The IASLC world Conference on Lung Cancer was a historical success with more than 6000 participants. A great thanks to the Conference co-chairs, Drs. David Gandara and Dr. David Jablons and the Scientific co-chair Dr. Giorgio Scagliotti as well as the members of the Educational and Scientific Committees for the tremendous work they put into this conference and for the very exciting program. While this event now goes into the IASLC history, we are now planning for Amsterdam 2011 and Sydney 2013.
For the 16th World Conference 2015 the IASLC Board of Directors has chosen Denver, Colorado, US.
Since last Newsletter several important things have happened within IASLC. Six IASLC Fellowships/Young Investigators Awards have been awarded from many applications from all over the world. The awardees and institutions are mentioned below. More than 1400 abstracts have been submitted for the World Conference on Lung Cancer in San Francisco, 2009, and the review is currently ongoing.
For most of us the summer has come upon, and we hope you enjoyed the season. In May the Board of Directors decided that Sydney, Australia will be the host for the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer 2013.
The Board of Directors (BOD) met in February and several important activities were on the agenda. The IASLC was proud to award 7 new fellowships and 3 Young Investigators Awards each with US$ 40.000 per year for 2 years. The IASLC fellowship program is growing. The BOD would like to encourage more applicants from Asia, South America and Australia for the future applications.