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Multi-Disciplinary Organization Dedicated to Promoting Advances in
Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education


First Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO)

November 17, 2002

The memorable First Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) was held in Kumamoto on November 17-10, 2002. Professor Yukitaka Ushio, Kumamoto University Medical School, was the President of the Meeting. The honorary Presidents were Professors Kil Soo Choi, Seoul, Korea, and Kintomo Takakura, Tokyo, Japan. The Vice Presidents were Professors Young Soo Ha, SungNam, Korea, Lian-Fu Zhou, Shanghai, China, Lian-Shong Lee, Taipei, Taiwan, Masao Matsutani, Saitama, Japan. There were 142 papers presented from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It is our great honor and privilege to invite you to join us at the first meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology.

The first meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-oncology (WFNO) was held on November 15-18, 2001 in Washington DC. As umbrella organization, the WFNO includes international or regional societies for neuro-oncology such as the North American Society for Neuro-Oncology, the European Association for Neuro-Oncology, the Japanese Society for Neuro-Oncology, the Korean Society for Neuro-Oncology etc. To represent the different Asian countries as a block, we propose the formation of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO). This will strengthen our position in the WFNO and allow us to support the WFNO and to attend its meetings as delegates from Asia instead of individual Asian countries.

Therefore, we propose a meeting to discuss this matter further. At that meeting, we would also like to have the opportunity to exchange our significant experience and knowledge in neuro-oncology.

I believe that this first meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology will be looked upon as an important milestone in the development and advancement of the field of neuro-oncology and in the improved management of patients with brain tumors.

Welcome to Kumamoto for a productive and very pleasant meeting.

Yukitaka Ushio, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Kumamoto University School of Medicine

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