Opening Ceremony

Please join us for the IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer for the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception!


Please note, you must arrive at least 30 minutes early as additional security will be in place. Doors will close at precisely 18:25. Delegate badges will be required for ALL attendees, including those only attending as a paid guest of a delegate!

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the National Convention Hall.

Opening Ceremony 18:30 – 20:00
Welcome Reception 20:00 – 21:00

We are delighted to announce that Your Imperial Highness The Crown Prince of Japan and the Royal family as well as several distinguished dignitaries will be in attendance.

The Opening Ceremony will include an exciting performance by Taiko Drummers and the Welcome Address will include 

  • IASLC WCLC Conference Presidents Dr. Hisao Asamura and Dr. Keunchil Park
  • President of Science Council of Japan Mr. Takashi Onishi
  • IASLC President Dr. David Carbone
  • IASLC CEO Dr. Fred R. Hirsch
  • Your Imperial Highness The Crown Prince of Japan
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office, Mr. Yuhei Yamashita
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ms. Mizuho Onuma
  • Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, Mr. Yuji Kuroiwa
  • Mayor of City of Yokohama, Ms. Fumiko Hayashi