The IASLC seeks a highly competent and active pool of members to serve as volunteers on its organizational committees. IASLC Committees contribute significantly to the effective operation and development of IASLC programs. Typically committee membership represents a broad geographic spectrum and a multidisciplinary perspective. Committee members are recommended by the President with approval of the Board of Directors.
Active and qualified Members of IASLC may nominate themselves for Committees of Interest during the open self-nomination period. To complete the form you must include a Sponsor who is an active IASLC Member (name and email of sponsor is required). You are also required to submit a copy of your C.V. You are encouraged to contact your Regent for sponsorship. Please see list of Committees and Members below.
Committees open for nominations are provided below. Typically committee membership represents a broad geographic spectrum and a multidisciplinary perspecitve. Committee members are recommended by the President with approval of the Board of Directors. Potential committee members come from numerous sources including via the self-nomination process.
If you are an active member of IASLC, with interest to serve on a committee, please feel free to complete the form below in order to be considered. Nominations should state the committees preferred by the applicant, the experience and knowledge they could bring to this role and be supported by at least one other member of the IASLC, such as the Regent for their region, an IASLC Board Member or Committee Chair. To view the list of IASLC Regents and to contact a Regent for sponsorship, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to submit a Self-Nomination at any time. However, submissions received outside the nominations window may be deferred to the next round of applications. Thank you for your interest and service to IASLC. The President and board will select successful applicants to ensure relevance of expertise, as well as to provide appropriate specialty and regional distribution. Additionally, please understand that self-nomination does not guarantee selection to a Committee and it is not possible to appoint every individual who expresses interest. If you do not receive an appointment, your application will remain on file in the event of future vacancies.
Committee members determine the recipients of the various IASLC distinguished awards announced at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Awards Committee will be posted soon.
Career Development Committee
The Career Development Committee seeks to help members progress through their professional career. The committee seeks involvement from mentors who play an active role in mentoring professionals early in their careers.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Career Development Committee will be posted soon.
The committee develops outreach programs to increase IASLC's name recognition and credibility. Its initiatives enhance the prestige of IASLC products and services, while educating the public about complex cancer issues. Committee members also manage the meeting's media programs and serve as spokespeople for the association.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Communications Committee will be posted soon.
The Education Committee plans, develops and initiates IASLC education programs, with special emphasis on the World Conference on Lung Cancer.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Committees will be posted soon.
The Ethics Committee guides the development of the IASLC member and Board of Director’s code of ethical conduct, and renders opinions to the Association concerning ethical issues that may arise during IASLC sponsored activities, including but not limited to meetings, workshops and publications. The committee also provides guidelines for IASLC sponsorship proposals (including initiatives and products) and for the monitoring of IASLC sponsored meetings. The Committee will review IASLC activities, including sponsorship, when it deems necessary, including when requested by the Board of Directors, and provide a report and recommendations to the Board of Directors.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Ethics Committees will be posted soon.
The Executive Committee transacts as designated regular business of the association during the period between board meetings.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Executive Committee will be posted soon.
The committee reviews the IASLC Lung Cancer Fellowship Award/Young Investigators Award applications and selects recipients. The committee also formulates policy related to the selection criteria, candidate application, funding and administration of the awards program.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Fellowship Committee will be posted soon.
The committee oversees the ongoing fiscal management of the association and its affiliated organizations. It also oversees the performance of IASLC investments and reviews annually the association's risk management and insurance program
The IASLC 2015-2017 Finance Committee will be posted soon.
The committee reviews and recommends requirements for Regular Members, Senior Members, Fellows, and Allied Professional membership status in accordance with the bylaws, changes in membership criteria, joint promotions with other societies and member benefits. The Membership Committee strategizes to increase membership and retain members, consider any disputes, monitors the general status of membership and makes recommendations to the IASLC Board.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Membership Committee will be posted soon.
The committee develops a slate of candidates for elected positions including president-elect, treasurer, board directors, and Nominating Committee members in accordance with the bylaws.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Nominating Committee will be posted soon.
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Committee
The Nurses & Allied Professionals Committee will ensure that IASLC addresses the needs of nurses & allied health professionals involved in the thoracic oncology. This committee will comprehensively address the educational and related needs of allied health professionals as members of the thoracic oncology team and as IASLC members.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Committee will be posted soon.
The Pathology Committee provides an integrated clinical, radiologic, molecular and pathologic approach to review of various types of lung and thoracic cancers to help define categories that have distinct clinical radiologic, molecular and pathologic characteristics. The committee leads in development of a new and revised classification and contribution to educational products and services of the IASLC.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Pathology Committee will be posted soon.
Patient Advocates Committee
The Advocates Committee will ensure that IASLC addresses the informational needs of the public and public advocates regarding the communication and exchange about issues of importance to the public in thoracic oncology. This committee will comprehensively address the educational and related needs of the public as an important constituency in the work of the Association.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Advocates Committee will be posted soon.
Prevention, Screening and Early Detection Committee
The Prevention, Screening and Early Detection Committee provides leadership and oversight of IASLC's cancer prevention activities. It works with appropriate committees and groups within the association to enhance the quality and quantity of cancer prevention in the relevant programs, and provides leadership in joint efforts with other societies in the area of cancer prevention.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Prevention, Screening and Early Detection Committee will be posted soon.
The Publications committee oversees operations for IASLC publications, including the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), educational books, program/proceedings and others. The committee explores and evaluates print and multimedia opportunities to ensure IASLC's commitment to education and advancement of research through the production of high-quality materials.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Publications Committee will be posted soon.
The Staging Committee participates in the study and improvement of cancer staging systems relevant to thoracic cancers. The committee directs collection and analysis of patient information and periodically updates staging systems and contributes to educational products and services of the IASLC.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Staging Committee will be posted soon.
Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee
The IASLC Board formed the Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee in 2012 in order to provide more comprehensive consideration of activities and initiatives that the Association should engage in to reduce the use of tobacco worldwide. The Committee will ensure that IASLC addresses the needs of practitioners seeking to help their patients stop tobacco use. This committee will recommend actions to contribute to international and local/national, efforts in tobacco control initiatives and interventions.
The IASLC 2015-2017 Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee will be posted soon.
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