11th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium

Dear colleague,

As per January 2015, the annual Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium will be held alternately in Antwerp and Ghent. It is hence my pleasure to welcome you in the heart of the capital of diamonds. We have composed a scientific programme which is only matched by your ambition to learn the latest in Thoracic Oncology. There will be an animated debate on radiotherapy in extensive stage small cell lung cancer and experts will critically question the new developments in targeted treatment in advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

As we will gather in an auditorium situated in front of Rubens’ house and amidst the main downtown boutique area, the presumed gap between science, culture and shopping should not be the excuse for not attending this event.
So, pencil today January 17 in red in your 2015 agenda! We look forward to meeting and greeting you in the New Year.

On behalf of the Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Clusters of Ghent and Antwerp University Hospitals,

Prof. dr. J. van Meerbeeck, Coördinator Thoraxoncologie, MOCA, UZA
Prof. dr. V. Surmont, Coördinator LONG, UZ Gent


09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome, Jan van Meerbeeck, UZ Antwerpen, Belgium

09:35 Research lecture
Chair: Jan van Meerbeeck, UZ Antwerpen, Belgium
Volatomics in (lung) cancer diagnosis – Kevin Lamote, UZ Gent, Belgium

09:55 – 11.00 Session 1: Can local therapy benefit a systemic disease?
Chairs: Yolande Lievens, UZ Gent & Birgitta Hiddinga, UZ Antwerpen, Belgium
09:55 Consolidation thoracic radiotherapy in ES SCLC – Ben Slotman, VUmc, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
10:20 Prophylactic cranial irradiation in ES SCLC – Takashi Seto, National Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka, Japan
10:45 Interactive Q & A with voting – Thomas Malfait, UZ Gent, Belgium

11:00 Break

11:30 – 13.00 Session 2: The winding road to cure in metastatic NSCLC
Chairs: Egbert Smit, NKI-AvL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Veerle Surmont, UZ Gent, Belgium
11:30 Targeting rank ligand for survival or for bone recovery? – Solange Peters, CHU Lausanne, Switzerland
11:50 2nd generation ALK-inhibitors: luxury or necessity? – Christian Rolfo, UZ Antwerpen, Belgium
12:05 2nd generation EGFR-TKI: progress or redundancy? – James Yang, Taipeh, Taiwan
12:25 3rd generation EGFR-TKI’s: drowning the fish? – Benjamin Besse, IGR, Paris, France
12:45 Will we ever cure mNSCLC? – Egbert Smit, NKI-AvL, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

13:00 Adjourn – Veerle Surmont, UZ Gent, Belgium

13:05 Buffet

Algemene informatie

BNP Paribas Fortis
Auditorium Hélène Fourment, entrance via Wapper, in front of Rubens’ house 2000

Accreditation by RIZIV/INAMI is pending, 3.5 points (Ethics & Economy)
Accreditation application NVALT is pending, 3 points

Target audience
This symposium is of special interest for pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, and investigators interested in thoracic oncology.

Registration online is not possible anymore. Please register on-aite as of 8:30hrs.

Registration fee is EUR 50 (EUR 30 for ASO’s), and includes admission to the meeting, programme/abstract book, break, lunch buffet and certificate of attendance.
Delegates registering before Thursday, 15 January 2015 will receive a confirmation e-mail with route and parking description.

Cancellations received before Tuesday, 6 January 2015 will be refunded less EUR 15 administration costs.

11th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium
17 januari 2015

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