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    Important Dates

    • February 1, 2018 Registration Now Open
    • May 4, 2018 (23:59 PST) Abstract Submission Deadline
    • August 3, 2018 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline
    • August 10, 2018Abstract Title Release
    • August 10, 2018 Regular Registration Deadline
    • September 5, 2018Full Abstract Release
    • September 23 – 26, 2018Conference Dates


    Dear Colleagues and Friends, Sponsors and Exhibitors,

    It is our great pleasure and honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend and participate in the 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2018) of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) to be held September 23—26, 2018 in the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada.

    The IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer has become the premier platform not only for the presentation of new science, but also for unique networking opportunities. Building on the success of previous Conferences, the 2018 Conference will be the world’s largest international gathering of clinicians, researchers and scientists in the field of lung cancer and thoracic oncology. With delegates from more than 100 countries attending, this Conference will provide the ideal forum to discuss the latest findings, put them into context and really understand how they affect your practice day to day.

    We encourage physicians, nurses, other clinicians, researchers and scientists as well as patients and advocates in the lung cancer field and those interested in any aspect of thoracic oncology to attend this Conference. It is only through an exchange of the widest variety of research that we can offer the best program and benefits to our members and patients.

    The Conference program will be both exciting and ground-breaking in its wide-ranging and multidisciplinary content. In addition to traditional abstract presentations and lectures by world renowned invited speakers, we will be offering workshops, interactive sessions, hands on workshops as well as several sessions specifically dedicated to nurses, patients and advocates.

    The cross-disciplinary character of the Conference should fit naturally in the diverse backdrop that is Toronto. Often described as the most diverse city in the world, Toronto also features the most green space of any North American city, and was rated the world’s most livable city by The Economist in 2015. Toronto’s International Pearson Airport offers non-stop direct flights from many cities in the Americas as well as Europe, Asia and India. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre will play host to the Conference. Its location in the heart of downtown will allow easy access to Toronto’s multitude of world-class attractions.






    Dr. Frances Shepherd, OC, OOnt, MD, FRCPC, FASCO
    IASLC WCLC 2018 Honorary Chair


    Dr. Natasha Leighl, MD, MMSc, FRCSC

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    IASLC WCLC 2018 Co-President


    Dr. Andrea Bezjak, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto 
    Toronto, Canada
    IASLC WCLC 2018 Co-President

    Dr. Gail Darling, MD, FRCSC, FACS

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    IASLC WCLC 2018 Co-President

    Invitation to WCLC 2018

    IASLC welcome message from Dr. Frances Shepherd, Dr. Natasha Leighl, Dr. Andrea Bezjak and Dr. Gail Darling, WCLC 2018 Conference Co-President’s