Professor David Ball is the Director of the multi-disciplinary Lung Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He has published over 200 book chapters and papers in the peer reviewed literature. He is one of three editors of the textbook “The IASLC Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Oncology”, 2nd edition 2017. Professor Ball is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology and is on the editorial boards of Nature Clinical Practice Oncology and Clinical Lung Cancer. He is currently Chair of the Australian Lung Cancer Guidelines Working Party and a member of the Mesothelioma Guidelines Working Group. Professor Ball recently stepped down as Chair of Cancer Australia’s Lung Cancer Advisory Group. He has been a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer TNM staging committee, which updated the staging of lung cancer for the 8th edition. He is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.