Multidisciplinary management of lung cancer

10-12 March, 2018
Brussels, Belgium

TARGET GROUP

The course is aimed at specialists and trainees with some expertise in radiotherapy, surgery or chemotherapy who are interested in the management of lung cancer.

 

FACULTY

Course director
Paul Van Houtte, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Bordet, Brussels (BE)

Teachers

•    Thierry Berghmans, Medical Oncologist, Institut Bordet, Brussels (BE)
•    Dirk De Ruysscher, Radiation Oncologist / Radiotherapist, MAASTRO clinic, Maastricht (NL)
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Julien Dinkel, Radiologist, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich (DE)
•    Christophe Dooms, Pneumologist, UZ Leuven (BE )
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Jaroslaw Kuzdzal, Thoracic Surgeon, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow (PL)
•    Sara Ramella, Radiation Oncologist, Campus Bio-Medico University Rome (IT) 
•    Enrico Ruffini, Thoracic Surgeon, University of Turin, (IT) 
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Virginie Westeel, Pulmonologist, CHU Besançon, Univeristy of France-Comté, Besançon (FR)

Guest lecturer

•    Houke Klomp, Thoracic Surgeon, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (NL)

COURSE AIM/RATIONALE

This advanced multidisciplinary course, jointly organised by ESTRO, ESTS, ESSO aims at promoting an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. The goal is to individualise the patient treatment approach based on clinical presentation, prognostic factors, tumour extent and the patient. In the last decades, we have seen major technical and clinical improvements both for the diagnosis (including the different imaging procedures) and the treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies) for this very common and aggressive tumour, with clear benefits for the patients.

The course will be very interactive through the integration of lectures, debates and cases discussions and definitely multidisciplinary with a programme outlining the different treatments for lung cancer from evidence based medicine to on-going research. The faculty will include chest physicians, radiologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists.

Participants will be asked to present a clinical case and the best presentations will be selected by the faculty and awarded a prize.