About #TexasLung24

About the TLC conference

2023 Award Winner

The 2023 Texas Lung Cancer Conference has been recognized as a winner of BizBash's 10 Conferences That Captivate. We are proud to partner with Drs. Tina Cascone and Stephen Liu who helped bring the conference to life.

The 2nd Annual Texas Lung Cancer Conference brings some of the leading lung cancer experts in the nation together with community oncologists to discuss the latest updates and explain some of the emerging controversies in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer and review some of the key emerging controversies in the field.

This two-day CE event is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to confidently navigate the increasingly complex field of lung cancer and its treatment landscape. Attendees will learn the current standards of care for targeted therapy and immunotherapy from the investigators driving the field. Focused, engaging lectures will cover diagnostics, from the basics, explaining next-generation sequencing and liquid biopsies, to the cutting edge, speculating on dynamic monitoring and the latest in biomarkers.

Sessions on targeted therapy will demonstrate how our standards of care were established and help clinicians navigate issues with resistance and toxicity. Immunotherapy sessions will provide a framework for treatment selection and highlight the latest efforts to overcome and prevent resistance. There will be sessions dedicated to the treatment of advanced lung cancer as well as earlier stage lung cancer, discussing the most recent data for neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy. Other sessions will be dedicated to less common tumors like small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma as well as emerging drug classes such as antibody-drug conjugates. With an eye to the future, special lectures on artificial intelligence, health policy, drug access and social media will keep attendees on the cutting edge . Case studies and extended Q&A sessions will follow the evidence-based presentations for each topic in order to facilitate discussion on applicability of results and guidelines in the clinical setting for the practicing providers. This will provide an opportunity for more interaction and greater engagement, focused on the practical application of the data and best practices in treating patients today.

There are now many different options available to patients with lung cancer; our faculty will thoughtfully debate some of the different treatment strategies currently in use. Throughout the conference, there will be ample time for live audience questions and opportunities for networking and personal discussions. The Texas Lung Cancer Conference is meant to provide attendees with the practical tools needed to provide the most current, evidence-based care for patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

• Describe the role of multi-disciplinary care for early-stage NSCLC

• Understand the current standards of care for biomarker testing in advanced NSCLC

• Identify the different approved immunotherapy-based options for the treatment of advanced NSCLC


The target audience for the Texas Lung Cancer Conference is medical oncologists who treat patients with lung cancer. Students, trainees, fellows, advanced care practitioners, and other health care professionals with an interest in lung cancer are also invited to attend.

Support Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge commercial support from



Daiichi Sankyo Inc



ACL Live photo by Jonathan Jackson

The TLC Conference Venue

ACL Live

at the Moody Theater

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed Austin PBS produced television series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to W Austin Hotel and is the premier destination in Austin for live performances and private events. 

The Texas state capital has lots to offer and These are the Top 10 Experiences we recommend for Austin, TX visitors

Top 10 Things To Do In Austin



Your visit to Austin is not complete until you have some tacos. Taco food trucks are a big thing. So are breakfast tacos at any time of the day. We recommend these local favorites: 

Torchy’s Taco

Guero’s Taco Bar

Velvet Taco


Town Lake Park

Lady Bird Lake, Colorado River, Town Lake – the many names for a scenic spot to walk, jog, or bike only two blocks away from the conference venue. Hop on a paddleboard, kayak, or riverboat to soak up the beautiful scenery or watch the bats fly off at sunset from underneath the Congress Bridge. We suggest:

Austin Paddle Shack

Lone Star Riverboat Cruises



Austin has a lot of breweries to choose from where you can learn about the brewing process or simply relax and enjoy a flight of local creations. Our favorites are: 

Austin Eastciders

Zilker Brewing Co.


Country Dancing

Celebrity sightings, live music, and dance classes are standard at this family-owned, local spot that has been getting everyone on the dance floor since 1964. Celebrity favorite and voted “Best Dancehall in Texas” by Texas Highway: 

Broken Spoke


Dinner Downtown

From Texas BBQ to an Asian Smokehouse and Bar, Austin has cuisine for every palette. We suggest making reservations  at one of these:

Franklin Barbecue

Red Ash




Just across the street from ACL Live you’ll find the local’s favorite coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating to enjoy the relaxed downtown atmosphere. Check out: 

Jo’s Coffee


South Congress Shops

Cross the Congress Bridge heading south and you’ll transition to a retro-vibe of Austin. Souvenir shops, custom hats, authentic cowboy boots, and plenty of options for food & drinks are all on South Congress Street. If you have time for only one of the top 10 suggestions, this one has a little bit of it all. 


Austin Night Life

West 6th Street is filled with bars with live local bands, dive bars, and mechanical bull riding. For a more relaxed vibe visit one of these cozy jazz clubs downtown:

Elephant Room

Parker Jazz Club


Local Ice Cream

The Austin Chronicle described Amy’s as a “quintessentially Austin institution” which “dominates the local ice cream scene.” With 15 locations in Austin, you have no excuse to not stop in.  

Amy’s Ice Cream



Austin street art scene spans throughout the city. There is the famous, yet minimal “I love you so much” wall on South Congress to the elaborate murals downtown and on the “East Side”. Here’s a great guide with a map: 

Murals In Austin

We look forward to hosting a unique conference at the historic venue, ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.