IASLC Committees

Comprising every specialty in lung cancer including patient advocacy, our committees are at the heart of the society.
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One of the unique benefits of an IASLC membership is the opportunity to serve on an IASLC committee in a volunteer capacity. IASLC committee members contribute their specialized skills and talents to help shape the work of the organization, develop educational content, shape the association's messaging, plan annual meetings, contribute to publications authored by the IASLC and more.

Committees are accountable to the IASLC Board of Directors, and each committee has a chair (or co-chairs), a board liaison, and a staff liaison. Active IASLC members can nominate themselves for a committee position during the open-nomination period. All nominees must submit a completed nomination form and a copy of their curriculum vitae to the selection committee. Applications must be sponsored by an active IASLC member.

IASLC Committees

Committee Chair:
Corinne Faivre-Finn
The advanced radiation technology (ART) committee focuses on educating members about emerging techniques, technologies and strategies for treating thoracic malignancies.
Committee Chair:
Anne-Marie Baird
The Communications Committee develops campaigns to increase IASLC brand recognition and credibility while educating the public about complex lung and thoracic cancer issues. The committee also reviews articles for publication in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and determines which pieces to promote to the media.
Committee Chair:
Joachim Aerts
The Education Committee plans and implements educational activities in accordance with IASLC’s mission of providing education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community at large, and to the public.
Committee Chair:
Harvey Pass
Mesothelioma is a rare tumor with limited options that has seen several research updates in 2020, many of which were spearheaded by members of this committee.
Committee Chair:
Keith Kerr
For more than 35 years, the IASLC Pathology Committee has played a fundamental role in fulfilling core aspects of the association's mission.
Committee Chair:
Ugo Pastorino
The Screening and Early Detection Committee provides leadership and oversight of IASLC activities in these areas. The committee works with appropriate internal committees to enhance the quality and quantity of IASLC cancer prevention initiatives and provides leadership in partnership with other societies in the area of cancer prevention and screening.
Committee Chair:
Matthew Steliga
Improving patient care by raising awareness of cessation-related data and by provision of information regarding the latest and most successful cessation techniques for patients with lung cancer.
Committee Chair:
Sukhmani Padda
The Career Development and Fellowship Committee focuses on supporting the next generation of lung cancer specialists.
Committee Chair:
Apar Kishor Ganti
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee oversees the educational program of IASLC to ensure that activities are planned and implemented in compliance with all ACCME Accreditation Requirements, including the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support℠. The CME Committee is also responsible for ensuring that IASLC’s CME activities meet the requirements of the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA).
Committee Chair:
Jhanelle Gray
The Membership Committee review and recommend membership status requirements and benefits for all IASLC members. Members of this committee also strategize and implement tactics to increase and retain association membership in their area of specialty and region.
Committee Chair:
Melissa Culligan
The Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Committee ensures that IASLC addresses the needs of nurses & allied health professionals involved in thoracic oncology. This committee comprehensively addresses the educational, research and related needs of nurses and allied health professionals as members of the thoracic oncology team and as IASLC members.
Committee Chair:
Satoko Yamaoka
The Patient Advocates Committee ensures that the IASLC addresses the informational needs of the public, advocates and patients living with lung and thoracic cancers. This committee also comprehensively addresses the educational and related needs of the public as an important constituency in the work of the association.
Committee Chair:
Hisao Asamura
Staging lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies accurately is critical in deciding treatment regimens and ensures best standardized care for patients worldwide. The IASLC Staging Project is a global effort to study and improve the current staging system for lung cancer, as well as for thymic and esophageal cancers and mesothelioma.

Work in close partnership with IASLC Staff Liaison, Board Liaison, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • Every two years, develop a work plan, with associated budget proposals, for the Committee in consultation with the Board Liaison and Staff Liaison, to include metrics of success
  • With support of the Staff Liaison, track and monitor Committee Members’ regular participation on calls and engagement in committee projects and activities. Utilize this data every two years during the nominations process to evaluate the composition of committee roster to ensure a diverse and engaged committee
  • Lead the activities of the Committee to ensure that its program is effectively developed and implemented to advance the IASLC strategic plan
  • Ensure that the Committee’s activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the IASLC mission
  • Work with the Committee Staff Liaison to set the agenda for Committee meetings and chair Committee meetings
  • Disseminate information and delegate responsibilities and tasks to Committee Members
  • Make reports of Committee actions and recommendations
  • Coordinate and deliver orientation for new Committee members
  • Submit annual report of activities. Oversee preparation and maintenance of records of Committee’s deliberations and actions
  • Ensure that standards of involvement are adhered to by all Committee members including themselves
  • Develop methods of engaging IASLC members outside of the committee roster in a volunteer capacity to advance the objectives of the committee
  • Ensure that Committee members understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question
  • Determine additional action required in situations where mere disclosure fails to deal fully with current or potential conflicts. Certain conflicts may prevent membership on the Committee

Work in strong collaboration with other committee members and committee leadership to advance the mission and vision of the IASLC by meaningfully participating in and engaging on committee projects and activities.

  • Learn and agree to the responsibilities and expectations of the Committee and its members by observing and completing the Committee’s onboarding orientation process
  • Assist in the discharge of the Committee's responsibilities under the leadership of the Chair
  • Review all Committee meeting agendas and attached materials
  • Attend regularly and participate actively in all Committee meetings
  • Participate in and contribute to Committee projects, activities and email communication
  • Complete tasks assigned by the Chair
  • Identify issues to be considered by the Committee
  • Serve on Subcommittees as requested by Chair, when appropriate
  • Engage in strategic planning efforts of the Committee
  • Request special reports and analyses through Committee Chair as necessary
  • Maintain an active membership with the IASLC
  • Adheres to all standards of involvement listed above. Notify Committee leadership immediately if commitment to the Committee cannot be continued at any time
  • Understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question

Work in close partnership with IASLC Committee Chair, Board Liaison, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging
members of the IASLC.

  • Every two years, develop a work plan, and associated budget proposals, for the Committee in consultation with the Committee Chair and Board Liaison, to include metrics of success
  • Assist the Chair and Deputy Chair in the conduct of Committee business
  • With support of the Committee Chair, track and monitor Committee members’ regular participation on calls and engagement in committee projects and activities. Utilize this data every two years during the nominations process to evaluate the composition of committee roster to ensure a diverse and engaged committee
  • Compile and send relevant background material and other correspondence to Committee Chair to enable members to conduct their business
  • Manage the projects as established in the Committee’s work plan from conception through implementation
  • Collaborate with the Chair to provide appropriate documentation of Committee-related activities including maintaining Committee rosters and records
  • Prepare and distribute meeting announcements, agendas and related materials with input from Committee Chair
  • Coordinate logistics of Committee meetings and manage meetings and program activities on site, as necessary
  • Prepare minutes of meetings with a consistent format for approval by Chair, and distribute to Committee members as part of agenda materials for the next scheduled Committee meeting
  • Approve and process Committee member's reimbursement requests, as necessary
  • Respond to Committee-related inquiries from IASLC members and non-members, industry, vendors and the general public
  • Distribute and maintain IASLC's statement of policy on conflict of interest at all relevant meetings
  • Act as liaison cross-departmentally in support of Committee-based programs
  • Staff strategic planning efforts for the Committee programs and manage related processes
  • Notify Chairs of issues relevant to Committee activities
  • Assist the Committee Chair with the development and delivery of a committee orientation for all committee members to ensure knowledge-gain, understanding of expectations and assessment of participation

Work in close partnership with IASLC Committee Chair, Staff Liaison, Board Liaison and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • In addition to adhering to the responsibilities of a committee member, learn the responsibilities of the Committee Chair role
  • Support the Committee Chair in Committee leadership opportunities as assigned
  • Ensure that the Committee’s activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the IASLC mission
  • Support the Committee Chair in the development and ongoing assessment of the Committee workplan, mission and objectives
  • Assist the Committee Chair in the dissemination of information, delegation of responsibilities and assignment of tasks to Committee members
  • Lead Committee and subcommittee calls as assigned by the Committee Chair
  • After serving as Deputy Chair for a 2-year term, participate in an evaluation of demonstrated leadership and engagement by the IASLC Executive Committee to confirm a transition into the role of Committee Chair
  • Work with the Committee Chair to develop opportunities for Committee member participation and involvement beyond Committee calls

Work in close partnership with IASLC Staff Liaison, Committee Chair, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • Serve as a link between a specific Committee or task force and the Board of Directors in order to (1) ensure that the Committee operates consistently with the Association's policies, and (2) identify potential problems and/or new initiatives
  • Attend all meetings of the assigned Committee or task force
  • Participate as a full voting member of the Committee
  • Ensure that the objectives for the Committee are met
  • When needed, present, in collaboration with the CEO and Chair, Staff Liaison, Committee positions and activities at Board meetings
  • Assist in the orientation of chairs and members concerning their respective responsibilities and authorities as Committee/task force members
  • Provide general oversight and evaluation of Committee's work and its chair's performance, and report any problems with respect to the Committee or the chair
  • Work closely with other Board liaisons to Committees/task forces having responsibilities, authorities and interests that overlap with those of assigned Committee or task force
  • Represent the Board to the assigned Committee. Bring to the Committee's attention relevant issues under consideration by the Board
  • Assist Chair in presenting proposals to IASLC Leadership on behalf of the Committee
  • Chair Committee/task force meetings in appointed chair's absence
  • Understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question

Work in close partnership with IASLC Staff Liaison, Board Liaison, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • Every two years, develop a work plan, with associated budget proposals, for the Committee in consultation with the Board Liaison and Staff Liaison, to include metrics of success
  • With support of the Staff Liaison, track and monitor Committee Members’ regular participation on calls and engagement in committee projects and activities. Utilize this data every two years during the nominations process to evaluate the composition of committee roster to ensure a diverse and engaged committee
  • Lead the activities of the Committee to ensure that its program is effectively developed and implemented to advance the IASLC strategic plan
  • Ensure that the Committee’s activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the IASLC mission
  • Work with the Committee Staff Liaison to set the agenda for Committee meetings and chair Committee meetings
  • Disseminate information and delegate responsibilities and tasks to Committee Members
  • Make reports of Committee actions and recommendations
  • Coordinate and deliver orientation for new Committee members
  • Submit annual report of activities. Oversee preparation and maintenance of records of Committee’s deliberations and actions
  • Ensure that standards of involvement are adhered to by all Committee members including themselves
  • Develop methods of engaging IASLC members outside of the committee roster in a volunteer capacity to advance the objectives of the committee
  • Ensure that Committee members understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question
  • Determine additional action required in situations where mere disclosure fails to deal fully with current or potential conflicts. Certain conflicts may prevent membership on the Committee

Work in strong collaboration with other committee members and committee leadership to advance the mission and vision of the IASLC by meaningfully participating in and engaging on committee projects and activities.

  • Learn and agree to the responsibilities and expectations of the Committee and its members by observing and completing the Committee’s onboarding orientation process
  • Assist in the discharge of the Committee's responsibilities under the leadership of the Chair
  • Review all Committee meeting agendas and attached materials
  • Attend regularly and participate actively in all Committee meetings
  • Participate in and contribute to Committee projects, activities and email communication
  • Complete tasks assigned by the Chair
  • Identify issues to be considered by the Committee
  • Serve on Subcommittees as requested by Chair, when appropriate
  • Engage in strategic planning efforts of the Committee
  • Request special reports and analyses through Committee Chair as necessary
  • Maintain an active membership with the IASLC
  • Adheres to all standards of involvement listed above. Notify Committee leadership immediately if commitment to the Committee cannot be continued at any time
  • Understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question

Work in close partnership with IASLC Committee Chair, Board Liaison, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging
members of the IASLC.

  • Every two years, develop a work plan, and associated budget proposals, for the Committee in consultation with the Committee Chair and Board Liaison, to include metrics of success
  • Assist the Chair and Deputy Chair in the conduct of Committee business
  • With support of the Committee Chair, track and monitor Committee members’ regular participation on calls and engagement in committee projects and activities. Utilize this data every two years during the nominations process to evaluate the composition of committee roster to ensure a diverse and engaged committee
  • Compile and send relevant background material and other correspondence to Committee Chair to enable members to conduct their business
  • Manage the projects as established in the Committee’s work plan from conception through implementation
  • Collaborate with the Chair to provide appropriate documentation of Committee-related activities including maintaining Committee rosters and records
  • Prepare and distribute meeting announcements, agendas and related materials with input from Committee Chair
  • Coordinate logistics of Committee meetings and manage meetings and program activities on site, as necessary
  • Prepare minutes of meetings with a consistent format for approval by Chair, and distribute to Committee members as part of agenda materials for the next scheduled Committee meeting
  • Approve and process Committee member's reimbursement requests, as necessary
  • Respond to Committee-related inquiries from IASLC members and non-members, industry, vendors and the general public
  • Distribute and maintain IASLC's statement of policy on conflict of interest at all relevant meetings
  • Act as liaison cross-departmentally in support of Committee-based programs
  • Staff strategic planning efforts for the Committee programs and manage related processes
  • Notify Chairs of issues relevant to Committee activities
  • Assist the Committee Chair with the development and delivery of a committee orientation for all committee members to ensure knowledge-gain, understanding of expectations and assessment of participation

Work in close partnership with IASLC Committee Chair, Staff Liaison, Board Liaison and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • In addition to adhering to the responsibilities of a committee member, learn the responsibilities of the Committee Chair role
  • Support the Committee Chair in Committee leadership opportunities as assigned
  • Ensure that the Committee’s activities are carried out in a manner consistent with the IASLC mission
  • Support the Committee Chair in the development and ongoing assessment of the Committee workplan, mission and objectives
  • Assist the Committee Chair in the dissemination of information, delegation of responsibilities and assignment of tasks to Committee members
  • Lead Committee and subcommittee calls as assigned by the Committee Chair
  • After serving as Deputy Chair for a 2-year term, participate in an evaluation of demonstrated leadership and engagement by the IASLC Executive Committee to confirm a transition into the role of Committee Chair
  • Work with the Committee Chair to develop opportunities for Committee member participation and involvement beyond Committee calls

Work in close partnership with IASLC Staff Liaison, Committee Chair, Deputy Chair and IASLC leadership to advance the mission and vision of the organization in a collaborative environment while meaningfully engaging members of the IASLC.

  • Serve as a link between a specific Committee or task force and the Board of Directors in order to (1) ensure that the Committee operates consistently with the Association's policies, and (2) identify potential problems and/or new initiatives
  • Attend all meetings of the assigned Committee or task force
  • Participate as a full voting member of the Committee
  • Ensure that the objectives for the Committee are met
  • When needed, present, in collaboration with the CEO and Chair, Staff Liaison, Committee positions and activities at Board meetings
  • Assist in the orientation of chairs and members concerning their respective responsibilities and authorities as Committee/task force members
  • Provide general oversight and evaluation of Committee's work and its chair's performance, and report any problems with respect to the Committee or the chair
  • Work closely with other Board liaisons to Committees/task forces having responsibilities, authorities and interests that overlap with those of assigned Committee or task force
  • Represent the Board to the assigned Committee. Bring to the Committee's attention relevant issues under consideration by the Board
  • Assist Chair in presenting proposals to IASLC Leadership on behalf of the Committee
  • Chair Committee/task force meetings in appointed chair's absence
  • Understand and comply with IASLC's conflict of interest policy including disclosure of significant financial interest in, or other relationships with, an entity having a commercial interest in the subject matter in question

Application Period: Open

Apply or Nominate a Colleague

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 broad geographic and multidisciplinary perspectives. Committee members are recommended by the committee leadership, with approval of the Executive Committee. There are a limited number of opportunities available for each term. 
All applicants are required to submit a C.V. and the name and email of an active IASLC member who can sponsor you. 

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