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International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference

Friday, September 22 - Saturday, September 23, 2023


We are looking forward to an information-filled weekend on a variety of topics that impact the lung cancer community.


To ensure we were able to cover a broad variety of topics, we encourage you to view a few of our sessions prior to the conference so you get the most out of the sessions during the conference.  The following sessions will be available on the platform about one week prior to the conference:




Chemotherapy 101

Jyoti Patel, MD Northwestern Medicine

Surgery 101

Timothy Mullet, MD, MBA, FACS UK Markey Cancer Center

Radiation 101

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH UCLA Health

Immunotherapy 101

Natasha Leighl, MD, MMSc, FRCPS, DASCO Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Targeted Therapy / Precision Medicine

Benjamin Levy, MD Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Small Cell Lung Cancer 101

Lauren Byers, MD The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Clinical Trials 101

Vivek Subbiah, MD Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI)


ILCSC Conference Schedule

NOTE: All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). 



Friday, September 22, 2023

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET

Welcome and Keynote Address: The Role of Air Pollution in Causing Lung Cancer

 Charles Swanton, MBBS, PhD Francis Crick Institute and Cancer Research UK

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

Progress in Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Luis Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP Memorial Cancer Institute/Memorial Health Care System

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Participating in Research (Project Peer)

 Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH, and Bellinda King-Kallimanis, PhD LUNGevity Foundation

1:30 – 2:30 PM ET

Integrative Oncology and the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches in the Management of Lung Cancer

 Gabriel Lopez, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Addressing Brain Mets in Lung Cancer

Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD, MBA, FASCO Miami Cancer Institute

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM ET


3:45 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Histological Transformation of NSCLC into SCLC

Triparna Sen, PhD Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Cachexia: Addressing one of cancer's grand challenges

Marcus Goncalves, MD, PhD Weill Cornell Medicine

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

Regional Ask the Experts Session (Asia and Australia)

Malinda Itchins,  BMedSc MBBS(Hons1) FRACP PhD, Royal North Shore Hospital & North Shore Private  

Chul Kim, MD Georgetown University

Aakash Desai, MBS, MPH O'Neal Cancer Center, University of Alabama Birmingham

Vivek Tomar, Advocate



Saturday, September 23, 2023

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET

Regional Ask the Experts Session (Europe and Middle East/North Africa)

Marina Garassino , MD University of Chicago

Benjamin Besse, MD Gustave Roussy Institute

Nagla Karim, MD Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Merel Hennink, Advocate

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Regional Ask the Experts Session (Latin America)

Narjust Florez, MD Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Luis Corrales MD Hospital San Juan de Dios and the Centro de Investigacion y Manejo del Cancer (CIMCA)

Luciana Holtz, Oncoguia, Advocate

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET

Bringing hope to the world: expanding lung cancer drug access

Andrielle Yost, Senior Program Manager, The Max Foundation

Alicia Annamalay, Director of Programs, The Max Foundation

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Break or LUNGevity’s Action Network

Brandon Leonard, Director of Government Affairs LUNGevity Foundation

Lauren Humphries, Associate Director of Constiuent Engagement, LUNGevity Foundation

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – ALK Breakout

Jessica Lin, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Amanda Nerstad, Survivor

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – EGFR Breakout

Tejas Patil, MD University of Colorado Cancer Center

Kris Kimball, Advocate

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – KRAS Breakout

Mark Awad, MD, PHD Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Terri Conneran, Founder and President, KRAS Kickers

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – Rare Mutations (BRAF, MET, RET, ROS1) Breakout

Ross Camidge MD, PhD University of Colorado Cancer Center

Janet Freeman-Daily, Advocate

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – Small Cell Breakout

Carl Gay, PhD, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center

Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH LUNGevity Foundation

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Ask the Experts – No Actionable Mutation/Immunotherapy Breakout

Patrick Forde, MD, MB, BCH The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Jill Feldman, Advocate

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM ET

Hot Topic: Liquid Biopsy: Current capabilities and future potential

Christian Rolfo, MD, PhD, MBA, Dr.hc Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Survivorship Resources

Ann Fish- Steagall, RN, BSN LUNGevity Foundation

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

The Future of Lung Cancer Care

Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, FASCO Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer at the University of Miami

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM ET

Closing Remarks

Amy Moore, PhD, LUNGevity Foundation

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