From the Chair

September 2016

Dear ITONF member,

I hope this message finds you all well and enjoying the last bits of summer or winter depending where you live.

ITONF Workshop – Program Now Finalized

Over the past several months, the ITONF Steering Committee has been hard at work finalizing the ITONF Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Satellite Workshop agenda, “Innovating Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Care”, scheduled to be held in Vienna, Austria on December 4, 2016 from 1:30pm-6:30pm. Please see the attached program for details on the exact venue and registration details.

We are delighted with and very proud of our final agenda as we believe it will be a tremendously educational and inspirational workshop this year. We have speakers from Japan, Australia, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States who are recognized as world leaders in thoracic oncology and will be presenting us with the most up-to-date advances in the ever-changing field of thoracic oncology. We welcome you to join us for the workshop and then stay on in Vienna to attend IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer being held December 4-7, 2016.

Please visit the IASLC-WCLC website for more information and registration details for both the ITONF workshop and IASLC-WCLC.


ITONF Lung Cancer Workshop – Will be Filmed

If you are not able to join us this year, we will have the entire workshop recorded and uploaded onto the ITONF website soon after the conclusion of the workshop. Information about this will be forth coming and we welcome you to share the link with your colleagues and encourage them to not only view the workshop but to also become a member of ITONF and join us in our effort to educate and support thoracic oncology nurses around the world.


ITONF Members Meeting

Just prior to the workshop, we will be holding the ITONF membership meeting from noon until  1:00pm. During this meeting, we will be updating our members on the ITONF activities over the past year, presenting the ITONF 5-Year Strategic Plan and the 2015-2016 Annual Report as well as providing a membership networking opportunity. Lunch will be provided and we welcome you to join us and bring along new nurse members too! For luncheon planning purposes, please let us know if you are able to attend the membership meeting by responding to the link below.


Looking forward to seeing you soon in Vienna!

Take care, Melissa