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.

Read the IASLC CME Mission Statement here.



Chair of Committee

Dr. Christian Rolfo
Christian Rolfo
2021 to present
Christian Rolfo, MD, PhD, MBA, Dr.hc. is Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) and Associate Director for Clinical Research in the Center for Thoracic Oncology at The Tisch Cancer Institute. Dr. Rolfo is President of the International Society of Liquid Biopsy (ISLB) and Chair of the Education Committee at the International Association for Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

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

The 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.  Participants in the program receive mentoring to complete a project and to explore topics related to career development and research.  Due to restrictions on in-person gatherings, the initial portion of the program will be conducted through a series of 4 virtual meetings throughout the year culminating in a live workshop during WCLC 2022.  


Christian Rolfo
United States
Mount Sinai
Joachim Aerts
Erasmus University Medical Center
Past Chair/Board Liaison
Kelly Nevins Kraines
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Mehmet Altan
United States
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee Member
Antonio Araujo
Centro Hospitalar do Porto
Committee Member
Ahmed Badawy
Faculty of Medicine; University of Alexandria
Committee Member
Pilar Garrido
University Hospital Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS)
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
Hyojin Kim
Seoul National University of Medicine
Committee Member
Alex Louie
London Regional Cancer Centre
Deputy Committee Chair
Satoru Miura
Niigata Cancer Center Hospital
Committee Member
Pranshu Mohindra
United States
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Committee Member
Jyoti Patel
United States
Northwestern University
Committee Member
Luis Raez
United States
Memorial Healthcare System
Committee Member
Ren Shengxiang
Tongji University
Committee Member
Navneet Singh
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Committee Member
Francisco Suarez
Clinica Santa Maria
Committee Member
Daniel Tan
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Committee Member
Odd Terje Brustugun
Oslo University Hospital
Committee Member
Antoinette Wozniak
United States
Committee Member
Alona Zer
Rambam Health Care Campus
Committee Member
Wen-Zhao Zhong
Guangdong General Hospital
Committee Member

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