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.

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.

SYDNEY - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and its Tobacco Control and Prevention Committee invite the public to a free screening of the documentary “Addiction Incorporated” at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 27 in the Bayside Auditorium B at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. This will be a major focus for the World Conference on Lung Cancer being held Oct. 27-30 at the Convention Centre.

DENVER - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) sent a letter to President Barack Obama Sept. 18, 2013 urging the U.S.

September 2013

The September 2013 Newsletter contains an invitation for applications for the Regional Organizing Committee for the 19th WCLC in Toronto, Canada. We're also highlighting some key events to take place at the 15th WCLC in Sydney, including the IASLC's 40th Anniversary, the ALK Atlas and travel information to Sydney. This edition also includes a letter from the Editor and profiles of our Fellowship winners, including the latest from LCFA's Day at the Races.

August 2013

In the August Newsletter, you'll find an update from IASLC President Dr. Peter Goldstraw and IASLC Executive Director Dr. Paul A. Bunn, Jr. The edition also provides information on the recent IASLC election, which establishes the upcoming Officer and Board of Directors; the latest fellowship opportunities; details on IASLC Events; the latest work by IASLC Committees; the latest offer to fellows to join the IASLC and recent new moves by our members.