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36th International Conference on Screening for Lung Cancer (May 5 & 6)

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I-ELCAP's 36th Conference will be co-hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Lung Centre Hirslanden, Zurich and will be held at the Zurich Sheraton West Hotel on May 5th & 6th, 2017.

The broadest mission of the semiannual I-ELCAP conferences is to understand the emerging issues surrounding early diagnosis and early treatment of lung cancer, in a timely forum.

The 36th Conference (How Lung Cancer Can be Defeated with Early Detection) will focus on three areas. The first will be on how to finance, build, and operate successful state-of-the-art screening programs in practice settings around the world. The second will be on optimizing the treatment of Stage 1 lung cancer through the IELCART Study. The third conference segment will be used to give assessments and updates on related topics.

A preliminary conference agenda is posted on


Lung cancer specialists, pulmonologists, radiologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, patient coordinators, public health experts, health insurance authorities, students, healthcare workers

HOW TO REGISTER: In the upper right-hand area of the home page, click on the blue tab: " Select a Date". Then select either date and you will be linked to the ticket options available. It does not matter which date you select, just choosing one will bring you to the ticket choices. Should you have any questions regarding registration (in Europe), please contact Juerg Hurter at +41 76 579 20 43.


Registrants are invited to attend the Conference Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday evening, May 5th. It will be held at the historic Schmiden Guild Hall, built in 1421. ( The Guild Hall is one of the most beautiful locations of its kind in Zurich. You may purchase a ticket (CHF 90) for the event when you register online.


Reserving Your Hotel Room /Ground Transportation/ Neighborhood

The conference discount rate at the Zurich Sheraton West ranges from CHF 199-218, per night (May 4th,5th & 6th). If you would like to reserve a room at the Sheraton West please contact the conference hotel directly. (We suggest asking for in-house reservations.) Explain that you are attending the 36th Lung Screening Conference (Hirslanden Lung Centre, hosting ) and ask for the conference discount. Accommodations and the discount are based on availability. In addition, there may be discounted rates available for reservations that extend before or after the conference dates -- as availability permits.

Sheraton Zurich Hotel West

Pfingstweidstrasse 100

CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

+41 44 285 40 00

(Note: there are TWO Sheraton’s in Zurich.)


The Sheraton Zurich Hotel is easily accessible from Highway A1 when driving from Bern or Basel. If you are traveling via public transportation, a tram stop is directly in front of the hotel and connects to the main train station and the city center in less than 15 minutes. Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is 20-25 minutes away by car or by train.

Once an industrial area, Zurich West is now a dynamic district and a focal point for art, culture, and business. Creative executives use the large halls and stark factory landscape in innovative and diverse ways, leading to a mixed neighborhood atmosphere. Theaters, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and numerous companies have settled here over the years and contributed to the district’s friendly multicultural charm.

Document requirements to enter Switzerland:

Visit the following link for required ID & visa requirements, by nationality:

(Who needs a Schengen Visa?The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 European states that have officially abolished passports and any other type of border control at their mutual borders. The Schengen area covers the majority of European countries, except for the United Kingdom, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Ireland.)

Currency: Swiss franc

Official Languages: French, German, Romansh, Italian. (And English is widely spoken.)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

In the United States (New York City):

Maryanne Rubacky, Program Manager, ELCAP. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Phone: (001) 212-241-2325

In Europe:

Juerg Hurter, National Programme for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Phone: +41 76 579 20 43

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