October 2011

The IASLC Board of Directors finalized in September a “Strategic Planning Document”. After several months of preparation the previous – and the current - BOD met with the external consultants during some days in Denver, Colorado to finalize the document (see below). The implementation and prioritizations will now be discussed with the IASLC BOD in tight collaboration with the different IASLC Committees. Of particularly emphasis in the new initiative is the integration of nurses, advocates and other healthcare professionals into the society, and a task force was established to formalize more interaction with industry.

September 2011

It with deep sadness the IASLC received the message that one of its Founders, Prof. Heine Hoi Hansen passed away in Copenhagen, September 16. 2011.

July 2011

We hope that all of you living in the relevant geographical areas have had a good summer period!

The virtual meeting from WCLC 2011 in Amsterdam in July 2011 can still be purchased via the IASLC website

June 2011

We have just finalized the results from the IASLC election of new members for the IASLC Board of Directors, and the results show a strong and broad representative new BOD, which will take office after the World Conference in Amsterdam. The voting percent of 56 among our members is the highest in IASLC history – and much higher than in many other large comparative organizations, which reflects a high engagement in our organization.
The New IASLC Bylaws passed the recent vote of the members.

April 2011

Everyone should by now have received election material from the company Survey & Ballot Systems. If you have not received the ballot information, please contact the executive office Voting is now open (April 21 – May 26, 2011). Please vote as soon as possible.

March 2011

I am happy to announce that more than 1900 abstracts have been submitted to the World Conference in Amsterdam, July 2011. That is a historical record for abstract submissions – and we are all looking forward to a very exciting conference! Please make your registration and travel plans as soon as possible.