2021 LALCA Schools of Thoracic Oncology

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Overview

The 2021 LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology will consist of several unique, intense workshops from different disciplines including thoracic oncology, advocacy, allied health professionals, and pathology, specifically designed for young researchers in Latin America.

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Date
Dec 03, 2021 -
Dec 04, 2021

Detailed Program

Advancing Advocacy: Regional Perspectives from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico

Pre-Conference Advocacy Session 

Friday, December 3, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:00

Objective: To discuss and educate about advocacy across regions

Presentation   Presenter
Welcome from Meeting Chairs  Christian Rolfo, and Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chairs 
Learning From the US Advocacy Group Experience Amy Moore 
The LATAM Experience: Oncoguia (Brazil)  Luciana Holtz
The LATAM Experience: Respirando Con Valor (Mexico)  Patricia Mondragon
IASLC STARS Program  Kristin Ito 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   
Session Wrap-Up and Close with Dr. Leal  Ticiana Leal 
Session Wrap-Up and Close with Dr. Rolfo Christian Rolfo 

 

Welcome and Keynote 

Opening Session 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 9:00

Objective: Welcome attendees and introduce the Keynote Speaker

Presentation  Presenter
Welcome, IASLC LATAM Chair Luis E. Raez, Meeting Chair 
IASLC President Welcome  Heather Wakelee, President, IASLC 
IASLC Membership: Why We Should All Be IASLC Members Kristin Richeimer, IASLC 
How to Publish in the IASLC Journals  Alex Adjei, Editor In Chief, Journal of Thoracic Oncology 
Keynote: Genetic Ancestry Contributes to Somatic Mutations in Lung Cancer from Mixed Latin American Populations Andres Cardona 
Keynote Question and Answer   

 

Detecting Lung Cancer Early 

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 10:30 

Objective: Promotion of multidisciplinary teams in LATAM to develop lung cancer screening and incidental nodule programs in the region

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals Chair Welcome  Feliciano Barrón
LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals Chair Welcome  Edgardo Santos, Meeting Co-Chair 
Moderator  Carlos Gil M. Ferreira
Moderator  Norma Pilnik
Lung Cancer Screening  Mark Block 
Implementing a Screening Program in LATAM Ricardo Sales Dos Santos
Incidental Pulmonary Nodule Program  William Mayfield 
Tobacco Cessation in LATAM Nise Yamaguchi
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Discussing Early Stage Lung Cancer

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 10:30 

Objective: To review new developments in early-stage NSCLC including the role of targeted therapy

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology Chair Welcome Christian Rolfo, Meeting Co-Chair 
LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology Chair Welcome Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chair 
Moderator Alicia Van der Laat
Moderator Clarissa Mathias 
Surgery Ricardo Terra 
Adjuvant Targeted Therapies Luis E. Raez 
Adjuvant Immunotherapy David Gandara 
Role of SBRT Ana Botero 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Reviewing and Discussing Toxicities

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 11:30 

Objective: Review and address the most common adverse events of TKI and immunotherapy

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Feliciano Barrón
Moderator  Oscar Arrieta
Immunotherapy Adverse Events  Heather Wakelee
Management of TKI Toxicities Rafael Rosell 
Immunotherapy and Autoinmune Disease Diana Saravia
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Challenges

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 11:30

Objective: Discussing new developments in neoadjuvant immunotherapy and challenges to the PACIFIC trials as current standard of care

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator  Ignacio Gil-Bazo
Moderator  Clarissa Baldotto
Is There a Role for Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Paul Bunn 
Concomitant Immunotherapy and Radiation Luis Paz Ares
What's Next After PACIFIC? Ticiana Leal 
What's Next After Immunotherapy Failure? Edgardo Santos 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

End-of-Life and Palliative Care

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 12:30 

Objective: To create and promote palliative care and survivorship programs in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Luis Ubillos
Moderator Luis Mas
Palliative Care and Pain Management Ana Garcia 
Medical Marijuana Controversies and Cancer Indications  Ashwin Mehta
Integrative Medicine in LATAM Denisse Bretel 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Where Are We Going in Advanced Lung Cancer? 

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 12:30 

Objective: Reviewing new actionable genes and medications and the access to care of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Delvys Rodríguez Abreu
Moderator  Claudio Martin
Looking for Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers  Christian Rolfo
EGFR and ALK What We Do After Front-Line Failure?  Fred Hirsch
Targeted Therapy in LATAM Luis Corrales
What's Next in Immunotherapy  David Carbone
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Conversatorio Sesión Conjunta con IASLC y Go2Foundation: Respuestas a Pacientes con Cáncer de Pulmón

Living Room Joint Session with IASLC and Go2Foundation: Responding to Patients with Lung Cancer

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Session Start Time in ET: 15:00 

Objective:  Round table of patients and physcians discussing the most relevant topics for lung cancer patients and advocates

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA Advocacy Group Chair and Panelist Patricia Mondragon
LALCA Advocacy Group Chair and Panelist Karla Ruiz de Castilla 
Discussion Moderator and Panelist Luis E. Raez
Panelist Oscar Arrieta 
Panelist Estelamari Rodriguez 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Principles and Methods: Surgical Pathology

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Start Time in ET: 15:00 

Objective: The diagnosis and molecular stratification of Lung tumors rely on the adequate assessment and handling of limited diagnostic material.  This session will describe important aspects of tissue handling to maximize diagnostic morphologic and molecular assessment.

Presentation  Presenter 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Maria Arcila 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Ignacio Wistuba 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Marileia Varella-Garcia 
Moderator Marileia Varella-Garcia 
Maximizing Tissue Utilization  Cristina Fernandez
Choosing the Best Tissue for Molecular Studies Fabio Tavora
Immunohistochemical studies and FISH Sergio Sanchez Sosa
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Tamizaje y Recomendaciones para Detección Temprana

Round Table: Screening and Early Detection Recommendations

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Start Time in ET: 16:00

Objective: Educate lung cancer patients and advocates in the importance to support and create lung cancer screening programs

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Lucia Viola 
Moderator Patricia Mondragon 
Round Table Panelist  Jorge Arturo
Round Table Panelist Cinthya Sternberg
Round Table Panelist  Ricardo Sales Dos Santos 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

 

Principles and Methods: Molecular Track – Tumor Tissue Testing

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 16:00 

Objective: This session will review current molecular testing guidelines for lung cancer and methods utilized for testing

Presentation Presenter
Moderator  Ignacio Wistuba 
Review of Guidelines  Mercedes Lilliana Daluzo
Molecular Studies – Technology: Single Gene vs Panel vs NGS Isabela W. Cunha
Molecular Testing of Evolving Biomarkers: TMB and CNV Valeria Denninghoff
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Diagnóstico de Cáncer de Pulmón y Medicina de Precisión

Round Table: Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Precision Medicine

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 17:05

Objective: Review the concept of precision medicine and the importance to establish it in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Tannia Soria
Moderator  Karla Ruiz de Castilla
Round Table Panelist  
Round Table Panelist Oscar Arrieta 
Round Table Panelist  Delvys Rodríguez Abreu
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Principles and Methods: Molecular Track – Liquid Biopsy Testing

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 17:05

Objective: This session will review the roles of liquid biopsies in lung cancer assessment

Presentation Presenter
Moderator Maria Arcila 
Plasma Testing vs Tissue Testing Christian Rolfo 
Other liquid biopsies: Body Fluids and Their Value  Maria Arcila 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Centros de Excelencia en Cáncer de Pulmón

Round Table: Lung Cancer Centers of Excellence

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:10

Objective: Promotion of centers of excellence for lung cancer in Latin America 

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Oscar Arrieta 
Round Table Panelist Jerónimo Rodríguez Cid
Round Table Panelist Luis Mas
Round Table Panelist Claudio Martin 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Applications - Case studies - Outlining the Latin American Experience 

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:00

Objective: This session will review the application of molecular testing in a case based approach

Presentation Presenter
Moderator Maria Arcila 
Minimizing IHC Studies to Preserve Material for Molecular Testing  Felipe D'Almeida
Challenges in Interpreting PDL1 stains  Favio Tavora
Challenges in Working with Very Minimal Tumor Tissue: Low Tumor Content and Low Tissue Content  Ricardo Armisen
The Use of Plasma Cell Free DNA: Limitations and Benefits Sergio Sanchez Sosa
The Use of Cell Free DNA from Body Fluids  Maria Arcila
The Role of Evolving Biomarkers  Ellen Nascimento
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Meeting Closing 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 19:20

Objective: Review of the meeting and conclusions

Presentation Presenter
Program Chair Closing Remarks Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks Luis E. Raez, Meeting Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks  Christian Rolfo, Meeting Co-Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks Edguardo Santos, Meeting Co-Chair 

 

Advancing Advocacy: Regional Perspectives from the United States, Brazil, and Mexico

Pre-Conference Advocacy Session 

Friday, December 3, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:00

Objective: To discuss and educate about advocacy across regions

Presentation   Presenter
Welcome from Meeting Chairs  Christian Rolfo, and Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chairs 
Learning From the US Advocacy Group Experience Amy Moore 
The LATAM Experience: Oncoguia (Brazil)  Luciana Holtz
The LATAM Experience: Respirando Con Valor (Mexico)  Patricia Mondragon
IASLC STARS Program  Kristin Ito 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   
Session Wrap-Up and Close with Dr. Leal  Ticiana Leal 
Session Wrap-Up and Close with Dr. Rolfo Christian Rolfo 

 

Welcome and Keynote 

Opening Session 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 9:00

Objective: Welcome attendees and introduce the Keynote Speaker

Presentation  Presenter
Welcome, IASLC LATAM Chair Luis E. Raez, Meeting Chair 
IASLC President Welcome  Heather Wakelee, President, IASLC 
IASLC Membership: Why We Should All Be IASLC Members Kristin Richeimer, IASLC 
How to Publish in the IASLC Journals  Alex Adjei, Editor In Chief, Journal of Thoracic Oncology 
Keynote: Genetic Ancestry Contributes to Somatic Mutations in Lung Cancer from Mixed Latin American Populations Andres Cardona 
Keynote Question and Answer   

 

Detecting Lung Cancer Early 

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 10:30 

Objective: Promotion of multidisciplinary teams in LATAM to develop lung cancer screening and incidental nodule programs in the region

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals Chair Welcome  Feliciano Barrón
LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals Chair Welcome  Edgardo Santos, Meeting Co-Chair 
Moderator  Carlos Gil M. Ferreira
Moderator  Norma Pilnik
Lung Cancer Screening  Mark Block 
Implementing a Screening Program in LATAM Ricardo Sales Dos Santos
Incidental Pulmonary Nodule Program  William Mayfield 
Tobacco Cessation in LATAM Nise Yamaguchi
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Discussing Early Stage Lung Cancer

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 10:30 

Objective: To review new developments in early-stage NSCLC including the role of targeted therapy

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology Chair Welcome Christian Rolfo, Meeting Co-Chair 
LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology Chair Welcome Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chair 
Moderator Alicia Van der Laat
Moderator Clarissa Mathias 
Surgery Ricardo Terra 
Adjuvant Targeted Therapies Luis E. Raez 
Adjuvant Immunotherapy David Gandara 
Role of SBRT Ana Botero 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Reviewing and Discussing Toxicities

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 11:30 

Objective: Review and address the most common adverse events of TKI and immunotherapy

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Feliciano Barrón
Moderator  Oscar Arrieta
Immunotherapy Adverse Events  Heather Wakelee
Management of TKI Toxicities Rafael Rosell 
Immunotherapy and Autoinmune Disease Diana Saravia
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Challenges

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 11:30

Objective: Discussing new developments in neoadjuvant immunotherapy and challenges to the PACIFIC trials as current standard of care

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator  Ignacio Gil-Bazo
Moderator  Clarissa Baldotto
Is There a Role for Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Paul Bunn 
Concomitant Immunotherapy and Radiation Luis Paz Ares
What's Next After PACIFIC? Ticiana Leal 
What's Next After Immunotherapy Failure? Edgardo Santos 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

End-of-Life and Palliative Care

LALCA School of Allied Health Professionals 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 12:30 

Objective: To create and promote palliative care and survivorship programs in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Luis Ubillos
Moderator Luis Mas
Palliative Care and Pain Management Ana Garcia 
Medical Marijuana Controversies and Cancer Indications  Ashwin Mehta
Integrative Medicine in LATAM Denisse Bretel 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Where Are We Going in Advanced Lung Cancer? 

LALCA School of Thoracic Oncology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 12:30 

Objective: Reviewing new actionable genes and medications and the access to care of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Delvys Rodríguez Abreu
Moderator  Claudio Martin
Looking for Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers  Christian Rolfo
EGFR and ALK What We Do After Front-Line Failure?  Fred Hirsch
Targeted Therapy in LATAM Luis Corrales
What's Next in Immunotherapy  David Carbone
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Conversatorio Sesión Conjunta con IASLC y Go2Foundation: Respuestas a Pacientes con Cáncer de Pulmón

Living Room Joint Session with IASLC and Go2Foundation: Responding to Patients with Lung Cancer

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Session Start Time in ET: 15:00 

Objective:  Round table of patients and physcians discussing the most relevant topics for lung cancer patients and advocates

Presentation  Presenter
LALCA Advocacy Group Chair and Panelist Patricia Mondragon
LALCA Advocacy Group Chair and Panelist Karla Ruiz de Castilla 
Discussion Moderator and Panelist Luis E. Raez
Panelist Oscar Arrieta 
Panelist Estelamari Rodriguez 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Principles and Methods: Surgical Pathology

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Start Time in ET: 15:00 

Objective: The diagnosis and molecular stratification of Lung tumors rely on the adequate assessment and handling of limited diagnostic material.  This session will describe important aspects of tissue handling to maximize diagnostic morphologic and molecular assessment.

Presentation  Presenter 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Maria Arcila 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Ignacio Wistuba 
LALCA School of Pathology Chair Welcome Marileia Varella-Garcia 
Moderator Marileia Varella-Garcia 
Maximizing Tissue Utilization  Cristina Fernandez
Choosing the Best Tissue for Molecular Studies Fabio Tavora
Immunohistochemical studies and FISH Sergio Sanchez Sosa
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Tamizaje y Recomendaciones para Detección Temprana

Round Table: Screening and Early Detection Recommendations

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Start Time in ET: 16:00

Objective: Educate lung cancer patients and advocates in the importance to support and create lung cancer screening programs

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Lucia Viola 
Moderator Patricia Mondragon 
Round Table Panelist  Jorge Arturo
Round Table Panelist Cinthya Sternberg
Round Table Panelist  Ricardo Sales Dos Santos 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

 

Principles and Methods: Molecular Track – Tumor Tissue Testing

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 16:00 

Objective: This session will review current molecular testing guidelines for lung cancer and methods utilized for testing

Presentation Presenter
Moderator  Ignacio Wistuba 
Review of Guidelines  Mercedes Lilliana Daluzo
Molecular Studies – Technology: Single Gene vs Panel vs NGS Isabela W. Cunha
Molecular Testing of Evolving Biomarkers: TMB and CNV Valeria Denninghoff
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Diagnóstico de Cáncer de Pulmón y Medicina de Precisión

Round Table: Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Precision Medicine

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 17:05

Objective: Review the concept of precision medicine and the importance to establish it in LATAM

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Tannia Soria
Moderator  Karla Ruiz de Castilla
Round Table Panelist  
Round Table Panelist Oscar Arrieta 
Round Table Panelist  Delvys Rodríguez Abreu
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Principles and Methods: Molecular Track – Liquid Biopsy Testing

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 17:05

Objective: This session will review the roles of liquid biopsies in lung cancer assessment

Presentation Presenter
Moderator Maria Arcila 
Plasma Testing vs Tissue Testing Christian Rolfo 
Other liquid biopsies: Body Fluids and Their Value  Maria Arcila 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Mesa Redonda: Centros de Excelencia en Cáncer de Pulmón

Round Table: Lung Cancer Centers of Excellence

LALCA Advocacy Group Meeting 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:10

Objective: Promotion of centers of excellence for lung cancer in Latin America 

Presentation  Presenter
Moderator Oscar Arrieta 
Round Table Panelist Jerónimo Rodríguez Cid
Round Table Panelist Luis Mas
Round Table Panelist Claudio Martin 
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer  

 

Applications - Case studies - Outlining the Latin American Experience 

LALCA School of Pathology 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 18:00

Objective: This session will review the application of molecular testing in a case based approach

Presentation Presenter
Moderator Maria Arcila 
Minimizing IHC Studies to Preserve Material for Molecular Testing  Felipe D'Almeida
Challenges in Interpreting PDL1 stains  Favio Tavora
Challenges in Working with Very Minimal Tumor Tissue: Low Tumor Content and Low Tissue Content  Ricardo Armisen
The Use of Plasma Cell Free DNA: Limitations and Benefits Sergio Sanchez Sosa
The Use of Cell Free DNA from Body Fluids  Maria Arcila
The Role of Evolving Biomarkers  Ellen Nascimento
Panel Discussion and Question and Answer   

 

Meeting Closing 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

Session Start Time in ET: 19:20

Objective: Review of the meeting and conclusions

Presentation Presenter
Program Chair Closing Remarks Ticiana Leal, Meeting Co-Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks Luis E. Raez, Meeting Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks  Christian Rolfo, Meeting Co-Chair
Program Chair Closing Remarks Edguardo Santos, Meeting Co-Chair 

 

Welcome Message

We are delighted to welcome you to the 2021 Latin American Lung Cancer (LALCA) Schools of Thoracic Oncology in its virtual edition this year! This is a worldwide virtual meeting which will be held on December 3-4, 2021.

Watch this special invitation from Chair Dr. Luis Raez 

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Meeting Chairs

Luis Raez speaking at podium
Luis E. Raez

MD, FACP, FCCP

Medical Director; Oncology Research Director; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Visiting Professor of Medicine
Memorial Cancer Institute
Memorial Health Care System
Florida International University
Cayetano Heredia University
Ticiana Leal
Ticiana Leal

MD

Associate Professor and director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Emory University
Christian Rolfo
Christian Rolfo

MD, PhD, MBA, Dr.hc.

Director for Clinical Research
Center for Thoracic Oncology/Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai, New York
Edgardo Santos
Edgardo Santos

MD, FACP

Medical Director of Research Services Thoracic and Head/Neck Cancer Programs Clinical Affiliate Associate Professor
Florida Precision Oncology / A Division of Genesis Care
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University

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