November Member Newsletter
IASLC 15th Annual Targeted Therapies of The Treatment of Lung 2015 Cancer
European Lung Cancer Conference - ELCC 2015
16th World Conference on Lung Cancer - Abstract Submission Opens - January 14, 2015
The World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries to discuss the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research.
GAIN: EnGAging an Interdisciplinary Team for NSCLC Diagnosis, Personalized Assessment, and Treatment
3 Languages - Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with ALK - Positive NSCLC
Highlights from the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology
Past webinars are available online!
IASLC Fellowship and Young Investigators Programs - Deadline January 5, 2015
WCLC IASLC International Mentorship Program – Deadline April 15, 2015
The IASLC Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Oncology
Photos from the Asian Pacific Lung Cancer Conference
IASLC November Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Review
Social media was very active this month using the hashtag #LCAM14. From November 17th alone, twitter has shown this hashtag has reached almost 3 million social media users.
11/17 to 11/24/14 #LCAM14 stats:
LASLC Press Releases and Talking Points:
JTO articles are Generating News Coverage
2015 Member Registration is Open
All Members whose memberships expire December 31, 2014 will begin receiving their member renewal notices online in late-November and early-December. If you chose a multi-year membership in 2014, your membership will continue without interruption. IASLC has continued the three-year registration options for all categories (except complimentary Fellow membership). This 3-year option "locks-in" the current member rates. Regular members will save $150.00 over three years by selecting the 3-year Membership option ($600.00) and Developing Country and Allied Health Professionals can avoid a future potential increase and have the ease of not having to renew each year. We encourage all members to renew early so you have no interruption of benefits or JTO delivery and online access. Please review the single-year and multi-year options available to you!
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IASLC Partner Society Offers for NEW Members Joining IASLC
2014 Annual Member Feedback Survey Completed
Welcome New IASLC Members for November:
Deniz Yalman, MD, PhD
Message to Region: (READ IT IN TURKISH)
One of the priority tasks of Turkish Society of Lung Cancer is to increase lung cancer awareness among Turkish citizens. The society faces the same problems like many developed and developing countries in the scope of lung cancer . The society organized three workshops during November 2013 in order to increase the awareness, to manufacture public opinion and to motivate those who have great impact on policy making. Many issues and problems regarding the role of screening in early diagnosis, palliative care, and drug accessibility for lung cancer patients were discussed and suggestions for the solution of these problems were shared with the colleagues, policy makers, and public. In order to share the current knowledge on lung cancer 12 regional meetings besides a national congress with 450 participants were organized during 2014. It is planned to increase the number of regional meetings during 2015.
Another interesting issue for the public is lung cancer vaccines. To prevent the excess and premature interest which may arise from visual and printed media Turkish Society of Lung Cancer gave importance to inform our colleagues and public about immunotherapy.
For the first time Republic of Turkey Ministery of Health, Cancer Research Center announced the survival statistics of all cancer sites. According to these statistics mean survival duration of lung cancer cases (ignoring the stage) is 16.8 months.
The precautions against tobacco and tobacco products are still ongoing incrementally. This should be interpreted as an indication that Turkey will show a great progress in the fight against tobacco related diseases in the near future.
Ufuk Yilmaz Deniz Yalman
President of Turkish Society of Lung Cancer IASLC Regent of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
WCLC 2015: Patient Advocacy Travel Awards
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has opened the application process for lung cancer patient advocates to apply for Advocacy Travel Awards. Awardees receive a travel stipend, free conference registration, up to four nights’ accommodations, and a free IASLC Membership for 2016. “For the World Conference on Lung Cancer in 2015, we hope to engage and receive more applications from other regions of the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. We know that the cost of travel can be a deterrent, and we hope these travel awards will encourage more survivors and patient advocates from around the world to apply” says Glenda Colburn, chair of the IASLC Patient Advocacy Committee and a Director at Lung Foundation Australia. Read More
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