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Ottawa GIST Day of Learning – September 28, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 10th GIST Day of Learning. There were 43 people including attendees and speakers, with people joining us from New Brunswick, Quebec, Nunavut, British Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and many parts of Ontario.

Group Photo

Ottawa Event and Conference Centre

Ottawa, Ontario


To view or download the speakers’ presentations, please click the link to the left of the title page of the presentation

Title Slide - The Biology of GIST

The Biology of GIST: What Every Patient Needs to Know

David Josephy, Ph.D.

GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada



Title Slide - Your GIST Journey

Your GIST Journey – A Round-Table Discussion

Hazel McLeod

GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada


Title Slide - Medical Management of GIST

Medical Management of GIST

Amirrtha Srikanthan, M.D.

Medical Oncologist,
The Ottawa Cancer Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario


Title Slide - Surgical Management of GIST

Surgical Management of GIST

Carolyn Nessim, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist,
The Ottawa Cancer Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa, Ontario


Interventional Radiology Approaches to Treat Recurrent GIST

DaeHee Kim, M.D.

Interventional Radiologist,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Presentation Slides are not available


Title Slide - SideEQ

SideEQ – Personalized Side Effects Management

Pete Knox

Senior Director, Research,
The Life Raft Group (USA), Wayne, New Jersey


GIST Patient Handbook - Second Edition - English

Introducing the Second Edition of the GIST Patient Handbook

Laetitia Tam

GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada


Avapritinib Clinical Trial Update

Avapritinib Program Update for the GIST Patient and Caregiver Community

Maria Roche, NP

Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development, Blueprint Medicines, Cambridge, Massachusetts

This link will take you to a webinar presented by Maria Roche in August 2019, in which Ms. Roche discusses many of the same slides she presented at the Ottawa GIST Day of Learning.

This webinar will begin about one and a half minutes after you enter the event. You can scoll through the webinar using the slide-bar.

Questions? or for more information, please contact

Malcolm Sutherland 

We gratefully acknowledge our GIST Day of Learning sponsors