Great Debates and Updates in GI Malignancies

Last Modified: February 1, 2009

Conference Dates: April 3-4, 2009

Conference Location: New York, NY

Sponsoring Group: Imedex

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Conference Objectives: After attending this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the benefits and risks of surgical management of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Summarize the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Review the genetics of gastrointestinal cancers and applicability to patient prognosis and response to therapy
  • Discuss the significance and utilization of appropriate chemotherapeutic regimens in the management of colorectal cancer
  • Compare and contrast virtual colonoscopy with standard colonoscopy for routine screening purposes
  • Summarize the optimal treatment modalities for esophageal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Evaluate currently available and emerging therapeutic approaches for locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer
  • Discuss therapeutic options for early stage and advanced gastric carcinomas
  • Describe the relationship between obesity, the metabolic syndrome and cancer
  • Interpret and summarize significant and practice-changing data presented at the 2009 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Who Should Attend: This educational activity is specifically designed for gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hepatologists, surgeons, clinical researchers, and physicians-in-training who wish to review and update their knowledge and management of gastrointestinal malignancies.

Conference Agenda: This meeting is a different kind of educational event – one we know you will enjoy and learn from. Recognized thought leaders will engage in lively and interactive debates over some of the most controversial topics in the field and offer selected didactic presentations on the latest developments in colorectal cancer, GIST, pancreatic cancer, upper GI malignancies and more. Faculty and audience discussion will be encouraged with a focus on how new information fits into current community practice in the field, providing you with the opportunity to learn how experts in the field manage their patients.

Registration Information: Register online by Thursday, March 26, 2009 at or by calling Imedex at +1 (678) 242 0906

Conference Fees: $150 physicians/$75 nurses

Continuing Education: Yes