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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the 2025 Canadian Lung Cancer Conference taking place at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BC on Thursday January 30, and Friday January 31, 2025. 

There have been exciting advances in the treatment, diagnosis & staging of lung cancer. The meeting continues to have a multi-disciplinary focus to meet the needs of a wide variety of professionals.

Topics appealing to Medical Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Radiation Oncology and Thoracic Surgery as well as Oncology Nursing will be presented. Our guest speakers will provide a wealth of expertise and knowledge to optimize the treatment of lung cancer patients.

We hope you will join us for this very informative and timely meeting.

Yours truly,
Conference Chairs:
Dr. Barb Melosky, Dr. Cheryl Ho, Dr. Randeep Sangha and Dr. Devin Schellenberg

Objectives and Goals

• To improve the care of patients with lung cancer.
• To review and transfer knowledge of new approaches to the treatment of NSCLC.
• To discuss the role of radiation oncology in the management of NSCLC.
• To update surgical options in NSCLC therapy.

Executive Committee:

Dr. Barb Melosky
Dr. Cheryl Ho
Dr. Randeep Sangha
Dr. Devin Schellenberg

Planning Committee:
Dr. Shantanu Banerji
Dr. Normand Blais
Dr. Parneet Cheema
Dr. Glenn Goss
Dr. Diana Ionescu
Dr. Stephen Lam
Dr. Natasha Leighl
Ms. Bonnie Leung
Dr. Geoffrey Liu
Dr. Anna McGuire
Dr. Frances Shepherd
Dr. Anand Swaminath
Dr. Ming Tsao
Dr. Paul Wheatley-Price

TLC  |  Training in Lung Cancer, Resident & Fellows’ Program
Thursday January 30, 2025
Fairmont Pacific Rim, Emerald Room

(More information to come)

Betty Rice Awards:

The Betty Rice Award for Lung Cancer Research was created by the Rice Family in memory of Mrs. Rice who died of lung cancer several years ago. The Betty Rice Award was established to promote lung cancer research by clinical fellows or graduate students.  Two awards will be bestowed in honour of Mrs. Rice. One for best pre-clincial research and one for best clinical research study in lung cancer.

The amount of each of the the Betty Rice awards is $2000.
(Awardees must register for the Cdn Lung Cancer Conference)

The applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary committee that will include Dr. Barb Melosky, Chair of the Betty Rice Award Review Committee, BC Cancer.
The awardees will give a short 5 minute presentation of their research during the Canadian Lung Cancer Conference on Friday January 31, 2025.
The awardees must be able to present live and register and attend the Cdn Lung Cancer Conference.

Applications must be received by December 6th, 2024. Applications will be open shortly.