[POSTPONED UNTIL 25-27 June 2021] Multidisciplinary Management of Lung Cancer

Osaka, Japan

The course will provide a unique opportunity to see how physicians from different specialities and countries manage and treat thoracic tumours, giving you the possibility to improve your own individual approach to patients.

[ Early deadline: 11 February 2020 ]

The course is aimed at specialists and trainees with some expertise in radiotherapy, surgery or chemotherapy who are interested in the management of lung cancer.


Course Director

Paul Van Houtte, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Bordet, Brussels (BE)


Thierry Berghmans, Medical Oncologist, Institut Bordet (BE)

Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Medical Oncologist, Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni (IT)

Julien Dinkel, Radiologist, University of Munich (DE)

Jaroslaw Kuzdzal, Thoracic Surgeon, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow (PL)

Paul Martin Putora, Radiation Oncologist, Kantonsspital St. Gallen (CH)

Sara Ramela, Radiation Oncologist, Campus Bio-Medico University Rome (IT)

Enrico Rufini, Thoracic Surgeon, University of Torino (IT)

Dirk De Ruysscher, Radiation Oncologist / Radiotherapist, Maestro, Leuven (BE)

Virginie Westeel, Pulmonologist, CHU Besançon, Univeristy of France-Comté, Besançon (FR)

Local Organiser

Yukinori Matsuo, Radiation Oncologist, Kyoto University Hospital

This advanced multidisciplinary course, jointly organised by ESTRO, ESTS, ESSO aims at promoting an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. The goal is to individualise the patient treatment approach based on  clinical presentation, prognostic factors, tumour extent and the patient. In the last decades, we have seen major technical and clinical improvements both for the diagnosis (including the different imaging procedures) and the treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies) for this very common and aggressive tumour, with clear benefits for the patients.

The course will be very interactive through the integration of lectures, debates and cases discussions and definitely multidisciplinary with a programme outlining the different treatments for lung cancer from evidence based medicine to  on-going research. The faculty will include chest physicians, radiologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Stage a patient and follow up after treatment
  • Have active participation in multidisciplinary discussions
  • Understand the limits of surgery, radiotherapy and systemic treatment
  • Design a radiation plan for lung cancer
  • Evaluate a patient for treatment.

Course Content

  • Pitfalls in imaging procedures
  • PET in daily clinical practice
  • The biology of lung cancer
  • Patient evaluation before radical treatment
  • From mediastinal staging to lobectomy with lymph node dissection
  • Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable tumours
  • Chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy for borderline resectable tumours
  • The limitations of surgery for stage III tumours
  • Is there still a place for postoperative radiotherapy
  • Chemoradiotheapy for locally advanced NSCLC
  • Immunotherapy and radiotherapy
  • The oligometastatic concept
  • The use of molecular markers
  • Management of acute and late effects of chemoradiotherapy
  • The challenge of brain metastases
  • Integration and organisation of supportive care
  • Multimodality treatment of SCLC
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Mesothelioma and thymoma


Before commencing this course, participants should:

  • Have basic knowledge of lung cancer
  • Be a trainee in surgery radiotherapy or medical oncology

Teaching Methods

  • 16 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 6 hours of discussions

Methods of Assessment

Evaluation form



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Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.


Senri Life Science Center Building,




We recommend that you search suitable accommodation through one of the online booking websites.  ESTRO will not be providing any accommodation for this course.



ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. Please note that in order to benefit from the member price, you must renew your membership for 2020 before registering to the course.To benefit from these member rates, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your membership BEFORE proceeding with your order.



Early rate

Late rate

In-training members*   400 EUR  575 EUR
Members   550 EUR   675 EUR
Non Members   700 EUR  800 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course. 
Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.


Advance registration & payment are required.

On-site registration will not be available.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.