Welcome

Towards 2030 – a decade of transformation in lung cancer

On behalf of the Lung Foundation Australia, we warmly invite to you to be part of the 9th Australian Lung Cancer Conference to be held on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland from 15-17 February 2023.

As Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary thoracic oncology conference, we are excited to bring together health care professionals from across the continuum of care to collaborate and build on the opportunities created at ALCC 2020.

Whilst the COVID pandemic has challenged us all, disrupted usual care and kept us apart, what has continued to flourish is our shared commitment to optimizing the care for lung cancer and mesothelioma patients and their loved ones, to bring about equity of services, to fast track new medicines and treatments, and to increase research investment both nationally and internationally.

The lung cancer community through collaboration and working with a renewed sense of purpose has made a tremendous difference in the last three years and the conference provides an opportunity to come together and share these learnings and achievements.

There has never been a more important time to bring our community together to set a bold vision for lung cancer into the future. With a national Targeted Lung Cancer Screening program a very real opportunity; an exciting pipeline of new treatments and therapies signaling that the age of personalized or precision medicine is now here; increased investment in Specialist Lung Cancer Nursing and a recognition that more needs to be invested in working with vulnerable communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The ALCC 2023 creates an environment for the lung cancer community to network, gain valuable insights on planned treatments and therapies and to take stock and push forward together for further reform.

An exciting and diverse scientific program of international, national speakers across a broad discipline of specialists, health care professionals and patient advocates is planned.

To best represent the multi-disciplinary and team care arrangement of lung cancer and mesothelioma we are pleased to include distinct and complementary streams including:

  • immunotherapy and targeted therapies,
  • lung cancer screening, liquid biopsies,
  • big and real-world data,
  • radiology and artificial intelligence,
  • surgery,
  • models of care for vulnerable communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,
  • palliative care,
  • survivorship,
  • smoking cessation,
  • occupational exposure including mesothelioma, and
  • for the first time a stream specifically focused on primary health care recognizing the key role this specialty plays in the early detection of lung cancer.

ALCC 2023 will be a great opportunity for our sponsor to network with Oncologists, Respiratory Physicians, Radiologists, Specialist Lung Cancer Nurses or Clinical Nurse Consultants, GP’s, Scientists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care Workers and Palliative Care Specialists.

ALCC 2023 has been designed to provide macro and micro perspective through keynotes, plenaries, panel presentations, walk throughs and many other mechanisms that will suit the varied needs of attendees.

We warmly invite you to be involved with the 500 passionate lung cancer health care professionals we want to engage on the Gold Coast in February 2023.

Prof Lucy Morgan

Chairperson
Lung Foundation Australia

Mark Brooke

Chief Executive Officer
Lung Foundation Australia

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts
  • Opens 1 June 2022
  • Closes 31 August 2022
  • Notifications sent Mid-September 2022
  • Early Bird Registration
  • Early Bird closes 15 October 2022
  • Australian Lung Cancer Conference 2023
  • Conference dates 15 - 17 February 2023