Membership

June 2007

Dear Colleagues:
The 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Seoul, Korea is coming closer. About 3000 participants have signed up so far. The recent ASCO 2007 meeting showed clearly increasing activity in the lung cancer area (more than 500 abstracts were presented), so a follow-up in Seoul should encourage all of us to participate. The Board of Directors had a meeting June 5th 2007 where several important issues were discussed. The significant and rapid increase in memberships, new initiatives like a major IASLC/ESMO Lung Cancer meeting planned for Europe, April 2008 and the increasing number of high quality articles for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) are all encouraging.

Fred R. Hirsch, MD
Editor

RESULTS FROM ELECTION BALLOT FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The voting gave the following results:

President Elect: David Gandara, US

New members of the Board of Directors (2007-2011): Elisabeth Brambilla, France; M. Tsuboi, Japan; Kwun Fong, Australia Tony Mok, Hong Kong; Harvey Pass,US; Joan Schiller, US; Wilfried Eberhardt, Germany

Continuing Board of Directors (2007-2009): Jack Roth, US Nico van Zandwijk, Netherlands Fred R. Hirsch, US Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Japan David H. Johnson, US

TRAVEL AVARD WINNERS – 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Korea
Kimio Yonesaka, US Bram Balduyck, Belgium
Florent Baty, Switzerland Jenifer Marks, US
Roman Thomas, Germany Jason Zell, US
Min Kyoung Kim, Korea Min Kyoung Kim, Korea
Linda Coate, Ireland Luigi De Petris, Sweden
Shinji Sasada, Japan Elena Michalendo, Belarus
Sreeja Leelakumari, India Amrit Bohora, Nepal
Qinghua Zhou, China Polina Gerevas, Russia
Mesba Faruqui, Bangladesh Bernadette Asunción, Philippines
Kashif Iqbal, Pakistan D.S. Pramod, India

Coming IASLC Workshops 2007- 2008:
September 2-4, 2007
The 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer – IASLC
Place: Seoul, Korea
For more information, please visit www.2007worldlungcancer.org

November 2-4. 2007
6th Conference of the International Society for Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases
Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
For more information: Carolyn.dresler@ksg03.harvard.edu

November 14-17, 2007
Turkish Thoracic Society
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
For more information, please visit Metintas@superonline.com

February 21-23, 2008
8th Targeted Therapy Meeting
Place: Santa Monica, CA
For more information: pia.hirsch@uchsc.edu

April 24-26, 2008
IASLC/ESMO Lung Cancer Conference
Place: Geneva, Switzerland
For more information: pia.hirsch@uchsc.edu

July 2008
Int Lung Cancer Research Workshop
Place: Liverpool, UK
For more information: John Field, j.k.field@liv.ac.uk

October 9-10, 2008
3rd Latin American Cancer Conference
Place: Chile
For more information: Dr. Nise Yamaguchi, nisehy@uol.com.br

November 13-15, 2008
Chicago/IASLC/ASCO/ASTRO
Malignancies of the Chest and Head and neck Symposium
Place: Chicago
For more information: E. Vokes, evokes@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

December 5-7, 2008
3rd Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Congress
Place: India
For more information: purvish@rediffmail.com

IASLC welcomes 76 members since April 2007
Australia
Korea
USA
Anthony Aouad
Yeul Hong Kim
Zhidong Xu
Michael O'Keefe
Doo Yun Lee
Adam Beltran
Jeremy Ruben
Min Kyoung Kim
Dawn Bravo
Michael Mac Manus
Hyeong Ryul Kim
Dan Raz
Belgium
Jhingook Kim
Genevieve Clement
Bran Balduyck
Sun Young Rha
Jae Kim
Brazil
Hong Gwan Seo
Susan Mantel
Paulo Gabbay
Lithuania
Junichi Okamoto
Canada
Raimundas Sakalauskas
Roshni Ray
Conrad Falkson
Netherlands
Yu-Ching (Eric) Lin
S. Kishore Thain
Otto Koekstra
Yihui Shi
Julia Chae
Marius-Yan Van Henten
Maria Vlachaki
China
New Zealand
Christine Olsen
Wei Luo
Christine Elder
Marina Lewis
Mengzhong Liu
Philippines
Maria Pia Morelli
France
Bernadette Asuncion
Ying Wei
Philippe Girard
South Korea
Steven Jubelirer
India
Eun Kyung Cho
Liang You
Sreeja Leelakuman
Seung Bum Han
Kimio Yonesaka
Japan
Jung-Gi Im
James W. Sutton
Yasuo Makajima
Spain
Drew Zepp
Yasuhiro Hida
Vicente Giner
Salah Almokadem
Yasuko Ichikawa
Switzerland
Jay Umbreit
Chiaki Endo
Florent Baty
Biao He
Takahiro Mochizuki
Oliver Gautschi
Jasleen Kukreja
Toshiro Niki
Taiwan
Lorriana Leard
Naruyuki Kobayashi
Yung-Chie Lee
Steve Madison
Tetsuya Mizuno
United Kingdom
Michael Mann
Toru Shibara
Nazia Mohammed
Pierre Theodore
Shinichi Toyooka
George Xinarianos
Hamid Mirshahidi
Takashi Iwata
Carolyn Blanckmeister