13th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium

For the second time, the Winter symposium on Thoracic Oncology will be held in front of beautiful Rubens’ house in downtown Antwerp. We have once again composed an attractive and varied programme, which should fit anyone’s taste and update you on important issues in the field of lung cancer and mesothelioma management.

So, mark your calendar in red and make sure not to miss this already 13th edition of the Thoracic Oncology Wintersymposium. More general information and the programme, please see below.


09:00 Registration with coffee & croissants
09:30 Welcome
Jan van Meerbeeck, UZ Antwerp

Session 1: Progress in e-outcome research
Chairs: Annelies Janssens, UZ Antwerp & Veerle Surmont, UZ Ghent
09:35 Does web-based follow-up improve outcome?
Philippe Martin, Lille, France
10:00 PROM’s in lung cancer: the ICHOM initiative
Thomas Kelly, ICHOM, London, UK
10:25 Pilot trial of the ICHOM lung cancer standard set
Lesley De Backer / Greet Vanhoutte, MOCA, UZ Antwerp

Session 2: Solving controversies in radiotherapy
Chairs: Marc Van Eijkeren, UZ Ghent & Jose Belderbos, NCI, Amsterdam
10:35 Is prophylactic track irradication SMART?
Amelia Clive, Bristol, UK
11:00 Should we all CONVERT to bid fractionation in limited stage SCLC?
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Manchester, UK
11:25 Interactive Q & A with voting
Thomas Malfait, UZ Ghent
11:35 Break

Session 3: Progress in immuno-oncology
Chairs: Evelien Smits, UZ Antwerp & Karim Vermaelen, UZ Ghent
12:05 IO in advanced lung cancer: from efficacy to effectiveness
Anne-Marie Dingemans, UMC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
12:30 Dealer’s choice in mesothelin directed IO in mesothelioma
Raffit Hassan, NCI, Bethesda, USA
12:55 Adjourn
Veerle Surmont, UZ Ghent
13:00 Lunch buffet


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


Accreditation by RIZIV/INAMI is pending, last year 3.5 points (Ethics & Economy)
Accreditation by NVALT is granted – 3 points

Target audience

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


Please register on-line via the congress calendar on www.congresscare.com. Registration fee is EUR 50 (EUR 30 for trainees/ASO’s), and includes admission to the meeting, programme/abstract book, break, lunch buffet and certificate of attendance. Delegates registering, will receive a confirmation e-mail with route description and parking advice.


Cancellations received before Tuesday, 3 January 2017 will be refunded less EUR 15 administration costs.


13th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium
January 21st, 2017

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