OLD LYME, CT — JANUARY 24, 2014 — The France Foundation, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are working together on an initiative to educate respirologists/pulmonologists, pathologists, and oncologists in Europe on the optimal diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This continuing medical education initiative titled GAIN Europe (EnGAging an Interdisciplinary Team for NSCLC Diagnosis, Personalized Assessment, and Treatment) will be conducted across Europe in 2014.

This collaborative initiative will optimize the combined expertise of The France Foundation (in continuing medical education and project management/implementation), the American College of Chest Physicians (in pulmonary diseases), and the ASCP (in clinical pathology). This educational activity is designed to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of multiple specialists in several disciplines that diagnose and manage patients with NSCLC.

About GAIN Europe

After North America, Europe has the highest incidence and mortality rates for lung cancer. The provision of an educational grant provided by Pfizer will allow this educational project to extend into several European countries and provide a means for addressing documented knowledge and communication challenges among European clinicians who diagnose and manage patients with NSCLC. GAIN Europe is an extension of an educational series addressing similar needs in the US that was implemented with great success in the United States.

About The France Foundation
Since its inception in 1999, The France Foundation has been at the forefront of planning, developing, and implementing multidisciplinary accredited medical education. TFF specializes in curriculum-based education and in educational collaborations that improve providers’ knowledge, competence, and practical performance to ultimately improve the care practices provide. The France Foundation is accredited with commendation by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and by the ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) to provide CME credit for physicians and pharmacists respectively.

For more information please go to www.francefoundation.com.

About the American College of Chest Physicians
The American College of Chest Physicians, publisher of the journal CHEST, is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. An essential connection for its 18,700 members in the U.S. and worldwide who provide patient care in the areas of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, the organization's mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, visit chestnet.org.

About the American Society for Clinical Pathology
The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. The ASCP’s mission is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals across the globe. With more than 100,000 members, the society’s influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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