Industry-Supported Symposia

Industry-Supported Symposia are approved by the Program Committee as independent activities held in conjunction with iMig 2016. Topics are intended to complement the Plenary Sessions as well as the Mini Symposia of the Conference. Industry-Supported Symposia are sponsored by a variety of companies and offered to Conference attendees free of charge.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

08:00 – 08:45

Symposium supported by Medtronic: Surgical Innovations in Thoracic Surgery
Location: International Convention Centre Birmingham (ICC), Hall 9
Chair: Raja Flores, Mount Sinai Health System, USA

  • The Use of PermacolTM Surgical Implant in EPD Surgery – David Waller, Glenfield Hospital, United Kingdom
  • The Use of Biological Mesh in Chest Wall Reconstruction – Marco Scarci, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • The Use of Buttressing in Emphysematic Lung States – Walter Weder, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
13:15 – 14:15

Symposium supported by AstraZeneca: State of the Art Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma
Location: International Convention Centre Birmingham (ICC), Hall 9
Chair: Michele Maio, Istituto Toscano Tumori, Italy

  • The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma – Raphael Bueno, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Systemic Therapy for Mesothelioma: Moving Forward – Hedy Kindler, University of Chicago Medical Center, USA
  • The Promise of Immuno-Oncology in the Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma – Michele Maio, Istituto Toscano Tumori, Italy

 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

08:00 – 08:45

Symposium supported by Aduro Biotech: Future Directions: Enhancing Therapies through Immuno-Oncology Combinations
Location: International Convention Centre Birmingham (ICC), Level 3, Hall 6
Moderator: Daniel H. Sterman, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA

  • Rational Combinations in Immuno-Oncology (IO) – Evan W. Alley, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, USA
  • Immunotherapy Combinations in Mesothelioma – Professor Dean Fennell, University of Leicester & Leicester University Hospitals

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