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GIST Information Support & Therapy Summit

September 26, 2015

Dr. Neeta Somaiah and Dr. Jonathan Trent, in partnership with GIST Support International (GSI), are pleased to have organized the Seventh Annual GIST Summit held Saturday, September 26 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

This year’s program is again exciting, and we have another impressive group of experts and a wide range of topics--details on the speakers and the agenda are shown in a table below. Attendees were able not only to discuss GIST issues with the experts and ask those questions you always meant to ask, but they also had plenty of time to meet with other GIST patients and caregivers and to share experiences. 

This free-of-charge Summit is being sponsored through educational grants from Novartis Oncology, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer. The program will last a full day, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments provided. 

 

Program Details

Shortly we will provide links to the slides shown by speakers as well as videos of their presentations via the following table, so please come back later in October for added content covering the 2015 Summit.

Agenda for GIST Summit 2015

 

 

8:00 am Breakfast and registration
9:00 am Welcome
Neeta Somaiah, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 
 
9:05 am

Robert S. Benjamin, M.D., P. H. Distinguished Professor, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

GIST and imatinib in 2015:  Who should be treated and for how long?


10:00 am  coffee
10:20 am Alexander Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  Selective (Soft Tissue) Pathology Fellowship Training Program, Houston, TX

GIST 201: the Pathology of GIST

 

 11:15 am Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.,
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Services, James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contemporary Issues in Surgical Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

12:00 noon  Lunch

Filming Patient Testimonials
Poster Display
Visiting with Speakers and Pharmaceutical Representatives

2:15 pm Jonathan A. Fletcher, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Cancer Center, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Boston, MA

Translating GIST Research into Targeted Therapeutics

3:15 pm   coffee break
3:45 pm Neeta Somaiah, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Building A New Paradigm in Combination Therapy: Trends and Pivotal Trials

 

4:45 pm Ask the Experts Open Panel Discussion with All the GIST Expert Physicians
6:00 pm  Closing Remarks and Adjourn to Dinner

 

 

 

 

2015 GIST Summit Registration

Please fill out the form below and click "Submit Form" below to complete your registration.

If your information changes or if you have questions, send an e-mail to: GISTSummit@gmail.com

THANKS for pre-registering to enable us to plan for enough food and seating. We look forward to seeing you September 26, 2015!



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