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YI 01 - Young Investigator and First Time Attendee Session (ID 588)
- Event: WCLC 2017
- Type: Young Investigator
- Track: Education/Publication/Career Development
- Presentations: 1
- Moderators:Peter Goldstraw, Giorgio Vittorio Scagliotti
- Coordinates: 10/15/2017, 08:00 - 11:30, F201 + F202 (Annex Hall)
YI 01.13 - Making the Most of the WCLC: A Guide for First Time Attendee - From a Second Time Attendee (ID 7856)
08:00 - 11:30 | Presenting Author(s): Deepali Jain
The IASLC (International association for the study of lung cancer) WCLC (World Conference on Lung Cancer) is world’s largest academic platform dedicated for the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies which not only caters to physicians but also includes active participation from each discipline of medicine involves in patient care. In addition health advocacy groups and patients will also join WCLC to obtain and exchange the information. The focus of the meeting is on the biology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment and management of lung cancer so to begin from active prevention and accurate diagnosis to advanced care. Because of advancing science of lung cancer, IASLC decided to hold WCLC every year so people will be kept abreast with the current knowledge and updates in this field. There are many academic opportunities for the young investigators or first-time attendee to pursue their career in the field of thoracic oncology. They can meet the experts during the conference, attend various educational sessions and take guidance in the field of basic, translational and clinical research. There are many awards which help in not only enhancement of academic career but also in attending conference from resource poor countries. Travel awards given to developing nation investigators so that they can attend the conference and present their latest research in addition to make collaborations and academic networking. International mentorship program of IASLC is very useful professional development and education program for early-career doctors from economically-developing countries in which you get an opportunity to spend a week time in a well established hospital or laboratory under the mentorship of an international expert in that field. This year, the Core Program Committee has organized a scientific program that includes more than 450 presentations. The conference motto is “Synergy to Conquer Lung Cancer” which will be very overwhelming at both scientific and educational fronts. The education sessions include state-of-the-art talks by experts on academically challenging and evolving topics. The scientific program includes research presentations in the form of posters and platform formats. There are many events and platforms where first time attendees can interact and do networking for future collaborations. It is certain that the 18[th] WCLC will help young investigators and first time attendees to build and shape-up their career in thoracic oncology.
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