Research & Education

Best of 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 9 p.m. EDT - Recording Available
 Suresh Ramalingam  

Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Director, Division of Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD - Program Chair
Co-Director, Section of Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine

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Fred Hirsch, MD, PhD –Speakers Bureau/Advisory Board: Astrazeneca, Genentech, BMS, Lilly and Abbvie.

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    Deb Whippen-Nothing to Disclose 

Name of Activity: 


Best of 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC)

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Moderator – Ramaswamy Govindan, MD – Pfizer: Advisory Board, Celgene: Advisory Board, AztraZeneca: Advisory Board, INC Research: Consulting, AbbVie: Consulting, Advisory Board and Honorarium, MSK: Advisory Board.


Speaker- Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD-Advisory Board: Amgen, Ariad, Astra Zeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Celgene, Clovis, Genentech, Gilead, Eli Lilly, Novartis.

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 Live Course

  Internet Live Course (Webinar)XXXX

 Internet Enduring Material

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IASLC continues the Lung Cancer with this LIVE WEBINAR featuring Dr. Suresh Ramalingam.

Dr. Ramalingam will identify and discuss the key abstracts, presentations and developments reported during the recent IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer held September 2015. The program will:

  • Illustrate scientific progress in the diagnosis, treatment and management of thoracic malignancies
  • Identify the most relevant clinical research results likely to impact patient care in the near future
  • Review advances in the multidisciplinary management of patients in relation to current standards of care

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate key developments in clinical research most likely to impact patient care
  2. Review evolving standards of care in the multidisciplinary management of thoracic malignancies
  3. Analyze treatment and management options in the personalized medicine paradigm

Following the presentation, there will be ample time for discussion and a question/answer session. Attendees will be able to submit questions and comments to Dr. Ramalingam via Internet chat.

This CME live webinar series is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer, including medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and advanced practice nurses and physicians' assistants.



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A Conflict of Interest (COI) is created and exists when individuals in a position to control the content of CME, or their spouses/partners, that have a relevant personal financial relationship within the past 12 months with a commercial interest that produces, markets, re-sells, or distributes health care goods or services consumed by, or used, on patients that benefits the individual in any financial amount and therefore, may bias their opinions and teachings. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or any other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research and clinical trials), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected. 

 This IASLC CME educational activity was planned and developed to: uphold academic standards to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor; adhere to requirements to protect health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and, include a mechanism to inform learners when unapproved or unlabeled uses of therapeutic products or agents are discussed or referenced.

IASLC CME assures that the planners/reviewers/authors/faculty/moderators/peer reviewers et. al. conflicts of interest  were identified, reviewed and resolved from all individuals involved in the development  or able to influence and control the content of this CME activity; IASLC CME assures that disclosure is given prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.  Any individual who failed or refused to disclose relevant financial relationships was disqualified from this CME activity and removed from any of IASLC CME activity presentation.

All commercial relationships and conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by IASLC Ethics Committee, CME Subcommittee, and Independent reviewer. COI will be evaluated by the Board of Directors of the IASLC for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. IASLC CME is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial entity.


IASLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IASLC CME designates this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The objective of this workshop was to enable fruitful collaborations that could help design a high priority biomarker-driven clinical study to assess the efficacy of a targeted-therapy in a specific lung cancer population, while helping to collect data for regulatory approval.


This CME live webinar series is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer, including medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and advanced practice nurses and physicians' assistants.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Thank you for your participation.


IASLC Financial/Commercial Relationships and Conflicts of Interest Policy

IASLC Honoraria Policy

ISALC Commercial Support Agreement (LOA)

IASLC Lung Cancer Grand Rounds webinars will continue throughout 2015. The goal is to hold one program monthly. Participants who complete a pre-and post-test along with an evaluation will receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for each completed webinar.

If you are interested in obtaining the CME Credits for these sessions you must indicate this when you register for the program. CME credit is only available to attendees of the live webinar.