16th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium

We are delighted to invite you to the 16th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium on 18 January 2020. This annual symposium offers a unique opportunity to meet (inter) national experts in thoracic oncology. Save the date and don’t miss the experience of this great meeting in the magnificent city of Ghent!

We look forward meeting you!

Veerle Surmont, UZ Ghent
Yolande Lievens, UZ Ghent
Jan van Meerbeeck, UZ Antwerp

Programme 18 January 2020

09.00 Registration with coffee

09.30 Welcome and introduction
Veerle Surmont, UZ Ghent

Session 1 : How to implement quality management in lung cancer care?
Chairs: Jan van Meerbeeck, UZ Antwerp, Thomas Malfait, UZ Ghent

09.35 VIP² : trick or threat?
Elisabeth Van Eycken, Belgian Cancer Registry

Session 2 : New challenges and paradigms in lung cancer radiotherapy
Chairs: Yolande Lievens, UZ Ghent,  Charlotte Billiet, Iridium Kankercentrum, Antwerp

10.00 Protontherapy in lung cancer: a new paradigm?
Robin Wijsman, UMCG, the Netherlands

10.25 Metastasis-directed treatment for oligometastases in lung cancer: a new standard of care?
Maarten Lambrecht, UZ Leuven 

10.50  Coffee break

Session 3:  Where is systemic lung cancer treatment heading to?
Chairs: Veerle Surmont UZ Ghent,  Alexandra Kopitopoulou UZ Ghent

11.20 New perspectives in K-ras and RET-mutated  NSCLC
Egbert Smit, AvL, Amsterdam

11.45 Dendritic cell therapy in lung cancer: finally from bench to bed?
Karim Vermaelen, UZ Ghent   

12.10 Cancer imaging, there’s more than meets the eye
Regina Beets-Tan, NKI, Amsterdam

12.35 Angiogenesis in the I/O era: does it matter?
Frances Shepherd, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, CDN

13.05 Summary
Annelies Janssens, UZ Antwerp

13.15   Walking lunch


Congress center ‘t Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent
T: +(32) 09 264 83 05


Accreditation application with RIZIV/INAMI is pending. The symposium was accredited with 3.5 E&E points last year.
The NVALT (Nederlandse Vereniging van Artsen voor Longziekten en Tuberculose) has granted 3 points for the 16th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium.

Target audience

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


Registration fee is EUR 65 (EUR 45 for ASO’s), and is including admission to the meeting, break, lunch buffet and certificate of attendance. For questions please contact registrations@congresscare.com


Written cancellations received via registrations@congresscare.com before Friday, 3 January 2020 will be refunded less EUR 15 administration costs.

16th Thoracic Oncology Winter Symposium
January 18th, 2020

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