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Foreword t gives The Australian Lung Foundation (Lung Foundation) of Australia, but also from New Zealand, Canada, Pakistan Igreat pleasure to present the following Journal of Thoracic and Nepal, with some young Asian Pacific researchers gen- Oncology Supplement of the 3rd Australian Lung Cancer erously sponsored by the IASLC. Five keynote international Conference (ALCC) which was held in the magnificent city Speakers included three IASLC members (Drs David Gan- of Melbourne, Australia, at the Sofitel Hotel from 7th 9th dara, Fred Hirsch and Masahiro Tsuboi) and for the first time October 2010. two international Nurses were invited (Sally Moore UK, The Australian Lung Foundation hosts the Australian Michele O’Brien USA). Lung Cancer Conference bi-annually and is a much antici- The ALCC is fast becoming one of the outstanding pated event on the scientific/educational conference calendar. conferences in the Asia-Pacific region that is focused on lung rd The 3rd ALCC 2010 attracted record registrations and was up cancer, mesothelioma, and associated issues. The 3 ALCC by 35% from the last event (ALCC 2008) and has grown provided a nice balance of local and international experts, and more than 111% from the inaugural conference in 2006, the cap on numbers succeeded in enhancing delegate inter- which featured IASLC past-president, Dr Frances Shepherd. action, yet is large enough to report diverse original research ALCC 2010 also included enhanced active Pharmaceutical and a comprehensive program. and Industry participation. The Australian Lung Foundation encourages effec- We were honoured to have Professor Robert Thomas, tive multidisciplinary teamwork and attracts a variety of Chief Clinical Advisor for Cancer, Department of Health disciplines with their considerable skills and knowledge. Victoria, Australia officially open the conference. During the The outcomes of this conference will help us improve lung Opening Ceremony Professor Thomas and the delegates wel- cancer care across Australia. The Organising Committee comed the arrival of two Melbourne walkers, Jarrad Archer wishes to acknowledge the considerable ongoing support and Sam Foote, with a standing ovation after their completing of our Sponsors & Exhibitors which helped make this a gruelling 24-day walk from Adelaide to Melbourne in event so successful. memory of their close “mate” (close friend), Matt Pusey, who The event was the culmination of two years planning sadly died from lung cancer. and preparation by the passionate and hardworking staff at The conference which was themed “Emerging Evi- the Lung Foundation with special thanks to Glenda Colburn, dence” focused on key issues relating to the emerging evi- Karen Lather, and Annette Hart. dence and translating the evidence to practice. Session con- Important work to improve outcomes in lung cancer tent included NSCLC, SCLC, mesothelioma, biomarkers, lies ahead of us. Through the hard work of the Speakers and supportive care, and cancer control. Delegates at such conferences, Australia is well placed to the This IASLC endorsed meeting brought together 406 efforts to help our patients. delegates from a multidisciplinary background including Pul- monologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Medical Oncology, Radia- Kwun Fong tion Oncology, Palliative Care, Nursing, Allied Health, In- Conference - Chair digenous health workers, Consumers, Pharmaceutical, Paul Mitchell Industry and others. Delegates came not only from all corners Conference - Local Organiser Journal of Thoracic Oncology  Volume 6, Number 3, Supplement 1, March 2011 S1 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Thoracic Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

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t gives The Australian Lung Foundation (Lung Foundation) of Australia, but also from New Zealand, Canada, Pakistan Igreat pleasure to present the following Journal of Thoracic and Nepal, with some young Asian Pacific researchers gen- Oncology Supplement of the 3rd Australian Lung Cancer erously sponsored by the IASLC. Five keynote international Conference (ALCC) which was held in the magnificent city Speakers included three IASLC members (Drs David Gan- of Melbourne, Australia, at the Sofitel Hotel from 7th 9th dara, Fred Hirsch and Masahiro Tsuboi) and for the first time October 2010. two international Nurses were invited (Sally Moore UK, The Australian Lung Foundation hosts the Australian Michele O’Brien USA). Lung Cancer Conference bi-annually and is a much antici- The ALCC is fast becoming one of the outstanding pated event on the scientific/educational conference calendar. conferences in the Asia-Pacific region that is focused on lung rd The 3rd ALCC 2010 attracted record registrations and was up cancer, mesothelioma, and associated issues. The 3 ALCC by 35% from the last event (ALCC 2008) and has grown provided a nice balance of local and international experts, and more than 111% from the inaugural conference in 2006, the cap on numbers succeeded in enhancing delegate inter- which featured IASLC past-president, Dr Frances Shepherd. action, yet is large enough to report diverse original research ALCC 2010 also included enhanced active Pharmaceutical and a comprehensive program. and Industry participation. The Australian Lung Foundation encourages effec- We were honoured to have Professor Robert Thomas, tive multidisciplinary teamwork and attracts a variety of Chief Clinical Advisor for Cancer, Department of Health disciplines with their considerable skills and knowledge. Victoria, Australia officially open the conference. During the The outcomes of this conference will help us improve lung Opening Ceremony Professor Thomas and the delegates wel- cancer care across Australia. The Organising Committee comed the arrival of two Melbourne walkers, Jarrad Archer wishes to acknowledge the considerable ongoing support and Sam Foote, with a standing ovation after their completing of our Sponsors & Exhibitors which helped make this a gruelling 24-day walk from Adelaide to Melbourne in event so successful. memory of their close “mate” (close friend), Matt Pusey, who The event was the culmination of two years planning sadly died from lung cancer. and preparation by the passionate and hardworking staff at The conference which was themed “Emerging Evi- the Lung Foundation with special thanks to Glenda Colburn, dence” focused on key issues relating to the emerging evi- Karen Lather, and Annette Hart. dence and translating the evidence to practice. Session con- Important work to improve outcomes in lung cancer tent included NSCLC, SCLC, mesothelioma, biomarkers, lies ahead of us. Through the hard work of the Speakers and supportive care, and cancer control. Delegates at such conferences, Australia is well placed to the This IASLC endorsed meeting brought together 406 efforts to help our patients. delegates from a multidisciplinary background including Pul- monologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Medical Oncology, Radia- Kwun Fong tion Oncology, Palliative Care, Nursing, Allied Health, In- Conference - Chair digenous health workers, Consumers, Pharmaceutical, Paul Mitchell Industry and others. Delegates came not only from all corners Conference - Local Organiser Journal of Thoracic Oncology  Volume 6, Number 3, Supplement 1, March 2011 S1

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