Duke Opens International Brain Tumor Conference

David Ashley speaking before a crowd
David Ashley, MBBS, PhD, director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, opens the International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy.

On March 26, 2023, Duke Neurosurgery and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke opened the 2023 The International Conference on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy (ICBTRT) in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

The conference is the preeminent gathering of brain tumor clinicians and researchers from around the world. 

Presentations are made by invitation only, and groundbreaking research outcomes are often presented for the first time ever at this meeting. Many of these new findings will have direct impact on future directions of clinical care and research.

Over 130 experts from nine countries  are presenting on the most important advances in brain tumor research currently.

The ICBTRT is held every two years, with hosting privileges rotating among brain tumor research centers around the world.

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, a division of Duke Neurosurgery, was established in 1937 and was one of the first brain tumor research and clinical programs in the United States. Since then, it has advanced to become one of the best pediatric and adult neuro-oncology programs in the world—leading the way in comprehensive care that combines research breakthroughs, clinical trials and the newest therapies.