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.

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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