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SYDNEY - The United Kingdom National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses Thoracic Surgical Group (TSG) has produced this Guideline to aid health care professionals in the preparation and support of patients undergoing a lung resection with an aim to promote patient self-management. The guideline includes information on nutrition, smoking, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, pain management and quality patient information.

DENVER/SYDNEY - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will celebrate its 40-year anniversary starting at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The organization, with support from Eli Lilly and Company, produced a 40th Anniversary website that takes people through the progress that’s been made in lung cancer research and treatment over the past 40 years.

October 2013

I encourage all of you to attend the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is surely one of the most iconic cities of the world, and Australia is renowned for the welcome it gives to visitors. Our Local Organizing Committee, headed by Drs. Michael Boyer and Kwun Fong, have worked exceedingly hard to ensure a busy and stimulating scientific program in this wonderful Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Such a massive undertaking requires close collaboration with many parties, including the convention centre staff; our professional conference organizers, International Conference Services; the dedicated team in the IASLC office headed by Paul Bunn, MD; and the volunteers on the Board and in all our committees, especially the Education Committee, who assisted the Core Program Committee. Our thanks go to all of them.

DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) awarded five people Advocacy Travel Awards. Awardees receive free conference registration, up to four nights’ accommodations, a free IASLC Membership and travel stipend.

SYDNEY - 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 press conference will be held Monday, Oct. 28 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Bayside 101 room inside the Sydney Convention Centre. The press program will include discussions and presentations on the following topics:

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Board of Directors has selected Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Hirsch will take over for the current CEO, Dr. Paul A. Bunn, Jr. MD following the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, October 27-30, 2013 where Dr. Bunn’s term ends.

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