Increasing Survival in Stage III NSCLC: Optimizing Care and Addressing New Clinical Challenges

Join us for this interactive, multidisciplinary, CME/MOC-certified symposium featuring expert perspectives from a pulmonologist, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist on the optimal integration of immune checkpoint inhibitors into the treatment of patients with stage III NSCLC.

This symposium is not supported, endorsed, or accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians.

Pre-registration is now closed. We welcome you to register on-site by coming to the Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom AB, located on the Fifth Floor. Remember to bring your CHEST badge to expedite your registration.


6:00 AM Program Overview
Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS

6:05 AM Stage III NSCLC: Background
Panel: Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS; Kristin Higgins, MD; Mark A. Socinski, MD

6:15 AM Approved Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in the Treatment of Stage III NSCLC
Mark A. Socinski, MD

6:25 AM Case Discussions on Optimal Integration of Checkpoint Inhibitors Into the Management of Stage III NSCLC
Panel: Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS (moderator); Kristin Higgins, MD; Mark A. Socinski, MD

6:45 AM Specialty Viewpoints: Working Effectively With the Clinical Care Team Through Shared Knowledge
Pulmonology - Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS
Radiation Oncology - Kristin Higgins, MD
Medical Oncology - Mark A. Socinski, MD

6:55 AM Panel Discussion and Audience Question and Answer Session


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Program Director
Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Expired Account, MD

Medical Director
Associate Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark A. Socinski, MD

Executive Medical Director
Member, Thoracic Oncology Program
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Orlando, Florida


Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and competence of pulmonologists, oncology specialists, and other clinicians to integrate immune checkpoint inhibitors into treatment of their patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer.

Target Audience 
This program is intended for pulmonologists and other healthcare providers who care for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the biologic rationale for using immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with locally advanced NSCLC
  • Plan optimal, individualized therapeutic strategies, including whether to pursue resection, for patients with stage III NSCLC, considering the available clinical evidence, expert recommendations, and patient preferences
  • Identify subsets of patients with stage III NSCLC most likely to benefit from durvalumab consolidation after definitive platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent radiation therapy
  • Identify subsets of patients with stage III NSCLC most likely to benefit from pembrolizumab
  • Describe ways that the use of immunotherapy in earlier stages of disease may require a different understanding of risk/benefit and applicable subsets of patients
  • Manage immune-mediated adverse events with the use of automated decision support resources and guidelines


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation 

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

If you are interested in having us report ABIM MOC, please ensure the following information is provided within your Member Profile:

Name - as registered with ABIM
Date of Birth (Month/Day)
Your ABIM ID number

Learners must complete the post-test with a passing score of 70% and provide additional documentation following the symposium.  

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.