Best of the WCLC 2018

The Best of World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) San Francisco 2018

The Best of WCLC - San Francisco, now in its fifth year, is a one-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference, held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street. This conference summarizes the important findings of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC) 19th WCLC held on Sep 26-28, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The Best of WCLC will highlight the most significant advances in the treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies for those unable to attend the 19th WCLC in Toronto. 

Co-chairs: David R. Gandara, MD - UC Davis; David Jablons, MD - UCSF; Heather Wakelee, MD - Stanford University

The Best of WCLC-San Francisco's program faculty consists of regional thoracic oncology experts from UC Davis, UCSF and Stanford.

CME/CE: Earn up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for MDs and DOs. 

Program: The Best of WCLC is an educational initiative of IASLC to engage practitioners and researchers who are interested in the latest summaries of key findings from the 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer. 

Sessions will include: I) Screening/Prevention/Early Stage Lung Cancer; II) Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer/ Pathology & Biology III) Systemic Treatment for Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: and IV) Small Cell, Mesothelioma and Thymoma. 


  • Use of public transportation or Uber is encouraged. Valet parking is offered by the InterContinental San Francisco for a cost.

  • No need to bring food. Meals and beverages are provided with conference registration. A continental breakfast is available from 7:00-8:00 AM. A buffet lunch is provided at 12:00-1:00 PM. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available. Coffee and light edibles served throughout the conference.

  • Wifi is available through the hotel at an additional cost.

  • Q: How can I contact the organizer with my questions? A: Please call (916) 734-8452 with any questions regarding the Best of WCLC San Francisco. 

  • Q: What's is the refund policy? A: No refunds will be provided. If this presents a hardship, please contact (916) 734-8452.

  • Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A: No. You will be checked-in using a printed attendee list pre-conference. Please plan to arrive early for check-in, enjoy a continental breakfast and visit the exhibitor tables of our Best of WCLC sponsors.

Please click on the link for a copy of the agenda:

Best of WCLC 2018 Agenda