Session Types

Educational Sessions

These sessions offer multidisciplinary exploration of focused topics related to thoracic oncology. Particular care will be taken to ensure that these sessions are integrated in terms of such issues as surgical, radiation, and medical oncology; symptom management; health services research; global perspectives; and pathology, as appropriate.

Highlights of the Day Sessions

In these sessions, experts in the field will summarize the essence of selected abstracts of clinical/translational research presented on the previous day.

Interactive Grand Rounds Sessions

These sessions invite active participation of audience. After a brief introductory lecture, a typical case scenario will be presented for discussion with a series of questions for the audience to answer.

Meet the Expert Sessions (Ticketed Sessions)

These sessions provide open discussion between recognized experts and session attendees, with an opportunity for attendees to interact personally with the experts.

(Not included in registration, additional fees apply. Limited capacity.)

Mini Symposia Sessions

In these sessions, reports on the latest scientific results, controversial issues, and emerging concepts will be presented. Experts in the field place the studies in the appropriate context based on the strength of the evidence and critically discuss the conclusions in terms of their applicability to clinical practice.

Plenary Sessions and Presidential Symposium

In Plenary sessions, several lectures which are of particular interest, importance, and relevance to attendees, will be presented. Top-scoring abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee will be presented in the Presidential Symposium on Tuesday, September 8.

Oral (Abstract) Sessions

These sessions include 10-minute didactic presentations of selected abstracts of scientific research in clinical trials, basic and translational research by topics. Experts in the field serve as discussants to place research findings into perspective.

Mini Oral (Abstract) Sessions

Selected papers will be presented in short 3 – 5 minute presentations in Mini Oral Sessions and then discussed by leading experts who will summarize the finding of those papers including a commentary on the research and outcomes.

Poster Sessions

Multiple abstracts will be selected for Poster presentations. Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall. Presenting Authors of these posters are asked to stand by their posters at a specified time to explain their research and answer questions from delegates.

Young Investigator’s and First-Time Attendee Session

The Young Investigator’s Session, which is designed specifically for medical professionals in training and those in the early stages of their career, will provide a unique opportunity to interact with recognized leaders in the field of thoracic oncology. The session will also provide practical, treatment-oriented, and career-related information as well as important Conference information for first time attendees.

Industry-Supported Symposia

Industry-Supported Symposia will be offered to Conference attendees free of charge. These will be sponsored by a variety of companies. Topics will be chosen after consultation with the Core Program Committee and will compliment the scientific sessions of the Conference.

Exhibit Showcase Sessions

During the morning and afternoon networking as well as the lunch breaks, the Conference will offer Exhibit Showcase Sessions free of charge to delegates. These will be sponsored by a variety of companies and take place in the Exhibit Showcase Theater in the Exhibit Hall.