim is to offer participants understandings of standard “neuro-oncology” and information concerning “what is now ongoing in the world”. These advanced or educational lectures were made not only by ASNO members but also by invited guests from the USA and European countries, and they greatly stimulated participants, resulting in increasing interest for neuro-oncology in their own countries.
One of the highlights of ASNO history was the 6th meeting jointly with the 3rd Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology (WFNO) in Yokohama, Japan, in 2009, where India, Philippines and Hong Kong joined the group from that meeting, as well. Neuro-oncology group from Australia joined ASNO during a well attended ASNO meeting held in Mumbai in 2013 (650 participants) and several newly participating countries have joined as well since then.
ASNO is committed to promote neuro-oncology in all Asian countries and to build up a close and friendly connection with EANO and SNO to contribute to the development of neuro-oncology.
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