Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Canadian Lung Cancer Conference.

Despite the challenging times we are facing, we are all eager to pursue our continued education as it is so crucial to the advancement of treatment for our patients.
The Canadian Lung Cancer Conference will be presented to you this year as a half day virtual conference. Our goal continues to provide a highly educational multi disciplinary program that meets the needs of a wide variety of professionals. Topics appealing to Medical Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Radiation Oncology and Thoracic Surgery 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 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. Gwyn Bebb
Dr. Ron Burkes
Dr. Charles Butts
Dr. Martin Chasen
Dr. Parneet Cheema
Dr. Peter Ellis
Ms. Shannon Farley
Dr. Vera Hirsh
Dr. Diana Ionescu
Dr. Stephen Lam
Dr. Natasha Leighl
Ms. Bonnie Leung
Ms. Leslie Markin
Dr. Anand Swaminath
Dr. John Yee
Ms. Kelly Zibrik


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This activity was approved by the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists for a maximum of 3.5 hours.

Betty Rice Award – 2021

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.


TLC  |  Training in Lung Cancer, Resident & Fellows’ Program

Virtual Conference- Registration Open to all Residents focused on the treatment of lung cancer.

All TLC delegates must also register and attend the Canadian Lung Cancer Conference taking place on Friday February 5, 2021

Please note: This year as TLC will be presented as a virtual meeting, all interested residents interested in the treatment of lung cancer will be invited to attend. All TLC attendees MUST register for the Canadian Lung Cancer Conference