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Current clinical challenges faced in Albania in lung cancer algorithm (EE_Prog)

6 ESCO credits

05.12.2022  -  06.12.2022

Tirana, Albania


Lung cancer


Host Chair   Visiting professor

D. Xhemalaj, AL

A. Curioni-Fontecedro, CH

Within the Eastern Europe Programme, the European School of Oncology makes support available for Clinical Institutes in the region to propose a Visiting Professorship Meeting (VPM).
The Clinical Institute is a renowned centre of reference for clinical oncology in the region, whose medical team is interested in attending and actively participating in an internal educational meeting held in English.
The medical/clinical oncology team invites the Host Chair and attendance is free of charge. Participants from other institutes are also invited to attend.
The Visiting Professor is a renowned expert in the clinical oncology topic and can adequately focus on the tumour type and discipline.


5 December

15:30Welcome from the President of Albanian respiratory association
Silva Bala , AL
15:45Lung cancer in Albania
Irma Tashi, AL
16:05Imaging in lung cancer
Pellumb Hysko, AL
16:25Research on Prognostic and Predictive Factors of Pulmonary Cancer in Albania (daily developing experience)
Leart Berdica, AL
16:45Success and challenges of Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer
Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, CH

6 December

8:00Surgery in N2 disease
Fatmir Caushi, AL
8:20Treatment of pulmonary cancer in Oncology Service. Where we are and what needs to be improved
Elvisa Kozma, AL
8:40Early outcome, mortality and major morbidity after lung cancer surgery for primary carcinoma
Fadil Gradica, AL
9:00Targeted treatments for advanced NSCLC
Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, CH
9:45Coffee break
10:15Brain metastasis in oncogene-driven mutation in NSCLC
Jonida Tula, AL
10:30New broncoscopic technique in lung cancer
Ilir Peposhi, AL
10:45Endobronchial treatment for bronchial carcinoid: Patient selection and outcome predictors
Ornela Nuredini, AL
11:00EBUS TBNA in the diagnosis of intrapulmonary lesions
Eritjan Tashi, AL
11:15The efficacy and safety of cryobiopsy in diagnosing and treatment of endotracheal and endobronchial masses
Alma Teferici, AL
11:30Multidisciplinary oncology board session in lung cancer
Silva Bala , AL - Fatmir Caushi, AL - Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, CH - Fadil Gradica, AL - Pellumb Hysko, AL - Ornela Nuredini, AL - Ilir Peposhi, AL - Eritjan Tashi, AL - Irma Tashi, AL - Alma Teferici, AL - Jonida Tula, AL - Daniela Xhemalaj, AL
12:00Closing remarks


Silva Bala, Shefqet Ndroqi Hospital, Pneumonology Service, Tirana, AL
Leart Berdica, University Hospital, Pathology Dpt., Tirana, AL
Fatmir Caushi, University Hospital "Shefqet Ndroqi", Thoracic Surgery Dpt., Tirana, AL
Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Gattikon, CH
Fadil Gradica, University Hospital “Shefqet Ndroqi “, Thoracic Surgery Service, Tirana, AL
Pellumb Hysko, University hospital” Shefqet Ndroqi”, Radiology Dpt., Tirana, AL
Elvisa Kozma, University Hospital Mother Teresa, Oncology Dept., Tirana, AL
Ornela Nuredini, Shefqet Ndroqi Hospital, Pneumonology Service, Tirana, AL
Ilir Peposhi, University Hospital "Shefqet Ndroqi", Pulmonology Dept., Tirana, AL
Eritjan Tashi, University Hospital Shefqet Ndroqi, Pneumonology Service, Sauk Tirane, AL
Irma Tashi, Shefqet Ndroqi Hospital, Pneumonology Service, Tirana, AL
Alma Teferici, University Hospital Shefqet Ndroqi, Respiratory Medicine Dept., Tirana, AL
Jonida Tula, University Hospital for Lung Disease "Shefqet Ndroqi", Dept. of Oncology, Tirana, AL
Daniela Xhemalaj, Shefqet Ndroqi Hospital, Pathology Dept., Tirana, AL



Dolores Knupfer
European School of Oncology
Via Vincenzo Vela, 6
6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Tel: + 41 91 820 09 52
Email: dknupfer@eso.net


Shefqet Ndroqi Hospital
Tirana, Albania