October 24, 2013

Patients and their families to meet world experts

Australian lung cancer patients, their families and carers and members of the general public will have a rare opportunity to hear from world experts at a special forum in Sydney on October 27. 

The interactive forum is part of the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer which is being held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 27-30.

This special session offers patients and others the chance to hear from and ask questions experts from around the globe.

Topics being covered at the forum include:

  • Lung Cancer around the World
  • Tackling Lung Cancer in Australia – improving patient outcomes
  • Lung Cancer Screening – where are we at?
  • Advances in Diagnosing Lung Cancer
  • Advances in Lung Cancer Treatments
  • Patients Powering Progress

Lung Foundation Australia’s Director of the Lung Cancer National Program, Glenda Colburn, said this was rare opportunity for patients and people affected by lung cancer to interact with the scientific and medical community.

“The World Conference on Lung Cancer highlights cutting edge research and advances but, at the heart of everything we are doing, are the people living with lung cancer,” Ms Colburn said.

“More people die from lung cancer every year than breast, ovarian and prostate cancer combined and yet we often don’t hear about the huge impact this has on people’s lives,” she said.

“That is why it is so important to involve patients at these conferences.”

Event Details:

Date: Sunday 27 October 2013

Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

  Darling Drive, Darling Harbour

  Sydney, Australia

Room: Bayside 204 A+B

Please RSVP to kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au

Telephone enquiries 1800 654 301