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ELCC 2015 – European Lung Cancer Conference

The European Lung Cancer Conference is organised by top academic experts in lung cancer and thoracic malignancies.

The conference is relevant for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians, and other medical professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with lung cancer.

Access the ELCC 2015 Online Programme Download the Programme (PDF)


Abstracts accepted for presentation during ELCC 2015 (Proffered Paper – suffix ‘O’, Poster Discussion – suffix ‘PD’ and Poster – suffix ‘P’ or ‘TiP’) are available in the ELCC 2015 online programme

Late-breaking abstracts (Proffered Paper or Poster Discussion – prefix ‘LBA’) and abstracts selected for the official ELCC 2015 Press Programme (additional suffix ‘_PR’) will be made public at the beginning of the press conference or scientific session during which they are presented, whichever comes first.

Conference objectives

  • To provide a regular update to all thoracic oncology specialists on different multidisciplinary topics important for research and clinical care in their practice
  • To discuss critically the increasing understanding of biology of thoracic tumours and how it changes the diagnostic and treatment landscape
  • To present the latest advances in preclinical and clinical research in different settings across lung and other thoracic malignancies

Main themes for ELCC 2015

  • Evolving role of surgery in metastatic disease
  • Refining radiotherapy for lung cancer
  • Expanding role of biomarkers for NSCLC
  • Immunotherapy in our treatment paradigm
  • Evolving ablative strategies in oncogene driven tumours
  • Groundbreaking approaches in SCLC and mesothelioma

This multidisciplinary thoracic oncology conference addresses the scientific and educational needs of key specialists and trainees: medical and radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, research physicians and allied health professionals. Topics will include:

  • Molecular testing in advanced NSCLC: clinical practice, clinical trials, emerging biomarkers
  • Immunotherapy in NSCLC: new findings and how to select patients for this approach
  • Role of local therapies in oligoprogressive oncogenic-driven lung cancer
  • Surgical and radiotherapeutic approaches to oligometastatic disease
  • Advanced NSCLC without driver mutations: treatment approaches
  • Small cell lung cancer: the evolving role of radiotherapy
  • Mesothelioma: standards and controversies
  • Specialty sessions for profound discussion of discipline specific controversies

Benefits of attending

  • This is THE European thoracic oncology CME conference in 2015. Lung cancer specialists from a wide range of disciplines will share information on the latest developments in basic, clinical and translational research
  • Interaction between the audience and faculty will ensure that the data presented will be put into perspective for clinical practice. The format will include numerous clinical real-world decision questions
  • Multidisciplinary Interactive Symposia will provide additional opportunities to interact with the faculty. Topics will focus on issues that clinicians face in their daily practice
  • Specific sessions designated for certain oncology specialties while the overall conference highlights the need for multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Lectures designed to analyse and effectively interpret the increasing amount of new clinical data available for multidisciplinary treatment decisions in patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies
  • Top expert faculty will do the best to determine the optimal roles of new diagnostics and therapeutics in clinical scenarios for the treatment of patients with early, locally-advanced and metastatic disease

Target Audience

  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiotherapists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Respiratory physicians / Pneumologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Pathologists

CME accreditation

CME: ELCC 2015 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). The programme has been designated a maximum of 18 hours of European external CME credits.

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found online here.

ESMO-MORA: The conference programme has also been accredited with 23 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. It also guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and still possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. See here for further details.


The conference webcasts will include all the session of the official programme, where speaker permission is granted, and will be available on this website and OncologyPRO for ESMO members.

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