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IASLC Strategic Committee

In 2017, the IASLC Board of Directors approved a new Strategic Committee be intstituted to continue the strategic planning activity, supervise the achievement of the strategic goals and periodically review the IASLC Strategic Plan. The Composition of the Strategic Committee includes the following representatives.

•BOD Delegates
•Executive Committee
•Managing Director
•Committee Chairs
•Staff Directors (including the JTO Editor)

More Information and Strategic Committee Roster

IASLC Ad Hoc and Standing Committees
Committee Members for 2015-2017 are Listed Below
 NOTE: Updated 2017-2019 Committee Appointments are Pending - to be announced in February 2018
APLCC Committee Awards Committee Career Development and Fellowship Committee
Communications Committee Education Committee Ethics Committee
Executive Committee Finance Committee Membership Committee
Nominating Committee Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Committee Pathology Committee
Patient Advocates Committee Prevention, Screening and Early Detection Committee Publications Committee
Staging Committee  Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee  
APLCC Committee

Sumitra Thongprasert - Chair

Francoise Mornex - Board Liaison

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

David Ball - Member

Alex Y Chang - Member

Yuh Min Chen - Member

Tubagus Djumhana Atnakusuma - Member

Yoichi Nakanishi - Member

Chong Kin Liam - Member

Tony Mok - Member

Purvish Parikh - Member

Keunchil Park - Member

Dennis Tudtud - Member

Yi-Long Wu - Member

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Awards Committee

Committee members determine the recipients of the various IASLC distinguished awards announced at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. 

The IASLC 2017-2019 Awards Committee will be posted soon.

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Career Development and Fellowship 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.

Carlos Ferreira - Co-Chair

Ben Solomon - Co-Chair

Leora Horn - Co-Chair Elect

Glen Weiss - Co-Chair Elect

Martin Edelman - Past Chair

Benjamin Besse - Past Chair

Michael Boyer - Board Liaison

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

Myung-Ju Ahn - Member

Luis Paz Ares - Member

Anne-Marie Baird - Member

Andrea Bezjak - Member

Candace Black - Member

Theresa Boyle - Member

Raffaele Califano - Member

Alberto Chiappori - Member

Hak Choy - Member

Corinne Faivre-Finn

Apar Ganti - Member

Giuseppe Giaccone - Member

Yang Chich Hsin (James) - Member

Fiona Hegi Johnson - Member

Lee Krug - Member

Benjamin Levy - Member

Celine Mascaux - Member

Kenneth O'Byrne - Member

Cathy Pietanza - Member

Luis Raez - Member

Harry Ren - Member

Antoni Rosell - Member

Choi Yong Soo - Member

Chong-Jen Yu - Member

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Communications Committee

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.

Ross Soo - Chair

Richard Booton - Chair Elect

Anne Tsao - Past Chair

Heather Wakelee - Board Liaison

Becky Bunn - Staff Liaison

Anne-Marie Baird - Member

Bruno Bastos - Member

Byoung Chul Cho - Member

Linda Coate - Member

Jessica Donington - Member

Simon Ekman - Member

Matthew Evison - Member

Mary Hesdorffer - Member

Mohammad Jahanzeb - Member

Zhang Li - Member

Claudio Martin - Member

Sanjay Popat - Member

Thanyanan Reungwetwattane - Member

Marcello Riggi - Member

Thomas Stinchcombe - Member

Irina Veytsman - Member

Virginie Westeel - Member

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Education Committee

The Education Committee plans, develops and initiates IASLC education programs, with special emphasis on the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Federico Cappuzzo - Chair

Daniel Tan - Chair Elect

Suresh Ramalingam - Past Chair

David Harpole - Board Liaison

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

Joachim Aerts - Member

Andrea Ardizzoni - Member

Mark Awad - Member

Bruno Bastos - Member

Hossein Borghaei - Member

Jeff Bradley - Member

Alberto Chiappori - Member

Hak Choy - Member

Marin Filipits - Member

Laurie Gaspar - Member

Shirish Gadgeel - Member

Frank Griesinger - Member

James Ho - Member

Leora Horn - Member

Young-Chui Kim - Member

Corey Langer - Member

Peter Meldgaard - Member

Francoise Mornex - Member

Yasushi Nagata - Member

Patric Nana-Sinkam - Member

Nayer Rizvi - Member

Christian Rolfo - Member

Marileila Varella-Garcia - Member

Luhua Wang - Member

James Yang - Member

Anne Fraser - Member

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Ethics Committee

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.

Thierry Marie Jahan - Chair

Leslie Kohman - Chair Elect

Eduardo Richardet - Past Chair

Michael Boyer - Board Liaison

Kristin Richeimer - Staff Liaison

Antonio Araujo - Member

Shirish Gadgeel - Member

Oliver Gautschi - Member

Masahiro Hiraoka - Member

Candace Aitken Johnstone - Member

Gilberto De Lima Lopes - Member

Merel Mountain - Member

James Spicer - Member

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee transacts as designated regular business of the association during the period between board meetings.

Tony Mok - Past Chair

David Carbone - Chair

Giorgio Scagliotti - Chair Elect

David Gandara - Treasurer

Fred R. Hirsch - CEO

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

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Finance Committee

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 

Fred R. Hirsch - Past Chair

David Gandara - Chair

John Skadow - Staff Liaison

David Carbone - Member

Tony Mok - Member

Giorgio Scagliotti - Member

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Membership Committee

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.

Luis Raez - Chair

Raymond Osarogiagbon - Chair Elect

Suresh Senan - Past Chair

William Travis - Board Liaison

Kristin Richemier - Staff Liaison

Bonnie Addario - Member

Zishan Allibhai - Member

Emilio Bria - Member

Gerado Cornelio - Member

Liz Darlison - Member

Pilar Garrido - Member

Jhanelle Gray - Member

James Ho - Member

Gregory Kalemkerian - Member

Gustavo Lyons - Member

Clarissa Mathias - Member

Sudish Murthy - Member

Michael O'Reilly - Member

Vali A. Papadimitrakopulou - Member

Umberto Ricardi - Member

Yong Song - Member

Yu Yang Soon - Member

Tatiana Vidaurre - Member

Greg Videtic - Member

William William, Jr. - Member

Mei Ling Yap - Member

Akihiko Yoshizawa - Member

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Nominating Committee

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 2017-2019 Nominating Committee will be posted soon.

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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. 

Anne Fraser - Chair

Pippa Labuc  - Chair Elect

Patricia Hollen - Past Chair

Martin Reck - Board Liaison

Kristin Richeimer - Staff Liaison

Diana Borthwick - Member

Kazel Carbone - Member

Marianne Cumberland - Member

Meredith Cummins - Member

Liz Darlison - Member

Marianne Davies - Member

Lavinia Dobrea - Member

Mary Duffy - Member

Enza Esposito-Nguyen

Heather Grillo - Member

Mary Hesdorffer - Member

Beth Ivimey - Member

Alex Molasiotis - Member

Kimberly Rohan - Member

Angela Mary Tod - Member

Kahren White - Member

Melissa Culligan - Member

Vanessa Beattie - Member

Naomi Hullinger - Member

Beth Eaby-Sandy - Member

Maria Guerin - Member

Mary Ellen Hand - Member

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Pathology Committee

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. 

Yashusi Yatabe - Chair

Andrew Nicholson - Past Chair

Keith Kerr - Board Liaison

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

Mary Beth Beasley - Member

Alain Borczuk - Member

Johan Botling - Member

Lukas Bubendorf - Member

Gang Chen - Member

Lucian Chireac - Member

The-Ying Chou - Member

Jin-Haeng Chung - Member

Sanya Dacic - Member

Kim Geisinger - Member

Fred R. Hirsch - Member

Sylvie Lantuejoul - Member

Mari Mino-Kenudson - Member

Andre Moriera - Member

Masayuki Noguchi - Member

Giuseppe Pelosi - Member

Claudia Poleri - Member

Russell Prudence - Member

Bill Travis - Member

Erik Thunnissen - Member

Ming Tsao - Member

Arne Warth - Member

Ignacio Wistuba - Member

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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.

Glenda Colburn – Chair

Laurie Gaspar – Board Liaison

Kristin Richeimer - Staff Liaison

Andrea Ferris - Member

Lauren Fisher - Member

Janet Freeman-Daily - Member

Seda Kansu - Member

Melinda Kotzian - Member

Evi Makovsky - Member

Christie Malnati - Member

Merel Mountain - Member

Kim Norris - Member

Noelle O'Rourke - Member

Margo Peeters - Member

Linda Rengel - Member

Maureen Rigney - Member

Toshiyuki Sawa - Member

Stefania Vallone - Member

Deb Violette - Member

Eric Bernicker - Member

Jane Kerr - Member

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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.

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Publications Committee

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. 

David Spigel - Chair

Edgardo Santos - Chair Elect

Harvey Pass - Past Chair

Solange Peters - Board Liaison

Adam Mohrbacher - Staff Liaison

Fabrice Berlesi - Member

Christophe Dooms - Member

Cherie Erkman - Member

Wang Jie - Member

Dong Wan Kim - Member

Vun Sim Liu - Member

Billy Loo - Member

Silvia Novello - Member

David Palma - Member

V. Papadimitrakopoulou - Member

Yano Seiji - Member

Navneet Singh - Member

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Staging Committee

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.

Peter Goldstraw - Past Chair

Ramon Rami-Porta - Chair

Hisao Asamura - Chair Elect

Yi-long Wu - Board Liaison

Pia Hirsch - Staff Liaison

Ricardo Beyruti - Member

Vanessa Bolejack - Member

Kari Chansky - Member

John Crowley - Member

Conrad Falkson - Member

Dori Giroux - Member

Young Tae Kim - Member

Laura Kingsbury - Member

Kaoru Kubota - Member

Toni Lerut - Member

Ben Levy - Member

Marco Lucchi - Member

Gustavo Lyons - Member

Mirella Marino - Member

Edith Maron - Member

ENrico Ruffini - Member

Kenji Suzuki - Member

Yuji Tachimori - Member

Hirokazu Watanabe - Member

Marcin Zielinski - Member

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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.

Graham Warren - Chair

Jacek Jassem - Chair Elect

Kenneth Michael Cummings - Past Chair

Miyako Satouchi - Board Liaison

Murry Wynes - Staff Liaison

Douglas Arenberg - Member

Gleneara E. Bates - Member

Angela Criswell - Member

Carolyn Dresler - Member

James Jett - Member

Wanda de Kanter-Koppenol - Member

Matthew Steliga - Member

Emily Stone - Member

Ping Yang - Member

Junji Yoshida - Member

Nise Yamaguchi - Member

Xiu-Yi Zhi - Member

Caicun Zhou - Member

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