Media registration opens for World Conference on Lung Cancer

Contact: Kristal Griffith
IASLC Director of Communications
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Release: May 16, 2013

Media registration opens for World Conference on Lung Cancer

15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney Australia

DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will host the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The
World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.

The 2013 theme is "Next-Generation Lung Cancer Care." Dr. Michael Boyer, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Kwun Fong, a pulmonologist, are the 2013 Conference Presidents who head
the team organizing the meeting.

 "The theme supports the need for collaboration and cooperation in producing the best possible outcomes in the treatment of lung cancer," says Boyer, physician at the Sydney Cancer Centre. "It is also the reflection of the nature of the IASLC which welcomes and encourages participation of individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds in its conferences."

More than 7,000 delegates are expected to come from more than 100 countries to discuss the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Attendees include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, basic research scientists, nurses and allied health professionals and patients. "It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer," says Fong, physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. "A near perfect climate, world-famous architecture, beautiful harbor and friendly people make Sydney the ideal choice for combining business with leisure."

Media registration is open. Enter Media2013 as your ID code. Please make note of the Media and Embargo Policies as well.


About the IASLC:
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 3,500 lung cancer specialists in 80 countries. To learn more about IASLC please visit

May 16, 2013