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Hamilton/Burlington GIST Day of Learning
Saturday October 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
www.hiburlington.ca
Register for GIST Day of Learning
for the GIST Day of Learning www.liferaftgroup.ca/register-for-the-hamilton-burlington-gist-day-of-learning
Life Raft Group Canada is pleased to announce that the GIST Day of Learning is coming to Ontario’s Hamilton / Burlington area.  The Day of Learning is a FREE one-day conference that provides education and support for people who have GIST, their caregivers, healthcare teams and anyone who wishes to learn more about GIST.  The Day of Learning will cover many aspects of living with and understanding GIST as well as the new GIST therapies being developed.  It will also be a great opportunity for you to meet other GIST patients and caregivers as well as the speakers.
 Agenda will include the following sessions
GIST 101: An Introduction to the Biology of GIST – David Josephy, LRGC
Treatment of Advanced/Metastatic GIST – Dr. Kevin Zbuk, Hamilton Health Sciences
Your GIST Journey: A Round-Table Discussion – Hazel McLeod, LRGC
Avapritinib Update for GIST Patients and Caregivers – Blueprint Medicines
The Prospects for New Drugs for Treating GIST – David Josephy, LRGC
More than the GIST of it: Q&A Session – Laetitia Tam, LRGC

David Josephy is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph, where he has taught for more than 35 years. David Josephy He is a GIST caregiver and has been President of GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) since its inception in 2008. In 2010, David spent a sabbatical term working in the laboratory of Dr.  Jonathan Fletcher, a leading GIST researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. David is a member of the Science Team of The Life Raft Group (USA) and collaborates with GIST patient support groups around the world.  His research interests are in the field of Molecular Toxicology.  He is particularly interested in the scientific basis for development of new small-molecule drugs for GIST.
Any questions?  
Please contact Malcolm Sutherland at malcolm.sutherland@liferaftgroup.ca or 855-574-4478
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