Continuing Medical Education Committee

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee oversees the educational program of IASLC to ensure that activities are planned and implemented in compliance with all ACCME Accreditation Requirements, including the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support℠. The CME Committee is also responsible for ensuring that IASLC’s CME activities meet the requirements of the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA).


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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Read the IASLC CME Mission Statement here.



Primary duties of the committee include:

  • Authoring policies and procedures related to CME accreditation requirements.
  • Analyzing the overall CME Program to determine if it is meeting the goals of the IASLC CME Mission.
  • Reviewing financial disclosures of those in control of CME content and resolving any identified conflicts of interest.
  • Conducting reviews of CME content to ensure that:
    • CME activities promote improvements in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
    • CME activities provide a balanced view of the therapeutic options. 
    • Recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
    • Scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Chair of Committee

Committees_CME chair_Ganti_Apar Kishor
Apar Kishor Ganti
2019 to present
Nick Pavlakis
Nick Pavlakis
2021 to present


Apar Kishor Ganti
United States
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Committee Co-Chair
Nick Pavlakis
Royal North Shore Hospital
Committee Co-Chair
Paula Ugalde
United States
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Board Liaison
Ihsan Alloubi
CHU Oujda
Committee Member
Govind Babu Kanakasetty
HCG Curie Centre of Oncology, Bangalore
Committee Member
Joshua Bauml
United States
University of Pennsylvania
Committee Member
Jonathan Goldman
United States
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Committee Member
Joel Neal
United States
Stanford University Medical Center
Committee Member
Odd Terje Brustugun
Vestre Viken HF
Committee Member
Vamsidhar Velcheti
United States
New York University School of Medicine
Committee Member

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