New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 6th Biennial New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference, to be held on Thursday, 17th of October - Friday, 18th of October 2019 at The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, in Christchurch.

The impressive line-up of presenters will include presentations from international speaker Professor Kwun Fong, Thoracic and Sleep Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital and Professor with the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia. He was inaugural Chair of the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group and is privileged to serve as Chair of the Australian Lung Foundation's Lung Cancer Consultative Group, is Co-Editor of the Cochrane Lung Cancer Review Group and is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Thoracic Diseases.

There have been many improvements in cancer care in New Zealand over the past decade, but lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer related deaths. Rates of lung cancer are disproportionately high among the Māori and Pacific peoples, making it an important health area for ongoing focussed attention. Furthermore, New Zealand continues to have lower survival rates than the countries it traditionally benchmarks itself against, including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The New Zealand Lung Cancer Conference is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this issue from international and local experts. With an exciting programme ranging over two days, this course will be of great interest to health professionals working across the whole lung cancer pathway, from prevention and screening through to diagnosis, staging and management. The conference will feature information on the latest advances in lung cancer research and provide insight into clinical best practice models.

Presentations will also be offered at the conference by second international speaker, Professor Shalini Vinod. A senior radiation oncologist at the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre in Sydney, Australia, she leads the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at Liverpool & Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres. She is also a member of several national committees involved in writing guidelines and conducting research in lung cancer.

Submissions for Late Breaking Abstracts are now open! The deadline for submissions will be Friday, 13th of October 2019. Don’t miss out!

For more information on the conference, how to submit an abstract, or how to register, please CLICK HERE