We are an association for researchers, clinicians, and other specialists focusing on brain tumors.

Non-profit Orgnization for Specialists

The Finnish brain tumor research association (FiBTRA) aims at increasing networking and interaction among researchers and clinicians working with brain tumors to improve our understanding of these diseases and to enhance the development of better diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients suffering from them. The association was founded in March 4th, 2015 in Tampere.

FiBTRA organizes meetings and annual symposiums for brain tumor researchers, clinicians, and other specialists. The association also provides a platform for networking and distribution of information. The purpose of the association is also to support brain tumor research and implementation of cutting-edge procedures for patient management.

This year we are organising the next in person symposium in Kuopio, Finland Aug 31st- Sep 1st, 2023 Join us for this gathering and the great line-up of presenters (link below), surrounded by the beautiful landscapes in Eastern Finland:

Prof. Karin Forsberg, Uppsala University, Sweden Prof. Maria G. Castro, University of Michigan, USA Dr. Minna Niittykoski, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland Prof. Varun Venkatarami, University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany Dr. Joonas Haapasalo, Tampere University Hospital, Finland Prof. Tambet Teesalu, University of Tartu, Estonia Prof. Petro Julkunen UEF/Kuopio University Hospital, Finland Dr. Filip Ekholm University of Helsinki, Finland The meeting's theme would be on the topics of Brain Tumor Microenvironment and Novel Drug Therapies to Treat Brain Tumors.


Anyone with a professional interest in brain tumors is welcome to join the association. Over 50 specialists, both clinicians and experimentalists, from around Finland have already joined the network. Would you like to be the next one? If yes, the membership can be applied from here:

Annual FiBTRA membership is 15 euros

If you wish to become a member or update your contact information, fill in the membership application here: Application Form


Arvo Ylpön katu 34, 33520, Tampere University
Phone : +358 50 318 5819
Email: fibtra.info[at]gmail.com