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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the Local Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 7th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA 2016) to be held August 25 – 27, 2016 in Panama City.

Lung Cancer is still the leading cause of cancer-related death not only in Latin America but worldwide. Building on the success of the previous conferences in Argentina, Brazil and Peru, international and national speakers will discuss the science and advances in the treatment and prevention of lung cancer and thoracic malignancies worldwide and Latin America in particular.

Simultaneous translation English ⇔ Spanish will be provided for all sessions.

With tobacco being the leading cause of morbi-mortality worldwide and its consumption leading to respiratory and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer, the Conference would like to support the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control and will again host a Tobacco Forum on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

We encourage physicians, nurses, other clinicians, researchers and scientists in the lung cancer field and those interested in any aspect of thoracic oncology to attend this conference. It is only through an exchange of the widest variety of research that we can offer the best program and benefits to our members and patients.

We expect more than 600 delegates from Latin America to attend this unique event.

We hope you will join us in Panama City, the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. Panama City is both vibrant metropolis and gateway to tropical escapes. A center of international banking and trade, the sultry skyline of shimmering glass and steel towers is magnificent. In contrast, the old Panamanian city built by the Spanish known as “Casco Viejo” has become a thriving colonial neighborhood where cobblestones link boutique hotels with underground bars and crumbled ruins with pirate lore. Escape is never far. Day trip to sandy beaches, admire the famous Panama Canal, or explore lush rainforests of howler monkeys, toucans and sloths. For those who love fishing, Panama provides plenty of opportunities to do so, both in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Ocean, which can be reached from Panama City in only a few hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring educational program in Panama City, Panama in August 2016.


Edgardo-Santos-signatureEdgardo S. Santos
LALCA 2016 Co-Chair


Roberto-Ivan-Lopez-signatureRoberto Ivan Lopez
LALCA 2016 Co-Chair

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