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Join Us at the 6th Annual GIST Day of Learning in Toronto *** Schedule Updated ***

Register Now for the GIST Day of Learning in Toronto.

Registration deadline is approaching. Please Register today

The GIST Day of Learning is a free all day conference that is open to people who have GIST, family members, caregivers, those who work with GIST patients, and anyone who wishes to learn more about this rare cancer.

Space is limited so please register early.

Saturday October 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Doors open at 8:30 AM

to be held at

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites
175 Wynford Drive
Toronto, ON  M3C 1J3

6th Annual GIST Day of Learning

This all day conference will include

  •     4 educational sessions with Q & A
  •     Lots of opportunity to mix and mingle with presenters and attendees
  •     Buffet lunch provided along with morning & afternoon refreshments
  •     Annual General Meeting held during lunch


8:30 – 9:15 Check-in
Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:15 – 9:30 Opening remarks and introductions
9:30 – 10:30
 “Highlights from New Horizon GIST Conference (October 2017)”
David Josephy – LRGC President
10:30 – 11:00
Group Photo followed by Mid Morning Break
11:00 – 12:00
 “Patient Self-Advocacy: An approach to getting the best GIST care”
 Laetitia Tam – LRGC Director;  Liz Aguiar –  GIST patient and advocate
12:00 – 1:30
Buffet Lunch
 Annual General Meeting of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (12:45 to 1:15)
1:30 – 2:30
 “Strategies in Managing Side Effects of Oral Cancer Drugs”
Alia Thawer – Pharmacist at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto
2:30 – 3:00
Mid Afternoon Break
3:00 – 4:00
 “Investigational Drugs / Clinical Trials for GIST”
 Dr. Albi Razak –  Site lead for Sarcoma Medical Oncology
at both Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
4:00 – 4:15
Closing remarks

The GIST Day of Learning will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM
Doors open at 8:30 AM.

Thank you to our sponsors Pfizer and Novartis for supporting this annual educational program

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites

For those attendees who wish to stay at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Please book early for the best rates.

Guest Room Reservations:
Phone: 877-474-6835

Directions to the hotel:

Parking:  $11.95 a day

Curious to see what the GIST DoL is all about?

Check out photos from last year’s
GIST Day of Learning
Please contact
Malcolm Sutherland

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By giving now, you are supporting this program and more educational programs like this.

All donations are tax deductible.