Supporting our early-career members has always been, and will continue to be, a foundational principle of the IASLC. We offer many opportunities and resources for education, training, career development, research, and networking. Many past IASLC early-career members are now principal investigators on research projects and clinical trials, key opinion leaders, and directors of the IASLC board.
We welcome you to explore our programs below and participate when applicable.
International Mentorship Program
The IASLC International Mentorship Program is a time-honored professional development program dedicated to the principles of education, mentorship, and collaboration for early-career thoracic malignancies-focused physicians and researchers from economically developing countries globally. The IASLC International Mentorship Program is an initiative designed to develop today’s young investigators into tomorrow’s thoracic oncology leaders. Each year’s participants are assigned well-established mentors who live and work in the region where the IASLC’s annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is taking place. Mentees meet their mentors on-site at the conference and then following the WCLC, they travel to their mentor’s institution for a week to learn from the mentor and meet, interact, and share ideas with other multidisciplinary cancer care and research teams there.
Few things are as integral to the IASLC’s mission as helping support early-career physicians and researchers, which is why the IASLC Academy is one of the association’s most important WCLC-affiliated programs. Taught by a multidisciplinary group of prominent leaders in the field, participants in the program receive mentoring to complete a project and explore topics related to career development and research. The applications for 2024 are now closed. Applications for 2025 will open in the Fall of 2024.
IASLC Reviewer Workshop
Join the IASLC Reviewer Workshop this year at WCLC 2024! IASLC early and mid-career members, within 15 years of completing their specialist training, with a good command of the English language. Applicants who are currently on the reviewer panel of the JTO or JTO CRR are particularly encouraged to apply.