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Virtual GIST Day of Learning – June 18, 2022

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Thanks to all those who participated in our 11th GIST Day of Learning. There were 27 participants, with people joining our videoconference from BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Utah and Texas.

The presentation slides from both Dr. Smrke’s session and David Josephy’s session, have been posted below.

The video recordings of both sessions will be posted shortly. LRGC members, mailing list subscribers and anyone who registered for this GIST Day of Learning will be notified as soon as both the recordings and the slide decks have been posted.


Alannah Smrke, MD – Keynote Speaker

Alannah Smrke is a Medical Oncologist at BC Cancer – Vancouver Centre who treats sarcoma and gynecological cancers. She completed her Medical Oncology training at the University of British Columba and completed a fellowship in Sarcoma at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, UK. She has an interest in adolescent and young adult oncology, and precision oncology for sarcomas.

David Josephy, PhD

President, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, retired.

David has been involved with GIST for over 20 years

Hazel McLeod

Director, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada.

Since 2018, Hazel has been leading roundtable discussions with GIST patients and caregivers across Canada

For those unfamiliar with our GIST Day of Learning conferences,  Life Raft Group Canada has been hosting these GIST patient and caregiver conferences across Canada since 2012, to provide support and education for those living with GIST. These conferences are open to those who have GIST, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare providers, and anyone who wishes to learn more about GIST.  There is no charge for attending a GIST Day of Learning.