General Conference Information

Official Language

The official language of the Conference is English; however,  presentations can also be given in Spanish, and English ⇔ Spanish translation will be provided for all sessions.

Presentation slides MUST be in English.



Registration Hours:

Thursday, August 25:  09:00 – 20:00
Friday, August 26:       07:30 – 17:00
Saturday, August 27:   07:30 – 15:15

The Registration Desk is located in the foyer area on the 4th floor of the Riu Hotel.

Conference Venue Information:

The 7th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer will be held at the Riu Plaza Panama.

The conference hotel, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama, is situated in the heart of Panama City’s financial quarter and is conveniently located very near banks and stores. With more than 600 guest rooms, 23 conference rooms with a capacity for up to 1,600 delegates, and wireless internet coverage throughout the entire property, the Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is the best property in Panama for LALCA 2016 delegates.

All Session Rooms (Panama 1 & 2), the Exhibit Hall (Panama 3 & 4) as well as Registration (Panama Foyer) are located on the 4th floor of the Riu Hotel. The Round Table Discussions on Saturday, August 27 will take place in Room Berlin on the 2nd floor.

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Address:
Calle 50 con 53 este
Urb. Marbella, Ciudad de Panamá,
Tel: (507) 378 9000

Riu Plaza Hotel-Riu-Panama-Plaza

Name Badges:

Attendees are requested to wear their name badges at all times in order to participate in the Scientific Sessions and Exhibition. A 25.00 USD fee applies for any name badge reprints due to lost name badges.

Certificate of Attendance:

Delegates can download their ‘Certificate of Attendance‘ after completing the online Conference evaluation via the conference website as of Saturday, August 27.

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, August 25: 19:00 – 20:30 (Welcome Reception)
Friday, August 26:      10:30 – 17:00
Saturday, August 27:  10:30 – 17:00

The LALCA 2016 Exhibition is held in Panama 3 + 4 located on the 4th floor of the Riu Hotel.

Speaker Preview Center Information

Invited Speakers and Oral Presenters:
All speakers are asked to be in the session room at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their session. Please provide your presentation slides to the Speaker Preview Center, in the foyer on the 4th Floor, at least two (2) hours prior to your presentation. The use of personal laptops for presentations is not allowed as it can cause technical delays and cut into a presenter’s time.

Speaker Preview Center Hours:

Thursday, August 25                                     09:00 – 20:00
Friday, August 26                                          07:30 – 17:00
Saturday, August 27                                      07:30 – 17:00

Networking Breaks:

Friday, August 26:       10:30 – 11:00 & 16:00 – 16:30
Saturday, August 27: 10:30 – 11:00  & 16:15 – :16:45

On Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, refreshments are available for registered delegates in the Exhibit Hall during the morning and afternoon Networking Breaks.

LALCA 2016 Travel Award Winners!

Award Winners will be presented with their awards during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 18:00 – 18:45.

Paola De La Iglesia, Argentina
PD1.04 (also presented as P2.19):
Infrequent Staining
Patterns in ALK Immunohistochemistry: Correlation with
Fish Analisys
> Poster Discussion Session 1, Saturday, August 27

Stéfano Ciriglliano, Argentina
The Synthetic Peptide CIGB-300 Inhibits NF-κB
Translocation Affecting the Survival and Chemoresistance
of NSCLC Cell Lines
Poster Session 2, Saturday, August 27

Maurenis Hernandez, Cuba
CIMAvaxEGF Vaccine for the Treatment
of Real-World NSCLC Patients
> Poster Session 2, Saturday, August 27

Wilson Ezequiel Neto, Brazil
P1.06: Lung Nodule Volumetry: Analysis of the Measurement
>Poster Session 1, Friday, August 26

Luiza Weis, Brazil
Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Brain Metastases
in Brazil
> Poster Session 1, Friday, August 26

Panama City, Panama

For information on Panama City, please see page 28 of the On-Site Program.


LALCA 2016 has partnered with IVI DMC2 Costa Rica & Panama & Columbia, a local tour specialist to provide delegates with the opportunities to explore Panama City and its surroundings.

For more information on booking a tour, please click here.

Key Dates

Early Registration Deadline August 15, 2016

Abstract Submission Now Closed
Registration & Accommodation  OPEN
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline June 10, 2016 July 1, 2016 – now closed
Abstract Notifications July 15, 2016 – SENT
Accommodation Booking Deadline July 31, 2016
Conference Dates August 25 – 27, 2016


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