April 2013

The World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney is coming closer, October 27-30, 2013. A very exciting program has been established by the program committee and particularly the two Conference Presidents, Drs. Michael Boyer and Kwun Fong. Please note that the deadline for abstract is June 21, 2013 and we hope as many members as possible will submit abstracts. The IASLC would like to draw your attention to the special travel awards offered to the patient’s advocates.

A significant step towards implementation of personalized medicine for lung cancer patients is the recent publication of the CAP/IASLC/AMP Guidelines for Molecular Testing. The IASLC is proud to be a part of this development, which should improve patient care and secure the many patients with lung cancer the most optimal therapy based on standardized and validated molecular tests. The IASLC is currently putting considerable effort into implementing these guidelines in clinical practice.

February 2013

We hope all of you enjoyed good holidays and are now ready for a productive 2013 IASLC year!

The World Conference in Sydney is approaching soon, and abstract submission is now open. Embedded in the program are many educational activities for younger colleagues, together with the scientific program.

December 2012

As most of us are approaching the holidays, the IASLC is continuing the many activities. The deadline for the new IASLC Fellowship program is January 16, 2013. We encourage as many as possible to apply for this great opportunity.

The Heine H. Hansen fellowships were launched in celebration of the IASLC 40th year anniversary. We hope many of the IASLC members will support this effort to stimulate career development for the next generation lung cancer investigators!

October 2012

A new month has passed and many important activities are happening.

The IASLC nomination process is still open. We would like all the IASLC members to pay attention to the announcements for the new IASLC fellowships announced in this issue of the Newsletter and encourage as many applications as possible. The announcement is also translated in different languages and can be found on the IASLC web site (

September 2012

The IASLC welcomes our newly appointed Chief Editor for our Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Dr. Alex Adjei, who will succeed Dr. James Jett. With rapid developments in digital technologies new opportunities have arisen for our journal and our other educational activities. JTO will now also be available as an “app” for mobile devices.

August 2012

We hope that those of you who have enjoyed summer season have had a good and healthy vacation period!

Many new things have recently happened within IASLC. IASLC has now been approved as a CME provider! That is a significant achievement for our organization and gives our Educational department much more flexibility in planning future activities.