Education Committee

The Education Committee plans and implements educational activities in accordance with IASLC’s mission of providing education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community at large, and to the public.
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Committee responsibilities include identifying educational needs and practice gaps, developing learning objectives; designing accredited and non-accredited educational programs, and evaluating the effectiveness of IASLC educational activities.

The Education committee works closely with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee to ensure that activities meet the IASLC CME Mission and are implemented in compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Requirements and the guidelines of the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award. 

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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




Chair of Committee

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Joachim Aerts
2019 to present

Committee projects

Academy Member Project

Academy member, Mehmet Altan, has been engaging specialty societies in Turkey and Greece to assess regional needs and opportunities for IASLC to partner with them to provide education to medical oncologists.

Arezzo Pathways

In partnership with Elsevier, committee members will integrate clinical guidelines into an electronic clinical pathways program.

Education Committee coordinates the IASLC Academy

Education Committee coordinates the IASLC Academy, a professional development opportunity for 15 early career physicians from around the world who are pursuing academic careers in thoracic oncology.  Launched at the IASLC 2017 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Yokohama, Japan, this innovative program is taught by prominent leaders in the field. The program consists of workshops that are held in conjunction with the WCLC in two successive years. These workshops bookend a mentored learning experience in which each Academy member participates in a project with an IASLC committee.


Joachim Aerts
Erasmus University Medical Center
Committee Chair
Caicun Zhou
Tongji University Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Board Liaison
Kirsten Black
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Antonio Araujo
Centro Hospitalar do Porto
Committee Member
Ahmed Badawy
Faculty of Medicine; University of Alexandria
Committee Member
Marianne Davies
United States
Yale University
Committee Member
Matthew Hatton
United Kingdom
University of Sheffield
Committee Member
Hidehito Horinouchi
National Cancer Center Hospital
Committee Member
Shayma Kazmi
United States
Committee Member
Herbert Loong
Hong Kong
Department of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Committee Member
Alex Louie
London Regional Cancer Centre
Committee Member
Pranshu Mohindra
United States
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Committee Member
Jyoti Patel
United States
Northwestern University
Committee Member
Christian Diego Rolfo
United States
University of Maryland SOM
Deputy Chair
Ren Shengxiang
Tongji University
Committee Member
Francisco Suarez
Clinica Santa Maria
Committee Member
Daniel Tan
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Committee Member
Antoinette Wozniak
United States
Committee Member
Wen-Zhao Zhong
Guangdong General Hospital
Committee Member
Sue Yom
United States
ART Committee Liaison
Joel Neal
United States
Stanford University Medical Center
CME Committee Liaison
Csaba Degi
Romanian Association for Services and Communication in Oncology
NAH Committee Liaison
Mehmet Altan
United States
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Academy Member
Jin Kang
Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences
Academy Member

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