Updates and Challenges in Lung Cancer

Meeting Location

Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue at East 69th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10065

Registration, Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch and Vendor Exhibits

First Floor: Griffis Faculty Club


First Floor: Uris Auditorium

Program Co-Directors

Balazs Halmos, MD
Jeffrey L. Port, MD
Ronald J. Scheff, MD
Joshua R. Sonett, MD, FACS


NewYork-Presbyterian Clinicians – $60
Clinicians (non-NYP) – $120
Fellows, Residents & Students (no CME credits will be awarded) – FREE

Fees include program lectures, course materials, and meals. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.

Live Broadcast

A live broadcast of this course will be available online on Friday, June 21 at 8:20 AM ET for CME credit. Interested parties can register through the link below:

Overall Goals

This one day CME accredited educational course will focus on challenging aspects, as well as significant updates on lung cancer screening, work-up, diagnosis, staging and treatment. Lectures will be given by recognized experts who will address in a multidisciplinary format evidence-based standards of care, diagnostic and treatment paradigms and controversial areas in management. Challenging case presentations, provided by recognized clinical experts, will provide the foundation of the four major didactic sessions encompassing screening and initial evaluation, management of early stage disease with a focus on the borderline treatment candidate, multidisciplinary management of locally advanced disease and review of major advances in the treatment of advanced disease. A keynote presentation, given by an internationally recognized thought leader, will review major updates from the ASCO meeting. The four didactic sessions, and attendee participation and interaction will be facilitated through Q&A, interactive panel discussions and case presentations.

Learning Objectives

After the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand current guidelines of lung cancer screening
  • Learn the appropriate selection of diagnostic modalities in the work-up of a patient with suspected lung cancer
  • Understand recent updates in the histological classification of lung adenocarcinoma and molecular diagnostics of lung cancer
  • Recognize the appropriate preoperative work-up and treatment selection of the borderline surgical candidate with early stage lung cancer
  • Understand new advances in surgical and radiation techniques to afford curative options for the marginal patient
  • Recognize the benefit and indications of adjuvant modality therapies
  • Learn the basic concepts allowing appropriate tailoring of multimodality treatment options for patients with locally advanced lung cancer
  • Understand advances in chemotherapy treatment choices for patients with advanced disease
  • Learn about major updates on scientific and clinical advances from the ASCO 2013 meeting
  • Recognize appropriate diagnostic steps and patient selection for novel molecularly-tailored treatment options
  • Understand the benefits of palliative surgical and pulmonary interventions in the management of patients with advanced lung cancer

Target Audience

This activity is designed for pulmonologists, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, palliative care specialists, thoracic surgeons, internists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals involved in the screening and evaluation of high-risk patients as well as the diagnosis, staging and/or management of patients with lung cancer.


The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Between York Avenue & East River
Tel: 212-746-2015 & 212-746-1886
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

507 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10065
Between York Avenue & East River
Tel: 212-746-1974
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

Parking is not included as part of the registration fee for this course.


Take the #6 train to East 68th Street. Walk four blocks east to York Avenue, or take the M66 bus eastbound to York Avenue.