IASLC Newsletter - September/October 2017
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Time to Get Social at #WCLC2017
IASLC Communications Committee
The upcoming IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (#WCLC2017) will bring together over 6,000 participants from across the globe. The meeting is a scientific and educational event where more than 2,000 abstracts will be presented. There are many ways to keep up to date during the conference, including daily press conferences, press releases and newspaper, as well as social media channels. Relevant conference updates will be shared on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. If you are on these channels, please join in and get social! Remember to include the conference's official hashtag, #WCLC2017, and #LCSM or #Mesothelioma as appropriate. There will be a number of ‘Tweet walls’ throughout the venue displaying tweets in real time. Social media provides a valuable tool for those in concurrent sessions or for those of us who are unable to attend the meeting. Twitter transcripts containing #WCLC2017 can be generated on www.symplur.com.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed or frightened at the prospect of social media? If so, come by and find out more at the IASLC Social Media Booth, located directly off the elevator on the third floor foyer of the conference center. Tutorials and help setting up social media accounts will be provided by the IASLC's staff and experienced members. You will also be able to take a picture in front of a backdrop of Mt. Fuji. While taking a picture, you will have the option to hold a small flag of your respective country or a sign that displays your reason for attending the conference or personal research interests. We encourage you to also come by and pin your country-of-origin to our world map, an act which helps demonstrate the global partnerships that constitute the IASLC and contribute strongly in the fight against lung cancer.
September and October 2017: The IASLC and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) are pleased to present the Editor's Choice each month to highlight certain articles of interest. The articles below from the September and October 2017 issue of the JTO are free for three months. Please share with your colleagues around the globe!
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD
ASCEND-8: A Randomized Phase 1 Study of Ceritinib, 450 mg or 600 mg, Taken with a Low-Fat Meal versus 750 mg in Fasted State in Patients with Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)-Rearranged Metastatic Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
By Cho et al.
By Lodeweges et al.
A Higher Proportion of the EGFR T790M Mutation May Contribute to the Better Survival of Patients with Exon 19 Deletions Compared with Those with L858R
By Ke et al.
Thoracic Oncology Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria and Requirements Continue to Increase in Number and Complexity
By Gerber et al.
By Heuckmann et al.
By Baron et. al.
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Member Discount for the IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer – Yokohama, Japan
A primary benefit of an IASLC membership is discounted registration ($USD 250) for the IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC). To access your member discount, be sure to have your Member ID and email address. Once you have both details, the rest of your information will pre-populate, allowing you to register quickly.
To find your Member ID in your IASLC account:
1. Login. Enter your Username and Password. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it with the “Forgot Password” button on your screen. Once you have signed into your account, click “My Details” on the right side of your screen. You will then see your Member ID appear towards the top of your screen.
2. You will also find your Member ID in any past renewal email notices, invoices or on your Member ID card from the IASLC. However, please also feel free to email email@example.com with any questions or concerns and we will be happy to provide your Member ID to you right away!
Free Membership for Patients/Survivors/Caregivers
The IASLC has a free membership option for patients, survivors and caregivers of any thoracic malignancy. All patients/survivors with a diagnosis of lung cancer, mesothelioma, or other thoracic cancer, and caregivers providing services and care to loved ones affected by thoracic malignancies qualify for this free membership. Patients/survivors/caregivers can renew this non-voting membership annually. Except for voting, the patient/survivor/caregiver membership includes all Allied Health Professional member benefits, and includes online access to the JTO, member meeting discounts, eligibility to apply for travel awards, and eligibility to serve on committees. Register as Patient/Survivor.
If individuals wish to have a voting membership, they can register HERE and choose the Allied Health Membership for US$50. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call 720-598-1949.
Welcome to All New IASLC Members!
Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2017 Campaign - September/October Update
The LCAM website is a year-round resource to read stories of those affected by lung cancer. The lung cancer community can participate by submitting personal stories to be included in the site. You can also sign up on the site to receive email updates about its continuing development and follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter feeds specifically devoted to the campaign.
If your organization would like to be an LCAM 2017 partner, please contact Kristin.Schultz@iaslc.org. Thank you to our partners who have recently joined the campaign, including the Clifton F. Mountain Foundation and the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses.
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