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Lung Cancer Screening & Continuum of Care

Date: 5th December 2012 - 7th December 2012 Location: Washington DC - USA

Routine CT lung cancer screening of high-risk individuals would save thousands of lives per year for less than a dollar a month per patient if it were implemented throughout the U.S. and would be even cheaper than breast screening.

Small dosage CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, proficiently and rightfully has become a popular procedure for those diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Drawing knowledge from other screening histories, and from the recent support of the effectiveness of CT screening in a high risk population, it is clear that achieving this goal will require a well-informed public and the commitment of medical professionals to institute best practices. Advances in imaging and biomedical research will continue to evolve rapidly. The breach of CT screening into the healthcare system presents a unique opportunity to develop a coexisting mechanism for collecting data and specimens to accelerate that research and for introducing refinements into the screening process as imaging and biomedical advances occur and is validated.

Given the increasing number of hospitals who study lung cancer, this conference has been developed to provide a forum to all physicians and educators. This multidisciplinary meeting will promote interaction between Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists and Principle Investigators to achieve the best possible outcome for thoracic cancer patients. Join us December 5-7, 2012 in Washington, D.C. in a gathering of administrative and medical leaders striving to advance their lung cancer screening programs and facilities.

“Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and accounts for 30% of all cancer deaths”

– Association of Cancer Executives


5th December 2012
7th December 2012


Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW.
Washington, DC, DC 20037 United States

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  • Identifying Patients at high risk for the development of lung cancer.
  • Understanding some of the challenges for implementation of a Low Dose CT screening program, and receive tools to address such challenges.
  • Review the guidelines regarding patient selection for Low Dose CT screening.
  • Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation.
  • Developing clinical protocols for promoting smoking cessation in Lung Cancer Screening settings.
  • Essential elements needed to initiate and maintain a screening program.
  • Implementing strategies to appropriately screen and ensure patient follow up.
  • Developing a comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening program as a center of excellence.
  • How to deploy lung cancer screening responsibly and equitably.
  • How to approach on building a Lung Cancer Screening program from the ground up; benefits behind service line development.
  • Exploring the latest advances in CT imaging and biomedical research.
  • Best practices for controlling screening quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Administrative aspects of operating a Lung Cancer Screening program, and multi-disciplinary view points from the non-physician perspective.
  • Analysis and reporting mechanisms for results in existing Lung Cancer Screening Programs and Centers.
  • Discussing how much would a screening program would cost, if implemented on a national scale.

Senior-level executives representing Hospitals, Health Systems, Physician Clinics & Hospital Management Groups:

  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Principle Investigators
  • Pulmonologists
  • Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Family Practice Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • CT Scanning Companies
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Oncology Nurse Navigators


Siemens Healthcare

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros.

Website: www.siemens.com


Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for the disease. Our mission ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support. Our vision is to reduce lung cancer mortality by at least 50% by 2020. Founded in 1995, our first priority and founding hallmark is to meet the needs of lung cancer patients and those at risk. As the largest lung cancer advocacy organization in the world, we work tirelessly to improve outcomes, eliminate stigma and secure public health research dollars. Thanks primarily to the support of thousands of individuals who initially get help from us and then in turn desire to give back, we have met many milestones.

Website: www.lungcanceralliance.org


American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Website: www.lung.org


Imaging Technology News

As “The Trusted Resource for Emerging Technology and Clinical Applications in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology,” Imaging Technology News (ITN) showcases the latest, most innovative diagnostic & therapeutic technologies and service solutions.  ITN is edited for professionals in radiology/medical imaging, therapeutic radiology, business administration and IT in hospitals, freestanding imaging and radiation oncology centers and purchasing organizations. Features include Comparison Charts, Technology Overviews, Advances In, Business & Economics, Case Studies and more.

Website: www.itnonline.com


NEWS-Line Publishing

NEWS-Line for HealthCare Providers serves 12 professions nationally via our online, mobile, eNewsletter and magazine formats. On a DAILY basis we update our website with new news items, job opportunities and announcements of conferences and educational opportunities. Each WEEK we summarize these postings with quick eNewsletters tailored to each profession. And MONTHLY or TWICE MONTHLY we collect the best articles and post them in a colorful, reader-oriented, tablet-friendly Magazine format. We also cover 12 Specialty areas in DAILY online and MONTHLY eNewsletter formats. Access and subscriptions to all of our publications and services are completely free to the working or retired professionals, as well as students and faculty members.

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