IASLC Newsletter - April 2018
Miss #ELCC18? Catch Up on Social Media!
Earlier this month over 2,100 delegates attended the 2018 European Lung Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland (April 11 – 14). The conference was organized by the IASLC and ESMO, in partnership with ESTRO, ESTS and ETOP.
Conference attendees were also granted access to the 5th ESO Lung Cancer Observatory, where speakers including Fredrik Johansson (a young patient with lung cancer) outlined issues they hoped would be addressed in the lung field in 2019. During the course of the conference over 2,000 tweets created nearly 7 million impressions from over 500 participants. The average number of tweets per participant was 4. Numbers were up compared with 2017, which was great to see. Participants also engaged with Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, further increasing the global reach of #ELCC18. Those contributing through social media channels included (amongst others) oncologists, pulmonologists, scientists and pathologists - as well as cancer societies and pharma.
If you would like to find out what happened at the ELCC or where you ranked in mentions, impressions or the new Healthcare Social Graph® Score, check out #ELCC18 on www.symplur.com. (Don’t forget to select the appropriate dates at the bottom of the page.) IASLC members can also access the #ELCC18 virtual library at https://library.iaslc.org/.
April 2018: The IASLC and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) are pleased to present the Editor's Choice each month to highlight certain articles of interest. The articles below from the April 2018 issue of the JTO are free for three months. Please share with your colleagues around the globe!
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD
By Jett et al.
By Du et al.
These results are put in perspective for clinicians by an excellent accompanying editorial by Dr. De Ruysscher and colleagues.
Safety of Combined PD-1 Pathway Inhibition and Intracranial Radiation Therapy in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer
By Hubbeling et al.
Dr. Levy and colleagues discuss the implications of these findings in an excellent accompanying editorial.
ELCC 2018 Virtual Library Now Available for Free to ALL Active Members!
Award Opportunities for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
The IASLC is currently accepting applications for the Nurse or Allied Health Professional Travel Awards and the Nurse and Allied Health Professional International Mentorship Program.
Applications for both programs must be received by Friday, May 4. Please share this information with your eligible colleagues and apply today!
Invite a Fellow/Resident/Trainee for a Free Membership
The IASLC is pleased to continue to offer a free membership option for fellows, residents and trainees. Fellow memberships are available for a maximum of two years, and members are entitled to most of the regular IASLC benefits, including online access to the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. If you are a member of the IASLC and wish to invite a fellow/student/trainee to join us, please utilize the Fellow Membership invitation form or have them sign up today.
Member Account Information
It’s important for the IASLC to keep our records up to date so that members can receive important information via email and postal letter. To ensure that our records are current, please sign into your IASLC account to edit any details that may need updating. You can always email updates to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 720-598-1949.
Welcome New IASLC Members
Welcome to all new IASLC members who joined during March 2018.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) 2018
The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition (LCAMC) is working on coordinating and maximizing our efforts to reach our goals for this year, which include further developing our campaign's website, building on the success of donated ad space and continuing to leverage support from our partners, sponsors and the IASLC.
The LCAM website is a year-round resource to read stories of those affected by lung cancer. The lung cancer community can participate by submitting personal stories to be included in the site. You can also sign up on the site to receive email updates about its continuing development and follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter feeds specifically devoted to the campaign.
If your organization would like to be a partner on LCAM 2018, please contact Kristin.Schultz@iaslc.org.
IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award Nomination Form – NOW OPEN
We're excited to announce that the nomination period is open for the IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award. Now in its second year, this award is designed to recognize outstanding patient care and aims to honor multidisciplinary teams working together to provide the highest quality cancer care.
Nominations for this award will be accepted from all over the world. The winning team will select one representative to attend the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (#WCLC2018) in Toronto, Canada. Learn more and nominate a team for the award.
2018 WCLC Advocacy Travel Award Application – NOW OPEN
Patient advocates and advocacy organizations can now apply for IASLC Patient Advocacy Travel Awards, which provide free registration and travel expense stipends for up to five patient advocates for the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (#WCLC2018) held September 23 - 26, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.
Advocacy Travel Award applicants are required to submit:
The award is open to organizations that can show 501(c)(3) or a similar type of non-profit status, and to individuals not affiliated with an advocacy organization. Find more information on the official website of the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer.
The Lung Cancer Registry – OPEN for Patient Participation
The Lung Cancer Registry was started by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and hopes to build a comprehensive data repository to help researchers and clinicians better identify and understand the complexities of this disease. Patients and/or caregivers on behalf of patients can participate. The IASLC is a contributing partner for this initiative. Learn more about how you can help.
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WCLC Virtual Library
September 23 - 26 2018Toronto, Canada
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