Program

Designed for clinicians, scientists, and all other members of the cancer care and research community, the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will feature a wide array of multidisciplinary topics and expert faculty will offer insights on the application of gastrointestinal advances in: cancers of the esophagus and stomach, pancreas, small bowel and hepatobiliary tract, and the colon, rectum and anus.

For trainee and early career attendees, we offer a chance to attend a Networking Luncheon, to discuss career planning and cultivating your own place in the medical community.  The meeting will also offer several other robust opportunities for networking, discussion, and face to face engagement with faculty members and other attendees.

7:00 AM-7:50 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM-6:30 PM Exhibits Open
7:50 AM-9:30 AM Welcome and General Session 1: Management of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer

Manisha Palta, MD—Chair
Duke University Medical Center

Daniela Molena, MD—Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nipun B. Merchant, MD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine
Welcome of the Day

Manisha Palta, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Case Presentation

Naohisa Yahagi, MD, PhD
Keio University School of Medicine
Endoscopic Management As Definitive Therapy

Christopher Morse, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Role and Need for Surgical Resection

Michael G. Haddock, MD
Mayo Clinic
Chemoradiation for Early Stage Disease

Daniela Molena, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Current and Upcoming Clinical Trials

Panel Question and Answer
9:30 AM-10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM-11:30 AM General Session 2: Perioperative Therapies for Gastric Cancer

Paola C. Montenegro, MD—Chair
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas

Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD—Chair
The University of Puerto Rico and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Trevor Leong, MBBS, MD, FRANZCR
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Neoadjuvant Strategies and Indications

David Cunningham, MD
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton and London Hospital
Optimizing Adjuvant Therapy

Shaila Merchant, MD, MSc, MHSc, FRCSC, FACS
Queen's University
Disparities in Management of Esophago-Gastric Cancers

Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
The University of Puerto Rico and MD Anderson Cancer Center
Current and Upcoming Clinical Trials

Panel Question and Answer
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Poster Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
With Complimentary Boxed Lunch 
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Trials in Progress Poster Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Trainee and Early-Career Networking Luncheon
You can view a full list of faculty, here.
1:00 PM-1:45 PM Rapid Abstract Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
1:00 PM-1:45 PM Breakout Session: Palliation of Esophago-Gastric Malignancies

Robert Shen, MD—Chair
Mayo Clinic

Bridget N. Fahy, MD
University of New Mexico
Managing Obstruction

Jennifer Yon-Li Wo, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Managing Bleeding

Panel Question and Answer
1:45 PM-2:15 PM Break
2:15 PM-3:45 PM Oral Abstract Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
3:45 PM-4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM-5:30 PM General Session 3: Personalized Therapy for Advanced Esophago-Gastric Malignancies

Rachna T. Shroff, MD—Chair
The University of Arizona Cancer Center

Manish A. Shah, MD, FASCO—Chair
Weill Cornell Medicine/ New York Presbyterian Hospital

Jaafar Bennouna, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Nantes
Integration of Immunotherapy

Anna Dorothea Wagner, MD
Lausanne University Hospital
Role of Targeted Therapy in Treatment

Karyn A. Goodman, MD, MS
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Incorporating Molecular and Imaging Biomarkers into Clinical Practice

Panel Question and Answer
5:30 PM-6:30 PM Poster Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
With Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception
5:30 PM-6:30 PM Trials in Progress Poster Session A: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach
5:45 PM- 6:30 PM Poster Walks: Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach