Many important messages/announcements will be found in this Newsletter: The search for a new CEO for the organization has started and has been announced. As mentioned earlier, Dr. Paul Bunn Jr, MD, after many years in office, having brought this organization to another level, is stepping down at the WLCC in Sydney 2013. The IASLC Board is searching for his successor (see below). The search for a Chief Editor for our journal JTO is now in its final round.
We are proud to announce in this Newsletter the new IASLC Fellowship/Young Investigator Award winners. IASLC’s Fellowship/Young Investigators awards are important activities for our organization and many investigators have over the years been able to start very successful careers in lung cancer translational/clinical science through our awards.
It is with great pride that I inform you that the IASLC Office has moved into the new IASLC Headquarters, located adjacent to the University of Colorado Hospital Campus. All employees now have new emails (first name.last email@example.com and new phone numbers. The address is 13100 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA.
As the year of 2011 comes close to an end, we will remind everyone that Fellowship 2012 application dead-line is January 16, 2012. The application guidelines can be found in Spanish, English, Japanese and Chinese on IASLC website www.iaslc.org. If someone needs help with the application, the IASLC Office is happy to help. Please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is time for a new round of application for the IASLC Fellowship/Young Investigator Awards (please see below). We will encourage as many as possible to apply for these fellowships! The Fellowship Announcement will be announced in English, and a Chinese, Japanese and Spanish version of the announcement can be found on the IASLC website www.iaslc.org. Guidelines to apply can be found on the website too. If someone needs help with the application, the IASLC Office is happy to help. Please contact, email@example.com.
The IASLC Board of Directors finalized in September a “Strategic Planning Document”. After several months of preparation the previous – and the current - BOD met with the external consultants during some days in Denver, Colorado to finalize the document (see below). The implementation and prioritizations will now be discussed with the IASLC BOD in tight collaboration with the different IASLC Committees. Of particularly emphasis in the new initiative is the integration of nurses, advocates and other healthcare professionals into the society, and a task force was established to formalize more interaction with industry.