WCLC 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

General faq's

The IASLC 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer will be held from September 7 – 10, 2024 at San Diego Convention Center which is located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego, California.

Registration details and instructions will be available on our website. Please visit the “Registration” page for more information. Please note that registration can ONLY be purchased through our online portal, accessed from the Registration page – be aware of copycat/scam websites. If in doubt, please contact our team.

The registration fee will vary depending on your category (e.g., student, early-bird, regular). Please refer to the “Registration” page for detailed pricing information.

Information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities can be found on the “Promotion and Advertising” page. You can also contact our sponsorship team for specific inquiries.

The conference program, including keynote speakers, sessions, and workshops, will be published on the website soon.
Please check the “Program” section for updates.

You can reach out to the conference organizers through the contact information provided on the “Contact” page.

Abstract faq's

Abstract titles will be released July 23, 2024.

The full abstract bodies will be released August 14, 2024, except for those abstracts included in the WCLC 2024 Press Program.

An abstract that has previously been presented at another meeting will only be considered if there have been significant updates to the presentation. Submitters are required to list any previous presentations in the introduction section of the abstract.

Yes, we do allow the submission of case reports.

The presenting author registration deadline is July 12, 2023. Abstract presentations for a presenter not registered by this date will be withdrawn from the program.

Only clinically relevant prospective studies in which data is not available at the time of abstract placeholder submission (April 5, 2024) due to study timelines will be granted late-breaking submission privileges. An abstract study does not need to be a Phase III clinical trial to be eligible for late-breaking data submission.

Yes, industry is permitted to be in the lead and senior author positions in the author list of an abstract. However, Industry/pharmaceutical/commercial authors are prohibited from presenting Presidential, Oral, and Mini Oral presentations. Industry/pharmaceutical/commercial authors are permitted to present poster or e-poster presentations. 

Submitters may submit their abstract to be published in a journal prior to the abstract being released in conjunction with WCLC, however, the Scientific Program Committee will be reviewing abstracts for novelty and impact on patient care, and a publication in a journal prior to the meeting may impact the scoring of the abstract.

All Regular Abstracts, Clinical Trials in Progress Abstracts, and Case Report abstracts must be completed by the April 5, 2024 deadline. Any Regular Abstracts and Case Reports that are incomplete after the April 5, 2024 deadline will be automatically withdrawn and will not be considered for the meeting. Clinical Trials in Progress abstracts may be submitted and completed by the April 5, 2024 deadline without Results and Conclusions as those sections are optional for CTPS submissions. Late-breaking Abstract designation will only be given to clinically relevant prospective studies in which data is not available at the time of abstract placeholder (April 5, 2024) due to study timelines. To submit a late-breaking abstract, you must submit a placeholder abstract including all components of the abstract except for the Results and Conclusions by the April 5, 2024 deadline.

Authors can only be listed as the Presenting Author on two (2) abstracts but can be co-author on any number of abstracts. 

No, there is no charge to submit an abstract to WCLC.

The authors of the abstract, however, IASLC reserves the right to sell and retain any revenue/income from selling the abstracts, presentation materials or recordings of the presentations. Please refer to the detailed terms and conditions that authors have to agree to during the abstract submission.

Copyright is with the authors, however, IASLC reserves the right to publish and sell copies/recordings of the presentation materials.

The clinical trials must be registered in clinicaltrials.gov or an applicable one from their country/regulatory body.

No. You need to attend WCLC 2024 in person to present your abstract.

Transport Information


Conveniently situated a mere three miles from the Convention Center, the San Diego International Airport is easily accessible within a short 10-15 minute car or shuttle ride. For added convenience, select hotels provide complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport. Don't forget to inquire with your hotel about this helpful amenity.

Other Airports in the Area

Tijuana International Airport (TIJ)
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
John Wayne Airport (SNA)

MTS Trolley

2 / 2 Make your commute to the WCLC2024 conference at the San Diego Convention Center a breeze by taking the MTS trolley! Convenient and efficient, the trolley provides seamless transportation right to the heart of the event. Avoid traffic and parking hassles as you enjoy a comfortable ride on the trolley network.

With easy access to the Convention Center, you can focus on getting the most out of the conference and networking opportunities. Hop on the MTS trolley and make your conference experience truly unforgettable.


Take the train to WCLC2024 at the San Diego Convention Center for a hassle-free journey. Conveniently located at the Santa Fe Depot, enjoy various bus and rail services, or hop on the trolley.

From nearby areas like Solana Beach and Carlsbad on the NCTD COASTER to the scenic route on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, traveling by train ensures a comfortable and productive conference experience.

Experience convenient and cost-free transportation to the WCLC2024 conference at the San Diego Convention Center with FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown). Say goodbye to worries about navigating the city or finding parking – FRED’s complimentary shuttle service will whisk you directly to the convention venue. With easy access to key locations downtown, including the Convention Center, you’ll have more time to focus on the conference content and networking opportunities.

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