Time is flying! The World Conference in Denver is coming closer, and we hope as many as possible will join us for this conference. Two of our global initiatives will be presented in Denver: the new staging system for lung cancer and thymic cancers, and the new WHO Multidisciplinary Histo-pathologic Classification.
As we approach the end of the year, I am very proud to share with you that this year has been a very successful year for IASLC!
Our meetings, both regional meetings and smaller meetings/workshops, have been very successful in terms of science and attendance. For the next year we will have the World Conference in September; we will continue our more “traditional” smaller meetings; we will also expand the focused meetings, which will include an expert meeting on Small Cell Lung Cancer in April in New York City, and we will also plan for a specific immunotherapy meeting in the fall of 2015.
Over the last month IASLC had two successful events; the ASTRO/ASCO/IASLC Multidisciplinary Meeting in Chicago, which had about 800 participants and the Asian Pacific Lung Cancer Meeting (APLCC) in Kuala Lumpur with about the same number of participants. Kudos to Dr. Karen Kelly chairing the Chicago meeting and to Drs. Liam and Ibrahim chairing the APLCC meeting in KL. IASLC will continue to grow the regional meetings, which is an important mission of our organization.