Dear Doctors, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
The 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will take place from December 4 to 7, 2016, in Vienna, Austria. The science of lung cancer is advancing so rapidly that the IASLC decided to hold the World Conferences annually. The IASLC WCLC in Vienna will be the first of the annual Conferences, following the IASLC World Conference in Denver in 2015.
On behalf of IASLC as well as the members of the Organizing and Program Committees, I cordially invite you to attend the World Conference 2016 in Vienna.
The Conference motto “WCLC 2016 Together against Lung Cancer” captures the collaborative spirit of the Conference which will be a scientific and educational event covering three major topics:
Active Prevention, Accurate Diagnosis, Advanced Care.
Medical doctors, scientists, nurses, health professionals, government officials, partners from the industry, health advocacy groups and patients will come together in order to obtain and exchange information on both state-of-the-art and advances in the management of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, considering both global and regional aspects.
I ask you to submit your latest research results for presentation. You are also welcome to suggest any topic, activity or scientific program you would like to see covered during the World Conference. Your active contribution will be crucial to the success of the World Conference and its impact on our global mission to prevent, diagnose and treat lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Together, we will become a stronger voice and global force and will succeed in decreasing the world-wide burden of lung cancer.
I hope that, despite an intense Conference program, you also will be able to get some glimpses of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Vienna is a cosmopolitan and modern city and host to many international organizations including the United Nations. Vienna is also a city rich in history, architecture and culture. I hope that you will be inspired by the Viennese art of living.
I am looking forward to personally welcoming you to the Vienna World Conference from all parts of the world.
Robert Pirker, MD
IASLC WCLC 2016 Congress President