5th Annual Young Investigators Forum in Lung Cancer

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

September 10 – 11, 2020

Submit Your Application Eligibility


The 5th Annual Young Investigators Forum in Lung Cancer will provide an opportunity for collegial interaction with other young investigators and established senior investigators in lung cancer.

The Forum is specifically designed for young investigators who are pursuing a career in academic research in lung cancer. The goal is help prepare the young investigators to succeed in translational and clinical research. An engaging agenda includes relevant and stimulating presentations for the young-investigator audience, but also allows ample time for discussion and debate with senior-investigator faculty, networking, small-group sessions, and breakout tracks.

The faculty-to-young-investigator ratio is low to encourage one-on-one and small-group discussions, networking, and face-to-face time. Young investigators each give a presentation, for which they receive feedback and commentary.

The deadline to submit your application is August 19, 2020.

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Key Indicators of Success

Previous attendees indicated that the Young Investigators Forum:

  • Helped them in their career (100%)
  • Prepared them for career success (100%)
  • Enabled them to make a connection for research projects (90%)

Each year the co-chairs, Drs Julie Brahmer and Suresh Ramalingam, work to keep the content fresh and applicable for all attendees.

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Meet the Faculty

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Julie Brahmer, MD, MSc, FASCO
Suresh Ramalingam, MD


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Shirish Gadgeel, MD
Justin F. Gainor, MD
Nasser Hanna, MD
Leora Horn, MD, MDc
Natasha Leighl, MD, MMSc, FRCPC, FASCO
Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD
Joan H. Schiller, MD
Heather Wakelee, MD

Keynote Speakers

Amy Moghanaki
Gary L. Teal, MBA

Meet the Young Investigators

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Young Investigators

Asrar Alahmadi, MD
Jennifer Carlisle, MD
Devika Das, MD
Narjust Duma, MD
Andrea Fung, MD, PhD
Nicolas Guistini, MD
Aparna Hegde, MD
Sally Lau, MD
Regan Memmott, MD
Christopher Nabel, MD, PhD
Sandeep H. Patel, MD
Jason Porter, MD
Pedro Rocha, MD
Kamya Sankar, MD
Nan Sethakorn, MD
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD
Nikhil Shukla, MD, MS
Diane Tseng, MD, PhD
Mitchell Von Itzstein, MD
Maya White, MD, MS
Julie Wu, MD, PhD


Time Event
10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
10:30 AM Plenary Session I – Writing and Responding
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 PM Candidate Presentations
3:30 PM Breakout Sessions
4:45 PM Concluding Remarks Day 1 and Adjourn
Time Event
10:00 AM Plenary Session II – Professional Skills
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM Concluding Remarks
2:30 PM Adjourn

Past Meetings

2019 Atlanta


2018 Atlanta


2017 Atlanta


2016 Chicago


Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes medical oncologist junior faculty (MD or DO who has completed a fellowship within the past 5 years) and fellows (actively enrolled in a fellowship program) who are pursuing careers in lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Assessing the rationales, design, and endpoints in clinical trials investigating treatment options for lung cancer
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Evaluate recent data from national society meetings that have the potential to impact practice

Get in Touch With Us

Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Our team is happy to assist you.